Chandigarh to Shimla Distance

Chandigarh To Shimla

(Shimla To Chandigarh)

Best way to travel from Chandigarh to Shimla

Total distance 118 km
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 By Bus: The Chandigarh to Shimla distance is about 128 km. Shimla is well connected by road and rail. By bus, in around 3 hours, one can reach Shimla from Chandigarh. The top bus operators for the Chandigarh to Shimla route are the PUNBUS/ Punjab Roadways and RSRTC. You can easily travel to Shimla from Chandigarh, as the Chandigarh to Shimla bus tickets are available at affordable prices.

 By Train: There is no direct Chandigarh to Shimla train. The nearest station is Kalki and this place connects to almost all major cities of the country. From the Kalki station to reach Shimla, one must take the toy train that lets one enjoy the scenic beauty. Otherwise private cabs and cars can be arranged to reach Shimla from Kalki.

 By Flight: There are no direct Chandigarh to Shimla flights. The Jubbarhatti airport is situated 22 km away from Shimla. The place is well connected to various cities by air. Flights are available from Chandigarh to the Jubbarhatti airport. From there taxis, cars and buses are available to reach Shimla. The distance from Chandigarh to Shimla is easily travelled on road.

 By Cab/Car: Wondering how to reach Shimla from Chandigarh easily? One of the best ways to reach Shimla from Chandigarh is by hiring a taxi or renting a car. The time taken to reach from Chandigarh to Shimla by road will be approximately 2 hours 20 minutes. This is the ideal way of travelling while going with family or friends as it lets us enjoy the beauty of the nature. Chandigarh to Shimla by car is an exhilarating experience.

 Shimla - The Grand Hill Station

 Things to Do

The city has grand old buildings, as well as wonderfully charming iron lamp posts. Even today Shimla enjoys the status of being the summer capital of the country. For sightseeing in Shimla, this is one of the best places to escape to during the summer time. Shimla is a colonial time city that has several beautiful heritage buildings and religious places as well. The Mall, Temples, Viceregal Lodge, Chadwick Falls, Himachal State Museum Jakhoo Hill, Annandale, Glen, Summer Hill, Sanjauli, Prospect Hill, Daranghati Sanctuary are some of the must visit places when in Shimla. Other than sightseeing, several adventure activities like trekking, skiing, golfing and fishing also takes place here.

 Accommodation

 Shimla is one of the major tourist destinations of the state, and due to this, there are several hotels in Shimla. There are many Government Guest Houses as well. Various homestays and affordable hotels are easily available here.


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Ratnakant .
4.5/7
Posted Jan 4, 2016 Jan 4, 2016
Mode of Transport:Flight
Very Good. Reached on time. Aircraft was clean. Check-in was smooth. Flight status was intimated on mobile through sms. I have got very good fare as I have booked almost 1 month early. They have not provided any inflight free food. So I have to purchase the same.
Airline name: IndiGo Airlines
Boarding airport:Mumbai
Rating:
5/7
Last airport:Chandigarh
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6/7
Trip Includes:  Crystal Palace Hotel | Shimla
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Akansha Agarwal

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Akansha Agarwal
5/7
Posted Dec 17, 2015 Dec 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
It was an fantastic ride to the Shimla. As the rounded and up down roads and the bus driver was amazing. It takes us pretty fast and makes us reach on time. The bus condition and timings is very good that make the our journey very comfortable. The bus takes few hours for drive to shimla and makes our journey very comfortable. The bus also stops at some destinations for refreshment and makes us feel better.
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Bus operator: HRTC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
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  • Comfortable seats
  • GPS Tracking
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Jatinder Singh

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Jatinder Singh
4.5/7
Posted Nov 5, 2015 Nov 5, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Shimla from Chandigarh which is about 120 km is no doubt pleasant it hardly takes 3:30 hours. But when it comes to traffic on hilly roads of Shimla you have to wait about 90 minutes on an average to travel the 25-30km stretch.

2 major problems of shimla
1. Water scarcity
2. Parking problem
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:National Highway 22
Trip Includes:  | Shimla
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Aditya Kataria

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Aditya Kataria
7/7
Posted Nov 2, 2015 Nov 2, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Journey began from Chandigarh. The road from Panchkula is hassle free. Well maintained roads.Then first toll starts at Himalayan expressway. This expressway is better than many expressways on plains. The view is terrific. Just before Kasauli visiting "Giani da dhaba" is a must. Right from the end of expressway to the start of Shimla roads are very well maintained. All types of cars can move without any problems. But make sure your car has enough power to climb on sloppy roads.
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Car Type:
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  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Ambla-Shimla-Kaurik Rd/National Highway 22
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The very look of front view is modern and appealing. The front desk is magnificent, and the staff compliments it. The lobby and lift gives a glimpse of luxury that will be followed in rooms. Rooms are terrific. There isn't a single item that has flaws. Rooms are so nice and luxurious that you...more »
Trip Includes:  | Shimla
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Jatinder Sadana

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Jatinder Sadana
7/7
Posted Nov 2, 2015 Nov 2, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Best time to travel is morning time, when you enjoy a nature beauty more. Travel by own car if you really wanna enjoy beauty of nature in hills and have time then recommend to travel by Toy Train which takes 5-8 hrs from Kalka to Shimla. Advice to book in advance which go through several tunnels around 100 tunnels short and small.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
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Route Taken:National Highway 22
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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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