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There are 7 ways to get from Lucknow to Shimla by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Lucknow (LKO) to Chandigarh (IXC) LKO - IXC
  2. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$82 - $307

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Bus  •  24 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucknow to Delhi ordinary
  2. Take the bus from Delhi to Shimla Super Luxury / ...

$11 - $25

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Fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  7 h 33 min

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

$75 - $200

Train, taxi  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Lucknow (LKO) to Chandigarh (CDG) Lko - Cdg Exp / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Chandigarh (CDG) to Shimla

$32 - $46

Train, bus  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Lucknow (LKO) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) Bsb-Jat Exp. / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ambala to Shimla Super Luxury / ...

$13 - $23

Taxi  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lucknow to Shimla 550.8 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Lucknow to Shimla 550.8 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Lucknow to Shimla is to train and bus which costs ₹900 - ₹1,700 and takes 13 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucknow to Shimla is to fly and taxi which costs ₹6,000 - ₹23,000 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucknow to Shimla. However, there are services departing from Lucknow and arriving at Shimla via Delhi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 8 min.

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The distance between Lucknow and Shimla is 599 km. The road distance is 881.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lucknow to Shimla without a car is to train and taxi which takes 13 h 22 min and costs ₹2,300 - ₹3,400.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Lucknow to Shimla, including transfers.

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Lucknow to Shimla bus services, operated by UPSRTC, depart from Lucknow station.

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The quickest flight from Lucknow Airport to Chandigarh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Lucknow to Shimla bus services, operated by RSRTC, arrive at Shimla station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucknow to Shimla is 881 km. It takes approximately 11 h 24 min to drive from Lucknow to Shimla.

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  • Distance: 374.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from Lucknow to Shimla via Delhi in around 24 h 8 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Lucknow to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Lucknow to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Lucknow to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Lucknow to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Lucknow to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Lucknow (LKO) to Chandigarh (CDG)
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Lucknow (LKO) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RSRTC
Bus from Ambala to Shimla
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Bus from Delhi to Shimla
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
UPSRTC
Bus from Lucknow to Delhi
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
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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GoAir, Jet Airways and Air India Limited offer flights from Lucknow Airport to Chandigarh Airport.

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There are 700+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lucknow to Lucknow Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs ₹30.

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