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By Road

Chandigarh is well connected by road and buses provide an important transport link. There are services from various states such as- Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, and Delhi. It is a gateway to Himachal Pradesh as one can reach hill stations like Kasauli, Chail, Shimla etc within in a few hours drive. The hill stations Kullu & Manali with Rohtang Glacier are accessible from Chandigarh. The Union Territory of Chandigarh is well served by an excellent network of roads. The National Highways No. 21 (Ambala-Kinnaur) and 22 (Chandigarh-Leh) are the chief road arteries linking Chandigarh with the rest of the country. The city is within motorable distance from a number of popular towns and pilgrimage centres. Buses of several State Road Transport Corporations connect Chandigarh with many cities and towns of neighbouring states. Buses may be air-conditioned, deluxe, semi-deluxe or ordinary. The Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is located in Sector 17 (City Centre). .


Some important road distances (in kilometers) from Chandigarh are given below :

Agra 452   Khajuraho 864
Allahabad 867   Kurukshetra 70
Ambala 46   Lucknow 743
Amritsar 240   Ludhiana 100
Anandpur Sahib 80   Manali 320
Badrinath 577   Mount Abu 1016.
Bhakra Nangal 125   Nainital 568
Chail (H.P.) 120   Nepal 1400
Darjeeling 1790   Panipat 165
Delhi 248   Pathankot 246
Gangotri 535   Patiala 65
Jaipur 507   Rishikesh 276
Jalandhar 134   Shimla 120
Jammu 380   Srinagar 666
Kanyakumari 2979   Udaipur 926
Kasauli 77   Vaishno Devi 400
Kedarnath 505   Varanasi 996

By Bus

Buses of several State Road Transport Corporations connect Chandigarh with many cities and towns of neighboring states. Buses are air-conditioned, deluxe, semi-deluxe and ordinary. The Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is located in Sector 17 (City Centre). ISBT, Sector 17 and Bus Stand, Sector 43 are two main bus stands in Chandigarh wherefrom the buses ply to all the major cities. Another transport unit called Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, a part of Chandigarh Administration provides both inter-state and local transport services.

Chandigarh Transport Undertaking(CTU)
The CTU buses connect important destinations like Delhi, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Manali, Katra (J&K) and major towns of Punjab and Haryana.
The Chandigarh Transport Undertaking functions under supervision of the Home Secretary who is also the Secretary, Transport. A Director, Transport, carries out day-to-day management, assisted by three general managers in addition to works managers, engineers and other staff.

There are 417 buses (including 5 deluxe buses) 280 buses run on local/suburban routes; 132 buses run on long routes (Delhi, Jaipur, Amritsar, Pathankot, Hisar, Katra, Manali and Shimla). CTU buses traveled 1.24 lac kilometers a day.
Reservations and Enquiry-ISBT, Sector 17:

 Transport  Telephone   Timings (Hrs)
Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) 0172-2704005 0900 - 1700
Haryana Roadways 0172-2704104  0830 - 1630
Himachal Roadways 0172-2704015 0900 - 1700
Pepsu Roadways (PRTC) 0172-2704128 0900 - 1700
Punjab Roadways 0172-2704023 0800 - 1800
Citco Tour And Travels 0172-2704614 0900 - 1700

Volvo Bus Schedule

Haryana Roadways

0720hrs, 1040hrs, 1130hrs, 1325(up to Gurgaon via IGI Airport), 1500hrs (up to Gurgaon via IGI Airport), 2315hrs (up to Gurgaon via Domestic Airport), 0015hrs (up to Domestic Airport, Delhi)

Delhi- Chandigarh:
0720 hrs, 0830hrs (starts from Gurgaon at 0630), 1100 hrs, 1330hrs, 1730 hrs, 2230hrs (starts from Gurgaon at 2130hrs), 0130hrs (starts from Gurgaon at 2330 hrs)

Chandigarh-Hisar: 1730 hrs

Hisar-Chandigarh: 0530 hrs

Enquiry Number:   0172-2704014

Himachal Road Transport Corporation

Chandigarh-Delhi: 0800hrs, 1235 hrs, 1900hrs

Enquiry Number: 0172-2704015, 2722625

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