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Train from Chandigarh to Shimla

Shimla is situated at a height of 2000 meters, a perfect destination for travelers but there is no direct train from Chandigarh to Shimla. While travelling from Chandigarh to Shimla through train one has to travel first to Kalka and from there to Shimla. The train from Chandigarh to Kalka is a broad gauge train but from Kalka to Shimla its narrow gauge and toy trains run over this track. 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 will provide complete information regarding the Chandigarh Shimla train schedules, timings and fares.

If you want to come to Kalka from Chandigarh by train there are not much options and there is no connecting train also. Travel by bus or taxi is the best option. There is taxi stand at the Chandigarh railway station itself and one can reach Kalka in less than one hour. Toy trains to Shimla Start from Kalka.
Chandigarh Kalka Distance is 27 kilometers only and travel time is about 30 to 45 minutes.

Kalka Chandigarh train timetable

Train No. Train Name Source Departure Destination Arrival
12006 Kalka shtbdi Kalka 06:15:00 Chandigarh 06:45:00
12012 Kalka shtbdi Kalka 17:45:00 Chandigarh 18:15:00
12312 Kalka Mail Kalka 23:55:00 Chandigarh 00:25:00
14096 Himalayan queen Kalka 16:50:00 Chandigarh 17:20:00
14796 Ekta exp Kalka 16:50:00 Chandigarh 17:20:00
14887 Klk bme express Kalka 21:45:00 Chandigarh 22:15:00
22926 Paschim express Kalka 10:20:00 Chandigarh 11:05:00
54304 Klk dli passenger Kalka 07:15:00 Chandigarh 07:50:00
54532 Ambala Kalka passenger Kalka 13:05:00 Chandigarh 13:35:00

Chandigarh Kalka Train Timetable

Train No. Train Name Source Departure Destination Arrival
12005 Kalka shtbdi Chandigarh 20:45:00 Kalka 21:20:00
12011 Kalka shtbdi Chandigarh 11:13:00 Kalka 11:45:00
12311 Howrah-Delhi-KLK Mail Chandigarh 04:00:00 Kalka 04:40:00
14095 Himalayan queen Chandigarh 10:35:00 Kalka 11:10:00
14795 Ekta exp Chandigarh 10:35:00 Kalka 11:10:00
14888 Barmer klk exp Chandigarh 05:10:00 Kalka 05:50:00
22925 Pashchim exp Chandigarh 15:50:00 Kalka 16:30:00
23008 U a toofan exp Chandigarh 05:10:00 Kalka 05:50:00
54303 Dli klk pass Chandigarh 23:00:00 Kalka 23:40:00
54531 1uk shuttle Chandigarh 19:35:00 Kalka 20:20:00

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

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

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.

FAQ’s Of Shimla

Qus :- How do I book ticket in toy train? In shimla?

Just like any other train booking in India. Visit IRCTC Next Generation eTicketing System.

Qus :- Which is the best toy train from Kalka to Shimla?

Shivalik Express and Rail Motor are the best toy trains from Kalka to Shimla.

Qus :- Is it safe to travel in Toy train from Kalka to Shimla?

Yes it is completely safe to take up this exciting and memorable voyage.

Content last updated in December 2019

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