How to Reach Shillong by Air, Train, Road(Car/Bus/Bike)

Shillong, the capital city of the northeast Indian state, Meghalaya, is a nature lover’s paradise with uncountable natural wonders to explore. This charming holiday destination has scenic lakes, majestic waterfalls, ancient temples, and many more places to visit. We have a  Backpacking Meghalaya Tour Package (Flat 15% Off) for you.


If you are planning a visit to this pretty hill station, you can reach here by either airway, railway, or roadway. The city, being a capital city is well connected with major cities in the country, and can be conveniently reached without much hassle. We have  6 Days Tour Of Mesmerizing Meghalaya (Flat 17% Off) which provides an amazing visit to underground cave.


Since Shillong lies at a long distance of almost 2,000 km from the national capital, Delhi, it is a long journey to cover if you are travelling from or some place around Delhi. A wonderful North East Wildlife Adventure Tour (Flat 15% Off) has great wildlife safari experience.


You can plan a long trip with your friends to Shillong, but if you are short on time, taking a flight would be an ideal option. Otherwise, there are trains that regularly run towards Shillong from major railway stations, so railway is another good option for a comfortable journey with low fare. Get a chance to Book  Mystic Meghalaya at Rs.13,500 for 4 days.


Here is a list of various means we have curated for you:

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By Air

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By Air
Shillong Airport or Umroi Airport is the nearest airport to reach Shillong. It is located in Umroi which is at a distance of approximately 30 kilometers from Shillong. It is a small regional airport and mainly connects Kolkata to Shillong, and flights options are limited.

Other nearby airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati which is just 120 kilometers away from Shillong. Guwahati is very well connected to various major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Imphal, Silchar, etc. Also, Guwahati is the nearest international airport to Shillong. Flights from Bangkok, Paro, and Singapore are easily available.

After landing at the airport in Guwahati, one can easily get a bus or hire a cab to reach Shillong. Flying to Guwahati and then travelling to Shillong is the most recommended way to reach Shillong since the destination lies far away from central India and other means of transport take days.

Location: Umroi,Shillong


 
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By Train

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By Train
The nearest railway station from Shillong is Guwahati Railway Station. It is at a distance of approximately 96 kilometers from Shillong. Guwahati is very well connected with other cities with via rail network. You can get direct trains to Guwahati from Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and even from Mumbai.

The frequency of the trains from Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai is high. If you are a budget  traveller, railway is an ideal option for you. From the station, it is easy to hire a cab, share an economic cab or to get a bus for Shillong.

Location: Guwahati,Shillong
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Road

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Road

Bus: Bus operators like Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) and Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) regularly regulate many buses from Guwahati to Shillong. A traveller can choose from the wide array of Volvo buses, sleeper buses deluxe as well as regular buses, depending upon their budget. It usually takes 3 hours to reach Shillong from Guwahati via a bus. It is recommended to take another means of transport till Guwahati and then take a bus to Shillong.

Car: There are many cabs that run between Guwahati and Shillong on a regular basis. For a more convenient and comfortable ride one can easily hire a taxi. For an economical ride, one can also opt for a shared cab. A 2.5 hour drive via NH40 will take you to the beautiful hill station Shillong. One can also drive easily from Tripura and Mizoram via NH44 to reach Shillong. 


Bike: You can also choose to ride a bike to through the lush green valleys from Guwahati in order to reach Shillong. There are multiple bike rentals in Guwahati from where you can rent a bike and explore Shillong. This adventurous journey via NH40 will take you to Meghalaya via Nongpoh. You will also cross Mawlai, East Khasi Hills and Nongmynsong and reach Shillong. If you are an adventure loving person, we advise you to cover the scenic route between Guwahati and Shillong on bike.

After such a long and hectic journey by road, it is very obvious that you will be in a serious need of comfortable resorts in Shillong to rest in and refuel yourself for the Shillong tour.
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31 May 2015
Excellent
This trek has a beautiful trek path. This can be done at any season. A couple of years back, my friend went to this trek in the month of March, and he said it was good. However, I read that going in the month of June-October is the best time to go. But I went in September because of holiday constraints and it was awesome. I totally loved it. It is completely worthy.
18 April 2017
Excellent
Highly recommended. We were a large family of 10 members, including children & aged parents & who booked package for Meghalaya & Shillong experiences. The host & their team where real caring, be it food, guidance, knowledge of local must things to do & we felt very homely. The homestay was excellent for cleanliness, hospitability, being tucked away from the chaos of the city, yet easily accessible to all amenities. Everyone of family were highly indebted to this wonderful hospitality & experience.
16 October 2018
Excellent
Nohkalikai fall was hidden by clouds so even after spending almost an hour at the spot, we couldn’t see it properly. The other waterfalls on this tour like Elephant fall and Krem fall are to die for. The pools at the bottom of these falls are so attractive, blue and clear water lures you into throwing yourself into one. We had a great time touring with Sounak who was our driver and also the guide. I would like to rate this adventure full because I am truly satisfied with everything provided on this trip.
16 October 2018
Excellent
This five-day tour is an extravaganza for the people who are still not aware of the beauty of the Northeast. Thrillophilia, you guys really did an incredible job in making my plan possible.
16 October 2018
Excellent
I spent plenty of time in the Garbh grah of Kamkhya temple complex, it was such a divine experience. I wish to go again!
21 December 2019
Excellent
It was an amazing experience. I had so much fun with my friends and family. Everything was well managed and perfect. Thanks thrillophilia for this wonderful tour.
07 December 2019
Excellent
Had an amazing time in meghalaya all thanks to Thrillophilia. Amazing place and amazing people. Recommended to everyone.
03 November 2019
Superb
My story with Thrillophilla starts with having seen the 1st link of it while searching for tour to Meghalaya on Google. I liked the name so clicked the link. Having a rough overlook I just filled a small detail part. Then having a talk with Amanpreet Kaur di she just took the whole journey ahead... First of all thanks to her for making it a success :) Kudos to her!! She is understandable and frank.. Doesn't get irritated on questioning, helpful and sweet, though sometimes a bit late at some things as she forgets coz she says she was busy but she manages that afterwards :) The driver bhaiya -Jon Jyoti started my journey through airport n till I was safely dropped at railway station. He is professional and a nice person. He tried his best to make us comfortable and enjoy the journey. The arrangements made for me by Thrillophilla n tour operator were nice and apprecible. Though at some places inconveniences happened bt at the same time nothing is perfect, those were manageable so overall it was Ok. Importantly, I was a bit worried about my parents comfort but they enjoyed their journey...If car accomdation a bit more spacious it would have lit a fire to the journey though it was not bad too. For everything I m really really thankful to you... Will look forward sure to have you in my future journeys!! :) :)
16 October 2018
Excellent
Our tour started with a sightseeing expedition in Guwahati itself. Visited Umananda and Kamakhya temple, also saw the magnificent Brahmaputra river. Be prepared to bear a crazy rush in the temples, especially when you are visiting in season. Then we headed for Shillong and took a halt at the Umiam lake viewpoint, was a decent man-made lake. We clicked some pictures and started our journey again. Stayed in Shillong for day one. Nice hotel, good facilities. Next morning, we traverse across the town visiting a few parks, museums, markets and churches. The third day was really exciting, the twisty and vegetation laden hilly turns took us to Cherrapunji. Amazing location. Enroute, we also spotted Elephant fall and Shillong peak. Went to Nohkalikai falls on the same day along with Mawsmai caves and Krem falls. The hotel we stayed in had a wonderful view of the valley. Next day we started for the famous Mawlynnong and Dawki villages, was completely mind blown to be in these locations. It was worth every penny I spent on this tour.
16 October 2018
Excellent
No words to describe my time in the Northeast. Cherrapunji is love, no matter whenever you visit this place, it always looks green and prospering. The villages Dawki and Mawlynnong were my personal favourite on this trip. Keep extra clothes for the adventure you will be getting in near many waterfalls, and rivers of Shillong and Meghalaya. My mother loved visiting the Kamakhya temple for the first time and being a Bengali, she was so impressed by the temple and the story associated with the making of this temple

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