There are 6 ways to get from Kolkata to Shimla by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  6 h 5 min

  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  •  28 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Sealdah (SDAH) to New Delhi (NDLS) Sdah Rajdhani Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 73

$29 - $45

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Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  13 h 31 min

  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  •  9 h 57 min

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

$110 - $420

Train  •  34 h 23 min

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

$44 - $56

Drive  •  25 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Kolkata to Shimla 1145.7 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

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 28 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min 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 2 h 40 min.

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

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Air India Limited, Jet Airways and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Kolkata 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 Kolkata to Shimla.
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  • Distance: 912.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Kolkata to Shimla once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 33 h.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Varanasi, Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Bagdogra, Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Nagpur, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Raipur, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Lucknow, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Bhubaneswar, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Gauhati, Delhi
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
12 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Kolkata to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Kolkata to Dehra Dun via Chandigarh, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Bhubaneswar, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Kolkata to Kulu via Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Train operators
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
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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