Haridwar to Kedarnath Bus: Timings, Route & Ticket Price

Hey there! Are you wondering how to travel from Haridwar to Kedarnath by bus? Perhaps you’re seeking information about Haridwar to Kedarnath bus ticket prices, timings, or how to book a bus for this journey.

Well, you’re in luck! This article is designed to provide you with all the answers you need for a hassle-free journey from Haridwar to Kedarnath. Let’s get started!

Firstly, let me clarify that the distance from Haridwar to Kedarnath by road is approximately 130 kilometers. If you’re curious about the travel time from Haridwar to Kedarnath, the answer is that it typically takes around 6 hours to reach Kedarnath from Haridwar.

Haridwar to Kedarnath Bus

Wishing you a very Happy Journey in advance!

Now, let’s delve into how you can reach Kedarnath by bus.

For your convenience, please note that there are only a few direct buses available from Haridwar to Kedarnath, especially during the peak travel season. As a result, securing a bus ticket directly to Kedarnath might pose a challenge.

However, fret not! There’s an alternative and efficient way to travel from Haridwar to Kedarnath by bus.

Simply split your journey by taking a bus from Haridwar to Rishikesh first.


Let me just make it clear to you, That Rishikesh offer’s you a decent number of buses to Kedarnath.

You just have to follow the given route from Haridwar to Kedarnath By Rishikesh.

Haridwar to Kedarnath bus Route

Haridwar to Kedarnath bus Route


As, we have discussed earlier in this article that, You have to Split your Haridwar to Kedarnath journey in parts to enjoy a hassle-free travel experience 

Let’s discuss. Step by Step Route & Journey detail from Haridwar to Kedarnath

  • Take a bus from Haridwar to Rishikesh, The distance is 28km
  • Take Bus from Rishikesh to Sonpryag.
  • Then, From Sonpryag to Gorikund a shared taxi.

But, Sometimes it’s possible that you get a bus from Rishikesh till Rudraprayag only.

Then, take another bus from Rudraprayag to Sonpryag, Gernelly the frequency of buses is quite good.

Have in mind that Gaurikund, Is the last stop accessible by road. after Gaurikund you have to trek almost 16km to reach Kedarnath.

If you are planning a trip to Kedarnath from Delhi, Then better to go through the article Delhi to Kedarnath Journey! for better information & Guidance

Haridwar to Kedarnath Bus Timings

The first bus departs from Haridwar to Kedarnath is around 5:00 AM and arrive at Kedarnath around noon.

Haridwar to Kedarnath bus Booking, Different bus operators start their service bus from Haridwar to Kedarnath,

You can easily find out, Bus operators office opposite to the Railway Station Haridwar or just say Opposite to Haridwar Bus Stand.

Haridwar to Kedarnath bus Service

  • Haridwar to Gaurikund 05:15 am (GMOU)
  • Haridwar to Gaurikund 07:10 am (Himgiri)

Keep in Mind: That Haridwar to Kedarnath bus service only available during Chardham Season i.e from April to October. 

But, As I mentioned earlier that due to a lot of travelers try to split your journey and take a bus from Haridwar to Rishikesh.

Then, from Rishikesh onwards start your journey to Kedarnath

Now, You may be Wondering! How can I go to Kedarnath from Rishikesh by bus?

There are a lot of buses available from Rishikesh to Gorikund or say Kedarnath, So you don’t have to worry about timings 

But it’s always recommended to reach Rishikesh early morning to escape the crowd, Because you only have to get tickets from the ticket counter, So it’s always better to be early as possible. 

Note: You can only reach Gaurikund by bus & then start your 16km trek from Gorikund to Kedarnath.

But sometimes it happens that the bus only goes till Sonprayag and from Sonprayag you have to go to Gorikund which is almost 5km by Walk or just by a shared taxi.

Also if you want to know, How far is Kedarnath from Rishikesh? It’s almost 217km.

Haridwar to Kedarnath Bus Fare

Haridwar to Kedarnath Bus Fare

Now, I think you have a better idea about Haridwar to Kedarnath bus timings & route,

Let’s discuss the bus fare or ticket price from Haridwar to Kedarnath.

As, we discussed that you have to split your journey for a better experience, But if you are lucky enough you might end up booking a direct bus from Haridwar to Kedarnath.

Haridwar to Kedarnath direct bus fare is around INR 500 – INR 1000, 


Why there is fluctuation in price, Then the answer is! Due to the large number of travelers and less number of Buses available directly from Haridwar to Kedarnath, you might end up paying a high price, But the minimum fare is INR 500 as per my experinece.

Let’s discuss, Haridwar to Kedarnath bus fare in the split journey

  • Haridwar to Rishikesh bus fare – INR 60 (Ordinary bus)
  • Rishikesh to Sonprayag bus fare – INR 310 (Ordinary bus)
  • Sonprayag to Gorikund Bus/Taxi Fare – INR 50 – INR 100

But as discussed, Sometimes you won’t get a direct bus from Rishikesh to Sonprayag. So in this case you have to again Split your journey into parts.

  • Rishikesh to Rudraprayag bus fare – INR 220 (Ordinary Bus)
  • Rudraprayag to Sonpryag bus fare – INR 100 (Ordinary Bus)
  • Sonprayag to Gorikund Shared Taxi Fare – INR 50

And, after enjoying the journey by bus from Haridwar to Kedarnath you finally reached Gorikund. From Gorikund your trek of 16km to Kedarnath temple Starts.

Special Instruction: Is there any permit required for Kedarnath?

Yes! definitely, You need a Char Dham Biometric registration to visit Kedarnath Temple, It’s always a great idea to get it Online from the Official Chardam Yarta Website. To save a lot of time and to avoid standing in lines for hours for the permit.

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