The best way to reach Chail is by train. Kandaghat is the nearest narrow gauge railway station from Chail where one would have to go further by road to reach Chail. Kandaghat is about 30 kms from Chail. Alternatevely one could go all the way to Shimla by the toy train and carry on to Chail from Shimla. Chail is about 45 kms from Shimla.
Frequent buses are available from Chandigarh and Ambala and even New Delhi to Shimla. Chail is about 45 kms from Shimla and one can reach Chail from Shimla in less than two hours. By train one could get down at Kandaghat, however getting down at Shimla would be more convenient considering better transport availability at Shimla.
Kalka Shimla Railway
Kalka Shimla Railway, a heritage Railways in the world, as recognized by UNESCO, offers special trains and coaches besides the regular train service between Kalka & Shimla
Chail by Train
Kandaghat the nearest rail head from Chail is connected to Kalka (60 kms) on meter gauge and it takes around 2.5 hrs to reach Kandaghat from Kalka. Although taxis are available from Kandaghat to Chail it would be far more convenient to get down at Shimla and continue to Chail due to availability of better transport facilities at Shimla. The route to Chail from Shimla passes through a scenic route and Kufri another major destination in the region is also enroute Chail from Shimla.
Chail by Road
Traveling to Chail by own transport is a convenient option to travel to Chail. A taxi will get you to Chail from Chandigarh in about 4 - 5 hours. Frequent buses to Shimla are also available from Chandigarh and Ambala from where Chail is about 45 kms.