How to Reach Mussoorie

Mussoorie is an idyllic hill station , located at the foothills of the Himalayas. With snow capped mountain ranges in the north and the Shiwalik ranges in the south, this hill station offers an ideal climate in summer in contrast to the hot and sultry weather conditions of the surrounding plains. Thus, it is little wonder then that, people from cities flock to this hill station to savor the mountain air and rejuvenate in the healthy surroundings of the scenic mountain resort.

There are various means on how to reach Mussoorie. On of the reasons this place is so popular is due to the easy connectivity of this hill station from various cities. Initial days, before the railways had come to Dehradun, the nearest town was Saharanpur from where one had to travel by road, a distance of 93 km to reach Mussoorie. With the coming of the railhead to Dehradun, the connectivity to Mussoorie became much faster, the distance of Dehradun to Mussoorie being 34 km. The popular ways on how to reach Mussoorie are elicited below:

How to Reach Mussoorie If you are traveling by air, the nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun. This airport has daily flights coming in from Delhi to Dehradun. If you are planning on how to reach Mussoorie from Delhi and in the quickest time possible, the fastest way is to fly from Delhi to Dehradun.

With a travel time of one hour only, you will reach Dehradun faster by air than by any other means. Though this airport is closer to the holy cities of Rishikesh or Haridwar, one can travel to Mussoorie too from this airport. The airport being 24 km away from Dehradun town and Mussoorie being a further 34 km away, the total distance from the airport to Mussoorie stands at 58 km. There are various options for traveling to Mussoorie from the airport – one can avail of Uttaranchal State Transport buses as well as hired taxis or private cars to reach Mussoorie.

If you are traveling by train and wondering how to reach Mussoorie from Delhi, the most convenient and fast train is the Shatabdi Express which brings you to Dehradun in a span of five hours.

There are also Uttaranchal State Transport buses which offer daily services from Delhi to Dehradun, some all the way to Mussoorie as well. Then again, many prefer to drive their way to Mussoorie since the highways are motorable and easy to travel. The distance of 269 km from Delhi to Mussoorie can be traversed via the route of Meerut, Roorkie and Dehradun.

Thus, no matter from which place one is coming from, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai or Delhi, Dehradun to Mussoorie is the route to take to reach this hill station.