There are 6 ways to get from Pathānkot to Shimla by night train, bus, train, taxi or car

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Night train, bus  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) to Chandigarh (CDG) Svdk-Klk Exp
  2. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Shimla 51

$9 - $21

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Night train, train  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the night train from Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) to Kalka (KLK) Svdk-Klk Exp
  2. Take the train from Kalka (KLK) to Simla (SML) Klk-Sml Shivalik Deluxe / ...

$6 - $28

4 alternative options

Bus  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Pathānkot to Amritsar 15
  2. Take the bus from Amritsar to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 142

$7 - $11

Night train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) to Kalka (KLK) Svdk-Klk Exp

$22 - $36

Taxi  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pathānkot to Shimla 202.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Pathānkot to Shimla 202.4 miles

$30 - $50

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No, there is no direct bus from Pathānkot to Shimla. However, there are services departing from Pathānkot and arriving at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi via Amritsar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pathānkot to Shimla. However, there are services departing from Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) and arriving at Simla (SML) via Kalka (KLK). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 20 min.

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The distance between Pathānkot and Shimla is 194 km. The road distance is 323.8 km.

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The best way to get from Pathānkot to Shimla without a car is to night train and bus which takes 11 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 47 min to get from Pathānkot to Shimla, including transfers.

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Pathānkot to Shimla bus services, operated by RSRTC, depart from Pathānkot station.

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Pathānkot to Shimla train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) station.

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

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Pathānkot to Shimla train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Simla (SML) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pathānkot to Shimla is 324 km. It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to drive from Pathānkot to Shimla.

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  • Distance: 120.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 47 min

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

You can take a bus from Pathānkot to Shimla via Amritsar in around 13 h 49 min.

Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Night train from Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) to Chandigarh (CDG)
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Night train from Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) to Kalka (KLK)
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kalka (KLK) to Simla (SML)
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
CTU
Bus from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
chdctu.gov.in
RSRTC
Bus from Pathānkot to Amritsar
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Amritsar to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Pathānkot to Shimla
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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