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A shuttle service is operated by Archana Airways and Jagson Airlines between Delhi to Kullu (via) Shimla. Shimla Airport is at Jubbarhatti, 23 kms from city and is connected to Chandigarh, Kullu, Delhi. It has daily flights from Delhi and Kullu. On Tuesday and Thursday Jagson Airlines flies Delhi-Shimla-Kullu-Gaggal and return. Archana and KCV fly between Delhi and Shimla on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

The Jubbarhatti airport is 23 kms from Shimla. Major domestic airlines cater their services to Shimla. The flights are mainly form Delhi. Shimla has a narrow gauze railway line on which toy train runs from Kalka to Shimla. The train cruises its way through valleys and beautiful landscapes at a very slow pace making the journey very pleasant. From Kalka one can take trains to other parts of the country. The Toy train from Shimla is of two types. One is the normal multi coach train and the other is the single car train which has a glass roof giving an enthralling experience during the journey. Roads connect this capital city of Himachal with other places in the state as well as other major towns and cities. There is regular bus service from Delhi and Chandigarh. Ordinary, semi deluxe, deluxe and AC coaches are available for Shimla. One can also cross over to Leh and Ladakh via Rohtang pass from here. Local transportation is very good, with taxies and buses available for the nearby places.

Service Provider Flight Availabilty TIme Departure Place Destination Place
Indian Airlines (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 05:30 Pm Delhi (09:00 AM) Shimla (10:00 Am)
Indian Airlines (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 05:30 Pm Delhi (1:15 Pm) Gaggal (2:40pm)
Jagson Airlines (Monday to Saturday) 10:00 Am Delhi (10:00 Am) Kullu (11:20 Am)

By Train:
Shimla is connected by narrow gauge line with Kalka. Kalka is well connected with the rest of india by broad gauge line.Shimla is connected to Kalka (96 kms) on Meter Gauge and it takes around 6 Hrs from KALKA to reach SHIMLA. There are 3-4 trains daily from Kalka to Shimla and vice-versa. Shivalik Express is luxury Deluxe Train on this route with less halts and pantry facility. One can also travel through Rail car (one of its kind mainly running on this route in india only). The overnight Kalka Mail from Delhi reaches Kalka in the early morning and that is the time to catch connecting trains on the splendid narrow-gauge train to Shimla. There are 103 tunnels on the route with longest being 1.2 K.M. long.

Luxury Trains:
Shivalik Deluxe Express :
Journey time of 4:45 hours stopping enroute only at Barog With a seating capacity of 120, this is a connecting service to Howrah-Kalka mail Luxurious comfort of wall to wall carpeting, wider glass windows, reversible cushioned chairs, table for meals and improved toilet facilities Improved lighting and installed music system for comfort and entertainment. Microphones for communicating with guard and alarm bells to communicate with the driver in emergency. Fare includes break-fast in the UP; and dinner in the DOWN direction.

Shivalik Palace (Tourist Coach) : Can accommodate up to six persons. On board catering with exclusive kitchenware refrigerator installed and well equipped kitchen provided in the coach Dinning table with beautiful cushioned chairs. Folding cushioned beds for space and comfort, wall to wall carpeting, music system with electronic voice control, decorative lights and plants and luxurious ultra modern fittings in bathrooms. Fare includes, complementary accommodation at Shimla in two retiring rooms for one day and free meals enroute.

The timings of the trains are as per table below.

Train No. Departure Time (Kalka) Arrival Time (Shimla)
1 KS 04:10 Am 09.:25 Am
251Up 6:20 Am 11:30 Am
255 Up 11:50 Am 05:20 Pm
253 Up 07:30 Am 12:25 Pm
241 Up 05:30 Am 10:15 Am
101 RMC 11:40 Am 03:40 Pm
Train No. Departure Time (Shimla) Arrival Time (Kalka)
2 Ks 02:30 Pm 08:30 Pm
252 Dn 06:00 Pm 11:10 Pm
256 Dn 10:55 Am 04:10 Pm
254 Dn 3:55 Pm 09:10 Pm
242 Dn 05:45 Pm 10:40 Pm
Dn. Pass RC 11:55 Am 04:30 Pm

By Bus:
Shimla is well connected by National Highway No.22.Shimla is approx. 370 Km. from Delhi & 132 Km from Chandigarh. Shimla is connected by road to all the major towns. Buses are frequently available from Chandigarh to Shimla at a gap of  half an hour. Delux Buses and Ordinary Buses are also available from all the places.

Service Name Service Provider TIme Schedule Departure Place Bus Fair
HRTC Volvo Bus HRTC 05:30 Pm Chandigarh Sector-17 Rs.202
HRTC Deluxe Bus HRTC 02:30 Pm Delhi Inter State Bus Stand Rs.202
HRTC Volvo Bus HRTC 05:30 Pm Chandigarh Sector-17 Rs.202
HRTC Volvo Bus HRTC 02:30 Pm Delhi Inter State Bus Stand Rs.202
HRTC Volvo Bus HRTC 05:30 Pm Chandigarh Sector-17 Rs.202
HRTC Volvo Bus HRTC 02:30 Pm Delhi Inter State Bus Stand Rs.320
HRTC Volvo Bus HRTC 02:30 Pm Delhi Inter State Bus Stand Rs.320

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