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There are 7 ways to get from Kolkata 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  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Chandigarh (IXC) CCU - IXC
  2. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$82 - $447

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Train, bus  •  29h 50m

  1. Take the train from Sealdah (SDAH) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) Jalianwala Bagh Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ambala to Shimla Super Luxury / ...

$28 - $38

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Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  13h 23m

  1. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Kulu (KUU) CCU - KUU
  2. Take a taxi from Kulu to Shimla

$210 - $840

Fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  10h 40m

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

$110 - $420

Train, bus via Delhi Gate  •  27h 46m

  1. Take the train from Sealdah (SDAH) to New Delhi (NDLS) Sdah Rajdhani Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Delhi to Shimla Super Luxury / ...

$29 - $49

Train  •  34h 23m

  1. Take the train from Howrah Junction (HWH) to Kalka (KLK) Hwh Dliklk Mail

$44 - $56

Drive  •  25h 1m

  1. Drive from Kolkata to Shimla 1145.7 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Kolkata to Shimla is to train and bus which costs ₹2,000 - ₹2,800 and takes 29h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Kolkata to Shimla is to fly and taxi which costs ₹6,000 - ₹33,000 and takes 6h 22m.

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The distance between Kolkata and Shimla is 1460 km. The road distance is 1833.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kolkata to Shimla without a car is to train and bus which takes 27h 46m and costs ₹2,100 - ₹3,700.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Kolkata to Shimla, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kolkata Airport to Chandigarh Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kolkata to Shimla is 1833 km. It takes approximately 25h 1m to drive from Kolkata to Shimla.

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Air India Limited, IndiGo Airlines and Jet Airways offer flights from Kolkata Airport to Chandigarh Airport.

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There are 705+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kolkata to Shimla.
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  • Distance: 912.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Kolkata to Shimla once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 33h.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Lucknow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Varanasi, Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Bhubaneswar, Delhi
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Lucknow, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Nagpur, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Ranchi, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Raipur, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Gauhati, Delhi
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Kochi, Delhi
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Suvarnabhumi, Delhi
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Kochi, Delhi
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Train operators
Bus operators
RSRTC
Bus from Delhi to Shimla
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Bus from Ambala to Shimla
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
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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