Kalka to Shimla by bus

Kalka is the last broad gauge station on Delhi Chandigarh Kalka Section. Being the nearest broad gauge rail head for Shimla Kalka serves as an important transit station for tourists heading towards Shimla.  Shimla is 90 kilometres from Kalka railway station.

There are three options to go to Shimla from Kalka station. Narrow Gauge Kalka to Shimla train, buses and by taxis. There is no air connectivity between Kalka and Shimla.

Kalka railway station to Kalka bus stand

The Kalka bus stand is about half a kilometre from the Kalka railway station. Auto Rickshaws are easily available from either side and the travel time is just five minutes.

Kalka Shimla by Bus

Kalka lies on the national highway between Chandigarh and Shimla. All buses that go to Shimla from Kalka come from Chandigarh 30 kilometres before Kalka. Chandigarh bus stand is the major originating / change over bus stand for tourist travelling towards Shimla.  There is 24 hours bus service from Chandigarh to Shimla, but frequency is less in the odd hours. All types of buses including deluxe and Volvo buses are available from Chandigarh

As buses start from Chandigarh most of the seats get filled from Chandigarh itself so there is less chances of getting proper seats in buses from Kalka.

Kalka to Shimla bus fare

The Kalka to Shimla bus fare by ordinary bus is Rs 100 and by deluxe bus it is Rs 200

Kalka to Shimla Distance

The Kalka to Shimla distance by road is ninety kilometres and Kalka Shimla travel time is more than three hours by bus. As the terrain is hilly the travel time is more.

Kalka Shimla travel tip

As all buses come from Chandigarh there are fewer chances to get proper seat from Kalka. It is advised to get down from train at Chandigarh railway station itself and take bus to Shimla from Chandigarh ISBT itself.

The other option is to take taxi from the Kalka Taxi union which is located on the Kalka railway station.

 

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