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How to Reach Bir by Flight Train Bus or Taxi?

Bir is a beautiful paragliding destination and we are happy to help you plan your trip there! Since this is your first time visiting, here's a comprehensive guide on how to reach Bir by flight, train, bus, or taxi:

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By Flight:

It is the fastest way to reach Bir from Delhi. The flight time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can find many flights from Delhi to Kangra Airport, which is the nearest airport to Bir. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or cab to reach Bir.

By Train:

There are no direct trains from Delhi to Bir. However, you can take a train to Chandigarh or Una Himachal Pradesh and then hire a taxi or cab to reach Bir. The train journey from Delhi to Chandigarh takes about 8 hours and from Chandigarh to Bir, it takes about 5 hours.

By Bus:

This is the most popular way to reach Bir, as there are regular bus services from major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Shimla. You can also take a shared taxi or cab from these cities.

By Taxi:

Hiring a taxi from Delhi or Chandigarh is the fastest way to reach Bir, but it is also the most expensive option.


Here's a quick summary of the different travel options:







67.6 km from Gaggal Airport (limited connectivity)

3 hours

Fastest option

Most expensive


142 km from Pathankot Railway Station

14 hours

Cheapest option

Slowest option


Varies depending on the starting point

13 hours

Most convenient option

Can be crowded


Varies depending on the starting point

11 hours

The fastest and most comfortable option

Most expensive option

Here are some additional tips for planning your trip to Bir:

  • The best time to visit Bir is from October to March when the weather is pleasant.

  • Bir is a small town, so you can easily get around by foot or bicycle.

  • There are a variety of accommodation options available in Bir, from budget guesthouses to luxury resorts.

  • Be sure to book your paragliding lessons in advance, as they can fill up quickly.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which is the nearest railway station to Bir?

Bir itself doesn't have a railway station. However, there are two close options depending on your preference:

  1. Ahju Railway Station: This is the nearest station to Bir, located just 4.5 km away. It's on a narrow-gauge line with limited train connectivity, mainly served by a "toy train" from Pathankot. So, while it's close, it might not be the most convenient option depending on your origin and travel plans.

  2. Pathankot Railway Station: This is the nearest broad-gauge station to Bir, at a distance of 142 km. It has better connectivity to major cities, but you'll need to arrange further transportation (taxi, bus) to reach Bir itself.

Which airport is near Bir billing?

The nearest airport to Bir Billing is Kangra Airport, also known as Gaggal Airport (IATA: DHR). It's located in Gaggal, Dharamshala, roughly 68 kilometers away from Bir Billing.

How to reach Bir Billing from Dharamshala?

The distance from Dharamshala to Bir Billing is 63.5 km and it should take approximately 2 hours and 13 mins to get there by car. Here are the directions.

Tip: Allow extra time for traffic, especially during peak season or on weekends. Also, be sure to check the weather conditions before you go, as they can affect the driving time.


We hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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