Shimla to Kalka Trains

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Shimla to Kalka Train Information

Distance
96 kms
Duration
05h 11m
Trains During Day
4
Trains At Night
2

Online Train Ticket Booking from Shimla to Kalka

Looking to book Shimla to Kalka trains? Booking a train ticket from Shimla to Kalka is now easier than ever on redRail. Whether you want to check the timetable for Shimla to Kalka trains or find the train seat availability from Shimla to Kalka, redRail is one-stop for all train enquiries. Shimla to Kalka are two of the popular cities in India, and trains are considered as one of the most efficient and convenient ways to travel between these cities.

To book a train from Shimla to Kalka, all you need to do is to enter your travel details on the top of the page, choose from the list of trains available, check out the desired train seat availability, and proceed to train ticket booking by entering your details and paying the cost. You can then receive the confirmed tickets shortly. The easy-to-understand and adaptable interface, easy railway ticket booking process, and affordable train fare make redRail a great choice for those looking to book a Shimla to Kalka train.

There are 6 trains running from Shimla to Kalka covering an approximate distance of 96 kms. While some trains run on a daily basis, others run weekly. A large number of travelers choose to reach Kalka from Shimla by train. The first train from Shimla to Kalka is HIMALYAN QUEEN (52456), departing at 10:55 from Shimla (SML). SHIVALK DLX EXP (52452) is the fastest among the Shimla to Kalka Trains. It departs from Shimla (SML) at 18:05 and arrives at Kalka (KLK) at 22:40, covering the distance in just 4 hrs 35 mins. The last train from Shimla to Kalka is SML KLK EXP (52454), departing at 18:45 from Shimla (SML). You can get detailed information about Shimla to Kalka train timetable, availability, fare, running status, coach position, and PNR on redRail.

Weekly Trains from Shimla to Kalka

There is no weekly train between Shimla and Kalka.

Daily Trains from Shimla to Kalka

SML KLK EXP (52458) departs daily from Shimla at 14:15 and arrives at Kalka at 20:10, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 55 mins.

SML KLK EXPRESS (52460) departs daily from Shimla at 15:50 and arrives at Kalka at 20:50, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 0 mins.

SML KLK EXP (52454) departs daily from Shimla at 18:45 and arrives at Kalka at 23:45, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 0 mins.

HIMALYAN QUEEN (52456) departs daily from Shimla at 10:55 and arrives at Kalka at 16:35, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 40 mins.

RAIL MOTOR (72452) departs daily from Shimla at 12:00 and arrives at Kalka at 17:00, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 0 mins.

SHIVALK DLX EXP (52452) departs daily from Shimla at 18:05 and arrives at Kalka at 22:40, covering the entire distance in 4 hrs 35 mins.

Shimla to Kalka Train Ticket Price

If you are looking for affordable train tickets to travel from Shimla to Kalka, redRail is the best place to be. You can find numerous train tickets to choose from to suit your budget. The Shimla to Kalka train ticket price varies based on the journey date, the type of coach, and your preference. Passengers can travel from Shimla to Kalka on a desired date at a cost ranging from just ₹65 to ₹630. The Cheapest price for the journey is ₹65.
Here are the cheapest train ticket prices from Shimla to Kalka for all classes:
ClassMinimum Price
FC₹475
EV₹630
CC₹265
2S₹65
VS₹130

Boarding and Deboarding Stations

The boarding stations for all Shimla to Kalka trains are - Shimla (SML)

Deboarding stations at Kalka - Kalka (KLK)

Shimla to Kalka Train Timings

One can find a large number of trains running from Shimla to Kalka. Hence, travelers need not worry about the train seat availability on the Shimla to Kalka route. The total time taken by different trains running from Shimla to Kalka can be different and passengers can choose the train based on their suitability. Boarding a train from Shimla is extremely comfortable with the presence of various stations.

About Kalka

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Kalka is a quaint, beautiful town that attracts many tourists. For those looking for a quick getaway to a peaceful location in the summer, Kalka is well connected to other parts of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Kalka derives its name from Goddess Kali and is well connected to cities like Ambala, Delhi, Ludhiana, and Chandigarh. With lots of interesting tourist locales, the Kalka Shimla narrow-gauge railway highlights the tourist destination. An engineering masterpiece, one can simply hop onto this train and enjoy the famous attractions in this hamlet.

Shimla to Kalka Train Distance

The distance between Kalka and Shimla is 96 kms. A typical Kalka-Shimla train will take around 6 hours on the meter gauge. The Shimla to Kalka train duration is average and depends on the train's route from Shimla to Kalka by rail.There are 3-4 trains that depart from Shimla to Kalka and vice-versa. The Shivalik Express is the luxury deluxe train service that operates on this route with very few halts and a pantry facility. The railcar is another elegant way of traveling in the options of Shimla to Kalka trains today with a glass roof and luxury services. The Shimla to Kalka Toy Train is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking views along this route. You can savor the mesmerizing scenery and soak in the beauty to enjoy the joyous ride. The train from Kalka to Shimla passes through 103 tunnels, and the longest one runs up to 1.2 km.

Trains and Railway stations in the Kalka-Shimla train route

Spanning about 60 miles, the Kalka-Shimla trains offer the most scenic railway journey in India. The route sprawls across some awe-inspiring landscapes running along the narrow gauge with splendid views of rugged terrains, waterfalls, pine forests and hills that will tempt you to sing glories in their beauty.The Kalka to Shimla train lets passengers revel in the mesmerising sights and hamlets across the route. Starting at Kalka at zero metres, the trains move upwards along the narrow track. The train for Shimla from Kalka passes through 18 stations to reach Shimla. Located at an elevation of 2,076 metres, the train passes through steep mountains and caves and travels at slow speed.Taksal, Gumman, Koti, Sonwara, Dharampur, Kumarhatti, Solan, Salogra, Kandaghat, Kanoj, Kathleegat, Shoghi, Summer Hill and Shimla are the stops along the Kalka to Shimla train.Barog is the station that has the longest tunnel, which stretches along 143.61 metres. Bridge No 226 is another architectural marvel along the Kalka to Shimla train route, passing over a deep valley surrounded by steep hills on both sides.There are tea stalls and snack carts available at each station to make the journey more memorable.The Rail Motor Car that looks like a bus with a glass roof is an express service with food along with the price along the Kalka to Shimla train route. It only stops at Barog.The Shivalik Deluxe Express is another super fast train that has food, reversible cushion seats, and soothing music to aid in soaking in the scenic beauty. There are no stops on the way but the journey is a pleasing one with gorgeous sights to behold.The Himalayan Queen has standard car seats with nine halts. You can get off the stations and feast your eyes on the breathtaking views.

FAQs

How many trains run from Shimla to Kalka?
There are 6 trains that run from Shimla to Kalka route. Some trains run on a daily basis. On the other hand, some trains run weekly and can be booked in advance. You can find the list of available trains when you enter the travel date while looking to book a train from Shimla to Kalka.
How can I book a train from Shimla to Kalka?
You can make an online train ticket booking from Shimla to Kalka by entering the travel details like source, destination, and date of travel. From the list of available trains on the mentioned date, you can choose the most suitable one and check the seat availability. After this, you can continue to pay and wait to receive your train booking confirmation.
How many days in advance can I make a railway reservation?
Advance railway reservation generally opens 120 days before the date of journey. This excludes the date of the journey. So, you can start checking the seat availability during the period of 120 days and make a booking in advance.
What is the maximum number of passengers I can reserve the seats for in a single train ticket booking from Shimla to Kalka?
A maximum of 6 seats can be booked in a single train ticket booking. Also, 2 children who are below 5 years of age are allowed with the ticket, but tickets will not be generated for them. Therefore, if you are booking a Tatkal ticket from Shimla to Kalka, you can reserve seats for a maximum of 4 passengers.
Which documents are required for online railway reservation from Shimla to Kalka?
When making a railway ticket booking, you do not require any special travel documents and only need to fill up the details required. However, during the train journey, you will need to carry valid ID proof such as Aadhar, Voter ID, Driving License, Pan Card, Passport etc..
How many railway stations are there in Shimla?
There are 1 stations in Shimla.
How many railway stations are there in Kalka?
There are 1 stations in Kalka.
How to get the cheapest train tickets from Shimla to Kalka?
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