Kalka to Shimla train timings | train types
Economical, deluxe and premium services for travelers on the Kalka-Shimla rail section are made available by the Indian railways. The time table is set as per further train connectivity and general tourist requirements. Special holiday special trains are also run during the holiday season. Visit the Indian railways website for the latest update on timings and services.
Types of Kalka Shimla trains
The Kalka Shimla trains can be divided into three categories economical, deluxe and premium. Economical are the cheapest and premium services are the costliest.
Economical Category toy trains
This is the oldest train service available on this track. This train takes less than six hours to reach either side. There are wooden coaches attached in this train with small windows and also there are plain wooden seats with no cushions. This train stops at Shoghi also.
The Himalayan queen
This is an improved version with new coaches and this is the most popular train today. It has cushioned standard chair car seats with large windows for greater views and good ambiance. It takes a little less time than the mail train.
Deluxe Category toy trains
The deluxe Rail Motor Car
The Deluxe Rail Motor Car is a visual delight as it resembles a bus of the Second World War vintage. Carrying 14 passengers at a time, it reaches its destination in 4.25 hrs. The car is fitted with a transparent fiber-glass roof, for a clear view of the sky. Time-cum-temperature display unit, altimeter and route indication board gives valuable information while traveling.
The Shivalik Deluxe Express
The Shivalik Deluxe Express is a connecting service to Howrah-Kalka Mail for Shimla. It accommodates 120 passengers and reaches its destination in 4.45 hrs.
The coaches are equipped with wall-to-wall carpeting, wide glass windows and reversible cushioned chairs. Improved lighting and a music system creates a pleasant atmosphere. The fare for both Deluxe Rail Motor Car and Shivalik Deluxe Express is the same with a complimentary meal at the picturesque Railway Station of Barog.
The Shivalik Palace Tourist Coach
The Shivalik Palace Tourist Coach provides a luxurious ambience for a dream holiday. It can accommodate a part of six persons and is equipped with folding cushioned bed, refrigerator, on-board-kitchen and dining table with cushioned chairs. The fare includes complimentary accommodation of two luxurious retiring rooms at Shimla for the day and free meals en-route.
The Shivalik Queen Tourist Coach
A comparatively late entrant on the Kalka-Shimla section is the Shivalik Queen, which is a luxury coach. It is divided into two portions consisting of two coupes each. The coach is equipped with ultramodern facilities and fittings like wall-to-wall carpets, altimeter, fancy lights, chrome plated luggage rack. These coaches are attached to other trains as per requirements.
If you have any complaint or suggestion related to Kalka Shimla Railway, please contact:
Director (Tourism & Catering), Railway Board, Rail Bhawan, Raiseena Road, New Delhi – 110001
Ph. No. 011-23384922 | Fax no. 011-23383000 | Email: email@example.com
Kalka to Shimla train timings / timetable
|52457||SML KLK Pass||Kalka||04:00||Shimla||09:20|
|52454||SML KLK express||Kalka||06:00||Shimla||11:05|
Kalka Shimla holiday special trains run in the peak tourist season only
|02451||Kalka Shimla Special||Kalka||07:00||Shimla||12:10|
|02453||Kalka Holiday Special||Kalka||12:45||Shimla||06:10|
Shimla to Kalka train timings / timetable
|52458||SML KLK Pass||Shimla||14:25||Kalka||20:10|
|52454||SML KLK express||Shimla||18:25||Kalka||23:20|
Shimla Kalka Holiday Special trains: these run in the peak tourist season only
|02452||Kalka Shimla Spl||Shimla||15:50||Kalka||21:10|
|02454||Kalka Holiday Spl||Shimla||09:25||Kalka||15:20|
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