There are 9 ways to get from Chennai to Shimla by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Chandigarh (IXC) MAA - IXC
  2. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$94 - $299

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Mumbai
  2. Take the bus from Mumbai to Ahmedabad
  3. Take the bus from Ahmedabad to Delhi
  4. Take the bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 73

$40 - $53

7 alternative options

Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Kulu (KUU) MAA - KUU
  2. Take a taxi from Kulu to Shimla

$325 - $1,245

Fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Dehra Dun (DED) MAA - DED
  2. Take a taxi from Dehra Dun to Shimla

$105 - $365

Fly to Dharamsala, bus  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Dharamsala (DHM) MAA - DHM
  2. Take the bus from Dharamsala to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi

$181 - $763

Fly to Delhi, train  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Delhi (DEL) MAA - DEL
  2. Take the train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Kalka (KLK)

$80 - $331

Train  •  40 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to H Nizamuddin (NZM) Tamil Nadu Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from H Nizamuddin (NZM) to Kalka (KLK) Snsi Klk Sup Exp

$59 - $85

Train, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Haridwar Junction (HW) Dehradun Exp
  2. Take the bus from Haridwar to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 221

$45 - $56

Drive  •  35 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Shimla 1558.9 miles

$250 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Shimla is to bus which costs ₹2,700 - ₹3,700 and takes 2 days 16 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Shimla is to fly and taxi which takes 8 h 27 min and costs ₹6,000 - ₹21,000.

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The distance between Chennai and Shimla is 2029 km. The road distance is 2494 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to get from Chennai to Shimla, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Shimla. However, there are services departing from Veppampattu and arriving at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi via Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16 h.

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What companies run services between Chennai, India and Shimla, India?

You can take a train from Chennai to Shimla via H Nizamuddin (NZM) and Kalka (KLK) in around 40 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chennai to Shimla via Perumalpattu, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate in around 2 days 16 h.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Kochi, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Visakhapatnam, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madras to Delhi
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Madras to Delhi
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Muscat, Delhi
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Pune, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Colombo, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,000 - $22,000
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Madras to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Madras to Delhi
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Pune, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Goa, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madras to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madras to Dharamsala via Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Madras to Dharamsala via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Madras to Delhi
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Pune, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Colombo, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,000 - $22,000
Flights from Madras to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Madras to Delhi
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Kalka (KLK)
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Central (MAS) to H Nizamuddin (NZM)
Ave. Duration
32 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from H Nizamuddin (NZM) to Kalka (KLK)
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Haridwar Junction (HW)
Ave. Duration
41 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Dharamsala to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Bus from Haridwar to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Mumbai
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Mumbai to Ahmedabad
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ahmedabad to Delhi
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 172 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Mega Cabs
Phone
+91 90 90 90 90 90
Website
megacabs.com

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