Delhi to Shimla by road | car | Volvo buses

Delhi to Shimla Distance

Delhi to Shimla distance by road is 360 kilometers and travel time by road is 7 to 10 hours. Delhi Chandigarh Shimla road map in graphical presentation for easy understanding

Delhi Chandigarh road map

Chandigarh Shimla Road map

Delhi to Shimla by Road

While travelling from Delhi to Shimla you will pass through Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra & then Ambala on national highway number 1. From Ambala the highway will branch out. One goes to Amritsar and the other one towards Chandigarh. You need to take the Chandigarh one. After about 45 kms you will reach Panchkula. From Panchkula proceed on to Kalka. The hill terrain of around 90 kms starts from Kalka. Overall Shimla from Delhi is around 360 kms and takes about 7-8 hours by car.

Delhi to Shimla by car

The national highway connection Shimla with Chandigarh is an excellent road including the hill stretch with many food joints along the highway (7 hours from Delhi, 3 hours from Chandigarh). Journey from Chandigarh to Shimla by car is cozy drive as the national highway is well maintained as compared to other hill roads.

The road to Shimla is a foodie’s delight. Don’t miss the food at Giani Ka Dhaba at Dharampur ( 50 Kms from Chandigarh), between Kalka and Shimla. Dharampur along the highway now has nearly 36 well-established dhabas, restaurants and fast food joints.

If you want to go to Kasauli then take a left just after Dharampur. For Chail, go till Kandaghat, and take a right. For Shoghi, go straight till Shoghi. For Shimla, simply keep going.

There is never a boring moment on this road. The eating joints lined up on both sides of the road and the cool breeze from the hills make for a heady combination.

Parking issues in Shimla

Shimla is congested town and one can face parking problem if coming by own vehicle. Main parking places in Shimla are near Lift, N ear. Hotel Holiday Home, Main Bus Stand, Railway Station Godown, High Court Parking. MC Parking largest in Shimla town situated just 100 meters away from lift has capacity for about 400 vehicles at a time.

Delhi Shimla Taxi service

One way pick up and drop taxi services are available between Delhi and Shimla. All kind of vehicles are available all 24 hours a day. Find more details on taxi fare and types of vehicles available at this link: Delhi Shimla taxi service

Delhi to Shimla Bus Services, Volvo, Deluxe and Semi Deluxe

There is 24 hours bus service from Chandigarh (travel time 4 hours) and Delhi ( travel time 9 hours) and buses depart at short intervals of time. Both ordinary and luxury buses are available. Some transport agencies are running deluxe VOLVO coaches also. Check with the concerned authorities for the timings and bookings. Buses are frequently available from Chandigarh to Shimla at a gap of half an hour.

New Delhi to Shimla Volvo buses by HRTC and HPTDC

Himachal Roadways, HRTC and Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation ( HPTDC) is operating VOLVO Air Conditioned Volvo Buses ( 2X2 ) to and from Delhi to Shimla, Manali and Dharamshala. Theses buses are equipped with latest and comfortable facilities to the passengers. These buses reach Chandigarh after fours hours of departing from Shimla and five hours from departing from Delhi.

HRTC Advance reservation counters in Delhi

ISBT Kashmiri Gate

Advance Reservation Counter No. 40 & 8, 1st Floor, ISBT Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi-110 001

Timings 7:00AM to 9:00PM, Telephone Number:  91-11-23868694, 91-11-23863473

HRTC Traffic Manager: 099687-74008

HRTC Counter at Himachal Bhavan

H.R.T.C. Advance Reservation Counter, Himachal Bhawan Camps,  Mandi House, New Delhi, 110001

Timings: 2.00 PM to 8:00 PM, Contact Number:  092124-02085

Online booking of HRTC buses can be done at this link:

Bus time table Delhi Chandigarh and Chandigarh Shimla HRTC bus services

S. No Source Destination Bus type Departure Bus Fare
1 ISBT Delhi Shimla Volvo  / ISU 6:45 AM 799
2 ISBT Delhi Shimla Volvo  / ISU 9:25 AM 799
3 ISBT Delhi Shimla Volvo  / ISU 9:02 PM 799
4 ISBT Delhi Shimla Volvo  / ISU 10:00 PM 799
5 ISBT Delhi Shimla TATA AC 8:24 PM 570
6 ISBT Delhi Shimla TATA AC 7:49 PM 570
7 ISBT Delhi Shimla Deluxe 9:00 PM 380
8 ISBT Delhi Shimla Deluxe 8:05 AM 380

HPTDC  Delhi Shimla Volvo bus timings fare and contact numbers

For information, queries and reservation of HPTDC buses, please contact at following reservation telephone numbers:  Dharamsala: 01892-224212; Manali: 01902-252116 ; New Delhi: 011-23717473, 011-23325320; Shimla: 0177-2800073, 0177-2652561

Online booking of HPTDC ( Himachal Tourism) buses can be done at this link:

S. No Source Destination Bus type Departure Bus Fare
1 Himachal Bhavan Delhi Shimla Volvo 8:30 PM 880

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