Mumbai to New Delhi - Via Flight
Mumbai and New Delhi are both metropolitan cities, and numerous daily flights connect these two. AirIndia, JetAirways, SpiceJet and other airlines offer direct two-hour flights between Mumbai and New Delhi at affordable prices. Thus, airways end up saving a lot of time for the passengers, and they don’t end up getting so tired to be unable to enjoy the scenic ride for the next part of the journey. Approximate Flight Fares and Duration
Fares for flights on this route start at about INR 2600, but you might also manage to get better prices for these flights if you book your tickets well in advance. The approximate time taken by most trips to reach from Mumbai to New Delhi is around 2 hours and 10 minutes. New Delhi to Shimla - Via Road (Cab/Self Drive)
Roadways are the best option when it comes to travelling from Delhi to Shimla. Additionally, the road trip from Delhi to Shimla is very scenic, with gorgeous mountain ranges on the journey. If you do not want to drive, you always have the option of hiring a chauffeur-driven car to take you to your final destination. Cab Services
Cabs can be quickly booked online through popular websites and apps such as Ola, Savaari, Rajputana Cabs, etc. Travellers can also book local cab operators such as include Himachal Taxi, Himachal Cabs, Jai Mata Tara Friends Taxi, etc. Fares for these cabs are around INR 9-12/kilometre, and you will be able to reach your destination in around 7 hours.
Road Distance between Delhi and Shimla
The total distance between Delhi and Shimla is around 350 kilometres.
Delhi – Sonepat- Panipat- Karnal –Ambala – Zirakpur- Panchkula- Kalka- Parwanoo – Kandagh- Shimla.
This route takes you through the Grand Trunk Road, and you should be able to reach your destination in around 7-8 hours, figuring the time for halts en route.
Overall, the roads from New Delhi to Shimla are well maintained, and travellers don’t face many hassles while driving on this route. With the development of bypasses and flyovers, the road trip has indeed become a breeze. However, after Chandigarh, due to the construction projects en route, there are a few potholes which might trouble the travellers.
Approximate Time Taken
The average time taken by most travellers to complete this journey between New Delhi and Shimla is around seven hours.
The approximate fare for a standard cab on this route is around INR 6900. However, for larger cabs, you might even have to pay around INR 7500-8000.
Eating Options Enroute
The GT Road is a very busy one, because of which there is no shortage of eating outlets along the way. Apart from the conventional fast-food chains such as McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, etc., you will also find numerous local restaurants and eating outlets on the highway. Some of these include:
2. Jhilmil Dhabha
3. Divine Star
New Delhi to Shimla - Via Bus
- Since this road trip would also require you to drive on hilly terrain, refrain from taking this trip in the rainy season.
- Not only do the roads become slippery and risky to ride on, but there are increased chances of landslides as well.
- Vehicles have often been stranded on this route for hours due to unforeseen events.
For a lot of people who do not want to ride in a car to Shimla, buses are the next best option. Multiple regular buses ply from New Delhi to Shimla covering the distance between New Delhi and Shimla in about 10 hours at affordable prices. A bus ride from Delhi to Shimla also gives travellers the opportunity to witness the landscape at leisure, and this is precisely why so many people opt for this option.
Five operators including the HRTC, manage 35 buses on this route, with almost all being night journey buses. Thus, the journey from Delhi to Shimla is an overnight one, and travellers reach their final destination early in the morning.
Boarding Points in New Delhi
1. ISBT Kashmiri Gate
2. R.K Ashram Metro Station
3. Majnu Ka Tila
4. Karnal Bypass
5. RK Aashram
6. Vidhan Sabha Metro station
Dropping Points in Shimla
1. Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
2. Victory Tunnel
3. Bypass crossing
Bus Types Plying from New Delhi to Shimla
There are various kinds of buses that serve passengers on the route from New Delhi to Shimla, and travellers can pick any bus according to their comfort and budget.
These bus services are
1. Himsuta Ac Volvo / Scania 2+2
2. Ordinary Buses
3. Himmani Deluxe 2+2 Non Ac
4. Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semisleeper (2+2)
5. Mercedes Benz A/C Business Class (2+2)
6. Volvo A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
Available Bus Options
New Delhi to Shimla - Via Train
There are no direct trains between New Delhi and Shimla. Thus, for those who want to travel to Shimla from Delhi via a train, they would have to first travel till Kalka, and then board a second train to Shimla. Toy Train
Although option might seem time consuming and exhausting, the Toy Train from Kalka to Shimla holds up as the main attraction on this route. Travellers can opt to take this transport mode as well. Kalka Shimla Railway - UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Kalka–Shimla Railway runs through a total of 103 tunnels while on its journey, and the entire line has 864 bridges in all! It is then no doubt that a trip to Shimla is unfinished unless you experience this journey, which has also been declared a UNESCO world heritage site. However, note that the toy train runs slowly and takes around 5 hours to cover its journey Thus, you should opt for this route only if you have ample time and wish to experience nature closely. New Delhi to Shimla - Via Flight
Airways are a quick and convenient option to reach Shimla from Delhi. This mode of transport is also the fastest because it will take you to your final destination in just 1.5 hours. The only drawback of travelling to Shimla via air is the limited availability of flights for the same. As of now, only one airline, i.e. Air India, offers the services of a direct flight between the two places. Fares for flights on this route start from INR 5,250 or so, but these prices are dependent on numerous other factors also such as season, time of travel, etc. The Preferred Mode of Transportation from the Airport
Shimla Airport is located 22 kilometres away from the central city, and thus the best option would be to hire a taxi to take you to your final destination.