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?
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.