There are 4 ways to get from Shimla to Srinagar by taxi, plane, night train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Taxi, fly  •  3 h 20 min

  1. IXC - SXR

$94 - $356

Cheapest option

Bus  •  23 h 35 min

  1. 271

$19 - $21

2 alternative options

Night train, BUS  •  16 h 4 min

  1. Klk Svdk Exp

$36 - $53

Drive  •  11 h 3 min

  1. 428.8 miles

$70 - $110

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

You can take a bus from Shimla to Srinagar via Katra, Jammu Railway Station, and Jammu in around 23 h 35 min.

Flights from Chandigarh to Srinagar
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Train operators
Bus operators
Bus from Jammu to Srinagar
Ave. Duration
7 h
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Schedules at
Bus from Shimla ISBT Tutikandi to Katra
Ave. Duration
15 h
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Schedules at
Other operators
Taxi from Shimla to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Ola Cabs
+91 22 33 55 33 55

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Shimla and Srinagar is 398 km. The road distance is 686 km.

The cheapest way to get from Shimla to Srinagar is to bus which costs ₹1,300 - ₹1,500 and takes 23 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Shimla to Srinagar is to taxi and fly which takes 3 h 20 min and costs ₹6,000 - ₹25,000.

It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Shimla to Srinagar, including transfers.