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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