There are 10 ways to get from New Delhi to Shimla by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from New Delhi to Kalka 12005 / ...

₹1,766 - ₹2,179

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Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Delhi Isbt Kashmeere Gate to Shimla Isbt Tutikandi 6,7,9,20,36,37,129,510 / ...

₹360 - ₹800

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Bus via JLN Marg  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the bus from ISBT kashmeere Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 75,7,510,37,20,9,36,54,592,

₹440 - ₹1,000

Taxi  •  5h 25m

  1. Take a taxi from New Delhi to Shimla 358.2 km

₹6,000 - ₹7,500

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from New Delhi to Shimla 358.2 km

₹2,700 - ₹4,000

Fly to Simla  •  3h 8m

  1. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Simla (SLV) DEL - SLV

₹2,518 - ₹16,660

Fly to Chandigarh, bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Chandigarh (IXC) DEL - IXC
  2. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Shimla

₹1,443 - ₹4,300

Fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  6h 34m

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

₹6,718 - ₹11,560

Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  6h 6m

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

₹10,518 - ₹29,360

Fly to Dharamsala, bus, taxi  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Dharamsala (DHM) DEL - DHM
  2. Take the bus from Kangra to Dehra
  3. Take a taxi from Dehra to Shimla

₹6,748 - ₹10,960

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The cheapest way to get from New Delhi to Shimla is to bus which costs ₹360 - ₹800 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from New Delhi to Shimla is to fly which costs ₹2,500 - ₹17,000 and takes 3h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Delhi Isbt Kashmeere Gate and arriving at Shimla Isbt Tutikandi. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h.

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The distance between New Delhi and Shimla is 275 km. The road distance is 358.2 km.

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The best way to get from New Delhi to Shimla without a car is to train which takes 5h 29m and costs ₹1,700 - ₹2,200.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m 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 Kashmeere Gate station.

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The best way to get from New Delhi to Shimla is to train which takes 5h 29m and costs ₹1,700 - ₹2,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹360 - ₹800 and takes 9h, you could also fly, which costs ₹2,500 - ₹17,000 and takes 3h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Delhi Airport to Simla Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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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: 274.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

Indian Railways operates a train from New Delhi to Kalka twice daily. Tickets cost ₹160 - ₹180 and the journey takes 4h 5m. Alternatively, HRTC operates a bus from Delhi Isbt Kashmeere Gate to Shimla Isbt Tutikandi hourly. Tickets cost ₹440 - ₹800 and the journey takes 9h. RSRTC also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Delhi to Simla
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,900 - ₹21,000
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹1,800 - ₹16,000
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh via Kulu
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹2,500 - ₹23,000
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh via Leh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹1,800 - ₹14,000
Flights from Delhi to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,900 - ₹23,000
Flights from Delhi to Kulu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹60,000
Flights from Delhi to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,400 - ₹33,000
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Delhi to Simla
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,900 - ₹21,000
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹1,800 - ₹21,000
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh via Kulu
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹2,500 - ₹23,000
Flights from Delhi to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,900 - ₹23,000
Flights from Delhi to Kulu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹60,000
Flights from Delhi to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,400 - ₹33,000
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,700 - ₹7,500
Flights from Delhi to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,600 - ₹11,000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Delhi to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,300 - ₹9,000
Flights from Delhi to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,400 - ₹14,000
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹2,000 - ₹7,500
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,400 - ₹7,500
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Delhi to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
₹1,400 - ₹9,000
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.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from New Delhi to Kalka
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹160 - ₹180
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Delhi Isbt Kashmeere Gate to Shimla Isbt Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹440 - ₹800
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Bus from ISBT kashmeere Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹440 - ₹1,000
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Bus from Kangra to Dehra
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₹140 - ₹200
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
RSRTC
Bus from Delhi to Shimla
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹360 - ₹550
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Bus from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹200 - ₹300
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Other operators
Taxi from New Delhi to Shimla
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹7,500
South Delhi Taxi Rental
Phone
+91 98 10 27 87 78
Website
southdelhicabs.com
Pal Car Reantal Services
Phone
+91 98 71 61 99 55
Website
delhicar.in
Kumar Tourist Taxi Services
Phone
+91 93 12 21 51 80
Website
kumarindiatours.com

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Yes, the driving distance between New Delhi to Shimla is 358 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from New Delhi to Shimla.

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Helitrans offers flights from Delhi Airport to Simla Airport.

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There are 592+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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The best way to get from New Delhi to Delhi Airport is to Metro which takes 19 min and costs ₹17 - ₹60.

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