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Kalka to Shimla Train Route

The Kalka to Shimla route is a narrow-gauge railway line on the Indian Railways network that connects Shimla. Kalka Shimla Express travels from Kalka to Shimla. There is some station in between Kalka to Shimla that is Taksal, Gumman, Koti, Sonwara, Dharmpur Hmchl, Kumarhatti, Barog, Solan, Salogra, kandaghat, kanoh, Kathlighat, Shoghi, Taradevi, Jutogh, Summerhill, and Shimla. Kalka is the starting station for all train Kalka Shimla. There are 5 trains from Kalka  to Shimla (SML) and 5 trains from Shimla to Kalka (KLK).

Himalayan Queen

Himalayan Queen is a general train that departs Kalka at 12:10 pm and is scheduled to reach Shimla at 17:20 pm Train number is 52455. This train has many stops in between stations that are Dharmpur Hmchl, Kumarhatti, Barog, Solan, kandaghat, Taradevi, Jutogh, Summerhill, and Shimla. Departure time from Shimla at 10:40 am and is scheduled to reach Kalka 16:10 pm train Number is 52456.

KLK SML Passenger

KLK SML Passenger (52457) departs from Kalka Railway Stationat 03:30 am and reaches Shimla at 08:55 Total stations that train Kalka Shimla Passenger passes are 18 that are Kalka, Taksal, Gumman, Koti, Sonwara, Dharmpur Hmchl, Kumarhatti, Barog, Solan, Salogra, Kandaghat, Kanoh, Kathleeghat, Shoghi, Taradevi, Jutogh, Summer Hill, Shimla. Kalka is the station from were Train Kalka Shimla Passenger starts. Departure time from Shimla at 14:20 pm and is scheduled to reach Kalka 20:10 pm train Number is 52458.

SML KLK Special

SML KLK Special is a general train that departs Kalka at 05:10 am and is scheduled to reach Shimla at 09:50 am Train number is 52459. This train has only 2 stoppages (Kalka and Shimla). Departure time from Shimla at 17:25 pm and is scheduled to reach Kalka 22:05 pm train Number is 52460.

Shivalik Deluxe

The best train to travel by this route is the Shivalik Deluxe Express, which starts in the early morning at 5.30 am from Kalka and is scheduled to reach Shimla at 10:35 am Train number is 52451.It stopped at barog where food packets were loaded to the train. Departure time from Shimla at 17:50 pm and is scheduled to reach Kalka 22:45 pm train Number is 52452.

Shimla Kalka express

Shimla Kalka express is a general train that departs Kalka at 06:20 am and is scheduled to reach Shimla at 11:35 am Train number is 52453. This train has many stops in between stations that are Dharmpur Hmchl, Kumarhatti, Barog, Solan, kandaghat, Taradevi, Jutogh, Summerhill, and Shimla. Departure time from Shimla at 18:30 pm and is scheduled to reach Kalka 23:30 pm train Number is 52454.

 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

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

Please not that the Kalka Shimla toy train bookings open only one month in advance (except ShivalikDeluxe train, it will open three months before from travel date), not like other trains which open two months in advance.

FAQ

Qus:- On the trip up to Shimla is there a preferred side to sit for best views?

Any side is perfectly all right as whole of the route is so much beautiful.

Qus:- Can’t we board kalka shimla toy train from solan?

You can board the train from any stop but on some stations the stopover time is very less. So make sure you are there on time and are able to board quickly.

Qus:- What time does the toy train to Kalka close down?

The last Toy Train to Kalka arrives at Kalka at 4 in the evening.

Content last updated in December 2019


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