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Transport in Haldwani

Haldwani, a beautiful city of Uttarakhand, is a popular destination for tourists. What makes it stand out from other popular destinations is its location. It is very close to famous cities like Nainital. It is also known as the ‘Gateway of Kumaon’ because you will have to pass this city definitely if you want to go more towards the northern part of India.

Transport Services in Haldwani

Since Haldwani is such a famous tourist spot, transport facilities have to be good in terms of service. And it actually is! Various means of transport like trains, buses, taxis, cars, bikes etc are now a part of the transportation facilities available in the city. The city is easily accessible by train and buses from major cities, the details of which are given below. Transport facilities inside the city are also good. For tourists as well as the locals, there are transport facilities like buses, taxis, car rentals, bikes and rickshaws. Since almost all the main markets of the city are adjacent to each other, people can explore those markets by foot as well, instead of spending money on taxi or rickshaws.

By Road

This city is connected by roads and that is why it is easily accessible by buses, cars and bikes. Reaching this city will be quite comfortable even if your means of transportation is a bus. Luxury buses, tourist buses, local and state buses are all easily available for the convenience of the people. All these buses are comfortable and quite affordable. Tourists and other people can easily take a bus of their choice and enjoy the scenic drive to reach Haldwani.

Kathgodam (8 kilometers), Nainital (32 kilometers), Dehradun (274 kilometers) and Delhi (280 kilometers) are all connected to this city by a road network which is well laid.

Mostly, tourists who come to India and want to go to Haldwani, start their journey from New Delhi. The distance between Delhi and Haldwani is around 280 kilometers which can be covered in 7 to 8 hours. Buses from Delhi to Haldwani are available easily from ISBT Anand Vihar. Taxi services are also available for Haldwani.

Haldwani offers taxi services to people to major hill stations of Kumaon like Ranikhet, Pithorgarh, Kausani, Almora, Nainital etc.

Haldwani is connected to National Highway 87. Regular roadways buses run from Delhi every day, which are part of the Delhi Transport Cooperation and also private luxury coaches also run from Delhi every day at different times of the day.

A/C Deluxe Bus Service
Bus No. 5317 leaves at 11 am from Haldwani to Delhi and charges a fare of Rs.350.
Bus No 1983/84 leaves at 7:30 pm from Haldwani to Jaipur and charges a fare of Rs.660/705.
Bus No. 5034/5318 leaves at 10:00 pm from Haldwani to Dehradun and charges a fare of Rs.380.

Regular Bus Service

Haldwani to Delhi- from 5 am to 10 pm- buses leave every 30 minutes.
Haldwani to Meerut- bus leaves at 7:30 am.
Haldwani to Jaipur- bus leaves at 5 pm.
Haldwani to Dehradun- bus leaves at 6:30 am.
Haldwani to Nainital- from 6 am to 6 pm- buses leave every 30 minutes.
Haldwani to Ranikhet- bus leaves at 2 pm.
Haldwani to Jalandhar- bus leaves at 1 pm.
Haldwani to Moradabad- bus leaves at 8:30 and 10 am.
Haldwani to Chandigarh- bus leaves at 5:45 pm

Address of Haldwani Bus Station
Bus Stop- Banbhodpura,
Banbhodpura Road,
Haldwani, District Nainital
Uttrakhand- 263139.

Railways in Haldwani

Railway is one of the other few means of transportation in Haldwani. The two railway stations are Haldwani and Kathgodam and trains are easily available between New Delhi and Haldwani. The city’s rail is connected to various cities of the country. The rail head (kathgodam), since the time of Britishers in India, has been very popular and is just around 5 kilometers from Haldwani. The major source to reach Haldwani is from Delhi, though there are other trains from Howrah (Kolkata), Jammu, Dehradun, Amritsar etc. A number of trains are available to reach Haldwani from different locations. Once people reach the railway station, they easily get local buses and taxis to reach comfortably to their desired places.

Trains to Haldwani

Kathgodam Garib Rath (2208)- From Jammu Tawi to Kathgodam.
Ranikhet Express (5013)- From Delhi to Kathgodam.
Uttranchal Sampark Kranti Express (5035)- From Delhi to Kathgodam.
Dehradun Kathgodam Express (4120)- From Dehradun to Kathgodam.

Address of Railway Station
Kathgodam Railway Station,
Kathgodam, Haldwani,
Uttrakhand- 263126,
NH-87, North Eastern Zone,
Division- Izzatnagar.

By Air

Haldwani does not boast of an airport. This is mainly due to the fact that it is a small city amidst huge mountains. But the nearest airport is just 35 kilometers from Haldwani. This airport is in Pantnagar. It is a domestic airport which is operated by the AAI (the Airport Authority of India) and serves the town of Pantnagar.

Operators for Delhi to Haldwani Buses

Blue World Tourist Company
This company operates 2 buses in this sector. The first bus leaves at 9:15 pm and the other bus leaves at 10:45 pm. The fare is pretty nominal at the rate of Rs.350.

Kalpana Travels
This company operates 1 bus daily in this sector, which leaves at 9:45 pm and the fare is Rs.600.

Kings Holidays Tours
This company also operates 1 bus daily in this sector, which leaves at 9:30 pm and the fare is Rs.650.

Taxi Services in Haldwani

Car Rental Services for local travel: For the convenience of the tourists, car rental services are provided by a few companies for local travel in Haldwani. The ‘Clear Car Rental’ Company provides economical services for local travel. This mode of transportation is ideal for tourists who want to explore the city well and enjoy the local sight-seeing.

These local Car Rental companies offer their services in two different packages, which are:
  • Full Day: This package allows you 8 hours and 80 kilometers of car service. This package is ideal for tourists, who want to spend the day shopping, sightseeing, exploring the city etc.
  • Half Day: This package allows you 4 hours and 40 kilometers of car service. This package is ideal for tourists who just have to visit a nearby place, or just want to get themselves dropped to the nearby market etc.

This facility is available from various locations of the city of Haldwani, like the Railway Station, Bus Stand, hotels etc. In this modern world, you can use your internet skills to book your car online. You can choose a car that you want amongst the wide range of luxurious cars. Classic as well as latest cars are available which are Air-Conditioned and are available at very decent rates for hire.

Clear Car Rental
Phone Number of ‘Clear Car Rental’- 8888855220
Email- support@clearcarrental.com
Media & Public relations: media@clearcarrental.com

Some other car rental services

Uttranchal Car Rental
Janpath Complex,
Near SBI Nainital Road,
Haldwani, District Nainital.
Ph. No.- 9690650057

Taxi Services Kathgodam
Ph. No.- 9411321071

Nainital Yatra Tours and Travels
Hotel Utsav Palace,
Tedi Puliya, Nainital Road,
Haldwani, District Nainital,
Ph. No.- 7895038284

Guru Kripa Tour & Travel
Janpath Complex,
Near SBI Nainital Road,
Haldwani, District Nainital.
Ph. No.- 08755222982

Bike Services

Bike services are available, but not exactly in Haldwani. These services are available easily in Nainital, which is just 32 kilometers from Haldwani. ‘Him Yatra Travels’ has its office in Nainital.

Him Yatra Travels,
The Mall Road,
Tallital, Nainital- 263002,
Uttrakhand, India.

Local Transport in Haldwani

The least convenient means of transport are the rickshaws. The only good thing about taking a rickshaw to reach a place is that it is the cheapest way to reach anywhere. Rickshaws are easily available everywhere in the city. Since the city of Haldwani is not a very big city, rickshaws can easily take you across the whole city. Within the narrow lanes of this city, it is sometimes best to take a rickshaw.

Tourists often want to explore the pleasure of the adventure of taking a rickshaw ride of the city. Well, the city of Haldwani takes into consideration all the needs and wishes of the tourists.

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