Chandigarh to Shimla Distance

Chandigarh To Shimla

(Shimla To Chandigarh)

Best way to travel from Chandigarh to Shimla

Total distance 120 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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Karan Veer

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Karan Veer
5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jun 29, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
As it was the rainy season, I was in Chandigarh for some work, then I decided to go Shimla which is 120 km approx. Journey of three hours from Chandigarh. I started in morning and it was raining, but the climate was pleasant, as I crossed Parwanoo from where the DEV BHOOMI HIMACHAL begins. Rain stopped, but it was drizzling, and I was enjoying my drive on hilly road, and fog was flowing all the way, it looked liked clouds landed on earth to welcome us, and it was feeling of ROADWAY TO HEAVEN, and the feeling was through out the journey, after Dharmpur, there were monkeys sitting on par-fits on sides of road, it was totally Awesome throughout, an it was unforgettable, and proved the tagline of Himachal which says " UNFORGETTABLE HIMACHAL".
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Route Taken:National Highway 22
Trip Includes:  | Shimla
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Rushabha Shah
5/7
Posted 2 months ago Jun 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We arrived at Chandigarh at 12 pm by flight, then we hired a taxi traveller and started towards Shimla. We reached by 6 pm. The journey was good we never felt sleepy as there was enough to see by the road. Overall, it is the best option to come to Chandigarh and then proceed to Shimla.
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Route Taken:NH22
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Raunak Parekh

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Raunak Parekh
7/7
Posted 2 months ago Jun 6, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
I recently went on Himachal Pradesh tour taking a taxi from Ambala. A station in Haryana as it was nearest destination to Chandigarh from Aurangabad (maharashtra). We booked taxi from Hare rama Hare Krishna travels and to our privilege, the travels gave us a driver named Lovely Singh who belonged from nearby village. He owned his silver Innova himself.

The driver was really very humble and really co-operative. He had a very jolly nature and was fun loving. The journey on the way was really awesome as the roads were good and the view on the way were really scenic and green. Normally in the entire tours, drivers are a big problem. They are arrogant too. However, this driver was different. I had great experience.

In any case, you need further help and wish to have good experience I personally recommend Mr. Lovely Singh.
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Route Taken:National Highway 22
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We went to shimla and stayed at C K international for 3 days. The hotel has very average location away from main Shimla. The hotel is located in a complex above a bus stand! We need to go to hotel office by lift taking all the luggage upstairs. The front office was really good and the hotel...more »
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Rajendra

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Rajendra
5/7
Posted 2 months ago May 26, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Kalka Shimla Highway is very busy road and is single lane-scenic beauty is worth remember. Road is in good condition, it took us about 4 hours to reach the said hotel. There are number of dhabas roadside. Travellars must stop and Harampur Modern Dhaba which provide good food. It is better to travel in taxi instead of own car as there is parking problems in Shimla.
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Route Taken:शालाघट - अर्की - बरोटीवाला मार्ग/శలఘాట్ - అర్కి - బ్రోతివాల రోడ్డు and शिमला - नालागढ़ - घनोली मार्ग
Trip Includes:  Crystal Palace Hotel
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Ashish  Garg

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Ashish Garg
6.5/7
Posted 3 months ago May 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
My family and I enjoyed the scenery during the journey. Best experience I have ever had. I have taken Shimla - Nalagarh - Ghanoli (138 km) route which seems the best to me. We enjoyed very much and the roads are also good. I advice everyone to go there in your own vehicle.
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Route Taken:Shimla - Nalagarh - Ghanoli Rd
Trip Includes:  Rock Haven Hotel
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Chandigarh to Shimla By Car/Taxi (55 Km)

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Tata Indica A/C 10 550
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 660
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 660
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