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There are 9 ways to get from Varanasi to Shimla by plane, train, taxi, 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.

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Fly Varanasi to Delhi, train  •  8h 47m

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

$68 - $194

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Train, bus  •  18h 52m

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) Bsb-Jat Exp. / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ambala to Shimla Super Luxury / ...

$18 - $27

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Fly Varanasi to Chandigarh, taxi  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Chandigarh (IXC) VNS - IXC
  2. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$83 - $304

Train to Lucknow, fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  10h 21m

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Lucknow (LKO)
  2. Fly from Lucknow (LKO) to Chandigarh (IXC) LKO - IXC
  3. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$88 - $373

Train to Lucknow, fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  12h 13m

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Lucknow (LKO)
  2. Fly from Lucknow (LKO) to Dehra Dun (DED) LKO - DED
  3. Take a taxi from Dehra Dun to Shimla

$81 - $216

Bus to Allahabad, fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Pandewara to Zero Road
  2. Fly from Allahabad (IXD) to Chandigarh (IXC) IXD - IXC
  3. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$72 - $245

Train, taxi  •  18h 7m

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Chandigarh (CDG) Ppta - Cdg Super Fast Exp
  2. Take a taxi from Chandigarh (CDG) to Shimla

$37 - $49

Bus  •  31h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station
  2. Take the bus from Lucknow to Delhi
  3. Take the bus from Delhi to Shimla

$18 - $39

Drive  •  15h 28m

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Shimla 728.2 miles

$110 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Shimla is to train and bus which costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,000 and takes 18h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Shimla is to fly and taxi which costs ₹6,000 - ₹23,000 and takes 6h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Varanasi to Shimla. However, there are services departing from Varanasi and arriving at Shimla via Charbagh, Lucknow and Delhi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 43m.

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The distance between Varanasi and Shimla is 861 km. The road distance is 1165.1 km.

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The best way to get from Varanasi to Shimla without a car is to train and taxi which takes 18h 7m and costs ₹2,700 - ₹3,700.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from Varanasi to Shimla, including transfers.

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Varanasi to Shimla bus services, operated by UPSRTC, depart from Varanasi station.

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The quickest flight from Varanasi Airport to Delhi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Varanasi to Shimla bus services, operated by RSRTC, arrive at Shimla station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Varanasi to Shimla is 1165 km. It takes approximately 15h 28m to drive from Varanasi to Shimla.

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Map of how to get from Varanasi to Shimla.
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  • Distance: 538.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 47m

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

You can take a bus from Varanasi to Shimla via Lucknow Charbagh Station, Charbagh, Lucknow, and Delhi in around 31h 43m.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Lucknow to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Lucknow to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Allahabad to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Lucknow to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Lucknow to Dehra Dun
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Allahabad to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $330
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Jet Lite
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Delhi, Srinagar
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Kalka (KLK)
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Lucknow (LKO)
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Chandigarh (CDG)
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
Ave. Duration
15h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Pandewara to Zero Road
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Lucknow to Delhi
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
RSRTC
Bus from Ambala to Shimla
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Bus from Delhi to Shimla
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 172 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Mega Cabs
Phone
+91 90 90 90 90 90
Website
megacabs.com

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Jet Lite, Jet Airways, Spicejet and three other airlines offer flights from Varanasi Airport to Delhi Airport.

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There are 705+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Varanasi to Varanasi Airport is to taxi which takes 22m and costs ₹460 - ₹550.

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