Transport in Shimla
Buses in Shimla
Services are frequent and buses ply timely. The bus services are available till 9 PM. The bus routes are well distributed so that it covers all those areas of the town very well where vehicles are permissible. The main focus of the bus services is on the Ring Road and its surrounding areas. This service caters to all the interesting tourist places like Lakkar Bazar, the Ridge, The Mall and the Kali Bari. There is a ladies special bus service that started in Shimla in 2009 to provide women of Shimla with better safety and security.
HPRTC (Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation) offers benefits to their customers. The benefits are:
When the group booking is done for 10 passengers or more, customers get 10% discount on the bus fare. Passengers buying two-way bus tickets are also given 10% discount on bus fare.
The average fare for local sightseeing in and around Shimla is from Rs. 250-280.
To book HPTRDC buses or to get more information, tourists can get in touch at:
Phone No.: 0177 280 0073 / 0177 265 2561
Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Airways in Shimla
Shimla airport has regular flights of major airlines running to cities like Kullu, Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu and others. Pre-paid taxi services are there from Shimla Airport to take passengers to the town and other surrounding areas of Shimla. Tuesday and Thursdays, Jagson Airlines has up and down flights from Delhi to Gaggal touching Shimla and Kullu. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Delhi-Shimla flights are run by Archana and KCV Airlines. Fligths from Delhi to Chandigarh can be taken and then from Chandigarh, Shimla can be reached by road through private or public buses or by hiring taxis or car rentals.
Taxis in Shimla
To book taxi/cars of HPTDC, tourists should contact:
HPTDC Transport Division
Phone No.: 0177 283 0712
Hotel Holiday Home
Phone No.: 0177 281 2890
Taxi services for local sightseeing can be booked from the local stands, car/taxi rental offices and also through online sites. Local tours for half or full day are available as per the requirement of the tourists at these private taxi/car rental services.
Gurunanak Holiday Travels
Near Shimla GPO
Phone- 0177 263 3093
Shimal Taxi Cab Service
Near Shimla GPO
Phone No.: 9736 777 181
The fleet of car/taxi has varieties of vehicles and each one of them is sturdy and meant for the rough terrains of Shimla. They are Indigo, Scorpio, Alto, Swift, Innova, Xylo, Travera, Tata Qualis, Tempo Travelers and others.
Taxi Stands in Shimla
- Bus Stand Malgodam
- Near Hotel Cecil on Cart Road
- Revoli Bus Stand near Lakkar Bazaar
- Opposite of the Durga Gas Company Godwon, Sanjauli
- New Shimla
- Engine Ghar, Sanjauli
- Tourist Information Center near Railway Station
- Polic Gumati tutu Chowk
- Opposite of Taj Palace Hotel
Autos in Shimla
Paid Parking Places of M.C Shimla
- High Court Parking Terrace Floor
- Lift Parking Bakery Side
- Jodha Niwas-1st floor
- Jodha Niwas-Ground Floor
- Metropol Parking( 4th , 5th and Terrace Floor)
- Engine Ghar at Sanjauli
- Marina Hotel-KNH Hospital
- Road Side Parking ranging from Mall Raod-U.S Club
- Rehan Basera (4th Floor & Ground Floor)
- Scooter Parking Place near Rivoli