There are 5 ways to get from Katra to Shimla by bus, night train, car, plane or taxi

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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Bus  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Katra to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 271

$10

4 alternative options

Night train  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from Sh Mata V Devi Katra (SVDK) to Kalka (KLK) Svdk-Klk Exp

$28 - $42

Drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Katra to Shimla 293.9 miles

$45 - $70

Bus to Jammu, fly, taxi  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Katra to Jammu station
  2. Fly from Jammu (IXJ) to Chandigarh (IXC) IXJ - IXC
  3. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$82 - $304

Taxi to Srinagar, fly, taxi  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Katra to Srinagar
  2. Fly from Srinagar (SXR) to Chandigarh (IXC) SXR - IXC
  3. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$162 - $328

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Katra to Shimla is to bus which costs ₹640 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Katra to Shimla is to bus and fly and taxi which costs ₹5,500 - ₹21,000 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between Katra and Shimla is 297 km. The road distance is 470.3 km.

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The bus from Katra to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi takes 15 h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Katra and arriving at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h.

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What companies run services between Katra, Jammu and Kashmīr, India and Shimla, India?

HRTC operates a bus from Katra to Shimla every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 15 h.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Jammu to Chandigarh via Srinagar
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Srinagar to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Jammu to Chandigarh via Srinagar
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Jammu to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Srinagar to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Jammu to Chandigarh via Srinagar, Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Srinagar to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Jammu to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $450
Train operators
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Katra to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
JKSRTC
Bus from Katra to Jammu station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
jksrtc.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$23 - $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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