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Nearest airport to Shimla is at Jubberhatti, 26 km from Shimla. It has connecting flights to Delhi and Kullu. The nearby Chandigarh airport is, however, more handy as it is connected to all the major airports in India. Following is the schedule of flights from and to Shimla:

  Jagsun Airlines
  Flight No.   From   To   Departure   Arrival   Days of Week
  JA221   Delhi   Shimla   8.40 AM   9.40 AM   Tue, Thu, Sat
  JA221   Shimla   Kullu   10.00 AM   10.20 AM   Tue, Thu, Sat
  JA222   Kullu   Shimla   10.50 AM   11.20 AM   Tue, Thu, Sat
  JA222   Shimla   Kullu   11.40 AM   12.40 PM   Tue, Thu, Sat


Shimla is well connected by road with Kalka, Chandigarh, Ambala, Delhi, Dehradun, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Jammu and other towns of Punjab and Haryana. Following are the road distances from Shimla to major cities of India:

  Place   Distance (Km.)
  Kalka   90
  Chandigarh   117
  Delhi   370
  Ludhiana   220
  Dehradun   240
  Kullu   240
  Manali   280
  Kalpa   260
  Narkanda   64
  Mandi   156
  Dharamshala   280
  Nahan   140

Taxi services are available on a seat- basis between Shimla, and Kalka. There is deluxe bus service between Shimla and Delhi. Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation also runs deluxe buses between Shimla and Delhi.


Shimla is connected by a broad gauge line up to Kalka. From Kalka to Shimla, a narrow gauge line covers 96 kilometers, of track. The journey by train, which takes about six hours, crossing 103 tunnels is one of the finest ways of enjoying the scenic beauty. There is another option for a fast train Shiwalik Express or a delightful ride in the Rail Car.

The Rail Car takes about 4 hours. Kalka has direct rail connections with Delhi, Calcutta and Amritsar. For more information on Kalka-Shimla Railway click here

Check out the special section on Kalka-Shimla Railway



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