Roadways in Manali

Most of the tourists reach Manali via road especially from the places Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla etc. The most important highway that passes through Manali is the National Highway 21. Travelers prefer to take buses and taxis to come to Manali. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are the most important modes of local road transport in Manali.

Roadways in Manali
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Connectivity of Manali through Roadways

Reaching Manali via road is the easiest and the most comfortable way of traveling. The wonderful surroundings make the entire journey very enjoyable. Here you will find the distance of Manali from various other places.
  • Manali to Delhi: 570 KM
  • Manali to Chandigarh: 329 KM
  • Manali to Chamba: 402 KM
  • Manali to Leh: 475 KM
  • Manali to Dalhousie: 385 KM
  • Manali to Kasauli: 275 KM
  • Manali to Kaza : 200 KM
  • Manali to Mandi: 110 KM
  • Manali to Manikaran: 85 KM
  • Manali to Kullu: 45 KM
  • Manali to Pathankot: 325 KM
  • Manali to Shimla: 260 KM
  • Manali to Rohtang Pass: 50 KM

Delhi to Manali by Road

The distance between Delhi to Manali is about 570 KM and the total time taken to travel is somewhere between 10-12 hours depending on the road and weather conditions. Overnight buses are available from 4 PM-9 PM which reach Manali at 7 AM-10:30 A. HRTC offers semi-deluxe and Volvo buses for traveling to and from Manali.

Connectivity of Manali via Roadways


HRTC Manali Phone No.: 01902 252 323
HRTC Delhi Phone No.: 011 2386 8694

The cost of HRTC Volvo bus ticket to travel between Delhi-Manali is Rs. 1100. The prices of tickets offered by the private operators may vary.

Manali to Chandigarh by Road

Manali to Chandigarh is about 270-280 KM long and buses and taxis are available plenty in numbers for traveling. HRTC buses, HPTDC buses and many private operators have ordinary, deluxe, semi-deluxe buses running between Chandigarh and Manali. The total distance for traveling is about 5-8 hours depending on the weather condition and road condition.  On the way, many restaurants, petrol pumps and other essential services are available. Travelers who get down at Chandigarh airport also take this road link to reach Manali.
Swagatam Holidays, Himgiri Adventure & Tours are some of the private operators that run Volvo buses between Manali and Chandigarh.

Taxi Services in Manali

Local sightseeing tours as well as excursions to the surrounding areas can be done by hiring cabs in Manali. Tours to places like Kullu, Naggar, Solan Valley and Rohtang Pass can be done by hiring cabs from the various taxi service providers in Manali. Him-Aanchal Taxi Operators Union in Manali has their offices at these places.

The Mall Road office near bus stand: 01902 252 450 / 01902 252 120
Manali Aleo (Left Bank): 01902 254 032
HPTDC Kunzum Hotel: 01902 252 205, 01902 252 926

No advance booking is done but you can always call them or visit their office to book your cab.

Manali Leh Highway

Manali Roadways have got a very important highway as a part of it which is the Manali-Leh Highway. This highway connects Manali located in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Jammu & Kashmir. The road opens from May-June till October. This road is used by the adventure enthusiasts for their bike safari.

Manali Leh Highway
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This highway is a part of another National Highway 21. The Manali-Leh Highway is maintained by BRO (Border Roads Organization). During heavy snowfall, when the road gets blocked, BRO, a part of Indian Army works hard to clear the snow and keep the road clear for vehicles. Rohtang Pass, one of the highest passes, is situated on this highway. The highway is about 490 KM long.

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