Jammu to Manali Distance

Jammu To Manali

(Manali To Jammu)

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Total distance 419 km
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The distance between Jammu and Manali, is almost 415 km. It takes more than 12 hours on the road, to reach Manali from Jammu. There are direct buses available, but are very irregular and extremely uncomfortable. The best way to reach Manali from Jammu, is by taking a train till Ambala Cantonment from Jammu; and from Ambala, a bus till Manali. There are many trains which runs between Jammu and Ambala. The Shalimar Express leaves Jammu at 21:00 hours and reaches Ambala Cantonment at at 04:50 hours. The fare for a single adult is Rs. 463. From Ambala, Manali is almost 335 km and takes almost six hours by bus, which are readily available and ply at regular intervals.

Transport options from Jammu to Manali

Jammu to Manali By Train: There is no direct train from Jammu to Manali. However, you can take a direct train from Jammu to Ambala Cant, which takes around 7 hours. Ambala Cantt is located at a distance of around 300 km from Manali, which can be covered by bus or cab. This mode of transport is ideal for travelling in groups and with families.

Jammu to Manali By Car: Hire a cab or take a car from Jammu to Manali, which takes around 6 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR7 to INR24 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. This mode is recommended while travelling with families and kids as well as in groups.

Jammu to Manali By Bus: Take a direct bus from Jammu to Manali that takes 12 hours. Manali bus stand is located at a distance of about a kilometre and can be reached on foot. Travelling by bus is economical and recommended for individual travellers and youngsters.


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  • Vikash
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Posted Oct 29, 2013 Oct 29, 2013
Mode of Transport:Bus
We went from Mumbai to Jammu by flight. From Jammu to Manali, there is no flight or railways. Therefore, we traveled by bus. It was a night journey. But due to bus we could see the mountains and cities from near. The bus halted twice. We traveled in the month of February. The bus reached on time.
Bus operator: Himachal Volvo Tour
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  • On-time
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During my one week of north India tour with my wife in Feb 2013, I was at Manali for 3 days. I visited several places in India, but I rank Manali on top of it. One of the reason for this is also because of the hotel (Nitesh Hotel, in which we stayed), specially the owner of the hotel Topi bhai....more »
Trip Includes:  | Manali | Solang Valley | Nehru Kund | Hadimba Temple
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Jammu to Manali By Car/Taxi (224 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 9 2016
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 12 2688
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 2688
Ford Ikon A/C 15 3360
Hyundai Accent A/C 15 3360
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  • Trains
    • Total distance:224 km
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:224 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:224 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by Bus
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    • Total distance:224 km
    • Nearest Airport:Kullu
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