Shimla to Dehradun Distance

Shimla To Dehradun

(Dehradun To Shimla)

Best way to travel from Shimla to Dehradun

Total distance 225 km
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Dehradun is situated at a distance of around 232 km from Shimla. Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand and known as Doon Valley, is well connected to Shimla by road and train. The best way to reach Dehradun from Shimla is by bus, which takes approximately 4 hours. The major places covered on the route are Shimla – 49km -> Solan – 63km -> Panchkula – 11 km -> Chandigarh – 83 km -> Nahan – 90 km -> Dehradun. This route has various multi-cuisine restaurants and dhabas serving Chinese, Indian and Continental food. Options range from Jaina Restaurant, McDonalds, and Pizza Hut to Nirula's. The highway also has numerous petrol pumps of IndianOil and HP.

Transport options from Shimla to Dehradun

Shimla to Dehradun By Bus: Take a direct bus from Shimla to Dehradun, which takes around 4 hours. The Dehradun bus stand is about 5 km from the city centre. Perfect for backpackers, individual travellers and young people.

Shimla to Dehradun By Car: By Cab: Hire a cab to reach Dehradun from Shimla, which takes about 3-4 hours. Cabs cost between INR9 and INR47 per kilometre. Recommended for group travel, travelling with kids and seniors as it is comfortable and saves time.

Shimla to Dehradun By Train: Take a direct toy train from Shimla to Kalka and take an express or superfast train from Kalka to Delhi. From Delhi take Shatabdi Express or a superfast train to Dehradun. The total journey takes about 17-18 hours, which is not recommended as it is time consuming and expensive.

Shimla to Dehradun By Flight: Not recommended as there are no direct flights to Dehradun from Shimla and indirect flights connect to Delhi.

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Ritu Khanna
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  • 3 Reviews
Ritu Khanna
2.5/7
Posted Jun 7, 2014 Jun 7, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
By road it was very tiring; but you can see and enjoy a lot of things around you. The greenery around the place is awesome. You can feel the freshness in your mind and soul. It is a long 7 hour journey, and the road conditions are very good. But do carry food, because there are not much eateries on the way.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Kumarhatti - Sarahan - Nahan Rd
Trip Includes:  Sun Park Inn | Dehradun
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  • 14 votes

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Saksham Agrawal
  • Saksham Agrawal
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 12 Reviews
Saksham Agrawal
7/7
Posted Nov 9, 2014 Nov 9, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We travelled from Dehradun to Shimla by our own car and the route was fully awesome. In the middle we were at a height were we were by passing by clouds. The picture clicked during the journey was just awesome. Please do safe and slow driving, its dangerous.
Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Trip Includes:  | Shimla
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  • 12 votes

Sakshi Kukreja
  • Sakshi Kukreja
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 3 Reviews
Sakshi Kukreja
6/7
Posted Mar 7, 2014 Mar 7, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
It was amazing to travel to Shimla by car from Dehradun. It was around 8hrs drive and was a great experience as the complete journey provided us with the panoramic view of the place. The roads are good but there are few refilling stations. There are few dhabas; one the way was superb where we had kadi chawal (at Nainatikkar) at very reasonable prices. We could actually feel the warmth of fresh air! It was amazing!
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  • Sedan
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  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Trip Includes:  Hotel sidharath | Shimla
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  • 14 votes

Deepak Ramela
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  • 4 Reviews
Deepak Ramela
4.4/7
Posted Aug 19, 2014 Aug 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
People can travel Shimla by bus or car but if you want to have a great experience then it is better to travel by car. Itís a great place to enjoy and have a good time with family or other people; itís a relaxing as well as entertaining place, very delightful scenery and a calm place.
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Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  Chandan Hotel | Shimla | Jakhu Temple
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  • 41 votes

Abhishek   Chandel
  • Abhishek Chandel
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 2 Reviews
Abhishek Chandel
6.5/7
Posted Nov 13, 2014 Nov 13, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
It was an awesome travel. The road was very smooth and I enjoyed a lot in this route. Nice view alongside of the road and I would advice you to go by your car, if you want to enjoy. The petrol pumps, dhaabas are also available. Nice beauty all around.
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  • SUV
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  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH 72 and कुमारहट्टी - सराहन - नाहन मार्ग/కుమర్హట్టి-సరహన్-నహన్ రోడ్డు
Trip Includes:  Blossom Hotel
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  • 13 votes

Shimla to Dehradun By Car/Taxi (121 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 9 1089
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 12 1452
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1452
Ford Ikon A/C 15 1815
Hyundai Accent A/C 15 1815
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  • Bus
    • Total distance:121 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:121 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Trains
    • Total distance:121 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:121 km
    • Nearest Airport:Dehradun
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