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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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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Jatinder Singh

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  • Jatinder Singh
  • Lives in Chandigarh
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  • 3 Reviews
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Jatinder Singh
4.5/7
Posted 3 months ago 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
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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  • Lives in Chandigarh
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Aditya Kataria
7/7
Posted 3 months ago 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:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • 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
  • Lives in Rajpura
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Jatinder Sadana
7/7
Posted 3 months ago 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:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:National Highway 22
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Munish Prashar

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Munish Prashar
7/7
Posted Sep 6, 2015 Sep 6, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Journey to Shimla is very good on curvaceous roads, there are plenty of options for light snacks and good food is available enroute. Must visit place is Giani ka Dhaba at Dharampur, keep in mind on sharp turns if you are driving by own car or Taxi.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 22
Trip Includes:  Wild Flower Hall | Shimla
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Abhay Singh

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  • Lives in Chandigarh
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Abhay Singh
5.5/7
Posted Sep 2, 2015 Sep 2, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
I went through CTU AC bus. Bus was good, it had a midway before Shimla. That was memorable journey. We were 7 friends. We visited many places in Shimla like mall road, advance study, lakkad market, kufri, wagaira.
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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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