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

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Bus  •  15 h

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

$7 - $11

4 alternative options

Night train  •  11 h 38 min

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

$25 - $38

Drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Katra to Shimla 293.9 miles

$45 - $70

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

$153 - $317

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

$81 - $302

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

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The best way to get from Katra to Shimla without a car is to bus which takes 15 h and costs .

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

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The quickest flight from Srinagar Airport to Chandigarh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Katra to Shimla is 470 km. It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to drive from Katra to Shimla.

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GoAir and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Srinagar 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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Map of how to get from Katra to Shimla.
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  • Distance: 185.9 miles
  • Duration: 15 h

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 $7 - $11 and the journey takes 15 h.

Airlines
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Srinagar to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Jammu to Chandigarh via Srinagar
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Srinagar to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Jammu to Chandigarh via Srinagar, Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
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
Flights from Jammu to Chandigarh via Srinagar, Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Jammu to Chandigarh via Srinagar, Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
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
$7 - $11
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 Katra to Srinagar
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120

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