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

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Fly, taxi  •  5 h 59 min

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

$83 - $305

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Bus  •  29 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station
  2. Take the bus from Kaisarbagh to Brijghat
  3. Take the bus from Sakauti to Kashmiri Gate
  4. Take the bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 73

$20 - $40

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Train, taxi  •  18 h 2 min

  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

$38 - $49

Drive  •  15 h 28 min

  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 bus which costs ₹1,400 - ₹2,900 and takes 29 h 50 min.

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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 5 h 59 min.

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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 ISBT Tutikandi via Charbagh, Kaisarbagh, Sakauti and Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 50 min.

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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 18 h 2 min and costs ₹2,700 - ₹3,600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min 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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There is no direct flight from Varanasi Airport to Chandigarh Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Varanasi to Shimla bus services, operated by HRTC, arrive at Shimla ISBT Tutikandi station.

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

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  • Distance: 538.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Varanasi to Shimla via Lucknow Charbagh Station, Charbagh, Kaisarbagh, Brijghat, Sakauti, Kashmiri Gate, and Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate in around 29 h 50 min.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Delhi, Srinagar
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Kaisarbagh to Brijghat
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Sakauti to Kashmiri Gate
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
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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Air India Limited, Vistara, IndiGo Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Varanasi Airport to Chandigarh Airport.

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There are 685+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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

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