There are 7 ways to get from Varanasi to Shimla by plane, taxi, 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

Fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  5 h 59 min

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

$86 - $307

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  30 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Kashi (KEI) to Haridwar Junction (HW) Doon Exp
  2. Take the bus from Haridwar to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 221

$22 - $30

5 alternative options

Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Kulu (KUU) VNS - KUU
  2. Take a taxi from Kulu to Shimla

$202 - $803

Fly to Delhi, train  •  8 h 53 min

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

$72 - $199

Train, taxi  •  18 h 2 min

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

$41 - $53

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

Drive  •  15 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Shimla 728.2 miles

$110 - $180

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
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
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
11 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Kolkata, Delhi
Ave. Duration
15 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $230
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
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi via Jaipur
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Kolkata, Delhi
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Varanasi to Kulu via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Varanasi to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Varanasi to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Train operators
Bus operators
UPSRTC
Bus from Varanasi to Lucknow Charbagh Station
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Kaisarbagh to Brijghat
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Bus from Sakauti to Kashmiri Gate
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
$14
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Bus from Haridwar to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$24 - $29
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Varanasi and Shimla is 861 km. The road distance is 1165 km.

The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Shimla is to train and bus which costs ₹1,500 - ₹2,100 and takes 30 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Shimla is to fly and taxi which takes 5 h 59 min and costs ₹5,500 - ₹21,000.

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.

It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Varanasi to Shimla, including transfers.