The nearest railway station from Manali is in Joginder Nagar which is 50 km away. However, this is a narrow gauge railway station and hence is not connected to all the major cities in the country. The broad gauge railway stations nearest to Manali are in Chandigarh (310 km) and Ambala (300 km). The nearest airport is in Bhuntar, which is also 50 km away. Buses and taxis are easily available from these places and other parts of North India to Manali. Manali can also be reached from Leh by the Leh-Manali route, though it is open for only 4 or 5 months in a year during summers when the snow is removed by the Border Road Organization of India. Still, this road is very picturesque and is one of the most beautiful ways to reach Manali.
The nearest airport is Bhuntar, located at a distance of 50km from Manali and 10km from Kullu. Air India operates a flight from Delhi to Kullu, however, services are irregular and prices very high. You can hire a taxi to go to Manali from the airport or you can go to Kullu and take a bus which operates frequently on this route.
Nearest Airport: Chandigarh Airport (IXC) - 178 kms from Manali
Tentative return flight prices to Chandigarh from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 10,636 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 10,891 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 12,911 Non-stop|
There are frequent bus services from Delhi to Manali which is at a distance of 570 km. There are also bus services from Shimla, Dharamshala, Leh and Chandigarh. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi to travel to Manali. However, make sure the driver has experience driving in hilly regions.
The nearest railway station is Ambala Cantt or Chandigarh. It is well-served by rail but you will need to travel to Ambala to get a bus for Manali.
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Taxis are easily available to cover the town. Walking is a therapeutic option.
Renting Bikes in Manali
Bikes are basically the 'go-anywhere do-anything machine' which serves the best option for travelling the roads of Manali. Setting on a thrilling journey. Bikes on Rent in Manali are the most commonly used bikes with options of 350 CC or 500 CC in Royal Enfield also known as Bullet. The cost of renting a bike/motorcycle is about INR 700 - INR 1500 per day per bike. The rental cost depends upon the model, duration (Bullet, Enfield, pulsar etc) and condition of the bike you choose. As for security deposit, you have to pay approximately INR 10,000 - INR 15,000 for non - local tours and INR 2,000 - INR 5,000 for local tours. You will need to submit identification documents too like passport, pan card, aadhar card etc along with the security deposit in many cases.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Delhi to Manali||537 km||10 hours 51 mins||View Details|
|Chandigarh to Manali||309 km||7 hours 25 mins||View Details|
|Shimla to Manali||248 km||6 hours 36 mins||View Details|
|Amritsar to Manali||399 km||8 hours 50 mins||View Details|
|Kolkata to Manali||2,006 km||1 day 9 hours||View Details|
|Bangalore to Manali||2,673 km||1 day 18 hours||View Details|
|Mumbai to Manali||1,958 km||1 day 8 hours||View Details|
|Hyderabad to Manali||2,084 km||1 day 10 hours||View Details|
|Kullu to Manali||40.1 km||1 hour 3 mins||View Details|
|Agra to Manali||753 km||13 hours 48 mins||View Details|
|Chennai to Manali||2,709 km||1 day 19 hours||View Details|
|Ahmedabad to Manali||1,489 km||1 day 0 hours||View Details|
|Pune to Manali||2,007 km||1 day 10 hours||View Details|
|Jaipur to Manali||823 km||14 hours 41 mins||View Details|
|Gurgaon to Manali||574 km||11 hours 40 mins||View Details|
|Srinagar to Manali||669 km||15 hours 47 mins||View Details|
|Varanasi to Manali||1,335 km||21 hours 57 mins||View Details|
|Jodhpur to Manali||1,072 km||19 hours 33 mins||View Details|
|Ernakulam to Manali||3,213 km||2 days 3 hours||View Details|
|Goa to Manali||2,425 km||1 day 18 hours||View Details|
|Jaisalmer to Manali||1,088 km||20 hours 16 mins||View Details|
|Udaipur to Manali||1,205 km||20 hours 7 mins||View Details|