Amritsar to Manali

   Amritsar to Manali Road Distance 399 km
   Amritsar to Manali Aerial Distance 229 km
  Amritsar to Manali Travel Time 8 hours 50 mins

How to reach Manali from Amritsar

The Preferred Way of Going from Amritsar to Manali

The most preferred medium of transport is by road. While going from Amritsar to Manali most people prefer taking the Bus.

Knowing The Details

1. Amritsar to Manali by Bus
2. Amritsar to Manali by Car
3. Popular Routes to Manali
4. Popular Routes from Amritsar
5. Places to Visit in Manali
6. Hotels in Manali

1. Amritsar to Manali by Bus

Reaching the resort town of Manali from Amritsar by bus is the most affordable way to take the roadways. There is one route that leads to Manali from Amritsar and that goes through NH 54 and NH 154. The total journey takes about half a day; sometimes about 16 hours if there are more stops in between the two destinations. Therefore, most buses usually depart from Amritsar in the afternoon or the evening. This also allows travellers to reach Manali in the morning (the next day) and go sightseeing. One can easily find at least 2 or 3 buses heading to Manali on a daily basis from Amritsar City.
Available Bus Options
1. Himachal Road Transport Corporation (Ordinary Non A/C Bus)

Timing: Departure – 03:30 PM IST
Arrival – 06:00 AM IST
Duration: 14 hours 10 minutes

Fare – INR 720/- approximately per ticket

2. Himachal Road Transport Corporation (A/C Volvo, Scania)

Timing: Departure – 06:40 PM IST
Arrival – 06:00 AM IST
Duration: 11 hours 20 minutes

Fare – INR 1600/- approximately per ticket

2. Amritsar to Manali by Car

Renting a car or driving by privately owned cars is the best way to reach Manali from Amritsar. It allows enough freedom to stop by at other vacation destinations like Pathankot, Palampur, Dalhousie, Kullu etc. or even take a detour and cover some more destinations like Shimla and Dalhousie. For those who are fascinated by the idea of a road trip, a journey from Amritsar and Manali by road is sure to be one packed with excitement and surprises. There is just one route that leads to Manali and travellers can start early to make the most of their trip. An overnight stay at Dharamsala or Pathankot is much recommended if they wish to explore other destinations.

Depending on the requirement, one can go for a basic hatchback, a bigger and spacious vehicle like a sports utility vehicle, sedan or a minivan. These can be chosen to suit the budget and convenience of the travellers. One can book a drop to Manali from Amritsar or rent a vehicle for an entire journey that includes overnight stays and returns. Some tours and travel companies also include tour packages which follow an itinerary so that tourists can explore as many attractions as possible on the route.  Most of these companies accept online bookings which can be done instantly on their respective websites. Clear Car Rental, Hire Me Car, GoZo Outstation Cars etc. are some of the companies that provide outstation cab services.
The Routes That Can Be Taken
Route 1: NH 54/ NH 154 Route

460 Kilometres, 12 hours approximately

NH 3 – G T Road, Amritsar – NH 54 – Amritsar Bypass Road – Verka Bypass on NH 54 – NH 44/ Pathankot Gurdaspur Road – NH 154/ Jalandhar Dalhousie Bypass – MDR 23 – NH 3/ Manali Sarchu Road. Manali is about 33 kilometres ahead.

Popular Routes to Manali

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Delhi to Manali 10 hours 51 mins 537 km
Chandigarh to Manali 7 hours 25 mins 309 km
Shimla to Manali 6 hours 36 mins 248 km
Amritsar to Manali 8 hours 50 mins 399 km
Kolkata to Manali 1 day 9 hours 2,006 km
Bangalore to Manali 1 day 18 hours 2,673 km

Popular Routes from Amritsar

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Amritsar to Shimla 7 hours 6 mins 335 km
Amritsar to Chandigarh 3 hours 59 mins 229 km
Amritsar to Manali 8 hours 50 mins 399 km
Amritsar to Dharamshala 4 hours 0 mins 202 km
Amritsar to Delhi 6 hours 50 mins 448 km
Amritsar to Jammu 3 hours 33 mins 212 km

Top Hotels In Manali