How to Reach Manali

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.

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Route Name Distance Time
Delhi to Manali 537 km 10 hours 51 mins
Chandigarh to Manali 309 km 7 hours 25 mins
Shimla to Manali 248 km 6 hours 36 mins
Amritsar to Manali 399 km 8 hours 50 mins
Kolkata to Manali 2,006 km 1 day 9 hours
Bangalore to Manali 2,673 km 1 day 18 hours
Mumbai to Manali 1,958 km 1 day 8 hours
Hyderabad to Manali 2,084 km 1 day 10 hours
Kullu to Manali 40.1 km 1 hour 3 mins
Agra to Manali 753 km 13 hours 48 mins
Chennai to Manali 2,709 km 1 day 19 hours
Ahmedabad to Manali 1,489 km 1 day 0 hours
Pune to Manali 2,007 km 1 day 10 hours
Jaipur to Manali 823 km 14 hours 41 mins
Gurgaon to Manali 574 km 11 hours 40 mins
Srinagar to Manali 669 km 15 hours 47 mins
Varanasi to Manali 1,335 km 21 hours 57 mins
Jodhpur to Manali 1,072 km 19 hours 33 mins
Ernakulam to Manali 3,213 km 2 days 3 hours
Goa to Manali 2,425 km 1 day 18 hours
Jaisalmer to Manali 1,088 km 20 hours 16 mins
Udaipur to Manali 1,205 km 20 hours 7 mins

How to reach Manali by flight

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

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Tentative return flight prices to Chandigarh Airport (IXC) from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 10,462 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 3,176 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 15,374 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 12,207 View
Hyderabad ₹ 29,608 View
Kolkata ₹ 14,111 View

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How to reach Manali by road

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.

How to reach Manali by train

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.

Local transport in Manali

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.

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