The nearest broad gauge head is located at Kalka which is a seven hour drive from New Delhi. Kalka is connected with Shimla with a narrow gauge railway track which is now a UNESCO heritage property .The distance between Kalka and Solan is 47 kms and the toy train takes 2 hours and 20 minutes to reach Solan.
It takes only 41 minutes from Kalka to reach Solan by car .If hiring a private taxi, ensure that the driver has experience driving in hilly regions and is not deprived of sleep. Buses are also available from Kalka to Solan
The nearest airports are at Shimla and Chandigarh . Shimla airport is located at Jubbarhatti (67 kms) and Chandigarh airport is at a distance of 77 kms .
Distances of Tourist Places from Solan
Shimla : 49.6 kms. Journey time: 1.13 hours
Chail: 39.1 kms. Journey time: 1.9 hours
Kasauli: 29.5 kms. Journey time: 45 minutes
Kalka : 44 kms . Journey time: 1.2 hours
Baddi : 72.1kms . Journey time: 1.33 hours
Baru Sahib: 65.2 kms . Journey: 1.30 hours