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

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Bus to Kanpur, fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  22 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Lucknow Charbagh Station to Kanpur
  2. Fly from Kanpur (KNU) to Chandigarh (IXC) KNU - IXC
  3. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$67 - $224

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Bus  •  22 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaisarbagh to Brijghat
  2. Take the bus from Sakauti to Kashmiri Gate
  3. Take the bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 73

$12 - $27

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Fly Lucknow to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  7 h 28 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 27 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

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 bus which costs ₹900 - ₹2,000 and takes 22 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucknow to Shimla is to fly and taxi which costs ₹5,000 - ₹15,000 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lucknow to Shimla. However, there are services departing from Kaisarbagh and arriving at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi via Sakauti and Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 15 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 27 min and costs ₹2,300 - ₹3,400.

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It takes approximately 22 h 8 min to get from Lucknow to Shimla, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Kanpur Airport to Chandigarh Airport. The quickest flight takes 18 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Lucknow to Shimla bus services, operated by HRTC, arrive at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 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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Jet Airways, IndiGo Airlines and Spicejet offer flights from Kanpur Airport to Chandigarh Airport.

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There are 685+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lucknow to Shimla.
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  • Distance: 374.1 miles
  • Duration: 22 h 8 min

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

You can take a bus from Lucknow to Shimla via Brijghat, Sakauti, Kashmiri Gate, and Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate in around 22 h 15 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kanpur to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
17 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Kanpur to Chandigarh via Delhi, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Lucknow to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kanpur to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Kanpur to Chandigarh via Delhi, Srinagar
Ave. Duration
24 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kanpur to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Lucknow to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Train operators
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Lucknow Charbagh Station to Kanpur
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Kaisarbagh to Brijghat
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Sakauti to Kashmiri Gate
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.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 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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