3 Ways To Reach From Chandigarh To Shimla

by Vishal Sharma. 23 April 2022

Chandigarh To Shimla

Chandigarh To Shimla

If you want to reach Chandigarh to Shimla there are possible three ways by which you can reach Shimla easily.

1) By Bus

2) By Taxi

3) By Train

Below, we’ll go over each of the three options in more detail:

1) By Bus:

Travelling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla is the simplest and most cost-effective option. The distance between Chandigarh and Shimla is around 112 KMs, and the journey time is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes depending upon the bus in which you are travelling and its stops. As a result of the difference, this option is far more attractive. You can take the bus from a variety of locations, including ISBT-43 Chandigarh, Housing Board Chandigarh, Pinjore, Tribune Chowk, and Old Panchkula.

There are numerous bus options from Chandigarh to Shimla. Along with HRTC you will get Chandigarh Transport Corporation (CTU), Haryana Roadways, Punjab Roadways and many private buses.

Chandigarh-Panchkula-Pinjore-Dharampur-Kumarhatti-Barog-Solan-Kandaghat-Shoghi-Taradevi-Shimla is the route from Chandigarh to Shimla. 

If you opt to travel to Shimla by bus, the following are the fares for a government bus area unit:

HRTC Bus Fares From ISBT 43 Chandigarh to Shimla

Bus Operator Departure Arrival Fare
HRTC - Ordinary 06:12 10:15 ₹250
HRTC - Ordinary 20:00 00:30 ₹250
HRTC - Ordinary 18:00 22:30 ₹250
HRTC - Ordinary 20:20 01:00 ₹248
HRTC - Himmani 17:50 22:20 ₹306
HRTC - Volvo/Scania 19:00 23:30 ₹428

2) By Taxi

Taxis are the best way to get to Shimla if you want a more comfortable and enjoyable experience. You can easily hire a cab for roughly Rs.1600, and the price varies based on the automobile model. Also, you can get a shared taxi for around Rs.400 per person from Housing Board Chandigarh or a Traveller for around Rs. 300 per person.

The advantage of using a taxi is that you can stop whenever you want, if you like a spot and want to take some pictures, which you cannot do when travelling by bus. A taxi is often the ideal alternative if you have a lot of bags.

3) By Train

If you want to have a true travel experience, board the train from Chandigarh to Shimla. The train’s route is Kalka-Shimla.

Chandigarh to Shimla Train Routes

Train 52451 52453 52459 52455
From Kalka Kalka Kalka Kalka
Departure 05:45 06:20 07:00 12:10
To Shimla Shimla Shimla Shimla
Arrival 10:35 11:35 12:55 17:30
Duration 4:50 5:15 5:55 5:20
Running Mon to Fri Mon to Fri Mon to Fri Mon to Fri

Chandigarh to Shimla Distance

Chandigarh to Shimla Distance by Road, Air and by Train

Chandigarh to Shimla Distance by Road is 112 Kms
Chandigarh to Shimla Distance by Air is 53 Kms
Chandigarh to Shimla Distance by Train is 120 Kms

55 Tourist Places To Visit in Shimla

  • The Ridge
  • Mall Road, Shimla
  • Jakhu Temple
  • Kufri
  • Chail
  • Viceregal Lodge
  • Shimla Christ Church
  • Kali Bari Temple
  • Narkanda
  • Naldehra
  • Green Valley
  • Tara Devi Temple
  • Mashobra
  • Kalka-Shimla Railway
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
  • Annadale Ground
  • Himalayan Bird Park
  • Johnnie’s Wax Museum
  • Shimla State Museum
  • Scandal Point
  • Rothney Castle
  • Theog
  • Tattapani
  • Skiing in Kufri
  • Chadwick Falls
  • Lakkar Bazar
  • Jakhoo Ropeway
  • Summer Hills
  • Shaily Peak
  • Manjathal Sanctury
  • Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Geity Heritage Cultural Complex
  • Corton Castle
  • Sankat Mochan Temple
  • Bantony Castle
  • St. Michael’s Cathedral Catholic Church
  • Army Heritage Museum
  • Kamna Devi Temple
  • Rani Jhansi Park
  • Baba Bhalku Railway Museum
  • Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary
  • Prospect Hill
  • Hawa Ghar
  • Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park
  • Kasauli
  • Solan
  • Fagu
  • Shoghi
  • Pabbar Valley
  • Naggar Castle
  • Kiala Forest
  • Kuthar Fort
  • Vaishno Devi Temple
  • Chanshal Pass
  • Hatkoti
  • Kharapathar

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