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Buses from Delhi to Chandigarh

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Girik6Gupta, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Girik6Gupta

    Girik6Gupta New Member

    I would like to know about the buses from Delhi to Chandigarh.

    I am looking for a bus service which is direct and doesn't stop anywhere and would take the least time to reach Chandigarh. There are plenty of Volvo services, but I would like to go on the one which gets you to Chandigarh in the least time. I am hoping to find a bus which leaves from the airport as it is easier to reach the airport from my house. If it's an early morning bus, then it can leave from anywhere as there is no rush during early morning hours.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum!

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    Overview

    The distance between Delhi and Chandigarh is about 250 kilometres. If you drive this distance, it can take you around 4 to 5 hours to reach the latter. With public transportation, like buses or trains, journey duration can take longer, around 6 to 7 hours. There are many buses plying through this route, ranging from government-operated buses to private-operated buses. In this little guide, the buses with the least journey duration would be provided so that you can have a hassle-free and fast travel time.

    Buses from Delhi to Chandigarh

    Government-Operated Buses

    1. Haryana Roadways Buses - Haryana Roadways operates several buses plying between the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to Chandigarh. The buses leave specifically from Gurgaon, pass through the Public Transport Centre of the Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, before departing for Chandigarh. For those coming in from Terminal 1, there are free shuttle services to reach the Terminal 3. There are buses every few hours from the airport to Chandigarh.

    Haryana Roadways Buses from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to Chandigarh

    Bus TypeDeparture TimeFare
    Volvo00:30Rs. 680
    Volvo1:30Rs. 680
    Volvo4:00Rs. 680
    Volvo4:30Rs. 680
    Volvo5:00Rs. 680
    Volvo6:00Rs. 680
    Volvo6:30Rs. 680
    Volvo7:30Rs. 680
    Volvo8:00Rs. 680
    Volvo10:30Rs. 680
    Volvo11:00Rs. 680
    Volvo11:45Rs. 680
    Volvo12:30Rs. 680
    Volvo13:30Rs. 680
    Volvo14:00Rs. 680
    Volvo15:00Rs. 680
    Volvo16:00Rs. 680
    Volvo16:30Rs. 680
    Volvo17:30Rs. 680
    Volvo20:30Rs. 680
    Volvo22:30Rs. 680
    Volvo23:30Rs. 680
    These are all the Volvo buses operated by Haryana Roadways plying from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi) to Chandigarh. As early as 00:30, there's a bus plying to Chandigarh already. And as late as 23:30, you can board a bus to reach Chandigarh. In other words, the buses operate all day long and all night long. Fare is at Rs. 680 per passenger, so it's still very affordable.

    Haryana Roadways Buses from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Chandigarh

    Bus TypeDeparture TimeFareBus TypeDeparture TimeFare
    Volvo1:00Rs. 575Volvo13:00Rs. 575
    Volvo1:40Rs. 575Volvo13:30Rs. 575
    Volvo2:40Rs. 575Volvo14:10Rs. 575
    Volvo5:00Rs. 575Volvo15:00Rs. 575
    Volvo5:30Rs. 575Volvo15:30Rs. 575
    Volvo6:00Rs. 575Volvo15:50Rs. 575
    Volvo6:30Rs. 575Volvo16:10Rs. 575
    Volvo7:30Rs. 575Volvo16:30Rs. 575
    Volvo7:50Rs. 575Volvo17:00Rs. 575
    Volvo8:10Rs. 575Volvo18:00Rs. 575
    Volvo8:30Rs. 575Volvo18:20Rs. 575
    Volvo9:05Rs. 575Volvo19:10Rs. 575
    Volvo10:20Rs. 575Volvo19:30Rs. 575
    Volvo11:00Rs. 575Volvo21:25Rs. 575
    Volvo11:30Rs. 575Volvo22:25Rs. 575
    Volvo12:00Rs. 575Volvo23:15Rs. 575
    Volvo12:15Rs. 575Volvo23:30Rs. 575
    Volvo12:35Rs. 575
    Alternatively, you can reach the Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate and from there, ride a Haryana Roadways bus going to Chandigarh. There are buses plying every 40 minutes or so from the bus station to Chandigarh. The earliest bus departs at 1:00 while the latest bus departs at 23:30. Fare is at Rs. 575 per passenger, so still very affordable as these are all Volvo buses.

    You can book any of these buses from the official website of the Haryana Roadways. Keep in mind that if you book online, there's a reservation charge of Rs. 25 for these Volvo buses.

    2. Punjab Roadways Buses - Your next option is the Punjab Roadways buses, which ply between the Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Chandigarh. They don't have buses directly going to the IGI Airport though, unlike the former government-operated buses.

    Punjab Roadways Buses from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Chandigarh

    Bus TypeDeparture TimeArrival TimeJourney DurationFare
    Volvo AC Seater00:20 am6:20 am6 HoursRs. 589
    Volvo AC Seater2:10 am8:10 am6 HoursRs. 589
    Volvo AC Seater7:15 am12:50 pm5 Hours and 35 MinutesRs. 589
    Volvo AC Seater9:50 am3:50 pm6 HoursRs. 589
    HVAC AC Seater12:35 pm6:05 pm5 Hours and 30 MinutesRs. 329
    Volvo AC Seater1:20 pm7:20 pm6 HoursRs. 589
    Volvo AC Seater1:40 pm7:15 pm5 Hours and 35 MinutesRs. 589
    Volvo AC Seater2:40 pm8:15 pm5 Hours and 35 MinutesRs. 589
    Volvo AC Seater5:40 pm11:15 pm5 Hours and 35 MinutesRs. 589
    Volvo AC Seater10:45 pm4:20 am5 Hours and 35 MinutesRs. 589
    HVAC AC Seater11:45 pm5:15 am5 Hours and 30 MinutesRs. 329
    Volvo AC Seater11:55 pm5:30 am5 Hours and 35 MinutesRs. 589
    These are all the buses operated by Punjab Roadways from the Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Chandigarh. They operate two types of buses: AC Volvo seater ones and HVAC AC seater ones. The former costs Rs. 589 per passenger while the latter costs Rs. 329 per passenger. If you're looking for the buses that reach Chandigarh in the least amount of time possible, you can choose any of the two HVAC AC seater buses. The first one departs at 12:35 pm and the second one departs at 11:45 pm. Both reach Chandigarh in under 5 hours and 30 minutes. You can book any of these buses from the official website of Punjab Roadways, also known as Punbus.

    3. Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) Buses - Next option that you have is the Himachal Road Transport Corporation or HRTC buses. They have plenty of buses plying this route ranging from Volvo ones, ordinary ones and Tata AC ones. They all depart from the Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate and arrive at the Chandigarh Bus Depot. They don't have buses plying from the IGI Airport though to Chandigarh.

    Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) Buses from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Chandigarh

    Bus TypeDeparture TimeFare
    Volvo6:20 amRs. 480
    Ordinary6:40 amRs. 242
    Volvo6:45 amRs. 580
    Ordinary7:03 amRs. 241
    Ordinary10:00 amRs. 241
    Ordinary12:30 pmRs. 241
    Ordinary4:00 pmRs. 241
    Ordinary4:45 pmRs. 243
    Ordinary5:00 pmRs. 240
    Ordinary5:35 pmRs. 242
    Ordinary6:31 pmRs. 241
    Ordinary7:14 pmRs. 242
    Volvo8:26 pmRs. 580
    Tata AC8:35 pmRs. 437
    Volvo9:03 pmRs. 580
    Ordinary9:15 pmRs. 241
    Volvo9:40 pmRs. 557
    Ordinary11:30 pmRs. 241
    These are all the buses operated by the HRTC plying between Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Chandigarh. The earliest bus departs at 6:20 am while the latest bus departs at 11:30 pm. Fares vary but an ordinary bus costs between Rs. 240 to Rs. 243 per passenger, a Volvo bus costs between Rs. 480 to Rs. 580 per passenger and a Tata AC bus costs Rs. 437 per passenger. You can book any of these buses via the official website of HRTC.

    4. Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) Buses - Last on this section is the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation or RSRTC buses which ply between Bikaner House in Delhi to Chandigarh. These buses usually begin their journey from Jaipur and have a stopover in Delhi to pick up passengers before departing for Chandigarh. These buses don't stop at the IGI Airport though.

    Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) Buses from Bikaner House (Delhi) to Chandigarh

    Bus TypeDeparture TimeFare
    Volvo2:45Rs. 521
    Express12:30Rs. 240
    Express12:51Rs. 240
    Express16:30Rs. 240
    Express17:30Rs. 240
    Volvo22:00Rs. 521
    The RSRTC operates Volvo and express buses plying between Delhi and Chandigarh. The former costs Rs. 521 per passenger while the latter costs Rs. 240 per passenger. The earliest bus leaves from Delhi at 2:45 in the morning and the latest bus leaves from Delhi at 22:00. You can book any of these buses from the official website of RSRTC.

    Private-Operated Buses

    1. Hari Travels Buses - This private company operates three buses plying between Delhi and Chandigarh. They pick up passengers from the Red Fort in Delhi and drop them off at Sector 43 in Chandigarh. Journey duration is around 4 hours to 5 hours, more or less.

    Hari Travels Buses from Red Fort (Delhi) to Sector 43 (Chandigarh)

    Bus TypeDeparture TimeArrival TimeJourney DurationFare
    Non AC Seater19:1523:404 Hours and 25 MinutesRs. 430
    AC Seater/Sleeper20:452:005 Hours and 15 MinutesRs. 550
    AC Seater/Sleeper22:002:004 HoursRs. 550
    These are all the buses operated by Hari Travels. You can choose between their non AC seater or AC seater/sleeper buses. The former costs Rs. 430 per passenger while the latter costs Rs. 550 per passenger. They depart in the evening only starting at 19:15 and the latest bus departs at 22:00. The last bus has the shortest journey duration at just 4 hours so you can choose this one if you want a quick journey. You can book any of these buses from an affiliated bus booking website like RedBus.

    2. Himachal Travels Buses - This is another private bus company which has four buses plying between Delhi and Chandigarh. They pick up passengers from Majnu Ka Tilla in Delhi and drop them off at Sector 43 in Chandigarh. Journey duration varies but it's between 4 hours and 45 minutes to 6 hours and 45 minutes.

    Himachal Travels Buses from Majnu Ka Tilla (Delhi) to Sector 43 (Chandigarh)

    Bus TypeDeparture TimeArrival TimeJourney DurationFare
    Volvo AC Semi Sleeper17:0023:456 Hours and 45 MinutesRs. 1,099
    Volvo AC Semi Sleeper19:0023:454 Hours and 45 MinutesRs. 1,099
    Volvo AC Seater19:3000:305 HoursRs. 1,199
    Volvo AC Semi Sleeper9:00 pm3:00 am6 HoursRs. 1,099
    Himachal Travels operates Volvo buses plying between Delhi and Chandigarh. As you can see, their fares are on the higher side too, ranging between Rs. 1,099 to Rs. 1,199 per passenger. You can choose the third bus, the one departing at 19:30 from Delhi, as it has the shortest journey duration at just 5 hours. You can book any of these buses from an affiliated bus booking site, like Travelyaari.

    3. Laxmi Holidays Buses - Next is the Laxmi Holidays which operates Volvo buses plying between Delhi and Chandigarh. They depart from the RK Ashram Metro Station in Delhi and arrive at the Sector 43 of Chandigarh. Journey duration is around 5 hours, more or less.

    Laxmi Holidays Buses from RK Ashram Metro Station (Delhi) to Sector 43 (Chandigarh)

    Bus TypeDeparture TimeArrival TimeJourney DurationFare
    Volvo AC Semi Sleeper19:0023:554 Hours and 55 MinutesRs. 1,199
    Volvo AC Semi Sleeper19:0523:454 Hours and 40 MinutesRs. 1,199
    These are the buses operated by Laxmi Holidays. Fares are at Rs. 1,199 per passenger so it's on the higher side. They only have two buses, one departs at 19:00 and the other departs at 19:05. Journey duration is almost the same at less than 5 hours each. You can book these buses at a booking site like RedBus.

    4. Swagatam Holidays Buses - Last on this section is the Swagatam Holidays which has Volvo buses plying from Delhi to Chandigarh. Their buses depart from the Majnu Ka Tilla in Delhi and arrive at the Sector 43 of Chandigarh. Journey duration varies but it's between 3 to 6 hours.

    Swagatam Holidays Buses from Majnu Ka Tilla (Delhi) to Sector 43 (Chandigarh)

    Bus TypeDeparture TimeArrival TimeJourney DurationFare
    Volvo AC Semi Sleeper17:3023:406 Hours and 10 MinutesRs. 950
    Volvo AC Semi Sleeper18:0023:405 Hours and 40 MinutesRs. 950
    Volvo AC Semi Sleeper20:0000:594 Hours and 59 MinutesRs. 1,299
    Volvo AC Semi Sleeper20:3023:583 Hours and 28 MinutesRs. 950
    Volvo AC Semi Sleeper21:0023:582 Hours and 58 MinutesRs. 1,299
    These five buses are operated by Swagatam Holidays. Fares vary between Rs. 950 to Rs. 1,299 per passenger. For the bus with the shortest journey duration, you can choose the last one, which departs at 21:00. It has a journey duration of just 2 hours and 58 minutes or under 3 hours. You can book any of these buses from any affiliated bus booking site like Travelyaari.

    Conclusion

    These are some of the buses plying between Delhi and Chandigarh. Only Haryana Roadways operates the buses coming from IGI Airport to Chandigarh. All the other buses have pickup points in various areas of Delhi. If you want the fastest journey duration, you can opt for private Volvo buses which cost more but has quicker travel times. If you are on a budget, the government buses are good options although a few private buses have affordable rates too. I hope this helps you!

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