Pithoragarh, Photo: Tanu Chauhan (Facebook)

How to Reach Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is well connected with most of the important towns and cities of Uttarakhand. Getting there guide below provides detailed information about how to reach Pithoragarh by Road, Train or Flight.

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By Road: Pithoragarh is well connected by metallic roads with all major destinations of Uttarakhand. Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar, New Delhi are available to Pithoragarh, Champawat, Almora, Tanakpur and many other destinations. Taxis and buses are easily available to Pithoragarh from major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Pithoragarh is connected with National Highway 125.

By Rail: The nearest railhead to Pithoragarh is Tanakpur at a distance of  138kms. Taxis and buses are easily available from Tanakpur to Pithoragarh. Tanakpur is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India as trains to Tanakpur are frequent with major destinations of India.

By Air: Pithoragarh has its own Naini Saini Airport which operates small aircrafts and helicopter from Dehradun & Haldwani. Thrice a week 18 seater aircarft operated by Flybig is currently available from Dehradun and daily helicopter service is available from Haldwani operated by Air Heritage.

The nearest domestic airport to Pithoragarh is the Pantnagar Airport situated 241kms from Pithoragarh in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. Taxis are easily available from Pantnagar Airport to Pithoragarh. Pantnagar is connected to Delhi with four round flights per week. It is a domestic airport and its nearest International airport is New Delhi.

Latest Update on Dehradun - Pithoragarh Flight Service

Daily commercial flights from Pithoragarh finally took off from 30 Jan 2024 with 18 seater plane flying from Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun to land at Naini Saini Aiport in Pithoragarh.

Flight Departure Timing Between Pithoragarh Airport/Naini Saini and Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun

Dehradun to Pithoragarh flight time: 10:30 am
Departure Timing: 10:30 AM | Arrival: 11:45 AM | Duration: 75 Mins

Pithoragarh to Dehradun flight time : 12:45 pm
Departure Timing: 12:15 PM | Arrival: 1:30 PM | Duration: 75 Mins

Direct flight cost between Dehradun and Pithoragarh : Approx. INR 4198/- to 6300/- (one sided) For Adults. Flight is operational only on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

FlightCost Per PersonDeparture TimeArrival Time
Dehradun to PithoragarhINR 4198/-10:30 am11:45 am
Pithoragarh to DehradunINR 4198/-12:15 pm1:30 pm

Latest Update on Haldwani - Pithoragarh Helicopter Service

Under the UDAAN Scheme, Uttarakhand Government has started Helicopter Services from Haldwani to Pithoragarh from 22 Feb 2024. Heli Services from Haldwani will be available from Gaulapar Helipad to Pithoragarh. A seven seater helicopter will operated by Air Heritage fly 2 times a day from Haldwani to Pithoragarh. The ticket price for helicopter service from Haldwani will be INR 3000 for Pithoragarh.

Helicopter Services from Haldwani to Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh Distance Chart

Road distances and travel time from/to Pithoragarh from/to various cities within or outside Uttarakhand - Pithoragarh Distance Chart

You can also hire or rent a Cab/ Taxi to Pithoragarh. More details about Pithoragarh Car Rentals.

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