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

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Train  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Mandi Dabwali to Kalka 14888

₹1,780 - ₹2,195

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  11h

  1. Take the train from Mandi Dabwali to Chandigarh 14888
  2. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Shimla 301

₹332 - ₹411

3 alternative options

Taxi, bus  •  8h 57m

  1. Take a taxi from Mandi Dabwāli to Muktsar
  2. Take the bus from Muktsar to Chandigarh
  3. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Shimla

₹2,036 - ₹2,632

Taxi  •  5h 25m

  1. Take a taxi from Mandi Dabwāli to Shimla 360.1 km

₹6,000 - ₹7,500

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Mandi Dabwāli to Shimla 360.1 km

₹2,700 - ₹4,100

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The cheapest way to get from Mandi Dabwāli to Shimla is to train and bus which costs ₹330 - ₹420 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Mandi Dabwāli to Shimla is to taxi which costs ₹6,000 - ₹7,500 and takes 5h 25m.

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The distance between Mandi Dabwāli and Shimla is 268 km. The road distance is 360.1 km.

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The best way to get from Mandi Dabwāli to Shimla without a car is to train which takes 9h 9m and costs ₹1,700 - ₹2,200.

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It takes approximately 9h 9m to get from Mandi Dabwāli to Shimla, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mandi Dabwāli to Shimla is 360 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Mandi Dabwāli to Shimla.

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There are 585+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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What companies run services between Mandi Dabwāli, India and Shimla, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Mandi Dabwali to Kalka once daily. Tickets cost ₹180 - ₹200 and the journey takes 7h 45m.

Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

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Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Mandi Dabwali to Kalka
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹180 - ₹200
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Mandi Dabwali to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹170 - ₹190
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Muktsar to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹550 - ₹800
Book at
Redbus
RSRTC
Bus from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹200 - ₹300
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹150 - ₹210
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Mandi Dabwāli to Muktsar
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
₹1,200 - ₹1,500

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