CHANDIGARH to SHIMLA, Train, Bus from Chandigarh to Shimla, fare, timings
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Chandigarh (Punjab) to Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)


119 km.

Time by road is

2 hrs, 50 mins.

Chandigarh, which serves as a joint capital for both Punjab and Haryana is 116 km from Shimla and well connected via roads. Since Shimla does not have a railway station or airport, direct trains as well as flights are not available. While the fastest way to reach Shimla from Chandigarh will be to hire a taxi, the cheapest mode of transport will be train and bus. Shimla is the capital of HP and a must visit destination in India.

Kalka is the nearest railhead connecting to Chandigarh and tourists have to change their train from Kalka to reach Shimla. Kalka Shatabdi can be taken from Chandigarh to Shimla which takes about 35 minutes to reach Kalka. From Kalka tourists should take the heritage toy train to enjoy a scenic journey to Shimla.

State owned as well as private buses also link both the cities and taking a Semi Deluxe bus will cost about Rs 220 onwards. Daily 1 direct bus from Chandigarh to Shimla is available by HPTDC and it takes 3 hours to cover the 116 km long journey. The cost of travel on an AC deluxe bus to Shimla from Chandigarh will cost Rs 500 onwards per person. Buses are available in plentiful and is the cheapest mode of transport between the two cities.

Taxis can also be hired from Chandigarh with a cost that ranges between Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 for a round trip. Hiring a taxi is the fastest way to reach Shimla from Chandigarh.

Chandigarh to Shimla Trains

Chandigarh to Shimla Flights

There is no airport in Shimla.
Nearest airport to Shimla is Chandigarh Airport (63 km).

Chandigarh to Shimla by Cab / Taxi

Shimla Packages

To experience Shimla hassle free, visit shimla tourism packages.  To visit Shimla from Chandigarh, visit Shimla tour packages from Chandigarh.

Chandigarh to Shimla Driving Directions

Chandigarh (Punjab) to Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)


119 km.

Time by road is

2 hrs, 50 mins.



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Posted by Gulshan 1 year, 41 days ago
I would like to avail on ac Indica to go to Shimla and back. I would be staying in Shimla for two days. Tentative program is during 30/4 to 02/5.

Pl inform the rates forthetotal package.
Posted by Sundaresh Subramanaiam 3 year, 3 months ago

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