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Delhi Shimla train schedule

Shimla is situated at a height of 2000 meters, a perfect destination for travelers but there is no direct train from Delhi to Shimla. While travelling from Delhi to Shimla through train one has to travel first to Kalka and from there to Shimla. The train from Delhi to Kalka is a broad gauge train but from Kalka to Shimla its narrow gauge and toy trains run over this track. The important stops in between Delhi and Kalka are Sonepat, panipat, Karnal, Ambala, Chandigarh and then Kalka, situated in the basin of shivalik ranges. Depending upon your budget and affordability you can choose ordinary or luxury trains. Do check about the days of service by different trains.

Indian Railway website irctc.com will provide complete information regarding the Delhi Shimla train schedules, timings and fares.

The Shatabadi express is the best from Delhi which leaves at around 7:40 in the morning, reach at Chandigarh at 10:45 and finally the Kalka station at 11:45. This journey will cost around 550 Rs/person. In this express one can have meals, snacks and juices.

Trains schedules from Delhi to Kalka are given below

S No Train Name Number Departure New Delhi Arrival Kalka
1 Himalyan Queen 14095  05:40 AM  11:10 AM
2 Kalka Shtbdi  12011 07:40 AM 11:45 AM
3 Kalka Shtbdi  12005 05:25 PM 09:20 PM
4 Hwh Dli Klk Mail 12311  09:40 PM (Delhi)  04:40 AM
5 PASCHIM EXPRESS 12925 10:03 AM 04:45 PM

The toy train runs very slow but if you have time and want to experience the nature, this would be the best mode of transport to Shimla. This train takes around six hours from Kalka to reach Shimla. The best thing about this train is that having so much nature scenes, reasonable fare and it just stops at heart of city.

These are the trains from Kalka to Shimla according to the categories.

  • Economical class include: – Kalka Shimla rail and Himalayan queen.
  • Deluxe category includes: – The Kalka Shimla Special and The Shivalik Deluxe Express.
  • Premium includes: – The Shivalik Palace Tourist Coach and The Shivalik Queen Tourist Coach.

Note:

  1. The transparent roof Vistadome coach is attached to Kalka Shimla Express train ( 52453/52454)
  2. Kalka Shimla Special is the newest and most expensive train on this Kalka Shimla toy train Route

Kalka to Shimla train timings / timetable

Train Number Name From Departure To Arrival
52455 Himalayan Queen Kalka 12:10 Shimla 17:20
52457 KLK SML Pass Kalka 03:30 Shimla 08:55
52459 KLK SML Special Kalka 05:10 Shimla 09:50
52451 Shivalik Deluxe Kalka 05:45 Shimla 10:35
52453 KLK SML express Kalka 06:20 Shimla 11:35
52459 Him Darshan Express Kalka 07:00 Shimla 12:55

Kalka Shimla holiday special trains run in the peak tourist season only

Train Number Name From Departure To Arrival
02451 Kalka Shimla Special Kalka 07:00 Shimla 12:10
02453 Kalka Holiday Special Kalka 12:45 Shimla 06:10

Shimla to Kalka train timings / timetable

Train Number Name From Departure To Arrival
52456 Himalayan Queen Shimla 10:40 Kalka 16:10
52458 SML KLK Pass Shimla 14:20 Kalka 20:10
52460 SML KLK Special Shimla 17:25 Kalka 22:05
52452 Shivalik Deluxe Shimla 17:50 Kalka 22:45
52454 SML KLK express Shimla 18:30 Kalka 23:30
52460 Him Darshan Express Shimla 03:50 Kalka 09:15

Shimla Kalka Holiday Special trains: these run in the peak tourist season only

Train Number Name From Departure To Arrival
02452 Kalka Shimla Spl Shimla 15:50 Kalka 21:10
02454 Kalka Holiday Spl Shimla 09:25 Kalka 15:20

Unlike other long distance trains, these bookings open one month in advance only. While, in peak tourist season, summer and winter and holidays such as Dussehra and special occasions like Christmas Eve and New Year, large number of tourists are visiting Shimla, so hurry and book at earliest.

Content last updated in December 2019


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