Shimla Railway Station

Hill queen, Shimla has endless locations for visitors. This is the tourist heaven. The snow peaks, deep valleys, continuous rivers, numerous temples, waterfalls and serpentine roads depict the panoramic view of the nature. Railway station of Shimla is just a 15 minutes’ walk from the heart of city. Shimla is well connected to narrow guage to kalka, which is linked to all metros and big cities of India Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai and Amritsar to name a few by broad gauge rail links. Kalka to Shimla is 96 km distance and takes about 6 hrs. The journey is traveled by a toy train, and the experience of mini train is unmatched while the views in between are calming and spectacular. If you plan for Shimla trip then by Toy is the best way to visit in Shimla.

There are three railway stations in Shimla namely Shimla Main Station (SML), Summer Hills (SHZ) and Jutogh.

Facilities at Shimla Railway Station

For passengers there are so many facilities at Shimla railway station which include a retiring hall, a ticket counter, a reservation center, taxi stand, bus stand, market, foot-over bridge and ATM and inquiry booth. Shimla Railway station Pin Code is 171004

Retiring Rooms at Shimla Railway Station

All the major stations en-route Kalka Shimla toy train have accommodation facility for tourists, popularly known as Retiring Rooms & dormitories which can be booked on ‘first come first serve basis’ on payment of applicable charges. Only those holding a valid ticket for and inward/outward journey are eligible to apply for the use of the Retiring Rooms and Dormitory Beds. The booking can be directly done with the respective Station Masters.

Retiring rooms at Shimla: Double bed 8 and other category 2

Shimla Toy Train Booking

Please not that the Kalka Shimla toy train bookings open only one month in advance (except Shivalik Deluxe train, it will open three months before from travel date), not like other trains which open two months in advance. Bookings have to be done in advance especially in summer and winter, as large numbers of tourists are pouring during Dussehra holidays, Christmas Eve and New Year. Toy train advance bookings can be done online through a number of websites. Tickets can also be booked from affiliate websites of IRCTC or directly at Shimla Railway Station.
Shimla Railway Station phone / contact / inquiry No. : 0177-2652915


  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 toy train Route

Distance from Shimla Railway station to nearby places

Shimla Railway Station to Mall Road

Mall Road is one of the best tourist destinations of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. It gives you attractive views of mountains and deep valleys. Mall Road is a place where you can take a walk along the road, enjoying the natural beauty and enjoying various cuisines. Horse ride, photographer and small seller are one of the main attractions of Mall Road. From Shimla Railway station to Mall road distance is 2.5 km.

Shimla Railway Station to Kufri

Kufri is the hottest spot to be during winters, because everyone lands up here to ski and throw snowballs at each other. Situated at distance of 16 km from Shimla Railway Station, it attracts bands of ski enthusiasts from all over the country drift from the snowy fields of Kufri.

Shimla Railway Station to Narkanda

Narkanda is a very beautiful destination of Himachal Pradesh, it has dense pine forests. Hatu peak, 8 km from Narkanda, provides a striking panorama of the plains below. Narkanda offers spectacular views of snow ranges. Situated at distance of 66 km from Shimla Railway Station.

Shimla Railway Station to Naldehra

Naldehra is a famous picnic spot and one can have leisure pine lined forest walks and horse rides. Its beauty has attracted the film industry and this place has featured in many Hindi movies. Situated at distance of 24 km from Shimla Railway Station.

The following are some of the Shimla hotels near railway station. 

Hotel Baljees Regency

Hotel Baljees Regency in Shimla offers the one thing you want the most – Comfort. It all starts with the dedicated staff: attentive baggage handlers, helpful doormen, courteous housekeepers and servers, all ready to fulfill your every need, 24 hours a day. This hotel is nearby Shimla Railway station.

Oberoi Cecil

Oberoi Cecil is a five star century old hotel, situated just above the NH 22, Northern railway station and near to town’s main street Mall road. The hotel is brilliantly constructed with wooden work and fabulous décor with 75 rooms. This hotel is nearby Shimla Railway station.

Loveena Palace hotel

Loveena Palace is situated near Railway station Shimla. The hotel has been restored as a heritage hotel. Rooms are classified as deluxe, double and queen suite double with tariff ranging from ` 2000-3500.

Shimla British Resort Shimla

British Resort is just 10 minutes walk away from the railway station. Being near to railway station the famous Mall Road of Shimla, visitors can easily reach the main market of shimla. Earlier it was the residence of a British Architect.

Content last updated in December 2019

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