Have you planned to visit Chandigarh, the most well planned city of India, designed by the French architect Le Corbusier, and wondering how to reach Chandigarh from Delhi? This article is for you. Chandigarh is not only an architecturally designed city of India but also the capital of two India states of Punjab and Haryana. It is an interesting city to visit and see the beauty. Chandigarh serves as a gateway to the beautiful hill stations of Shimla and Manali, but there are many tourist attractions in Chandigarh itself. If you happen to be in Delhi, you must not miss the opportunity to visit this neat and clean city of North India. If you do not know how to reach Chandigarh from Delhi, this article attempts to make it very easy and comfortable by explaining all possible options.
The distance between Delhi and Chandigarh is approximately 240km. The two cities are well connected by air, by trains and road. There are not only direct daily flights between Delhi and Chandigarh, but also direct trains that run daily between these two cities. You can also take the road route to travel by bus or taxi.
How to Reach Chandigarh from Delhi – By Flight
You can reach Chandigarh from Delhi in a mere 50 minutes if you take a flight from Delhi. Chandigarh has its airport, and you can take a flight of Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Kingfisher, etc. to reach Chandigarh in quick time. However, taking a flight can cost you around Rupees 2500.
How to Reach Chandigarh from Delhi – By train
It is the most convenient and comfortable to cover the distance between Chandigarh and Delhi by train. There are scores of trains between these two stations and the fares are also low. You can catch trains for Chandigarh from 5 different stations in Delhi that include Delhi, New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi Cantt, and Rohilla. If you can board the train early in the morning, Unchahar Express is a train that leaves from Delhi station at 04:25 AM and arrives in Chandigarh at 09:25 AM. Himalayan Queen leaves Delhi from Rohilla at 05:25 AM and reaches Chandigarh at 10:25 AM. Kalka Shatabdi is a good train that departs from New Delhi at 7:40 AM and reaches Chandigarh at 11:05 AM. You can also take Paschim Express from New Delhi at 11:05 AM to reach Chandigarh at 03:57 PM. The fares on these trains start from Rupees 96 only.
How to Reach Chandigarh from Delhi – By bus
If you do not want to stick to a timetable and go to Chandigarh from Delhi at any time, it is better to take the bus journey. You can take a bus anytime from the ISBT bus stand in Delhi as there are always 4-5 buses standing to depart when they become full of passengers. Deluxe buses depart from ISBT every half an hour. The fare of these buses is around Rupees 150. You can also take Lexia Volvo air-conditioned buses of Punjab Roadways to reach Chandigarh from Delhi. The fare of these buses is Rupees 370. There are also Sarathi AC Volvo buses of Haryana Roadways that take you from Chandigarh to Delhi. Passengers are given newspaper, magazines, mineral water and juice during the journey on these buses.
How to Reach Chandigarh from Delhi – By taxi
The most comfortable way of travelling between Chandigarh and Delhi is by booking a taxi. These taxis take between 4 and 5 hours to reach Chandigarh and they are available at your doorstep at your chosen time. Indica car is available for Rupees 2500 while you can hire Tavera car for Rupees 3000.