How to get to Manali

How to get to Manali?


The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, in Kullu, which is approximately 50 kilometers away i.e. 2 hours. Air India regional flights fly to Kullu from Delhi. Himalayan Bulls has flights to Kullu from Chandigarh. From Kullu, one can travel to Manali by Pre-paid taxis available outside the airport or by bus from Kullu.


Ambala Cantonment is the nearest broad gauge railhead, which is 200 km away from the Indian capital city of Delhi. Chandigarh is another station near Delhi and is 250 km away. Ambala Cantonment falls on the Delhi­ Amritsar and Delhi­ Jammu main routes. One will have to travel to Ambala to catch a bus to Manali, which is 10 hours away.

Other railheads for Manali are Jogindernagar and Kalka.

Kiratpur Sahab, near Nangal in the Ropar district of Punjab, is the nearest broad gauge station. This lies on the Ambala Cantonment Ula route and you can easily get buses to Manali from here.


One can travel to Delhi by road, rail or air and then take a bus to Manali from there. Manali is 570 km from Delhi, which takes around 14 hours. The bus tickets can be booked online or at the Inter State Bus Terminus or the Himachal Tourism office.

Travel time from other cities-

From Ambala­ 10 hours

From Chandigarh­ 8 hours

From Kullu­ 2­3 hours

There are buses which offer sightseeing packages, too.


The road to Manali via the Chandigarh-Ropar­-Kiratpur-­Mandi highway is in a hilly terrain and one should ensure that the driver has enough experience driving in this area. The time taken from Chandigarh to Manali by taxi is 8­-9 hours.

Taxis also offer packages which include sightseeing in Delhi and Manali.

Also, check out:


About Manali

Attractions in and around Manali

Geography of Manali

History of Manali

How to get to Manali

How to Reach Manali

Information on Manali

Manali-Leh Highway

Places to visit in Manali

Outdoor activities in Manali

Treks in and around Manali

Rohtang Pass

Brighu Lake

Solang valley

Lahaul & Spiti Valley:

About Lahaul and Spiti Valley

Culture & Religion in Lahaul & Spiti Valley

Festivals in Lahaul & Spiti Valley

History of Lahaul and Spiti Valley

How to get to Lahaul and Spiti Valley

Lahaul and Spiti Valley

Tourism in Lahaul & Spiti Valley

Treks around the Lahaul & Spiti  Valley

About Jispa

About Kaza

Attractions In and Around Kaza

Chandra Taal

Baralacha  La Pass


About Kullu

Attractions In and Around Kullu

Climate Of Kullu

Festivals In Kullu

Geography of Kullu

History of Kullu

How to get to Kullu

Information on Kullu

About Beas River

Beas Kund

Beas Kund Trek Map

Indrasen Peak

Bijli Mahadev

Rohtang Pass


Brighu Lake

Pin Parvati Trekking Map

Pir Panjal range

Solang valley



Information on Mandi


Tourism in Mandi

Trekking routes in & around Mandi

Rewalsar Lake

Prashar Lake

Malana village

Chandrakhani Pass


Treks and Trek maps:

Beas Kund Trek Map


Chanderkhani Pass-Malana Trek Map

Chanderkhani Trekking Map

Chenab Lake Trek

Hampta Circular Trek Map

Hampta Pass Trek Map

Lamadugh Trek Map

Pin Parvati Trekking Map

Trekking in Himachal – Hampta Pass

Trekking routes in & around Mandi

Treks around the Lahaul & Spiti  Valley

Treks in and around Manali

 Hampta Pass:

About Hampta Pass

How to get to Hampta Pass

Information on Hampta Pass

Other links:

About Chenab River


Dhauladhar Range

Himachal Pradesh Information

Kunzum pass

Mt. Deo Tibba East Face Map