How to reach manali from Delhi?

A complete guide on how you can reach Manali safely from New Delhi.

Hi there, this is a small tour guide, built to assist travellers from Delhi, on what all options are available to reach Manali by train, flight & car.

This guide will help you in planning, to visit manali safely, and share some common problems faced by travellers, just to enter Manali in busy tourist months.

Along with this, you will also find available flights, trains for Manali, and some of our planned taxi packages.

Reach Manali

So guys, Manali is 535 km away from Delhi, 295 km from Chandigarh and is 800 km away from Jaipur & The fastest way to reach Manali is via flights.

So 1st, let’s talk about flights to Manali.

How to reach Manali by flight from Delhi & nearest Airport from Manali?

From Manali, Bhuntar Airport, also known as Kullu Airport, is 48 km south & it takes around 60 to 90 minutes to reach Manali from this airport.

Plus, be advised that flights to Bhuntar airport are limited and most of the time, the flight fare is above Rs 15,000-20,000 per person for a round trip.

You can check the Delhi to Manali flight fare, at this link.

How to reach Manali by train from Delhi & nearest railway station from Manali?

janshatabdi train

From Manali, the nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar Railway Station (JDNX), which is around 145 km away from Manali, but still its a waste of time to reach here as this station is connected with only 1 passenger train to Pathankot, & not with any other city.

So, the best train station, which is connected with Delhi, Chandigarh or other cities is Anandpur Railway Station, & is 240 km away from Manali.

When you arrive here, you need to travel by road (Anandpur to Manali) which will take 7-8 hours in a car or bus.

There are plans to connect Delhi Manali Leh with trains in future, but right now you will have to reach Manali via road, from Anandpur Railway Station.

How to reach Manali by car from Delhi?

Manali snowfall view

If you want to take your own car to Manali, then just google your city to Manali distance, like Delhi to Manali distance and you will get the best route, which is Delhi > Chandigarh > Bilaspur > Mandi > Bhuntar > Kullu and Manali. A 550 km & 13-14 hour journey.

Now the road condition from Chandigarh to Manali is always in good shape, but in the months of May, June, you get some of the worst traffic Jam from Kullu, just to enter Manali city. These 2 months are the most busiest ones; So plan your arrival time carefully, if you are planning to visit Manali in May, June.

And guys, we at Rajputana Cabs offer taxi service for Delhi to Manali, and you can contact us to book a cab for 4-5 days at fixed per km rate, which isn’t costly & is even safer, as we have drivers who have been to Manali like 100 time.

Checkout our Delhi to Manali taxi page for more details.

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Flight timing for Manali

Currently Air India is the best option to catch a flight from Delhi to Manali, and the flight timings are:

  • 6:45 am Delhi departure
  • 8:05 am Kullu arrival

And return flight timings are:

  • 10:50 am Kullu departure
  • 12:10 pm Delhi arrival

You can book a flight for Manali, directly from AirIndia website, which is

Trains for Manali

So as we suggested above, the best railway station, for a Manali trip is Anandpur Railway station & from Delhi, available trains are:

  • Uhl Janshatabdi (12057)

This train leave from Delhi at 2:35 pm & reach Anandpur Railway Station in Punjab at 8:58 pm

  • Himachal Express (14553)

From Delhi, this train leaves at 10:50 pm & reach Anandpur Sahib in at 6:13 am. And you can also catch a train till Chandigarh which is 80 km away from Anandpur Sahib & 290 km from Manali.

Places to see in Manali

There are like more than 20 major tourist attractions in & near Manali like Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Hadimba Devi Temple. Click below button to view sites images & details.

Delhi taxi service

We are a 2013 started tourist taxi firm, & offer our taxi service in Delhi for local city tour, & outstation trips. You can hire our taxi in Delhi to visit Manali or any other city in India.

Delhi to Manali taxi

Plan a trip to Manali from Delhi by hiring our taxi cars or Tempo traveller (for a group of 5 to 20 people) available at best rates, with our Delhi to Manali taxi package.

Jaipur to Manali taxi

Rajputana Cabs head office is in Jaipur, and thus we offer our Jaipur to Manali taxi package for travellers planning a trip to Manali from Jaipur. FYI: Manali is 800 km away from Jaipur.

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