Chandigarh to Dharamsala

Dharamsala is situated in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the famous and most visited places in Himachal Pradesh. It has a magnificent view of snow clad mountains, deodar and pine trees and for the lustrous tea gardens. The main attractions in Dharamsala are the Dal Lake, Tibetan monastery and the wildlife sanctuary, Pong Lake Sanctuary and a zoo.

Distance from Chandigarh to Dharamsala

The distance from Chandigarh to Dharamsala is about 273 km which can be easily covered by road, rail or by air. The best route will be by road, which is covered in 5 hours 30 minutes. There are many hotels, rest rooms and fuel stations on the way.

Chandigarh to Dharamsala by bus

There are Volvo buses that run from Chandigarh to Dharamsala, which takes 5 hours and 30 minutes to reach Dharamsala. There are ordinary and deluxe / Volvo bus services available from Chandigarh bus stand. They are run by HRTC and private bus operators. The timings of these buses are between 11 p.m and 11.45 p.m.

HRTC Delhi / Chandigarh to Dharamsala buses

All buses from Delhi to Dharamsala have stoppage at Chandigarh bus stand. Delhi to Chandigarh travel time is 5 hours. You can plan your travel accordingly.

S. No Bus type From To Departure Fare
1 Volvo / Isuzu Delhi Dharamsala 8:06 PM 1037
2 Tata AC Delhi Dharamsala 8:16 PM 772
3 Deluxe Delhi Dharamsala 9:22 PM 644
4 Semi Deluxe Delhi Dharamsala 6:50 PM 482
5 Ordinary Delhi Dharamsala 6:30 AM 445
6 Ordinary Delhi Dharamsala 5:31 PM 474
7 Ordinary Delhi Dharamsala 7:15 PM 462
8 Ordinary Delhi Dharamsala 7:40 PM 462

HRTC Contact numbers at Delhi and Chandigarh

H.R.T.C. Advance Reservation Counter, ISBT Sector 43, Chandigarh.

Telephone number:  91-172-2668943

H.R.T.C., Advance Reservation Counter No. 40 & 8, 1st Floor, ISBT Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi-110 001

(7:00AM to 9:00PM), Telephone number: 91-11-23868694, 91-11-23863473

Traffic Manager: 099687-74008

H.R.T.C. Advance Reservation Counter, Himachal Bhawan Camps, Mandi House, New Delhi

(2.00PM to 8:00PM), Telephone number:  092124-02085

Chandigarh to Dharamsala by train

The nearest railway station to Dharamsala is the Pathankot railway station, which is 85 km from Dharamsala.  Pathankot is well connected to all major cities in India. From there, tourists can take the narrow gauge train to Kangra, which is 20 km from Dharamsala. Further from Kangra, taxi or bus can be availed to go to Dharamsala.

Chandigarh to Dharamsala by taxi

There are many taxi services in Chandigarh which provides services to Dharamsala. The taxi charges vary according to the preference of vehicles and the rates are fixed by the taxi union there. The route is safe and will be covered in 5 hours 30 minutes.

Chandigarh to Dharamsala by air

The nearest airport to Dharamsala is the Gaggal airport. It is 20 km away from Dharamsala. There is no connectivity from Chandigarh to Dharamsala by air. There are limited flights from Delhi to Dharamsala.


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