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There are 7 ways to get from Shimla to Naini Tāl by taxi, train, bus, 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.

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Taxi, train  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shimla to Chandigarh (CDG)
  2. Take the train from Chandigarh (CDG) to Lal Kuan (LKU) Asr-Lku Exp

$34 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Shimla to Ambala Super Luxury / ...
  2. Take the train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Haldwani (HDW) Kgm Garibrath

$12 - $25

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Bus, train via Chandigarh  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Shimla to Chandigarh 954
  2. Take the train from Chandigarh (CDG) to Lal Kuan (LKU) Asr-Lku Exp

$16 - $30

Taxi  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shimla to Naini Tāl 330.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Shimla to Naini Tāl 330.3 miles

$50 - $80

Taxi to Chandigarh, fly, train  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shimla to Chandigarh
  2. Fly from Chandigarh (IXC) to Delhi (DEL) IXC - DEL
  3. Take the train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Haldwani (HDW)

$57 - $166

Train, fly to Pantnagar  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Kalka (KLK) to New Delhi (NDLS)
  2. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Pantnagar (PGH) DEL - PGH

$72 - $369

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shimla to Naini Tāl is to bus and train which costs ₹850 - ₹1,900 and takes 12 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shimla to Naini Tāl is to taxi which costs ₹8,000 - ₹10,000 and takes 8 h 34 min.

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The distance between Shimla and Naini Tāl is 303 km. The road distance is 528.4 km.

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The best way to get from Shimla to Naini Tāl without a car is to taxi and train which takes 12 h 20 min and costs ₹2,500 - ₹3,700.

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It takes approximately 12 h 20 min to get from Shimla to Naini Tāl, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chandigarh Airport to Delhi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shimla to Naini Tāl is 528 km. It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to drive from Shimla to Naini Tāl.

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Vistara, IndiGo Airlines, Air India Limited and Jet Airways offer flights from Chandigarh Airport to Delhi Airport.

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There are 507+ hotels available in Naini Tāl. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shimla to Naini Tāl.
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  • Distance: 189.1 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 20 min

What companies run services between Shimla, India and Naini Tāl, India?

There is no direct connection from Shimla to Naini Tāl. However, you can take the taxi to Chandigarh (CDG), take the train to Lal Kuan (LKU), then take the taxi to Naini Tāl. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shimla to Naini Tāl via Ambala, Ambala Cant Junction (UMB), and Haldwani (HDW) in around 12 h 6 min.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Chandigarh to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Chandigarh to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Chandigarh to Delhi via Leh
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Delhi to Pantnagar
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $310
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Chandigarh to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Chandigarh to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Delhi to Pantnagar
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $310
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chandigarh (CDG) to Lal Kuan (LKU)
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Haldwani (HDW)
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Haldwani (HDW)
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kalka (KLK) to New Delhi (NDLS)
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RSRTC
Bus from Shimla to Ambala
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Shimla to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Shimla to Chandigarh (CDG)
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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