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From Delhi to Shimla by train+train joint ticket

Train departures and arrivals in India sometimes may be delayed. Please do not plan connection flights based on this info.

21:30
DLI Delhi
04:40
KLK Kalka Railway Station, Chandigarh
7h 10m
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next departure after 1 hour 5 minutes
05:45
KLK Kalka Railway Station, Chandigarh
10:25
SML Shimla
4h 40m
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Total duration
12h 55m

From Delhi to Shimla by bus

06:45
Delhi
18:15
Shimla
11h 30m
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08:00
Delhi
19:30
Shimla
11h 30m
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09:25
Delhi
20:55
Shimla
11h 30m
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10:32
Delhi
22:02
Shimla
11h 30m
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11:00
Delhi
22:30
Shimla
11h 30m
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11:55
Delhi
23:25
Shimla
11h 30m
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12:30
Delhi
00:00
Shimla
11h 30m
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15:30
Delhi
03:00
Shimla
11h 30m
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16:50
Delhi
04:20
Shimla
11h 30m
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17:59
Delhi
05:14
Shimla
11h 15m
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18:31
Delhi
06:01
Shimla
11h 30m
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19:10
Delhi
06:40
Shimla
11h 30m
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19:24
Delhi
06:54
Shimla
11h 30m
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20:10
Delhi
07:25
Shimla
11h 15m
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20:24
Delhi
07:54
Shimla
11h 30m
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20:30
Delhi
08:00
Shimla
11h 30m
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21:00
Delhi
08:30
Shimla
11h 30m
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21:02
Delhi
08:32
Shimla
11h 30m
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21:25
Delhi
08:55
Shimla
11h 30m
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21:36
Delhi
09:06
Shimla
11h 30m
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21:58
Delhi
09:13
Shimla
11h 15m
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22:00
Delhi
09:30
Shimla
11h 30m
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22:00
Delhi
06:00
Shimla
8h
Instant  Refund 
22:30
Delhi
10:00
Shimla
11h 30m
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22:30
Delhi
07:00
Shimla
8h 30m
Instant  Refund 
23:00
Delhi
10:30
Shimla
11h 30m
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23:40
Delhi
11:10
Shimla
11h 30m
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From Delhi Airport to Himachal Pradesh by taxi

Any
Delhi Airport
Time
Shimla Hotel Transfer, Himachal Pradesh
4h 40m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Delhi Airport
Time
Shimla Hotel Transfer, Himachal Pradesh
4h 40m
Instant 
  vehicle, all incl

From Delhi Hotel Transfer to Himachal Pradesh by taxi

Any
Delhi Hotel Transfer
Time
Shimla Hotel Transfer, Himachal Pradesh
8h
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Delhi Hotel Transfer
Time
Shimla Hotel Transfer, Himachal Pradesh
8h
Instant 
  vehicle, all incl

Delhi to Shimla Schedule

Delhi to Shimla Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Comfort 00:00 – 04:40₹ 14,650
HRTC AC Seater 06:45 – 18:15₹ 1,063
HRTC AC Seater 08:00 – 19:30₹ 1,063
HRTC AC Seater 10:32 – 22:02₹ 1,063
HRTC AC Seater 12:30 – 00:00₹ 1,063
HRTC AC Seater 15:30 – 03:00₹ 1,063
HRTC AC Seater 16:50 – 04:20₹ 1,063
HRTC AC Seater 18:31 – 06:01₹ 1,063
HRTC Non-AC Seater 20:10 – 07:25₹ 484
HRTC AC Seater 22:00 – 09:30₹ 1,063
Swagatam Holidays AC Sleeper 22:00 – 06:00₹ 1,319
City Land Travels AC Seater 22:30 – 07:00₹ 1,088

Popular Routes in India

How to get from Delhi to Shimla

When you want to get from Delhi to Shimla, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about INR 18,445. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as INR 484.

How far is Delhi from Shimla?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Delhi to Shimla. Your trip will be a total of 223 miles (358 km). The flying distance is 173 miles (278 km).

How long does it take to get from Delhi to Shimla?

The travel time from Delhi to Shimla can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 12 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Delhi to Shimla?

The cost of the trip from Delhi to Shimla varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is HRTC: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as INR 484 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as INR 18,445.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Delhi to Shimla:

  • Bus tickets - INR 484 to INR 1,319;
  • train price: INR 1,611 - INR 1,611. From Delhi to Shimla starting from 21:30 Delhi until 21:30 Delhi

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from INR 9,811 to INR 18,445.

How many trips per day are there between Delhi and Shimla?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:40. There are 27 available bus trips every day.
  • 2 by train from Delhi to Shimla starting from 21:30 Delhi until 21:30 Delhi

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Delhi to Shimla any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Delhi to Shimla is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Delhi to Shimla. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as INR 9,811.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

The most popular transport from Delhi to Shimla

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Delhi to Shimla? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 560 chosen train
  • 440 decided to go for a bus.