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There are 5 ways to get from Ludhiana to Shimla by train, taxi, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Ludhiana Junction (LDH) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
  2. Take the train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Kalka (KLK)
  3. Take a taxi from Kalka (KLK) to Shimla

$20 - $47

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Ludhiana Junction (LDH) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) Asr-Ndls Shatabdi Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ambala to Shimla Super Luxury / ...

$4 - $17

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Isbt-17  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Ludhiana Junction (LDH) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
  2. Take the bus from Ambala Cantt to Chandigarh
  3. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Shimla 954

$6 - $22

Taxi  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ludhiana to Shimla 133.8 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Ludhiana to Shimla 133.8 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Ludhiana to Shimla is to train and bus which costs ₹290 - ₹1,300 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ludhiana to Shimla is to taxi which costs ₹3,300 - ₹4,000 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Ludhiana and Shimla is 127 km. The road distance is 214 km.

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The best way to get from Ludhiana to Shimla without a car is to train and taxi which takes 5 h 6 min and costs ₹1,400 - ₹3,500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Ludhiana to Shimla, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ludhiana to Shimla is 214 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Ludhiana to Shimla.

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There are 690+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ludhiana to Shimla.
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  • Distance: 79.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

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

There is no direct connection from Ludhiana to Shimla. However, you can take the train to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB), take the train to Kalka (KLK), then take the taxi to Shimla. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ludhiana to Shimla via Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) and Ambala in around 5 h 13 min.

Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Ludhiana Junction (LDH) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Kalka (KLK)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $13
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 Ambala Cantt to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kalka (KLK) to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21
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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