The nearest station to the city of Gangotri is the Rishikesh railway station which lies at a distance of 243 km. Situated on the national highway 58, this station is well connected with all the major destinations of the country. Frequent rail service helps the travelers with their journey. Different trains, such as Poorabiya Express, Aii Njp Express, Garib Nawaz Express and Dehradun Express are available for the tourists who wish to travel to Gangotri. From the Rishikesh railway station, tourists can hire a taxi or take a shared cab to reach Gangotri.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to the city and it lies at a distance of about 250 km. Located in Dehradun, this airport is well connected by daily flights with the Delhi airport. Travelers can conveniently travel to this destination with the help of frequent air services. International travelers can take a connecting flight to Delhi in order to reach Dehradun. From the Jolly Grant airport, tourist can hire a taxi to reach the sacred town of Gangotri.
Travelling by bus is the most convenient way of reaching Gangotri, as it is linked to various cities by a well maintained road network. Daily bus services are available from Haridwar, Dehradun and Rishikesh to Gangotri. Tourist can take AC, deluxe or regular buses to reach this destination. These bus services are available for some hours in the morning and also in the evening; therefore tourists are not required to wait for a long time to reach Gangotri.