Shimla to Jammu

   Shimla to Jammu Road Distance 420 km
   Shimla to Jammu Aerial Distance 283 km
  Shimla to Jammu Travel Time 9 hours 11 mins

How to reach Jammu from Shimla

The total distance between Shimla and Jammu is around 413 kms and there are several ways to traverse this distance. Although there is an airport in Jammu, there is not any in Shimla. The next option is train but again, Shimla doesn’t have a proper railway station so you will have to take an interconnecting bus to either Chandigarh or Pathankot to take a train to Jammu. However, that will consume a lot of time. The best option is to take a direct bus from Shimla to Jammu, that will not only save time but will also be a lot cheaper. Alternatively, you can also take a private taxi or drive down on your own. Have a look at the details given below.

Knowing The Details

1. Shimla to Jammu in Bus
2. Shimla to Jammu in Bus and Train
3. Shimla to Jammu in Car
4. Popular Routes to Jammu
5. Popular Routes from Shimla
6. Places to Visit in Jammu
7. Hotels in Jammu

1. Shimla to Jammu in Bus

Shimla Bus Stand
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The easiest way to travel from Shimla to Jammu is in a bus. The total journey can be comfortably undertaken in one direct ride that takes around 12 to 13 hours. There is only one bus that commutes between the two places. The ticket prices vary depending on the schedule and the kind of seat that you choose.
Bus Name: Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) - 271
Departure Station: Govt Bus Stand
Arrival Station: Jammu
Frequency of Buses: All Days
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 661
Approx. Time Taken: 12 hours and 50 minutes

2. Shimla to Jammu in Bus and Train

Shimla Bus Stand
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There is no direct train available from Shimla to Jammu since there is no railway station in Shimla. To travel in a train, you will first have to take a bus to Jalandhar, which is the nearest railway station. Again, there is only one bus that runs between Shimla and Jalandhar. The distance of 217 kms can be covered in around 7 to 8 hours.
Bus Name: Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) - 142
Departure Station: Govt Bus Stand
Arrival Station: Jalandhar
Frequency of Buses: All Days
Starting Ticket Fares: INR 373
Approx. Time Taken: 7 hours and 20 minutes
Jalandhar City Junction
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Once you deboard at Jalandhar, then you can take a train to Jammu from here. There are a total of 6 trains that run on the route on a regular basis. The distance can be covered in around 6 to 8 hours. Have a look at the details.
Train 1: Adi Jat Exp
Boarding Station: Jalandhar City
Deboarding Station: Jammu Tawi
Frequency of Train: All Days
Approx. Ticket Fares: INR 170
Approximate Train Duration: 6 hours 40 minutes
Train 2: JU Jat Exp
Boarding Station: Jalandhar City
Deboarding Station: Jammu Tawi
Frequency of Train: All Days
Approx. Ticket Fares: INR 200
Approximate Train Duration: 6 hours 55 minutes
Train 3: Durg Jat Jat Exp
Boarding Station: Jalandhar City
Deboarding Station: Jammu Tawi
Frequency of Train: Thu Only
Approx. Ticket Fares: INR 200
Approximate Train Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Train 4: Tata Jat Exp
Boarding Station: Jalandhar City
Deboarding Station: Jammu Tawi
Frequency of Train: All Days
Approx. Ticket Fares: INR 200
Approximate Train Duration: 7 hours 35 minutes
Train 5: Janmabhoomi Exp
Boarding Station: Jalandhar City
Deboarding Station: Jammu Tawi
Frequency of Train: Mon Only
Approx. Ticket Fares: INR 165
Approximate Train Duration: 3 hours 50 minutes
Train 6: Adi SVDK Exp
Boarding Station: Jalandhar City
Deboarding Station: Jammu Tawi
Frequency of Train: Mon Only
Approx. Ticket Fares: INR 200
Approximate Train Duration: 7 hours 05 minutes

3. Shimla to Jammu in Car

Shimla Road
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The next best option to travel from Shimla to Jammu is in a car or a private taxi. So you can either drive down on your own or hire a cab. The beautiful scenarios on the way and the sweeping panoramic vistas is totally going to make the ride worthwhile. The total distance can be covered in around 4 to 5 hours and the approximate cab fares range between INR 3500 to INR 5000.

Popular Routes to Jammu

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Delhi to Jammu 8 hours 57 mins 587 km
Amritsar to Jammu 3 hours 33 mins 212 km
Chandigarh to Jammu 5 hours 56 mins 342 km
Katra to Jammu 58 mins 46.2 km
Srinagar to Jammu 6 hours 48 mins 292 km
Manali to Jammu 9 hours 56 mins 416 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 Jammu