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There are 5 ways to get from Shimla to Srinagar by taxi, plane, night train, bus or car

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Taxi, fly  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shimla to Chandigarh
  2. Fly from Chandigarh (IXC) to Srinagar (SXR) IXC - SXR

$87 - $362

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Bus  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Shimla ISBT Tutikandi to Katra 271
  2. Take the bus from Jammu to Pahalgam
  3. Take the bus from Pahalgam to Srinagar

$21 - $25

3 alternative options

Night train, bus  •  16 h 49 min

  1. Take the night train from Kalka (KLK) to Jammu Tawi (JAT)
  2. Take the bus from Jammu to Pahalgam
  3. Take the bus from Pahalgam to Srinagar

$37 - $51

Night train, bus, taxi  •  15 h 27 min

  1. Take the night train from Kalka (KLK) to Jammu Tawi (JAT)
  2. Take the bus from Jammu to Pahalgam
  3. Take a taxi from Pahalgam to Srinagar

$64 - $93

Drive  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Shimla to Srinagar 428.8 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Shimla to Srinagar is to bus which costs ₹1,500 - ₹1,900 and takes 24 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shimla to Srinagar is to taxi and fly which costs ₹6,000 - ₹27,000 and takes 3 h 10 min.

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

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The best way to get from Shimla to Srinagar without a car is to night train and bus which takes 16 h 49 min and costs ₹2,700 - ₹3,800.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Shimla to Srinagar, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Shimla to Srinagar is 686 km. It takes approximately 11 h 3 min to drive from Shimla to Srinagar.

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GoAir and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Chandigarh Airport to Srinagar Airport.

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There are 652+ hotels available in Srinagar. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shimla to Srinagar.
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  • Distance: 249.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

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

You can take a bus from Shimla to Srinagar via Katra, Jammu station, Jammu, and Pahalgam in around 24 h 20 min.

Airlines
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Chandigarh to Srinagar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Chandigarh to Srinagar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Train operators
Bus operators
JKSRTC
Bus from Jammu to Pahalgam
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
jksrtc.co.in
Bus from Pahalgam to Srinagar
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
jksrtc.co.in
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Shimla ISBT Tutikandi to Katra
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Shimla to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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