Chandigarh To Delhi By Road

Chandigarh to Delhi by Road
Chandigarh to Delhi by Road


Although traveling by Shatabdi Express was the most popular mode of transport even few years ago people now prefer to travel from Chandigarh to Delhi by road. Indeed, with improvement in the condition of road and availability of better vehicles, it has become a more viable option.

Chandigarh To Delhi By Road Via Karnal

Depending upon the route taken by the traveler, the driving distance between Chandigarh and Delhi can be anything between 253 Km to 267 Km. For instance, if one wants to travel via Zirakpur and Panipat, it is going to be 267 KM.  The route along with the distance and approximate travelling time is provided below -

  • Chandigarh to Zirakpur - 9.1 Km. Depending upon road condition, the travel time from Chandigarh railway station to Zirakpur may take up 23 minutes

  • Zirakpur To Ambala - 53.9 Km; Approximate travel time - between 44 minutes and 59 minute

  • Ambala to Pipli - 41 KM; Depending upon road condition, the total travel time may 37 minutes

  • Pipli to Karnal - 38 KM; Approximate travel time is 38 minutes

  • Karnal to Panipat - 35 Km. Approximate travel time 44 minutes

  • Panipat to Transport Nagar - 31 Km. Approximate travel time - 32 minutes

  • Transport Nagar to Delhi - 59 Km; Travel time approximately  - 1 hour 18 minutes


Chandigarh To Delhi By Road Via Saharanpur

Otherwise one can also travel via Saharanpur, located in Uttar Pradesh; close to the border of Haryana and Uttarkhand. In such a case, one first has to travel to Ambala City and then to Saharanpur. From there one has to go to Panipat and then to Rohini and finally to Delhi. This is a more popular route and the distance to be traveled via this route is approximately 253 Km and the traveling time should be around four hours.

Highways in Chandigarh
Chandigarh to Delhi


However, there are quite a few detours as well and using the correct one may reduce the distance quite a lot. Although many sites offer such alternative routes, they should not be relied upon wholly. Moreover, while traveling by private vehicles, it is always better to take the journey in stages so that one can be sure of next destination. Otherwise, one may get confused in the middle of the way.


Chandigarh To Delhi By Road Cost

Let us next take up the cost factor. In the final analysis, the cost of fuel will naturally depend upon the type of vehicles used and the mileage it offers. However, the estimated fuel cost can be around Rs. 1300 for cars that offer 15KMPL mileage.

Added to that are road taxes, tea breaks etc. For those who are travelling by their own vehicles it is important to note that, there is a long list of petrol pumps on the way. Each of the cities on the way hosts quite a few of them. Apart from that, there are few on the highways too. However, it is always wiser to fill up the tank well in advance so that one does not get stranded in a lonely spot.


Chandigarh To Delhi by Bus

If, on the other hand, one is traveling by bus, the fares may depend upon the type of buses as well as upon the route taken by the company to reach Delhi from Chandigarh. While ordinary buses without AC may cost less, those with more comfortable seats and AC facilities will naturally cost more. Bus types available are:

Chandigarh to Delhi by Bus
Volvos in Delhi

  • Non AC Seaters
  • Volvo AC Semi Sleepers
  • Volvo AC Multi Axle Semi Sleepers
  • Mercedes Benz AC Seaters
  • Mercedes Benz AC Semi Sleepers

Let us next look into some reliable names that run regular bus services from Chandigarh to Delhi:


Bus Services from Chandigarh to Delhi

  • PUNBUS run by Punjab Government
  • RSRTC or Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation
  • Haryana Road Ways
  • Indo Canadian Travels
  • Swagatam Holidays
  • Lakshmi Travels
  • Zimandara Travels
  • Royal Travels

Apart from the above, a search through the internet may yield more results. However, for a safe and happy journey, one should always depend upon reliable names only.

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