Manali to Srinagar

   Manali to Srinagar Road Distance 669 km
   Manali to Srinagar Aerial Distance 303 km
  Manali to Srinagar Travel Time 15 hours 59 mins

How to reach Srinagar from Manali

The largest city in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar is famous for its Dal and Anchar lakes with houseboats and waterfronts. Srinagar is situated about 550 kms away from Manali in the Kashmir valley on the banks of the river Jhelum. 

The road journey from Manali to Srinagar is quite long and can get extremely tiring and exhausting. There are also multiple flights from Bhuntar airport to Srinagar. Most people prefer to drive to Bhuntar and then take a flight to Srinagar.

Knowing The Details

1. Manali to Srinagar by Taxi and Flight
2. Manali to Srinagar by Road
3. Manali to Srinagar by Bus
4. Popular Routes to Srinagar
5. Popular Routes from Manali
6. Places to Visit in Srinagar
7. Hotels in Srinagar

1. Manali to Srinagar by Taxi and Flight

This is one of the most preferred options to travel between the two cities as it is not as time consuming as the road journey. However, since there are less number of flights operating on this route we suggest you book your flights well in advance. 

Part 1: Manali to Bhuntar by Taxi

  • Distance: 55 Kms
  • Approximate Travel time: 1 Hour
  • Approximate Taxi fare: INR 700
  • Car rentals in Manali: Manali Taxi Booking, Manali Cab Service, Kullu Manali Holidays. 

Part 2: Bhuntar to Srinagar by Flight 

  • Starting Price: INR 1800
  • Departure Airport: Bhuntar Airport
  • Arrival Airport: Sheikh Ul-Alam International Airport Srinagar
  • Travel Time:  1 Hour 20 Minutes

2. Manali to Srinagar by Road

Travelling by car has its own perks, however when journeys are long it does get quite exhausting. We suggest you take an overnight stop mid way on this route. There are multiple motels on the way which are quite safe and recommended. For people experiencing motion sickness we suggest you keep your medicines handy.

Approximate Travel Time: 13 hours 
Approximate Taxi Fare: INR 8000
Car rentals in Manali: Manali Taxi Booking, Manali Cab Service, Kullu Manali Holidays. 

Route 1: Via NH244

  • Distance: 550 Kms
  • Time: 13 Hours 
  • Sights on the way: Hidimba Devi Temple (Manali), Manu Temple (Manali), Manali Sanctuary, Kardang Monastery (Keylong), Shashur Monastery (Keylong), Killar, Nagseen (Kishtwar), Maratnd Sun Temple (Anantnag), Amarnath Jis Cave (Anantnag), Awantiswami Temple (Awantipora), Masjid Shareif (Pampore), Gousia Jama Masjid (Rawalpora), SPS Museum (Lal Mandi), Dal Lake (Srinagar), Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden (Srinagar), Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden (Srinagar). 
  • Eating options: The Johnson's Cafe and Hotel (Manali), Fat Plate (Manali), Snow White (Keylong),  Sanju Dhaba (Keylong), White Chilli Restaurant (Anantnag), Dawat Restaurant (Awantipora) , Kathi Junction (Awantipora), Noorani Restaurant (Pampore), Stream Restaurant (Srinagar), AHdoos Hotel (Srinagar), Lacima Cafe and Pizzeria (Srinagar). 

Route 2: Via Dachigam National Park

  • Distance: 600 Kms
  • Time: 16 Hours
  • Sights on the way: Hidimba Devi Temple (Manali), Manu Temple (Manali), Manali Sanctuary, Kardang Monastery (Keylong), Shashur Monastery (Keylong), Killar, Nagseen (Kishtwar), Maratnd Sun Temple (Anantnag), Amarnath Jis Cave (Anantnag), Awantiswami Temple (Awantipora), Masjid Shareif (Pampore), Gousia Jama Masjid (Rawalpora), Dachigam National Park, SPS Museum (Lal Mandi), Dal Lake (Srinagar), Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden (Srinagar), Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden (Srinagar).
  • Eating options: The Johnson's Cafe and Hotel (Manali), Fat Plate (Manali), Snow White (Keylong),  Sanju Dhaba (Keylong), White Chilli Restaurant (Anantnag), Dawat Restaurant (Awantipora) , Kathi Junction (Awantipora), Noorani Restaurant (Pampore), Dachigam Restaurant (Dachigam National Park),  Stream Restaurant (Srinagar), Ahdoos Hotel (Srinagar), Lacima Cafe and Pizzeria (Srinagar).

3. Manali to Srinagar by Bus

Taking a bus or train is always the cheapest out of all options. However the bus journey from Manali to Srinagar is quite long. There are not many buses operating on this route hence you should book tickets well in advance.  We suggest you take an overnight bus to avoid being tired. You will have to change buses once you reach Jammu. 

Part 1: Manali to Jammu by Bus 

  • Route Operator: Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation, Redbus
  • Starting Point: Manali 
  • Terminating Point: Jammu
  • Travel time: 12 Hours
  • Distance: 440  Kms
  • Frequency:  Twice a day
  • Ticket cost: INR 500 - 1000

Part 2: Jammu to Srinagar by Bus

  • Route Operator: Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation, Redbus
  • Starting Point: Jammu 
  • Terminating Point: Srinagar
  • Travel time: 4 Hours 
  • Distance: 280 Kms
  • Frequency: Twice a day
  • Ticket cost: INR 100 - 400
Tip: All bus tickets are available at bus booking counters and train tickets at railway stations. Make sure you book your tickets through a certified booking agent. For flight bookings , plan your trip well in advance to get preferred timings and prices. 

Popular Routes to Srinagar

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Delhi to Srinagar 15 hours 1 min 839 km
Hyderabad to Srinagar 1 day 14 hours 2,386 km
Amritsar to Srinagar 9 hours 36 mins 464 km
Kolkata to Srinagar 1 day 14 hours 2,308 km
Chandigarh to Srinagar 11 hours 59 mins 594 km
Chennai to Srinagar 1 day 23 hours 3,011 km

Popular Routes from Manali

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

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