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How To Reach Chail

Getting to Chail is convenient, as numerous routes lead to this hill station, whether you choose by air, rail, or road. For those who want to enjoy Himalayan vistas, well-connected highways from cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Shimla are good choices.

With its varied transportation options, reaching Chail is not just a journey but an experience accessible to all travelers. With Indian Holiday, reaching Chail promises an enjoyable and hassle-free experience. You can plan a Chail tour with Indian Holiday and choose your way of traveling there. Let us handle every detail, from start to finish, to give you a remarkable holiday. Here is the complete information about how to get Chail.

Chail by Air

Shimla Airport is the nearest air hub to Chail, located in Jubbarhatti. It is around 60 km away and can be reached in a 2-hour road drive. Flights from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore provide convenient connectivity for air travelers.

Upon reaching there, you can easily access Chail by taking a taxi or bus from the airport and enjoying a scenic drive. You can catch your flight from many popular destinations, including Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, and many more. Here are the details of famous flights and the duration to reach them by air.

Travel by Flight Distance Travel Time Popular Flight Airport

Delhi to Shimla

273 km

1.2 hours

Alliance Air

Indira Gandhi International Airport

Chennai to Shimla

2029 km

9 hours

Multiple Flights

Chennai International Airport

Mumbai to Shimla

1401 km

9.2 hours

Multiple Flight

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

Hyderabad to Shimla

1525 km

14 hours

Multiple Flights

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Jaipur to Shimla

487 km

6 hours

Alliance Air

Jaipur International Airport

Kolkata to Dharamshala

1458 km

16 hours

Air India Express

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport

Chail By Train

Chail does not have its own railway station, and its nearby railway station is Kalka. It is located in Haryana and is around 86 km away from Chail. This railway station offers convenient rail connectivity as several trains operate to Kalka from major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. After reaching the railway station, you can find various transport options to reach Chail. The road journey from the railway station to Chail usually takes 3 hours.

Travel by Train Distance Travel Time Railway Station

Delhi to Kalka

302 km

4 to 5 hours

New Delhi

Kolkata to Kalka

1460 km

30 to 32 hours

Howrah Junction

Amritsar to Kalka

300 km

4 to 5 hours


Chail By Road

This hill station, nestled amidst the Himalayas, offers seamless road access from the cities of Himachal Pradesh and nearby cities by well-conditioned roads. You can reach Chail from Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Dharamshala, Amritsar, and many more destinations.

As you embark on this road trip, be prepared to be spellbound by the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Private buses are readily available, providing flexible travel options for road enthusiasts. If you travel from other major cities, here are key details, including travel time, distance, and recommended routes.

Location Distance Travel Time Road

Delhi to Chail

337 km

7.5 hours


Chandigarh to Chail

107 km

3.2 hours


Amritsar to Chail

330 km

7 hours


Shimla to Chail

55 km

2 hours

NH 5 and Kandaghat-Chail-Kufri Rd

Ambala to Chail

140 km

4 hours


Patiala to Chail


4.5 hours 

Bathinda - Chandigarh Hwy and NH 5

Jaipur to Chail

5710 km

10-11 hours

NH 152D

Dalhousie to Chail

440 km

10 hours


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Q: What are the nearest airports to Chail?

Ans. The closest airports to Chail are Shimla (62 km) and Chandigarh Airport (120 km), offering convenient air travel access. From there, you can easily hire taxis or use public transportation to reach Chail.

Q: Is there a railway station in Chail?

Ans. While Chail does not have its own railway station, the nearby Kalka Railway Station, approximately 86 km away, is easily accessible. You can hire taxis or use buses, reaching there within a reasonable 2 to 3 hours, ensuring your travel plans remain on track.

Q: How do I reach Chail by road from Delhi?

Ans. Chail is well-connected to Delhi by road, with regular bus services and private taxis. Delhi to Chail distance is 337 km, and you can cover it by a road trip within 7.5 hours. This journey offers scenic views of the Himalayan landscapes.

Q: Are there any direct bus services to Chail?

Ans. Direct bus services are from Shimla, Chandigarh, and Delhi to Chail. These buses offer a convenient and affordable mode of transportation, allowing tourists to enjoy the scenic beauty of road journeys while reaching their destination comfortably.