There are 5 ways to get from Rishīkesh to Shimla by train, bus, taxi or car
Train, bus • 8 h 33 min
$5 - $18
4 alternative options
Train, bus via Isbt-17 • 9 h 11 min
$7 - $23
Bus • 13 h 6 min
$7 - $12
Taxi • 4 h 42 min
$40 - $55
Drive • 4 h 42 min
$28 - $45
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Rishīkesh to Shimla is to bus which costs ₹500 - ₹900 and takes 13 h 6 min.
The quickest way to get from Rishīkesh to Shimla is to taxi which costs ₹3,100 - ₹3,700 and takes 4 h 42 min.
No, there is no direct bus from Rishīkesh to Shimla. However, there are services departing from Rishikesh and arriving at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi via Haridwar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 6 min.
The distance between Rishīkesh and Shimla is 155 km. The road distance is 278 km.
The best way to get from Rishīkesh to Shimla without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 33 min and costs ₹370 - ₹1,400.
It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Rishīkesh to Shimla, including transfers.
Rishīkesh to Shimla bus services, operated by HRTC, depart from Haridwar station.
Rishīkesh to Shimla bus services, operated by HRTC, arrive at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi station.
Yes, the driving distance between Rishīkesh to Shimla is 278 km. It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to drive from Rishīkesh to Shimla.
There are 700+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $21 USD per night.
What companies run services between Rishīkesh, India and Shimla, India?
HRTC operates a bus from Rishīkesh to Shimla every 3 hours. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 11 h.
Train from Rishikesh (RKSH) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
- Ave. Duration
- 4 h 48 min
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $3 - $14
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