There are 6 ways to get from Chennai to Shimla by plane, taxi, train, bus 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.

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Fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  8 h 20 min

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

$92 - $297

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Train, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Haridwar Junction (HW) Mdu-Ddn/Cdg Exp
  2. Take the bus from Haridwar to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 221

$41 - $53

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Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  10 h 50 min

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

$320 - $1,240

Fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  11 h 2 min

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

$105 - $360

Train  •  39 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to New Delhi (NDLS) Mas-Ndls Tamil Nadu Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Kalka (KLK) Ndls-Klk- Shatabdi Exp / ...

$54 - $78

Drive  •  35 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Shimla 1558.9 miles

$250 - $370

Questions & Answers

The distance between Chennai and Shimla is 2029 km. The road distance is 2494.2 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Shimla without a car is to train which takes 39 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to get from Chennai to Shimla, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Chandigarh Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Shimla is 2494 km. It takes approximately 35 h 49 min to drive from Chennai to Shimla.

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GoAir, Air India Limited, Vistara and two other airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Chandigarh Airport.

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There are 676+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Shimla.
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  • Distance: 1267.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Chennai to Shimla via New Delhi (NDLS) and Kalka (KLK) in around 39 h 33 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
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 Dehra Dun via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 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 Coimbatore, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madras to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 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 Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
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 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
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
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 Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
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 Colombo, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,000 - $22,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madras to Dehra Dun via Ahmedabad
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Train operators
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Haridwar to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$22 - $27
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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