Complete guide on how to reach Sankri by car and bus


Sankri village is the trek base of popular trails like Kedarkantha or Har Ki Dun trek. It is also starting point of treks like Bali Pass, Borasu Pass, Phulara Ridge and some other. Nowadays Sankri is growing as a popular hill destination too.

You will get direct busses from Dehradun to Sankri in the morning till 8 am. Be it in a reserved car or by bus, it usually takes no less than 9/10 hours to travel around 200 Km distance.

Basic Facts:

Location: Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand
Nearest Railway station: Dehradun (DDN) & Haridwar (HW)
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant, Dehradun (Code: DED) or Delhi
Nearest Bus terminus/hub: Dehradun Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT)

Distances to Sankri:

Dehradun: ~ 200 Km
Haridwar: ~ 260 Km
Rishikesh: ~ 245 Km
New Delhi: ~ 450 Km

Mode of transportation to Sankri:

Private mode: You can hire a cab from Dehradun, Rishikesh or Haridwar.
Public mode: Direct busses from Dehradun.
Note: No shared car service from Dehradun.

Road route to Sankri:

Shorter route: Via Mussoorie
Longer route: Via Vikasnagar
Major points: Mussoorie/Vikasnagar, Damta, Naogaon, Purola, Mori, Netwar.

Reserved car fare to Sankri (as of Oct 2019):

From Dehradun: ₹ 6,000 for a Tata Sumo/Bolero; ₹ 9,000 for Tempo Traveller;
From Rishikesh: ₹ 7,500 for a Tata Sumo/Bolero; ₹ 11,000 for Tempo Traveller;
From Haridwar: ₹ 8,500 for a Tata Sumo/Bolero; ₹ 12,000 for Tempo Traveller;

Bus service timings and fare from Dehradun to Sankri (as of Oct 2019):

Private bus (ordinary): ₹ 400 per person. Starts at 5:30 am, 6:30 am and 7 am from Gandhi road, 2 mins walking from Dehradun railways station. It may take 10 to 12 hours with few breaks in between.
State/Govt. bus (midi): ₹ 450 per person. Starts at 8 am from Mussoorie bus depot, outside Dehradun railways station. Normally it take less time than private busses and goes via Mussoorie. This is often referred to as ‘Roadways bus”.

  • On board tickets.You can’t book online or in advance.
  • State bus is the last one to start. If you decide to take this, be sure it is operating on the very day. Otherwise private bus is a safe choice.
  • While returning from Sankri you will get the same busses starting between 6 am to 8 am.

Additional facts:

Last ATM on the way: Mori, 25 Km before Sankri. Withdraw cash well in advance, as this ATM may not have link or cash either.
Mobile network: All major networks at Mori. Sankri has very limited or no mobile connectivity most of the time during a year.

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