Manali to Amritsar

   Manali to Amritsar Road Distance 399 km
   Manali to Amritsar Aerial Distance 229 km
  Manali to Amritsar Travel Time 9 hours 5 mins

How to reach Amritsar from Manali

The Preferred Way of Travelling to Amritsar from Manali

The road distance between Amritsar and Manali is approximately 400 km. This journey can be conveniently covered via road transport such as car or bus. 

Knowing The Details

1. Manali to Amritsar By Bus
2. Manali to Amritsar By Road - Cab or Self Drive
3. Manali to Amritsar by Train
4. Popular Routes to Amritsar
5. Popular Routes from Manali
6. Places to Visit in Amritsar
7. Hotels in Amritsar

1. Manali to Amritsar By Bus

There are quite a few public as well as private buses regularly plying between Manali and Amritsar. The first bus for Amritsar leaves Manali at 2:00 PM while the last bus leaves at 8:00 PM. The entire bus journey duration ranges between 9 hrs to 15 hrs. The HRTC buses can be availed from the Manali government bus stand while the private buses can be availed from Private bus parking near Mall road. 
Bus Type
The various bus types available on this route ranges from ordinary seater buses to AC Volvo/ Scania seater 2+2 and AC semi sleeper buses. 
Bus Fare
The bus fare is depended upon the bus operator and the bus type. The average bus fare of an ordinary government bus starts from INR 654 while Volvo AC seater bus fare can cost around INR 1563.  
Rest Stops
The buses offer regular food and bio breaks throughout the journey at the right places for the comfort of the passengers. 
Carry dry snacks and water to get you through the journey. Also, do remember to carry medicines if you get nauseous during bus journeys. 

Manali to Amritsar By Bus

Northern Travels
Volvo A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
20:00 Manali
12h 0m
08:00 Amritsar
Volvo A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
₹ 1,468

2. Manali to Amritsar By Road - Cab or Self Drive

The distance between Manali and Amritsar is approximately 397.2 kms via NH 3 and roughly takes around 12 - 13 hours to complete the entire journey. The short distance between these two cities often prompts people to embark on an exciting road trip through the narrow winding roads with majestic mountains views and fresh greenery greeting you through the way. 

Cab Options
For those who are not too keen on driving through the hilly terrain of Manali can easily hire an outstation taxi from Manali itself. There are quite a few car rental agencies present in Manali like North Holiday Travels, Moon Tour and Travels, Mane Taxi services,, and, to name a few. A majority of these car rental agencies can be found near Mall road and Naggar road.
Approximate Cost
The approximate cost of driving to Amritsar from Manali, including food and fuel, can easily cost around INR 10,000 while the price of a cab ride to Amritsar depends upon the kind of trip - one way or round trip, the type of car chosen and the car rental agency. Typically, the average cab fare is INR 7300 for a hatchback car like Indica or swift, INR 7300 for sedan cars and INR 12,000 for an SUV like Scorpio, Innova and similar vehicles.  
Route Options
There are quite a few route options available to drive down to Amritsar, Punjab. Here’s a look at some of the most popular ones.

Route 1: Manali - Kullu - Mandi - Bilaspur - Kiratpur Sahib - Garhshankar - Phagwara - Jalandhar - Amritsar.

Route 2: Manali - Kullu - Mandi - Hamirpur - Hoshiarpur - Jalandhar - Amritsar.

Route 3: Manali - Kullu - Mandi - Sarkaghat- Hamirpur- Hoshiarpur - Jalandhar - Amritsar.

Route 4: Manali - Kullu - Mandi - Ner Chowk - Jahu - Ladraun - Bhota - Salouni - Badsar - Una - Bhadsali - Hoshiarpur - Adampur - Kartarpur - Amritsar (via NH3) 
Road Conditions
The roads from Manali, albeit narrow, is quite good and smooth. Once the hilly terrain is over four-laned highways, enable fast and smooth ride to Amritsar. There are several toll nakas enroute to Amritsar. Besides that, there are also plenty of petrol pumps located every 10 - 15 kms as seen throughout India.  
Eating Options On the Way
The Manali - Amritsar route has plenty of roadside dhabas offering great quality food at low prices. Besides, there are also hotel and restaurant choices but are too far and few. 
Possible Stopovers
Since it is a short distance from Manali night stopovers are not required to reach Amritsar. However, one can access good food, and bio stops at any of the towns while passing through. 
The roads from Manali are narrow and winding, so be careful. If possible, hire a driver or rent a cab if you are inexperienced in driving on hilly roads.

3. Manali to Amritsar by Train

Manali does not have a broad gauge railway network as such it has no rail connectivity to major cities or towns of the country directly. The nearest broad gauge railway station from Manali is Joginder Nagar railway station located 50 kms away. It has direct connectivity with Chandigarh and Ambala cant. But not Amritsar.

Popular Routes to Amritsar

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Chandigarh to Amritsar 4 hours 7 mins 229 km
Delhi to Amritsar 6 hours 57 mins 451 km
Mumbai to Amritsar 1 day 3 hours 1,727 km
Manali to Amritsar 9 hours 5 mins 399 km
Ahmedabad to Amritsar 19 hours 43 mins 1,186 km
Bangalore to Amritsar 1 day 14 hours 2,587 km

Popular Routes from Manali

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Manali to Chandigarh 7 hours 33 mins 309 km
Manali to Delhi 10 hours 55 mins 536 km
Manali to Shimla 6 hours 41 mins 247 km
Manali to Amritsar 9 hours 5 mins 399 km
Manali to Kullu 1 hour 6 mins 40.1 km
Manali to Jammu 9 hours 56 mins 416 km