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

$36 - $51

Cheapest option

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

$28 - $36

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to Chandigarh (CDG) Kerala S.Kranti Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Shimla 51

Taxi  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kota to Shimla 528.7 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Kota to Shimla 528.7 miles

$85 - $130

Train to Jaipur, fly, taxi  •  9 h 15 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

$75 - $318

Train to Delhi, fly, taxi  •  9 h 27 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

$60 - $171

Train to Indore, fly, taxi  •  12 h 20 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

$112 - $470

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kota to Shimla is to bus which costs ₹1,900 - ₹2,500 and takes 22 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kota to Shimla is to train and fly and taxi which costs ₹5,000 - ₹22,000 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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

Get driving directions

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

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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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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 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Indore to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Indore to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
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
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
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
$13 - $22
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Jaipur (JP)
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to New Delhi (NDLS)
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Indore Junction Bg (INDB)
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
CTU
Bus from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
chdctu.gov.in
RSRTC
Bus from Kota to Jaipur
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
$14
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh (CDG) to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 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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