Chandigarh to Manali

Chandigarh to Manali distance is 289 kms and its takes approx 7 hrs by road. Out of the 37 reviews shared by travellers, 30% prefer Bus, 70% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

Manali does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Chandigarh, at a distance of 174 kms from Manali.

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"Good roads with scenic view all through "

Posted 21 Jan

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

The roads are very good and the entire route is very scenic so you will enjoy the drive. It took me roughly 7-8 hours from Chandigarh. On our way back it was snowing in Manali and raining in other areas but we didn't face any problems. You will find lots of dhabas on the way and lots of petrol pumps so there is nothing to be worried. On your way you can take a halt at Kullu, Pandoh.




"Drive through curvy roads to the beautiful mountains"

Posted 26 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

The journey was awesome. 300 Km were covered in a 8 hour. Road is good if not great. You get to stop at Mandi which is a small yet important city enroute. Better to have a anti-vomit medicine if you feel mountain sickness. The views are awesome and can do photography enroute. Advice is not to go too near to the fast flowing water rivers/streams as sudden increase of water may be very dangerous. The big tunnel enroute is awesome and gives you a feel of india developing.



"Good to travel by car expect a small patch of 20 kms in total"

Posted 23 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

Its always good to travel by car, especially who love their independence. Except small patch (of about 20 km) total journey is enjoyable more enjoyable in winters and you can enjoy the sun, the warmth, the Moongfali\'s and Gur. For non veg wanderers, good quality is available on the way to Kullu.




"Enjoyed the zigzag roads"

Posted 7 Sep

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

The roads are well paved. Gives you better feeling no bumpy rides complete package of fun. In our journey we visited so many dhabas and eating joints the scenery was breathtaking. Best advice is fuel your tank from Chandigarh because Petrol is expensive as compare with Chandigarh.




"Chandigarh to Manali by bus is quite long"

Posted 5 May

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Group

The bus journey from Chandigarh to Manali can take any where between 10 to 14 hours depending on the type of bus you chose. Try taking a Volvo not because of it being the obvious choice but also because the journey would be without any stop overs. On you way back remember to book in advance the government run Volvos or take a private owned Volvo but the private bus will charge you till Delhi irrespective of where you have to get off.

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Journey Overview

How to reach from Chandigarh to Manali -

By Bus – Direct buses are available from Chandigarh to Manali. Chandigarh to Manali distance by road is almost 300 km via NH21. Major bus stops are Bhuntar, Mandi, Ner Chowk, Bilaspur, Sadar and Rupnagar. Time taken to reach Chandigarh from Manali by road is around 6 hours. Chandigarh to Manali buses is available throughout the day.

By Train – No direct Chandigarh to Manali train services is available. The nearest railway station to Manali is Joginder Nagar which is 50 km from Manali. But no major trains cover the distance from Chandigarh to Manali.

By Flight – Direct Chandigarh to Manali flights are unavailable. Bhuntar is the nearest airport, located 50 km away from Manali. Domestic flights connect Bhuntar with Chandigarh. If one is not fond of shifting modes of transport, then one must find an alternative to a Chandigarh to Manali flight.

By Cab/car – The Chandigarh to Manali distance of 300 km must be travelled by car. It is the most comfortable and fastest way to travel in the route. Time taken to reach the destination is around 5 and half hours. Travel to Manali from Chandigarh in comfort with this mode of transport. Chandigarh to Manali by car is a comfortable way to travel if you have a reliable driver.

Manali – The Valley of the Gods

Nicknamed the "Valley of Gods", the picturesque hill station of Manali is nestled amidst the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. According to mythology, a deluge submerged the entire world and when the flood dried, there emerged a place of breathtaking beauty which is said to be Manali. A favorite honeymoon destination, it is also an adventurer's delight. The British not only introduced apple but also setup the first apple orchard here and even to this day apple (together with pear and plum) continues to be one of the chief source of income for large number of local inhabitants.

Things to Do

Sightseeing in Manali includes a visit Old Manali which is well known for its old guesthouses and orchards, take a dip in the hot water springs. Pay a visit to the Hadimba temple, Maa Sharvari temple and the Buddhist monasteries, witness the breathtaking beauty of the Rohtang Pass, indulge in adventurous activities like river rafting, paragliding and trekking. Enjoy watching the amazing waterfalls such as the Jogini falls, Rahala waterfalls and Rozy falls.


Ranging from budget hotels to high-end resorts there are plethora of options for hotels in Manali. There are several homestay options as well that offer stunning views of the nature.

Return: Manali to Chandigarh

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 1740
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 2088
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 2088
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 2262
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 2262
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Recommended for Family Vacation

"The thought of Manali in snowfall season gave us a chill itself??.. We visited Manali in e... Read More - Srivalli Mutnuru

Recommended for Hills

"Reaching Rohtang Pass Zero Point, it seemed we had been at Khilan Marg in J& K. All around... Read More - Swapan

Recommended for Romantic Getaway

"Van Vihar, a large forest area full of tall Deodar trees, developed as a park, to spent so... Read More - Rizwanuddin

Recommended for Adventure Travellers

"River beas is the only river passes through the Manali town. The flow is very high, the so... Read More - ABHINAV

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Snow Peak Retreat


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