How to reach Shimla

Three Convenient ways to reach Shimla

Kalka is the nearest broad gauge Railway Station to Shimla, which is 89 km away. One can either take a taxi, State (Haryana, Punjab, Himachal) Transport Buses or the narrow gauge toy train to Shimla. Shimla is effectively open by means of street as well and Chandigarh-Shimla state highway is in a decent condition and it just takes around 3 and half hours to reach here from Chandigarh. Chandigarh is the closest significant air terminal from Shimla and is around 113 km away. The closest airplane terminal is Jubbarhatti Airport, which is 25 km far from the center of Shimla; in any case, this air terminal is just every so often useful.

How to reach Shimla by Flight

The Jubbarhatti airport, also called, as Shimla Airport is the only airport located in Shimla, which is around 25km away from the city center and is one of the very few airports at any of the hill stations. Most likely one of the littlest airstrips, the ride is quite uneven in the plane when it lands. Notwithstanding, since this airplane terminal isn’t useful consistently, henceforth always advised to pick Chandigarh(IXC) or Delhi (DEL) as interfacing air terminals. Individuals traveling via flight till Chandigarh for the most part want to book taxicabs to reach Shimla, which will take 3-4 hours. There are private and state transport buses as well. From Delhi IGI Airport terminal, it generally takes around 7-8 hours to reach Shimla.

How to reach Shimla by Train

Kalka is the nearest broad gauge Railway Station to Shimla, which is 89 km away.Chandigarh Railway station is likewise only 113 km far from Shimla. From both of these railway stations, Shimla is all around associated with local transports and taxis. Shimla has its own train station, yet just narrow gauge toy trains from Kalka land here. The toy train travel from Kalka to Shimla pass through 107 tunnels and lofty arched bridges. The journey from Kalka to Shimla takes around 6 hours. There are at least 4-5 frequent toy trains that ply from Kalka to Shimla everyday, which makes it the most suitable and affordable way to reach Shimla.

Some trains schedules from Delhi to Kalka are given below

NoTrain NameNumberDeparture New DelhiArrival Kalka
1Himalyan Queen1409505:40 AM11:10 AM
2Kalka Shtbdi1201107:40 AM11:45 AM
3Kalka Shtbdi1200505:25 PM09:20 PM
4Hwh Dli Klk Mail1231109:40 PM (Delhi)04:40 AM
Kalka to Shimla toy trains timings
Train No.Train nameDepartureArrival
1 KSKLK SML Pass4:00 AM9:15 AM
241Shivalik Dix Exp5:30 AM10:15 AM
251Kalka Shimla Exp6:00 AM11:00 AM
255Himalayan Queen12:10 PM5:20 PM
101Rail Motor11:35 AM3:40 PM
Shimla to Kalka toy train timings
Train No.Train NameDepartureArrival
256Himalayan Queen10:30 AM4:05 PM
2KSKLK SML2:25 PM8:10 PM
242Shivalik Dlx Exp5:40 PM10:20 PM
252Kalka Shimla Exp6:15 PM11:15 PM
102Rail Motor11:30 AM4:25 PM

How to reach Shimla by Road

Shimla is a famous tourist destination of Northern India. There are frequent buses and taxies keep running for Shimla from as far as Delhi, Jaipur, Punjab, Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh. Haryana Roadways, Punjab Roadways and Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses are the most affordable transport service to reach Shimla from major cities of North India. There could possibly be a stoppage in Chandigarh while coming to Shimla from Delhi. Taxicabs are generally accessible to travel to Shimla from Chandigarh and Delhi or from some other nearby places. Shimla is additionally exceptionally all around associated with HRTC transports from all parts of Himachal Pradesh.

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