There are 3 ways to get from Shimla to Rishīkesh by bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Shimla ISBT Tutikandi to Haridwar 221

$7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shimla to Rishīkesh 173.8 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Shimla to Rishīkesh 173.8 miles

$28 - $45

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

HRTC operates a bus from Shimla to Rishīkesh every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 11 h.

Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Shimla ISBT Tutikandi to Haridwar
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Shimla to Rishīkesh
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Shimla and Rishīkesh is 155 km. The road distance is 278 km.

The cheapest way to get from Shimla to Rishīkesh is to bus which costs ₹400 and takes 12 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Shimla to Rishīkesh is to taxi which takes 4 h 42 min and costs ₹3,100 - ₹3,800.

No, there is no direct bus from Shimla to Rishīkesh. However, there are services departing from Shimla ISBT Tutikandi and arriving at Rishikesh via Haridwar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 22 min.

It takes approximately 12 h 22 min to get from Shimla to Rishīkesh, including transfers.