Chandigarh to Shimla Distance

Chandigarh To Shimla

(Shimla To Chandigarh)

Best way to travel from Chandigarh to Shimla

Total distance 121 km
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Shimla is located at a distance of 128 km from Chandigarh. Popularly known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations', Shimla is well connected to Chandigarh by road and rail. However, the best way to reach Shimla from Chandigarh is by road, which takes around 2 hours 20 minutes. The places covered during the journey from Chandigarh to Shimla are Chandigarh - 12 km -> Panchkula - 14 km -> Kalka - 24 km -> Dharampur - 33 km -> Kandaghat - 32 km -> Shimla. On the way, there are several rest stops, dhabas, and hotels. Various petrol pumps of HP and Indian Oil are also available at regular intervals.

Transport options from Chandigarh to Shimla

Chandigarh to Shimla By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Shimla which takes around 2 hours 20 minutes. Approximate cost of cab per kilometer ranges between INR 8 and 21, depending upon the type of car. Travelling by a cab or car is ideal for families with senior citizens and kids or while in a group.

Chandigarh to Shimla By Bus: There are 2 bus operator(s) providing bus service from Chandigarh to Shimla. The top bus operator(s) for Chandigarh to Shimla route are PUNBUS/ Punjab Roadways, RSRTC - (Rajasthan State Transport). The first bus from Chandigarh departs at 07:14 AM and is operated by PUNBUS Punjab Roadways and the last bus departs at 10:00 AM and is operated by RSRTC.Some of the other famous operators plying on this route are Haryana Roadways.

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Mannu  nichal
  • Mannu nichal
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews
Mannu nichal
5/7
Posted 4 days ago Jul 24, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Travelling to Shimla is always exciting. My family loves moving to the hill station. As we live in Chandigarh so Shimla is the nearest and best vocational place for a small holiday trip and travelling to Shimla by own car is very easy as the roads are very good and when you move along with your family it's one of the safest roads in India.
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • SUV
Trip Includes:  East Bourne Resort
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Sandeep Singh
  • Sandeep Singh
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews
Sandeep Singh
4.5/7
Posted 4 days ago Jul 24, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
Travellers should travel by Indian Railways up to Kalka and then board on a toy train from Kalka to Shimla because it will be a joyful experience. The places to visit are Kufri and the ridge because it offers the best panoramic views of the Himalayas. If you are fortunate then you can see snowfall at Kufri during winters. The food is good. You can also go horse riding at Kufri.
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Train name (Train no): Himalayan Queen (14096)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
Boarding Station: Kalka
 4.50/7
Last Station: Shimla
 5.50/7
Trip Includes:  Apsara Hoel
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Harsh Sapra
  • Harsh Sapra
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 3 Reviews
Harsh Sapra
6/7
Posted 1 week ago Jul 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
It was an awesome destination; I would like to travel every year with my family. Every traveller has to visit each place in Shimla. Travellers should travel by Indian railways upto Kalka and then board on a toy train from Kalka to Shimla because it will be a joyful experience and the tourists can enjoy their trip.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Trip Includes:  Grand Hotel | Ridge
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Akash Gupta
  • Akash Gupta
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 3 Reviews
Akash Gupta
6/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 5, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
My travel experience from Chandigarh to Shimla was nice as I like to travel in my own vehicle and the roads were awesome as there are lots of places between Chandigarh to Shimla which are worth seeing like Kasauli, Solan, Tmber Trail etc and the mountains and the road just take your stress away.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
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  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Trip Includes:  Apple Regency Hotel | Jakhu Temple
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Savi Kaur
  • Savi Kaur
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 1 Review
Savi Kaur
6/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jul 4, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
It was awesome. The highway from Chandigarh to Shimlis is too awesome. I loved driving and we started at about five in the evening and reached by 8. One should go by a car only to jive the real enjoyment. Mcd comes on the way. Kasauli has a tourist support and itís worth seeing.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
Car Type:
  • SUV
Route Taken:Shimla - Nalagarh - Ghanoli Rd
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Chandigarh to Shimla By Car/Taxi (55 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 550
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 660
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 660
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 715
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 715
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