There are 5 ways to get from Haridwar to Shimla by bus, taxi, train or car

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Bus, taxi  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Haridwar to Kalaamb Volvo AC 49
  2. Take a taxi from Kalaamb to Shimla

$32 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Haridwar to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 221

$4 - $7

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Haridwar Junction (HW) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) Hemkunt Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Kalka (KLK) Ndls-Klk Shatabdi Exp / ...

$22 - $49

Taxi  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Haridwar to Shimla 180.7 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Haridwar to Shimla 180.7 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Haridwar to Shimla is to bus which costs ₹350 - ₹490 and takes 11 h.

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The quickest way to get from Haridwar to Shimla is to taxi which costs ₹3,200 - ₹3,900 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Haridwar and arriving at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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The distance between Haridwar and Shimla is 160 km. The road distance is 289.1 km.

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The best way to get from Haridwar to Shimla without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 6 h 53 min and costs ₹2,300 - ₹2,900.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Haridwar to Shimla, including transfers.

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Haridwar to Shimla bus services, operated by HRTC, depart from Haridwar station.

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The best way to get from Haridwar to Shimla is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs ₹1,500 - ₹3,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹350 - ₹490 and takes 11 h.

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Haridwar to Shimla bus services, operated by HRTC, arrive at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Haridwar to Shimla is 289 km. It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to drive from Haridwar to Shimla.

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  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Haridwar to Shimla via Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) and Kalka (KLK) in around 6 h 53 min. Alternatively, HRTC operates a bus from Haridwar to Shimla every 3 hours. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 11 h.

Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Haridwar Junction (HW) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Kalka (KLK)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Haridwar to Kalaamb
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
online.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
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Taxi from Kalaamb to Shimla
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35

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