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Vidhi Grover
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Published: Aug 06, 2018 | 61 Views

How to reach manali

1. Delhi to Manali

  • Distance: 536.5 Km (Road) & 400 Km (Aerial)
  • By Air:

Please keep in mind that flight operations depend on the weather conditions at Kullu. In monsoons and winters, the flights may get delayed or may even get cancelled. You can enquire about the same with the airline before booking.

  • Flight Duration:

Most airlines take 4h 40m to reach Manali from New Delhi but

those are the connecting flights. There are non-stop flights as well

which take 1h 20m.

  • Flights:

Indigo, Air India, SpiceJet to name a few.

  • Name of the Airport:

Bhuntar Airport at Kullu which is 55 Kms from Manali. Prepaid taxis are available from the airport to Manali.

  • Price: It may cost you around INR 12,000 for a round trip ticket.
  • By Road:

You can reach Manali either by bus or by a car.

  • By Bus:

It takes minimum 12h 30m by Volvo Bus to reach Manali.

  • Bus Services:
  1. Himachal state Government runs HPTDC
  2. HRTC operates good Volvo bus service
  • Volvo Bus Route:

Delhi-Ambala-Chandigarh-Bilaspur-Mandi-Kullu-Manali.

  • Price: Ranges from INR 800 to INR 1600 (one-side)
  • By Car:
  • Roads are fit for big cars but not for sedans and small cars because of the bad roads starting from Kullu to Manali.
  • It is better to go slow on these roads even if it takes longer time to reach.
  • Charming ghats and fresh mountain air will make your trip unforgettable.
  • You can stop at your comfort anytime, anywhere and enjoy the beauty enroute Manali.
  • It takes around 12h to reach Manali.
  • Price: Cost of cab ranges from INR 5 per km, depending upon the type of car.
  • By Train:
  • There is no direct train from Delhi to Manali, and the nearest station is Chandigarh, at a distance of 174 kms from Manali.
  • You can take Kalka Shatabdi from New Delhi to Chandigarh.
  • It starts from New Delhi at 02:35 PM and reaches Chandigarh at 7PM.
  • Then take a bus or a cab from Chandigarh to Manali.
  • Duration: 14h 10m


2. Chandigarh to Manali

  • Distance: 305.9 Km
  • By Air:

It takes around 1h to 1h 15m to reach Manali from Chandigarh.

  • Price: Airfare ranges from INR 1400 to INR 2300.
  • By Train:
  • There is no direct train between Chandigarh and Manali.
  • It is best to take Paschim Express from Chandigarh to Ambala Cantt.
  • Then you can take a bus or a taxi from Ambala Cantt to Manali.
  • Duration: 11h 58m
  • By Road:
  • One can also take a taxi or a bus to Manali.
  • Duration: 7h 10m


3. Shimla to Manali

  • Distance: 247.4 Km
  • By Air:
  • Duration: 1h 10m
  • Price: Approximately INR 2100.
  • By Road:
  • You can either take a bus or a car from Shimla.
  • Duration: 6h 47m (approx.)


4. Leh to Manali

  • Distance: 473.3 Km
  • By Air:
  • Duration: 1h 20m to 1h 40m
  • Price: Ranges from INR 4700 to INR 11600.
  • By Road:
  • You can take a bus or a car.
  • Duration: 13h 23m


5. Manali to Rohtang Pass

  • Distance: 51.2 Km
  • By Road:
  • Duration: 1h 51m


6. Dharamshala to Manali

  • Distance: 234.8 Km
  • By Air:
  • Duration: 1h 30m to 1h 35m
  • Price: Ranges from INR 3300 to INR 6600.
  • By Road:
  • You can take a bus or a car.
  • Duration: 6h 30m


7. Kullu to Manali

  • Distance: 40.3 Km
  • By Road:
  • You can either take a bus or a car.
  • Duration: 1h 20m


8. Manali to Manikaran

  • Distance: 79.6 Km
  • By Road:
  • The suitable, quickest and economical way to reach Manikaran from Manali is to take a taxi.
  • Duration: 2h 46m to 3h


9. Kasol to Manali

  • Distance: 75.4 Km
  • By Road:
  • By Bus:

It takes around 5h by bus to reach Manali from Kasol.

  • By Car:

It takes 3-4 hours by car depending on the state of the traffic.



10. Amritsar to Manali

  • Distance: 399.3 Km
  • By Air:
  • Duration: 1h 5m to 1h 20m
  • Price: Ranges from INR 1700 to INR 2300
  • By Train:
  • There is no direct train between Amritsar and Manali, so it will be best to take a train from Amritsar to Jalandhar and then take a bus from Jalandhar to Manali.
  • Price: INR 600 to INR 700
  • Duration: 11h to 12h
  • By Road:
  • Duration: 9h 20m to 9h 30m
  • There is no direct bus available from Amritsar to Manali.
  • It would be best to take a taxi from Amritsar to Mandi.
  • Then take a State Transport Bus from Mandi to Manali.


11. Jammu to Manali

  • Distance: 416.7 Km
  • By Air:
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Price: INR 2400 to INR 4500
  • By Train:
  • You can take a direct train from Jammu to Ambala Cantt.. It will take around 7 hours.
  • Ambala Cantt is 300 km from Manali, which can be covered by bus or cab.
  • By Road:
  • You can either take a bus or a car.
  • Though, the most recommended and fastest way is by car.
  • Duration: 3h 45m to 4h (by car) & 11h 15m (by bus)


12. Kalka to Manali

  • Distance: 281 Km
  • By Train:
  • Take Himalayan Queen from Kalka to Ambala Cantt.
  • Then, State Transport Bus from Ambala Cantt. to Manali.
  • Duration: 12h 45m
  • Price: It is the cheapest way to reach Manali from Kalka which costs you around INR 600 to INR 700.
  • By Road:
  • You can take either a bus or a car.
  • By Bus:

There are no direct buses from Kalka to Manali. Rather you take a taxi from Kalka to Chandigarh and then, a State Transport Bus from Chandigarh to Manali.

  • Duration: 8h 45m
  • By Car:

It is most suitable and fastest way to reach Manali from Kalka.

  • Duration: 8h


13. Manali to Spiti Valley

  • Distance: 196.3 Km
  • By Road:
  • By Bus:
  • You can take a bus from Manali and reach Kaza through Rohtang Pass and Kunzum Pass.
  • These buses usually leave from Manali at around 5 am to Kaza.
  • By Car:
  • You can hire a shared taxi or even a private one.
  • Price: Depending on the season, it may cost you around INR 2800 to INR 3500.


14. Bangalore to Manali

  • Distance: 2,721 Km
  • By Air:
  • No direct connectivity of flight between Bangalore and Manali.
  • You can take a flight from Bangalore to Chandigarh.
  • Then a HRTC bus from Chandigarh to Manali.
  • It is the most convenient and fastest way to reach Manali from Bangalore.
  • Duration: 13h
  • Price: INR 2900 to INR 4700
  • By train:
  • Take Duronto Express from Bangalore to New Delhi.
  • Then take State Transport Bus from New Delhi to Manali.
  • It is the cheapest way to reach Manali from Bangalore.
  • Duration: 18h to 19h
  • Price: INR 3000 to INR 4000
  • By Road:
  • It will take you around 46h, so road is not a good option.
  • But if you want to go on a really long drive, then GO AHEAD!


15. Pathankot to Manali

  • Distance: 303.6 Km (by road) & 146 Km (by air)
  • By Air:
  • Duration: 1h 30m to 1h 45m
  • Price: INR 2700 to INR 3000
  • You can take a prepaid taxi from Kullu Airport for Manali.
  • By Train:
  • There is no direct train available from Pathankot to Manali.
  • It is best to take Jat Adi Express from Pathankot to Jalandhar and then, a state transport bus or a taxi to Manali.
  • It is the cheapest way to reach Manali from Pathankot.
  • Duration: 13h to 14h
  • By Road:
  • By Bus:
  • There are no direct buses available.
  • It is best to take a bus from Pathankot to Kullu and then, a taxi.
  • Duration: 9h to 10h
  • By Car:
  • You can either take a taxi or go on your own car.
  • It is the quickest and most suitable way to reach Manali from Pathankot.
  • Duration: 8h to 10h



16. Mumbai to Manali

  • Distance:1930 Km (by road) & 1523 Km (by air)
  • By Air:
  • You can take a flight from Mumbai to Chandigarh and then, a State Transport Bus to Manali.
  • Duration: 12h to 13h
  • Price: INR 2500 to INR 3300
  • It is the fastest and the suitable way to reach Manali from Chandigarh.
  • By Train:
  • You can take Swaraj Express from Mumbai to Ambala Cantt. and then, a State Transport Bus to Manali.
  • Duration: 17h to 18h
  • Price: INR 4000 to INR 5000
  • It is the cheapest way to reach Manali from Mumbai.
  • By Road:
  • Though it is not a good option as it will take around 35h to 36h.
  • Still if you are an adventurer, then do not leave the opportunity.



17. Dalhousie to Manali

  • Distance: 345 Km
  • By Train:
  • Take a taxi from Dalhousie to Pathankot, then Jat Adi Express from Pathankot to Jalandhar, and then a taxi or a bus to Manali.
  • It is the cheapest way to reach Manali from Dalhousie.
  • Duration: 15h to 16h
  • By Road:
  • By Bus:
  • Take a taxi or self drive from Dalhousie to Mandi and then, take a bus from Mandi to Manali.
  • Duration: 8h to 9h
  • By Car:
  • Take a taxi or self drive from Dalhousie to Manali.
  • It is the fastest and the most convenient way to reach Manali from Dalhousie.
  • Duration: 9h to 10h



18. Dehradun to Manali

  • Distance: 444.7 Km (by road) & 231 Km (by air)
  • By Air:
  • Take a flight from Dehradun to New Delhi and then a Volvo bus from New Delhi to Manali.
  • Duration: 17h to 18h
  • Price: INR 1800 to INR 3800
  • By Train:
  • Take NDLS Janshatabdi from Dehradun to Haridwar and then a bus or a taxi to Manali.
  • Duration: 15h to 16h
  • Price: INR 800 to INR 1000
  • By Road:
  • It is best to take a bus from Dehradun to Manali.
  • It is the fastest and the cheapest way to reach Manali from Dehradun.
  • Duration: 9h 40m to 10h
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