Kalka Shatabdi Express connects New Delhi and Kalka. There are more than one Shatabdi trains to this destination. Kalka is just 96 kms from Shimla by train. Since Shimla was the summer capital of British India, there were and still are super fast luxurious trains between New Delhi and Kalka.
Kalka Shatabdi Express No. 2005 runs from New Delhi to Kalka. This 1st AC and AC Chair car train runs on a daily basis. The train begins its journey towards Kalka at 5.25 PM. It reaches its destination at 9.20 PM. The entire journey takes 3 hours and 55 minutes. The train travels very fast as the distance between Kalka and New Delhi is 3030 kms. The train stops at Ambala and Chandigarh before reaching Kalka. Tickets for this train cost Rs. 860 for the 1st AC seat and Rs. 450 for the AC Chair Car seat.
Kalka Shatabdi Express No. 2006 runs from Kalka to New Delhi. This is also a 1st AC and AC Chair car train that runs on a daily basis. The train begins its journey towards New Delhi at 6.15 AM and it reaches its destination at 10.15 AM. The journey takes 4 hours. Tickets for this train cost Rs. 885 for the 1st AC seat and Rs. 465 for the AC Chair Car seat.