Road Map From Delhi to Chandigarh

Reaching Chandigarh is not at all a problem. It is liked to the majority of the metro cities by rail, road and air. The Delhi Chandigarh route is very convenient. The city of Chandigarh actually stands like a gateway to many of the hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kahmir and the northern part of Punjab. Many tourists pass through the well planned city of Chandigarh on their journey to the places like Shimla, Kasauli, Kulu, Manali, Kangra valley, Dharamsala, Dalhousie, Palampur, Chamba and Khajjiar.

Road Map From Delhi to Chandigarh

Road Map From Delhi to Chandigarh
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Distances from Delhi  ||  Distances from Chandigarh

Travel to Chandigarh from Delhi by Air

Many airlines of the private sector and the Indian Airlines have popular flights which take you from Delhi to Chandigarh. The Delhi-Chandigarh flights are available on all days of the week. With the passage of time new flights are being added in the list increasing heavy air traffic to Chandigarh. The airport of Chandigarh is thronged by innumerable national and international travelers.

Travel to Chandigarh from Delhi by Train

The railway station in Chandigarh is only 7 kilometres away from the heart of the city. This city is well linked with major cities of the country like Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune and so on. The Shatabdi Train which connects Delhi with Chandigarh offers a luxurious ride in air conditioned coaches. The coaches soothe you with light music and pamper you with delicious snacks. The Himalayan Queen is another famous train which departs from the station of Chandigarh. The timings of the trains change frequently. So, you need to update yourself with the latest train timings.

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Trains between Delhi and Chandigarh

Train Name To and From City Arrival (approx.) Departure (approx.)
Shatabdi Morning Delhi 11:05 06:50
Shatabdi Evening Delhi 20:45 18:20
Himalayan Queen Delhi 10:25 17:32

Travel to Chandigarh from Delhi by Road

The city of Chandigarh is connected with almost all big and small towns in the northern part of India by roadways. The city itself has splendid road network. Two national highways- National Highway 21 and National Highway 22 run through the city. A road journey from Delhi to Chandigarh gives breath-taking views on both sides of the vehicle. The drive is pleasant. You can select your road journey to Chandigarh from Delhi by ordinary cars, ordinary taxis, ordinary buses, air conditioned cars, air conditioned taxis, luxury buses or Vovlo buses.

Journey by Air Conditioned Taxi

The journey in an air conditioned Indica car may cost you roughly between 2200 rupees and 2400 rupees. You can hire an air conditioned Tavera for a rate between 2800 rupees and 3000 rupees approximately. It takes between 4 and 5 hours to travel to Chandigarh from Delhi in a car. The advantages of traveling by a car is that you have liberty to set your feasible day, date and time of journey. You may even have short halt at places you want to. If the number of people traveling by the car is more- the journey becomes an economic one.

Journey by Buses

The distance between New Delhi and Chandigarh is 250 kilometres approximately. The travel time in the buses vary between four and half to five hours. Chandigarh is not only the gateway to the hills of the north but also a gateway for both Punjab and Chandigarh. The city is known for its cleanliness and orderliness. The Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is located in the City Center (sector 17).

Ordinary Buses
Four or five ordinary buses are always ready to depart for Chandigarh from Delhi round the clock. Most of these buses belong to the Haryana Roadways, CTU, or Himachal and Punjab Roadways.

Deluxe Buses
The deluxe buses leave for Chandigarh from Delhi once in half an hour. The counter to purchase tickets for traveling by the deluxe buses is separate. The frequency of these buses is less between 12 noon and 5 pm.

Volvo or Air Conditioned Buses
The Delhi to Chandigarh Volvo Buses as well as other air conditioned buses are operated generally by Haryana Roadways, CTU or Himachal and Punjab Roadways.

Bus Type From To Departure Time
Volvo Delhi Chandigarh 07:20 hrs
Volvo Delhi Chandigarh 08:30 hrs
Volvo Delhi Chandigarh 11:00 hrs
Volvo Delhi Chandigarh 13:30 hrs
Volvo Delhi Chandigarh 17:30 hrs
Volvo Delhi Chandigarh 22:30 hrs
Volvo Delhi Chandigarh 01:30 hrs

Lexia (air conditioned) Buses of Punjab Roadways
The air conditioned buses of Lexia are facilitated with flooring of PVC, adjustable luxury seats, mobile charging points, audio system (microphone as well as speaker), TV, DVD, GPRS and carpet on the gangway. The bus crew dons white uniform.

Timings for the Lexia Buses departing from Delhi for Chandigarh

Bus Type From To Departure Time Fare (Rs.)
Lexia Delhi Chandigarh 05:35 hrs 370
Lexia Delhi Chandigarh 07:00 hrs 370
Lexia Delhi Chandigarh 09:45 hrs 370
Lexia Delhi Chandigarh 11:00 hrs 370
Lexia Delhi Chandigarh 14:00 hrs 370
Lexia Delhi Chandigarh 15:40 hrs 370

Himachal Roadways Tata and Volvo Buses
The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) has buses plying from Delhi to Chandigarh. These buses have the latest facilities installed to make the journeys of the passengers comfortable. The time taken to reach Chandigarh from Delhi is five hours.

Haryana Roadways Volvo Buses
The Haryana Roadways have introduced the Saarthi air conditioned Volvo buses once again. There was disruption of the services in the middle. These buses run on the Chandigarh-Delhi-Gurgain route. Daily two buses depart from Delhi to Chandigarh. The passengers are provided free mineral water bottles, magazines, newspapers and juice on the journey.

Timings for the Haryana Roadway Buses from Delhi to Chandigarh

From To Departure Time
Delhi Chandigarh 8.30 hours
Delhi Chandigarh 1.30 hours
Delhi Chandigarh 22.30 hours
These buses pass by the Delhi International Airport

Last Updated on 30 March 2011

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