How to Reach Shimla

There are various options for travel to Shimla from Delhi/New Delhi. Please check the current timings from the authorities

A. JOURNEY BY AIR

First option would be to reach Shimla (Jubberhatti Airport, 2o kms from Shimla) from New Delhi by Air India. Second option would be to reach Chandigarh from New Delhi and travel onwards by Road.

B. JOURNEY BY TRAIN

ROUTE A

  1. 14095 Himalayan Queen from New Delhi at 0545 hours, arriving Kalka at 1110 hrs
  2. 52455 Himalayan Queen from Kalka at 1210 hrs, arriving Shimla at 1720 hrs

Journey by narrow gauge train from Kalka to Shimla takes about 5 hours. A taxi may be taken from Kalka which would take about two and a half hours to reach Shimla.

ROUTE B

  1. 12011 & 12005 Shatabdi Express
Train No. 12011 Train No. 12005
Departure from New Delhi 0740 hours 1715 hours
Arrival at Kalka 1145 hours 2120 hours

The 52455 Himalayan Queen leaving at 1210 hours is also the connecting train for 12011 Shatabdi express which reaches Kalka at 1145 hours. There is no connecting train from Kalka to Shimla at night. The only mode of transport from Kalka to Shimla would be taxi in the night.

C. JOURNEY BY BUS

The journey from Delhi to Shimla is approximately 10 hours by road. Both day and night buses are available from ISBT. The Volvo Buses run by the Himachal Pradesh Transport Corporation are also available from ISBT. Buses are also available upto Chandigarh, from where other connections are easily available to Shimla.