Delhi to Manali

Delhi to Manali

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Delhi to Manali Schedule

Delhi to Manali Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Comfort Any time$ 210
Air India Economy #AI980506:40 - 08:00$ 95.53
Ramdev Tours AC Sleeper 14:35 - 02:00$ 44.54
Laxmi Holidays A/C Semi Sleeper 16:50 - 06:20₹ 1,419
Royal Safari India Travels A/C Semi Sleeper 19:00 - 07:40₹ 1,539
Hari Transport Non A/C Semi Sleeper 20:20 - 08:00$ 23.02
Intrcity Smartbus A/C Semi Sleeper 22:00 - 11:50$ 11.01

Transportation from Delhi to Manali

Delhi to Manali Destination Reviews

It was a very disappointing trip, the driver stopped before Kullu and simply asked all of the passenger to sort it out with themselves because there were landslides, I payed for a trip to go to manali not a place before Kullu, we had to take another smaller bus which dropped us in Kullu , then from Kullu we had to pay for another 4 wheel car to take us to manali, we took 18 hours to reach manali and we payed extra charges , those kind of drivers spoil your reputation, I’m having another trip with you tomorrow to go back to Delhi and I hope this disappointment doesn’t happen again!!
Bus AC Sleeper, Himalayan Nomad KTC, Feb 24, 2019
3 customer reviews

How to get from Delhi to Manali

When you want to get from Delhi to Manali, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 285.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 9.81.

How far is Delhi from Manali?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Delhi to Manali. Your trip will be a total of 314 miles (504 km). The flying distance is 227 miles (364 km).

How long does it take to get from Delhi to Manali?

The travel time from Delhi to Manali can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 16 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Delhi to Manali?

The cost of the trip from Delhi to Manali varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Rao Travel Heights: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 9.81 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 285.00.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Delhi to Manali:

  • Bus tickets - USD 9.81 to USD 35.09;
  • Plane tickets - USD 95.37 to USD 95.37;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 210.00 to USD 285.00.

How many trips per day are there between Delhi and Manali?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 16:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:35. There are 113 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Delhi to Manali. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 95.37.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Delhi to Manali

Air India


Taking a bus from Delhi to Manali is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Delhi to Manali. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 210.00.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

The most popular transport from Delhi to Manali

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Delhi to Manali? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.