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

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  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Kalka Shatabdi / ...

$24 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. 73

$14

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 24 min

  1. 222.9 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. 222.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. DEL - IXC

$51 - $150

Fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  6 h 30 min

  1. DEL - DED

$62 - $151

Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  6 h 4 min

  1. DEL - KUU

$145 - $596

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 - $17 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, HRTC operates a bus from New Delhi to Shimla every 2 hours. Tickets cost $14 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
Monday to Saturday
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
50 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
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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
$14
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from New Delhi to Shimla
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between New Delhi and Shimla is 275 km. The road distance is 357 km.

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

The quickest way to get from New Delhi to Shimla is to fly and taxi which takes 4 h 3 min and costs ₹3,400 - ₹11,000.

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.

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