Shimla to Chandigarh

   Shimla to Chandigarh Road Distance 113 km
   Shimla to Chandigarh Aerial Distance 56 km
  Shimla to Chandigarh Travel Time 3 hours 32 mins

How to reach Chandigarh from Shimla

The Preferred Way of Going from Shimla to Chandigarh

The road distance from Shimla to Chandigarh is about 114 kms. This short distance can be covered in about 3 to 4 hours br bus which is the most preferred way of travelling. 

Knowing The Details

1. Shimla to Chandigarh by Bus
2. Shimla to Chandigarh by Car
3. Popular Routes to Chandigarh
4. Popular Routes from Shimla
5. Places to Visit in Chandigarh
6. Hotels in Chandigarh

1. Shimla to Chandigarh by Bus

The distance between Shimla and Chandigarh via bus is about 114 km. On average, it takes about 3 hours to cover the entire distance. There are a few buses operators that provide for this trip. Since these are popular tourist destinations in the north, tickets sell out quickly. It is recommended to book tickets as soon as possible to secure good seats.

Available Bus Options
1. Operator: HRTC - 101

Pick Up Point and Departure: Shimla ISBT Tutikandi, 06:12 AM
Drop Off Point and Arrival: Chandigarh, 09:13 AM
Duration: 3 hours and 1 minute

Fare: INR 201

2. Bus: Himsuta AC Volvo / Scania (2+2)

Operator: HRTC - 1

Pick Up Point and Departure: Shimla ISBT Tutikandi, 08:30 AM
Drop Off Point and Arrival: Chandigarh, 11:31 AM
Duration: 3 hours and 1 minute

Fare: INR 418

3. Bus: Himsuta AC Volvo / Scania (2+2)

Operator: HRTC - 35

Pick Up Point and Departure: Shimla ISBT Tutikandi, 10:30 PM
Drop Off Point and Arrival: Chandigarh, 01:30 AM

Duration: 3 hours

Fare: INR 418

2. Shimla to Chandigarh by Car

The driving distance between Shimla and Chandigarh is about 114 km. It takes about 3 to 3 and a half hours to reach Chandigarh. The smooth highways and serene view make this a beautiful and enjoyable road trip. The hilly terrain and elevated roads may be a cause for a slight hassle, but the beauty of north India makes up for it entirely. One can take NH 5 to make this journey, as it is the quickest route. There is a fair amount of traffic on the route, but it is relatively faster than the others. There are ample places to stop and eat on the way, as well as places to visit. There are petrol pumps available too.

The Routes That Can Be Taken
Route: Shimla to Shoghi to Waknaghat to Kandaghat to to Solan to Pinjore (via NH 5) to Panchkula to Chandigarh.

Highways used: Solan Pass, NH 5.
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes

Eating Options on the Way
  • Gyani ka Dhaba
  • Premjees
  • Timber Trail
  • Aabshar
  • Ankush Dhaba
  • Sharma Dhaba 24/7
  • Sunny’s
Road Condition
The road is very well maintained. There is a fair amount of traffic on NH 5 that is a daily occurrence; it may slow down the journey. There is a bit of hilly terrain and some elevation on the way from Shimla, but it is nothing too uncomfortable or difficult. Overall, it is a smooth and generally a hassle-free ride.

Popular Routes to Chandigarh

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Delhi to Chandigarh 3 hours 51 mins 245 km
Amritsar to Chandigarh 3 hours 59 mins 229 km
Shimla to Chandigarh 3 hours 32 mins 113 km
Manali to Chandigarh 7 hours 33 mins 309 km
Mumbai to Chandigarh 1 day 1 hour 1,665 km
Jaipur to Chandigarh 7 hours 41 mins 530 km

Popular Routes from Shimla

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Shimla to Manali 6 hours 36 mins 248 km
Shimla to Chandigarh 3 hours 32 mins 113 km
Shimla to Delhi 6 hours 52 mins 343 km
Shimla to Dharamshala 6 hours 29 mins 239 km
Shimla to Jammu 9 hours 11 mins 420 km
Shimla to Leh Ladakh 23 hours 11 mins 1,084 km

Top Hotels In Chandigarh