Transportation in India
India has an extensive range of airports and its domestic air routes make even the farthest flung corners of the country accessible to the visitor. The modern transportation covers from a very cost-efficient urban bus services and an intercity bus and coach system that links the entire country and provides even the most advanced countries with a genuine definition of efficiency and convenience.
And flying also is the most convenient mode of transportation for most visitors traveling to Shimla. Most of the destinations in the Country can be reached with. All domestic routes for destinations such as Shimla ,Chandigarh are serviced from the concourses Delhi new aviation hub, Indira Gandhi domestic Airport.
Most visitors arrive through Indira Gandhi International Airport which is serving as the international travel hub of India connecting by daily flights to Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia aboard the world's major airlines. For info please visit
International flights information - http://www.newdelhiairport.in/ or call +91-11 25602999 ( International Flights )
General information coming to Shimla
Linked by air to Delhi, Chandigarh, Kangra and Kullu. The airport at Jubbarhati is 23 km from Shimla. For info contact
It is linked by a narrow gauge line to Kalka which is connected to Delhi, Calcutta and Amritsar by broad gauge. Kalka-Shimla in 96 km and 6 hours by train but only 4 hours by a quaint rail car.
Shimla is well connected by road to most towns within the state and to all major towns in Punjab and Haryana. It is linked by bus and coach to Delhi and Chandigarh as well. Delhi is 370 km away, Chandigarh 117 km, Kalka 90 km and Ambala 166 km. Within the state, Narakanda is 64 km away, Mandi 156 km, Kullu 240 km, Manali 280 km and Dharmashala 280 km.
HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corporation) has Volvo coaches to all major towns in the area besides Chandigarh and Delhi.