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

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Train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Kalka (KLK) Ndls-Klk- Shatabdi Exp / ...

$23 - $39

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Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 73

$13

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Taxi  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from New Delhi to Shimla 222.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from New Delhi to Shimla 222.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Chandigarh (IXC) DEL - IXC
  2. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$50 - $149

Fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  6 h 30 min

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

$62 - $151

Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Kulu (KUU) DEL - KUU
  2. Take a taxi from Kulu to Shimla

$140 - $591

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The cheapest way to get from New Delhi to Shimla is to bus which costs ₹900 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Delhi to Shimla is to fly and taxi which costs ₹3,500 - ₹11,000 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate and arriving at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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The distance between New Delhi and Shimla is 275 km. The road distance is 356.6 km.

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The best way to get from New Delhi to Shimla without a car is to train which takes 5 h 28 min and costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,700.

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from New Delhi to Shimla, including transfers.

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New Delhi to Shimla bus services, operated by HRTC, depart from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate station.

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The best way to get from New Delhi to Shimla is to train which takes 5 h 28 min and costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹900 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Delhi Airport to Chandigarh Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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New Delhi to Shimla bus services, operated by HRTC, arrive at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi station.

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Map of how to get from New Delhi to Shimla.
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  • Distance: 171.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between New Delhi, India and Shimla, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from New Delhi to Shimla twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $16 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, HRTC operates a bus from New Delhi to Shimla every 2 hours. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Delhi to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Delhi to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Delhi to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Flights from Delhi to Kulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $550
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Delhi to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Delhi to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Flights from Delhi to Kulu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $550
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
Bus operators
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
$13
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from New Delhi to Shimla
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Easy Cabs
Phone
+91 11 43 43 43 43
Website
easycabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 11 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between New Delhi to Shimla is 357 km. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from New Delhi to Shimla.

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Spicejet, Air India Limited, GoAir and three other airlines offer flights from Delhi Airport to Chandigarh Airport.

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The nearest airport to Shimla is Chandigarh (IXC) Airport which is 59.5 km away. Other nearby airports include Dehra Dun (DED) (140.8 km).

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There are 687+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Delhi to Delhi Airport is to Metro which takes 21 min and costs ₹17 - ₹60.

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