Delhi to Shimla

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Hi!

I am getting down @ Delhi Ariport by 9.25Am by next month, From Delhi i need to go to Shimla. A/C busses will available in the morning by 11.00am? If so can some one help me about how to take the bus from delhi?

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You can either get buses from Himachal Bhavan or Janpath or alternatively get to ISBT Kashmere gate and hop on to the first one you see.

Only state buses run from the Bhawan and Janpath while ISBT will also have multiple private operators.
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From airport go to Kashmere gate ISBT for buses to Shimla. The AC Volvo buses run by Himachal tourism start early morning or late evening. There could be AC buses run by Delhi & Chandigarh transport at other times.
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how much time it will take for me to reach Himachal Bhavan, Janpath or ISBT Kashmere gate from Delhi Airport? what will be the charges for the busses and should i need to book the bus ticket in advance? Because i will be coming with my wife.
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atleast 1 hour for Himacha Bhawan and 1.30 Hrs for Kashmere gate. The volvo is in the region of INR 600 or so last i checked...
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Thanks for your quick response puchoo. Since this is my first visit to Delhi. I have lots of questions.

From Delhi Airport, i can take a taxi/bus to Kashmiri gate? if so, what will be the rate ? and if it starts from 11.15 from kashmiri gate to shimla, what time it will reach shimla?
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yes , you can take a taxi from the pre-paid booth there. Im not sure on the amount since i have not done it ever but maybe around 400 or so.

if you leave at 11:15 then you would be hitting Shimla around 9 PM or so. Takes approx 10 hrs.
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At the airport go to the pre-paid taxi counter run by Delhi police and buy a coupon for your Airport-Kashmere gate taxi ride.
The bus ride from Delhi to Shimla would be about 10 hours.
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Thanks ji!

There is no need of advance booking for the bus to Shimla by Delhi & Chandigarh transport?
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you can do it for the state run buses but not too sure of the private operators plus i have never done it..think another member may be able to help you out better...
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Since we are talking about Delhi to Shimla, does anyone know how long does it take to travel in car (hired Innova actually) ?

Also, I read somewhere that out of state taxis are not allowed on Shimla local sightseeing circuit. Is that true ? Any insight would be much appreciated.
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driving to Shmla in a car can be done in about 8 hours very easily including a stop or two. I normally manage in about 6 hours or so (but dont tend to stop anywhere).

On out of station taxis not being allowed..i have not heard anything like that.
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Hey Krishnan

The bus run by HRTC leaves at 6:30 am and 9:25 am!

Afterwards, its at 9 and 10 pm. You wouldnt be able to reach ISBT in time in the morning.

Please check this link for more details. You can book tickets online with a credit card.

http://himachal.gov.in/hrtc/acdetail.htm

HPTDC also runs buses for shimla but its only at half eight in the evening.

http://hptdc.nic.in/trans.htm

My suggestion is, Spend some time in delhi and then take a bus to shimla in the evening. Usually, Tourists go to places like India Gate and Connaught Place and all in delhi, But I'd recommend going to Dilli Haat, Old Fort or Humayun's Tomb, Not exquisite and usual but you shall like these places. You can hire a cab from Airport for the entire day and do sight seeing and have them drop you to ISBT in the evening. The buses for shimla leave from Counter no. 8 or 9 at ISBT. Reach an hour before time to keep some buffer for the unforeseen mess at ISBT.

Now, If you dont want to wait till the evening, You can take a train to Kalka from New Delhi Rlwy Stn.

http://www.indianrail.gov.in/inet_srcdest_names.html

Paschim Express leaves at 11:15 am and you shall be able to reach the station as it would not take more than 45 minutes to the station from Airport. But if your flight is delayed well then.... I dont know if you'd want to take that chance.

Kalka to Simla is about 100 kms and should not take more than 3 hrs by Cab. However, You can go by the toy train as well and its so much fun!

http://hpshimla.nic.in/sml_access.htm

Hope the info is useful for you. Have a good journey!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by puchoo View Post driving to Shmla in a car can be done in about 8 hours very easily including a stop or two. I normally manage in about 6 hours or so (but dont tend to stop anywhere).

On out of station taxis not being allowed..i have not heard anything like that.
Thanks puchoo.
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sure, anytime! Let us know if u need any other info.

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