The nearest airbase to Bhimtal is the Pantnagar Airport (approximately 55 km away), which has regular flights from New Delhi. From the airport, visitors can avail taxis or alternatively hire a car to Bhimtal. The journey takes about two hours.
The nearest rail head to Bhimtal is Kathgodam (approximately 21 km). Hired cabs and buses from the railway station ply regularly to Bhimtal.
Bhimtal can also be reached by the several motorable roads that connect it with other prominent towns and cities of the state. Visitors can hire taxis that operate from many popular destinations of the Kumaon region like Almora, Nainital and Kathgodam. Alternatively, visitors can also take buses that ply from Kathgodam and Nainital to Bhimtal.