Delhi to Shimla Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
Buses depart from
Bus arrives in
Daily Bus Services
7 hours 38 mins

Delhi to Shimla Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
347 km

Delhi to Shimla Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
HRTC 06:45 23:40 -1 hrs -36 mins VIEW PRICE
City Land Travels 21:00 23:45 9 hrs 45 mins VIEW PRICE
Indo Canadian Tpt. Co 07:00 21:10 -2 hrs -5 mins VIEW PRICE
Indo Express 20:00 22:05 9 hrs 27 mins VIEW PRICE
Fox Travel 22:00 23:00 9 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Delhi to Shimla Bus

Delhi to Shimla bus duration is approximately 9 hours. The time to travel is dependent on India’s traffic, roads and climatic conditions. There are operators running their buses between Delhi to Shimla bringing necessary travel convenience for several people in India. All buses are driven by experienced drivers ensuring safety during journey 

With a Shimla to Delhi bus, you can complete this journey in eight hours. You will have multiple choices for booking a Delhi to Shimla bus ticket. The presence of many operators on this route ensures that Delhi – Shimla buses are available throughout the day. Around ten bus companies offer bus services from Delhi to Shimla. Some popular bus companies that offer Delhi – Shimla buses are Zingbus, HRTC, HPTDC, Laxmi Holidays, IntrCity SmartBus, City Land Travels, and RSRTC. 

You will have a relaxing travel experience during a bus journey from Delhi to Shimla. Every bus from Delhi to Shimla will offer unique amenities to make your journey comfortable. One can check the onboard amenities offered by any Delhi to Shimla bus on redBus before booking online tickets. The price of amenities offered on a Delhi – Shimla bus is usually included in the ticket price. Some common amenities offered by Delhi – Shimla buses are AC, WIFI, video entertainment, bus tracking facility, seat cover, adjustable seat, and charging point.

How to Book a Bus on redBus from Delhi to Shimla?

One can find frequent Delhi to Shimla buses provided by various operators. You will have to use the redBus mobile application or visit the official website to book Delhi to Shimla bus tickets.

The process of booking Delhi to Shimla bus tickets with redBus is as follows:

Step 1: On the homepage, enter Delhi in the ‘From’ and Shimla in the ‘To’ sections. Hit the ‘Search Buses’ button after entering your travel date.

Step 2: All the available Delhi to Shimla buses will be displayed to you. Select a bus and then a seat from the seat layout. Operator filters can also be applied on redBus to view buses from a particular operator.

Step 3: Enter passenger details and hit the ‘Proceed to Pay’ button.

Step 4: Complete the online payment to receive your e-ticket/M-ticket. You can also apply a coupon code (if any) to lower your Delhi to Shimla bus fare.

The redBus interface displays various information about buses/operators like Delhi to Shimla distance by Volvo, amenities offered, etc. redBus customer support executives are available 24x7 to assist people with their bus ticket booking.

Shimla is a prominent hill station in India with tourists visiting from different parts of the world. Some of the popular tourist attractions of Shimla are Jakhoo Hill, Green Valley, Christ Church, Kufri, Himalayan Bird Park, etc.

bus from Delhi to Shimla

Bus From Shimla to Delhi Bus

If this isn’t a one-way journey, you can book your return tickets from Shimla to Delhi with ease. With a plethora of operators servicing this route, choose a bus that best meets your needs and requirements. You can even use the filter option to arrange the bus operators according to your preferred choice such as duration of travel, fare, seats available, etc. So, what are you waiting for? Book your Shimla to Delhi bus tickets with redBus.

Operators Serving on this Route

A number of prominent operators ply buses from Delhi to Shimla ensuring punctuality and safety for its passengers. Major operators offering various kinds of bus services are:

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    Which are the main pickup points amongst private bus operators?

    A: You may also note that there is only a single boarding point for HRTC buses, which is ISBT Kashmiri Gate, while HPTDC buses depart from the pickup point outside Himachal Bhawan. Private operators pick up from multiple boarding points. The main pickup points are Civil Lives, Dhaula Kuan, Mandi House, Majnu ka Tilla, Vidhan Sabha metro station, RK metro station, and Karol Bagh. There are other pick-up points also, which you can check with the private operator with whom you booked the ticket.

    What is the average time taken by buses on the Delhi to Shimla route?

    A: The average time taken to reach Shimla from Delhi is about 10 hours. The road from Delhi to Shimla runs through hilly terrain and buses cannot run fast due to the sharp bends and uphill roads. The early morning buses run a bit faster and take about 9 hours to 9 hours 30 minutes to reach Shimla. The overnight buses take about 8 hours 30 minutes to reach the destination. Private operators like Northern Travels completes the trip in 8.5 hours. Volvo buses take approximately 9 hours to reach Shimla.

    Is there anything to consider while travelling by bus from Delhi to Shimla?

    A: You should consider the fact that Shimla is located at a higher altitude. So, Delhi to Shimla bus ride can be a bit uncomfortable if you have motion sickness. The ride can get bumpy at times. You may want to keep some medicines with you if you have motion sickness. Also, it is better to travel from Delhi to Shimla distance by Volvo and avoid travelling on ordinary buses. Volvo buses are not too fast, and they are normally smooth at bends because of their long body. This will help ease motion sickness.

    Which are the state-operated bus services from Delhi to Shimla?

    A: The best option to travel to Shimla from Delhi is definitely the state-operated bus services. Not only they are frequent, but also comfortable and reasonable. Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses are quite frequent. Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) also operate some services along this route. non-A/C buses, Himmani Deluxe non-A/C buses, Himgaurav A/C, Himsuta A/C Volvo/Scania are some services operating from 06:30 am to midnight with buses departing to Shimla in every hour.

    How to book Delhi to Shimla Volvo buses?

    A: Booking a Volvo from Delhi to Shimla is easy. There are reliable and comfortable services provided by HRTC. These buses depart from Delhi throughout the day from early morning (6.45 am) till late night (11 pm). There are Volvo services that run overnight trips which leave Delhi at 08:30 pm and reach Shimla by next morning at around 05:30 am. There are Volvo services by private operators as well. City Land Travels, Northern Travels, and Zing Bus run Volvo AC semi-sleeper buses. However, all of them run overnight trips, so you won’t have much flexibility regarding the time schedule.

    What is Delhi to Shimla bus fare?

    A: If you are looking for the cheapest option, you may go for a regular non-AC HRTC bus, which would cost you between Rs. 440 and Rs. 640. HSRTC Himsuta AC Volvo/Scania would cost you around Rs. 965. HPTDC’s Volvo AC seater bus would cost you around Rs. 950. If you are putting comfort first, then you should choose the Volvo services. Private Volvo tickets are available at around Rs.750 to Rs. 1,300.

    Delhi to Shimla Bus Ticket Price

    One can check the real-time Delhi to Shimla bus ticket price on redBus for free. Delhi to Shimla bus fare on redBus can change due to several reasons. For example, the fare of a Delhi to Shimla sleeper bus can be more than a bus with only a seating facility. Also, the fare of Delhi – Shimla buses can change for different operators. The fare for Delhi – Shimla buses starts from INR 531 on redBus. The fare of Delhi – Shimla buses on redBus can go up to INR 1924.

    Delhi to Shimla Bus Timing

    Delhi to Shimla bus distance is approximately 355 Km and it takes around 7 to 9 hours to reach. But, Delhi to Shimla bus timing is based on the bus or bus operator you booked. Different bus operators have different numbers of stops including resting halt. You may compare different bus timing and book the most suitable Delhi to Shimla bus ticket on redBus at ease. If you wish to travel by volvo bus you can also check Delhi to Shimla volvo bus timings with redBus.

    Around 30 buses depart every day from Delhi to Shimla. Since there are more buses within a day, you have the flexibility to travel from Delhi to Shimla anytime. One can check Delhi to Shimla bus timetable on redBus for free. The first Delhi – Shimla bus departs at 03:00 AM, and the last bus departs at 11:55 PM.

    The drive will make several stops while covering the Delhi to Shimla bus distance. At a rest stop, one can step out of the bus and have a culinary experience. One can see the rest stops for a Delhi – Shimla bus on redBus before booking bus tickets. There are many eateries along the route from Delhi to Shimla to have a gastronomic experience.

    Cancellation & Rescheduling of Delhi to Shimla Bus Tickets

    Passengers are allowed to cancel their Delhi to Shimla bus tickets on redBus. However, you will have to go through a cancellation charge applied by the respective Delhi – Shimla operator. The cancellation charge can be 10% of the ticket amount or 100%. It depends on the time of cancellation and the booking policy of the respective operator. One can also reschedule their Delhi to Shimla bus tickets via redBus. If your operator allows rescheduling, you can modify your Delhi to Shimla bus booking once. One should refer to the booking policies of Delhi – Shimla operators on redBus for more clarity.

    Delhi to Shimla Bus Types

    Various types of buses serving passengers from Delhi to Shimla ensuring safety and comfort. A few bus services are:

    • HIMGAURAV 2+2 AC
    • Volvo A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo A/C Seater (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater (2+2)
    • A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo I-Shift B11R Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • A/C Seater (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle I-Shift B11R Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Mercedes A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Mercedes Benz A/C Business Class (2+2)
    • Benz Business Class A/C (2+2)
    • Mercedes Benz A/C (2+2)
    • Benz A/C Seater (2+2)
    • Mercedes Benz Multi-Axle (2+2)

    About Delhi

    Delhi is the national capital of India. The city is located at the heart of the country and is very well connected to the other parts of the country. Several people visit Delhi and halt there to start their journey elsewhere. Delhi has an extreme climate, but several people visit Delhi because of its cultural and historical significance. The city is also a corporate hub for India, and you can travel to the city in search of good jobs and better working conditions. Several buses run from Delhi to other parts of the country. Some of the leading bus operators in Delhi are Ashwani Tour and Travels, Sehgal Travels, Jupiter Travels, DS Travels, Orai Tours and Travels, Cablo, Bus Hire India, etc.

    You can book your bus from Delhi to any other city from redBus. Some of the places you can visit from Delhi are Shimla, Manali, Jaipur, Udaipur, Dehradun, Dalhousie, Amritsar, Ludhiana, etc. You can easily take a Delhi to Shimla bus to travel to Shimla from Delhi. Similarly, other buses are available for different destinations. These buses are of different types: AC, non-AC, double-decker, sleeper, etc. You can book tickets for a bus of your own choice. These buses have several amenities like air conditioning, luggage space, water bottles, fans, television, etc.

    Useful Links

    Delhi Bus booking 

    Delhi Travel Guidelines 

    About Shimla

    Shimla is one of the best tourist destinations in India. It is also known as the summer capital of India. The place experiences one of the best snowfall during winter. Located at an altitude of 2,205 metres, you will get some of your most breathtaking views from the city. You can easily book a Delhi to Shimla Volvo bus and experience the city's beauty. You can cover the Delhi to Shimla distance by Volvo in about 7 hours and 30 minutes. Both of these places are 343 kilometres away from each other.

    Several HRTC and HPTDC buses run from Delhi to Shimla daily. You can check out the Delhi to Shimla bus ticket price and book a bus accordingly. Several bus operators manage the buses running from Delhi to Shimla. These popular bus operators are Laxmi Holidays, Zingbus, IntrCity SmartBus, City Land Travels, etc. Several Volvo buses serve the passengers on this route.

    You can check out the Delhi to Shimla Volvo sleeper bus fare before booking a Volvo for Shimla. The Delhi to Shimla bus fare is quite dynamic; therefore, you should monitor the prices. These buses are well-equipped with several amenities like recliner seats, air conditioners, a music system, extra legroom, etc. All kinds of buses like AC seater, AC sleeper, non-AC seater, non-AC sleeper, etc., serve this route.

    Places to visit in Shimla

    Some of the places that you can visit in Shimla are:

    • The Ridge
    • Jakhoo Hill and Temple
    • Mall Road
    • Kalka-Shimla Railway
    • Kufri
    • Christ Church
    • Green Valley
    • Kali Bari Temple
    • Himachal State Museum
    • Tara Devi Temple
    • Mashobra
    • Chadwick Falls
    • Annandale
    • Himalayan Bird Park
    • Gorton Castle
    • Army Heritage Museum
    • Scandal Point

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