There are 8 ways to get from Kota to Shimla by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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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Train, taxi  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to Chandigarh (CDG) Kerala S.Kranti Exp / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Chandigarh (CDG) to Shimla

$34 - $49

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Bus  •  22 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Kota to Jaipur 12
  2. Take the bus from Jaipur to Delhi
  3. Take the bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 73

$17 - $30

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Taxi  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kota to Shimla 528.7 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Kota to Shimla 528.7 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Jaipur, fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Jaipur (JP)
  2. Fly from Jaipur (JAI) to Chandigarh (IXC) JAI - IXC
  3. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$72 - $313

Train to Delhi, fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to New Delhi (NDLS)
  2. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Chandigarh (IXC) DEL - IXC
  3. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$59 - $168

Train to Indore, fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Indore Junction Bg (INDB)
  2. Fly from Indore (IDR) to Chandigarh (IXC) IDR - IXC
  3. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$110 - $466

Train to Delhi, fly to Kulu, taxi  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to New Delhi (NDLS)
  2. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Kulu (KUU) DEL - KUU
  3. Take a taxi from Kulu to Shimla

$150 - $611

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Kota to Shimla. However, there are services departing from Kota and arriving at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi via Jaipur and Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 17 min.

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The distance between Kota and Shimla is 671 km. The road distance is 846 km.

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The best way to get from Kota to Shimla without a car is to train and taxi which takes 13 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 11 min to get from Kota to Shimla, including transfers.

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Kota to Shimla bus services, operated by RSRTC, depart from Kota station.

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The quickest flight from Jaipur Airport to Chandigarh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kota to Shimla is 846 km. It takes approximately 12 h 16 min to drive from Kota to Shimla.

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Jet Airways and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Jaipur 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 Kota to Shimla.
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  • Distance: 419.5 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Kota to Shimla via Jaipur, Delhi, and Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate in around 22 h 17 min.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Jaipur to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Indore to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Indore to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Indore to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Jaipur to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh via Leh
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Delhi to Kulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $550
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Jet Lite
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Indore to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Delhi to Kulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $550
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to Chandigarh (CDG)
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Jaipur (JP)
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to New Delhi (NDLS)
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Indore Junction Bg (INDB)
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RSRTC
Bus from Kota to Jaipur
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
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
$6 - $13
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh (CDG) to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Estimated price
$21 - $26
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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