Guwahati to Shillong

Guwahati to Shillong distance is 100 kms and its takes approx 3 hrs by road. Out of the 22 reviews shared by travellers, 5% prefer Bus, 95% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

Shillong does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Guwahati, at a distance of 70 kms from Shillong.

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M D

Guwahati

"Smooth scenic journey to the Scotland of the east"

6.5/7
Posted 12 Sep

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Solo

I have traveled to Shillong after a gap of 6 years and I was really surprised to see the well developed 4 lane road to Shillong from Khanapara. The road is mostly open on 2 sides, except for few locations where it was blocked due to landslide. I had lunch on the way & coming back at Nongpoh - the Woodland dhaba. This dhaba has many items in its menu and prices are reasonable. Traffic was less and disciplined. The barapani lake provides a mesmerising view on the way to Shillong. You can stop by road side and admire the nature's beauty. Overall, the journey is a memorable one.

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Jagdish

Ahmedabad

"A Shilong Tour"

5.5/7
Posted 13 Dec

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

We hired a Tavera Taxi for 3 days for Guwahati-Shilong-Cherapunji-Guwahati because our flight was on 26 jan from Guwahati. Shilong is just 100 km from Guwahati but a difficult hilly road and having expanding to 4 lane it takes about 3-4 hours to reach Shilong. However our driver of Tai was nice one. He show us additional places out of our knowledge on the way. However 26 Jan was called " BANDH" So we returned on 2nd day and previous day of flight.e. 25.1 at Guwahati.

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Ranjeev

Guwahati

"The Journey to Shillong"

7/7
Posted 7 Feb

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

Oh !!! the drive to Shillong is always a pleasure and I never miss this opportunity and make the driver sit at the back, while the take the steering and enjoy every bit of the drive uphill and downhill. The hills with the pines when you reach Shillong is a welcome and one must roll down the windows... so as to feel and smell the fresh pine air... an excellent feeling in itself. \r\n\r\nThe road has been much widened and straightened now, but you do miss those small and much curving roads in the bygone days. However, it is more safe to drive now and stills enjoyable.

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MS K GOGOI

Guwahati

"Awesome journey in the curvy roads"

7/7
Posted 14 Oct

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Solo

Roads of Shillong has always fascinated me so the journey was really awesome, filled with thrill and was fantastic. The curvy roads of Shillong creates goosebumps in my stomach. Street foods and the greenery has always charmed me. Its just like driving through heaven.

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AMITABH

Guwahati

"Travel through the hills!"

6.5/7
Posted 19 Mar

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Solo

Though some parts of the route was under construction but the overall experience of the journey was fantastic. I started my journey hiring an SUV from a local agency. On the way I stopped at Nongpoh for refreshment. Had a good food at Woodland Restaurant there. Passed through greenery all throughout the journey. Beautiful hills, fantastic lake at Barapani and Pine trees on the hills were enjoyed just like anything.

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Travelling from Guwahati to Shillong

By Bus – There is a direct Guwahati to Shillong bus service and this is the most convenient way to travel. Travel to Guwahati from Shillong in just two hours by bus. The distance from Guwahati to Shillong is approximately 100 km. The bus drivers are used to the narrow winding roads and the terrain of the region. The bus journey there will also offer one some stunning views.

By Train – Due to the mountainous terrain in the region, Guwahati to Shillong train service is not available. The closest station to Shillong is in Guwahati, so this way of travel to Shillong from Guwahati is not an option.

By Flight – Guwahati to Shillong flights are available – along with some economical prices as well. It must be kept in mind that there are very few direct flights between the two places. This is why travelling to Shillong by road is the preferred over a Guwahati to Shillong flight, travelling by road also gives you the option of being able to get a great view of the area.

By Car/Cab – Cab service is available to cover the Guwahati to Shillong distance. Travelling from Guwahati to Shillong by car takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes via NH 40 depending on the service and traffic conditions. Guwahati to Shillong distance of 100 km has to be covered in this route to reach the destination. Think about how to travel from Guwahati to Shillong based on the ages of those travelling with you and based on your needs.

Shillong – The Scotland of the East

Shillong is the hill station capital of the north eastern state of Meghalaya. Located on the Shillong Plateau, it is blessed with pollution free pleasant weather making it the ideal holiday destination.

Things to do

Sightseeing in Shillong is a long list if beautiful places. The city of waterfalls, is the only place to feel the spray from its waterfalls spread across the city while riding across them or marvelling their beauty while enjoying a peaceful picnic with your friends or family. Head over to Ward’s lake for a boat ride with multi-hued fish and maybe feed a few. Adventure seekers can head over to Umiam Lake to try their hands at water sports or go to Cheerapunji to trek along the ancient David Scott trail.

Accommodation

Chinese cuisine is the specialty of Shillong. Indian food like chola bhatura and idli dosa are available at small restaurants in Police bazar or venture out to the small unnamed shacks in Mawkhar main road to get a taste of the local cuisine. Hotels in Shillong include several mid- range places are cosy and comfortable and budget hotels that are fairly comfortable.


Return: Shillong to Guwahati

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 9 630
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 12 840
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 840
Ford Ikon A/C 15 1050
Hyundai Accent A/C 15 1050
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Recommended for Family Vacation

"Reached falls by taxi.It was also known as three step falls.An exciting experience for you... Read More - Raman

Recommended for Hills

"Shillong peak is top point of city. actually it is 10 km out of city and a air base. Get a... Read More - VIDYUT

Recommended for Culture & Heritage

"The Don Bosco Museum is one of the best museums I have been in so far. . One can get to k... Read More - Arunav

Recommended for Romantic Getaway

"Wards Lake is one of the best place to go and unwind amidst nature. It has an entry fee of... Read More - Manoj

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