Buses from ManaliThe best approach that you can take to reach Manali is the bus services as Manali is very well connected to various parts of Himachal Pradesh and its adjoining states through roadways. Highways both state and national level make Mnanli easily reachable through roads. Bus services from Manali are frequent and of top-notch quality as government owned organizations HPTDC.
HRTC have different types of buses running from Manali to places like Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Dharamshala of Himachal Pradesh and also to other major cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Ambala, and Dehradun. Buses from Manali to places like Kalka, Leh, Katra, Pathankot etc. are also available on regular basis.
About HRTC Bus Services in ManaliFew years after independence, Bus services in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab used to be provided by the organization, Mandi Kullu Road Transport Corp. When some areas of Punjab got merged in Himachal Pradesh then bus services of this corporation served these areas as well. In the year 1974, the existing road corporation was along with the Himachal Government Transport and HRTC or Himachal Road Transport Corporation was formed. HRTC runs buses from Manali to various other cities of Himachal as well as to the adjoining states of Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana.
HRTC buses are basically of the following types:
- Ordinary Buses: 2x3 comfortable seats and ordinary fares
- Deluxe Buses: 2x2 comfortable seats, emergency door, TV and Music system
- Deluxe AC Buses: 2x2 luxurious seats, heavy duty fans, emergency door, fully air-conditioned 2x2 comfortable seats, full air suspension, CD player and TV, best for long journeys
HRTC buses of all types leave from the Government Bus Stand at Manali near the Mall Road. At Manali Bus Stand, advance tickets for one month are available. Telephonic enquiries are also welcome.
HRTC Advance Booking Counter Manali
Phone No.: 01902 252 323 / 01902 251 624
Vovlo Bus Services from ManaliHRTC as well as private operators run Volvo buses from Manali to various other places of north India. During peak season, booking of tickets in advance is necessary to avoid any kind of disappointment. Here is the list of private bus operators and the approximate fare for the Volvo buses they provide from Manali.
Name of the Operator: Himgiri Adventure Tour
Route: Manali to Delhi
Bus Type: Volvo AC
Fare: Rs. 800/-
Name of the Operator: Swagatam Holidays
Route: Delhi to Manali
Bus Type: Volvo AC
Fare: Rs. 855/-
There are other travel agents running Volvo Buses from Manali to other places successfully.
Luxury Buses from ManaliPlenty of luxury buses run from Manali to nearby places as well as to the other states near it. The buses are run by:
Manali Luxury Coach Owners Association: 01902 253 816
HPTDC: 01902 252 116
Tickets are available at the bus station and also from the travel agents at Manali. Here is the list of buses and approximate fare of luxury buses running from Manali:
Route: Manali to Kullu
Time of journey: 1 hour
Fare: Rs. 30/-
Route: Manali to Bhuntar
Time of journey: 2 hours
Fare: Rs. 87/-
Route: Manali to Naggar
Time of journey:15 minutes
Fare: Rs. 15/-
During season time, HPTDC has daily buses from Manali to Leh. The fare is Rs. 1600/- that includes accommodation at tents and food at Keylong. Ordinary buses running to Leh have fare Rs. 525/- which do not arrangement of accommodation. Till mid-October, private bus operators have buses running from Manali to Leh with stoppage at Sarchu or Keylong. The fare is about Rs. 1000/-.
Buses are there for Spiti, Udaipur and Tabo. The HPTDC buses from Manali to Delhi run via Chandigarh. These buses are:
Deluxe HPTDC Buses
Departure Time: 5 PM
Duration of Journey: 12 hours
Fare: Rs. 615/-
HPTDC AC Buses
Departure Time: 4:30 PM
Fare: Rs. 815/-
HPTDC AC Sleeper Buses
Departure Time: 5:30 PM
Fare: Rs. 1100/-
Manali to Shimla bus fare is Rs. 415, Manali to Jammu bus fare is Rs. 350 and Manali to Dharamshala bus fare is about Rs. 400.
Frequent bus services of all types from Manali help the tourists in reaching this hill station in great numbers throughout the year. Travelers enjoy comfortable journey and get mesmerized with the picturesque surroundings during their journey from Manali to other cities and towns.