Roorkee is well connected to Delhi by rail and road. It is situated on National Highways 58 and 73 and is on Amritsar-Howrah main rail route.

Some trains which are convenient for travelling between Delhi and Roorkee are New Delhi-Dehradun-New Delhi Shatabdi Express and Dehradun-New Delhi-Dehradun Janshatabdi Express. The nearest airport is located at Jollygrant, Dehradun. However, New Delhi is the preferred airport.

National Highway 58 from New Delhi to the higher reaches of the Himalayas passes via Roorkee. Roorkee is, therefore, well connected to all the major cities in the region by road. There are frequent bus services to this place from the Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal (Kashmere Gate) Delhi.

Traveling from Delhi, Roorkee is located towards north approximately 170 kilometers. Take the highway NH58, and it passes through Roorkee. The city of Haridwar is located further on the same highway about 29 kilometers from Roorkee.

The main bus depot of Roorkee is located on NH58. Several buses run from various cities in North India.

You can also hire Car Taxi to travel between Delhi – Roorkee (or back) and Dehradun – Roorkee (or back). It would be cheaper to hire a taxi from Roorkee for either way travel. Pick-up and drops can be from/to hotel or airport.
You can contact following Roorkee-Based taxi operators for this purpose (by calling or SMS) who will provide services on negotiated prices:
Sh Rompy Kumar +91 9411151102
Sh. Parvesh Gautam +91 9837139329, +91 9084470715
Sh. Manoj Saini +91 9837058018, +91 412258018

The climate here is extreme during winters as well as summers. During winters, the temperature falls down to as low as 1–20 C. In summers the temperature goes up to as high as 41–43 C. The rainfall is average and the downpour is heavy in the months of July and August.

Travel Advisory: January first week may have foggy conditions during night and forenoon period. It is advised that you should plan to reach IIT Roorkee latest by evening of January 06, 2019.

Easiest way to get to Roorkee is by train. There are several trains serving Roorkee daily from various cities around. The high speed trains Shatabdi and Jan Shatabti also stop at Roorkee on their route Delhi – Dehradun. By train, it takes less than 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach Roorkee from Delhi, so it is the fastest and most economical way of travel.

Incidentally, the first locomotive of India ran on rails in Roorkee in 1846, well before the first passenger rail that ran in Thane.

Reserved Train Between Stations

1A: 1 AC; 2A: 2 AC; 3A: 3 AC; SL: Non-AC Sleeper; EC: Executive Chair car; CC: AC Chair Car; 2S: Non-AC Seating

NEW DELHI – NDLSHazrat Nizamuddin – NZM (in Delhi)

Old Delhi – DLI

Delhi Cant – DEC

ROORKEE – RK

 

Train Number Train Name Origin Departure Time Destination Arrival Time Travel Time Days of Run Classes of Travel
M T W T F S S
19609 UDZ HW EXP DLI 03:40 RK 08:43 05:03 N Y N N Y N Y 2A  3A  SL
19031 HARIDWAR MAIL DEC 04:21 RK 10:51 06:30 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL
19019 DEHRADUN EXP NZM 05:45 RK 13:15 07:30 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL
12017 DEHRADUN SHTBDI NDLS 06:45 RK 10:38 03:53 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y EC  CC
22659 DEHRADUN EXP NZM 11:00 RK 14:43 03:43 N N N N N N Y 2A  3A  SL
14317 IND DDN EXPRESS NZM 11:30 RK 16:05 04:35 Y N N N N N Y 2A  3A  SL
12911 BL HARIDWAR EXP NZM 11:00 RK 14:43 03:43 N N Y N N N N 2A  3A  SL
18477 UTKAL EXPRESS NZM 15:00 RK 19:32 04:32 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL
12055 DDN JANSHTBDI NDLS 15:20 RK 18:46 03:26 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y CC  2S
12205 NANDA DEVI EXP NDLS 23:50 RK 03:10 03:20 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A

 

ROORKEE – RK NEW DELHI – NDLS

 

Train Number Train Name Origin Departure Time Destination Arrival Time Travel Time Days of Run Classes
M T W T F S S
12206 NANDA DEVI EXP RK 01:43 NDLS 05:20 03:37 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A
18478 KALINGAUTKALEXP RK 06:35 NZM 11:45 05:10 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL
12056 NDLS JANSHATABDI RK 07:03 NDLS 11:15 04:12 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y CC  2S
19020 DEHRADUN EXP RK 14:50 NZM 21:15 06:25 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 2A  3A  SL
19032 YOGA EXPRESS RK 16:25 DEC 22:58 06:33 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1A  2A  3A  SL
12018 DEHRADUN SHTBDI RK 18:51 NDLS 22:45 03:54 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y EC  CC
22918 HW BDTS SF EXP RK 19:40 NZM 23:10 03:30 N N N Y N N N 2A  3A  SL

Climate

The climate here is extreme during winters as well as summers. During winters, the temperature falls down to as low as 1–20 C. In summers the temperature goes up to as high as 41–43 C. The rainfall is average and the downpour is heavy in the months of July and August.

Travel Advisory: January first week may have foggy conditions during night and forenoon period. It is advised that you should plan to reach IIT Roorkee latest by evening of January 06, 2019.