Shimla To Manali

(Manali To Shimla)

Best way to travel from Shimla to Manali

Total distance 258 km
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The distance between Shimla and Manali is 250 km. It takes a little more than six hours to reach Manali from Shimla, by car, with couple of breaks in between. Take the Shimla bypass out of Shimla, which connects to NH 88. Follow Nh88 to Bilaspur via Jutogh, Sallaghat, Darlaghat and Brahmpukhar. After crossing Bilaspur, take a right turn to reach NH 21. Drive 50km on NH 21 to reach Mandi. From Mandi, 41 km away is Aut, with Pandoh in between. And from Aut, Manali is just 68 km away. It is an excellent road and there are many places to stop, for refreshment and refuelling.

Transport options from Shimla to Manali

Shimla to Manali By Car: Hire a cab or take a car from Shimla to Manali, which takes a little more than 6 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR9 to INR160 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Travelling by car is suitable for kids, seniors and group travellers.

Shimla to Manali By Bus: Take a direct bus from Shimla to Manali, which takes about 9 hours. Manali bus stand is located in the city centre. Not recommended as it is uncomfortable.

Shimla to Manali By Train: Travelling by train is not recommended as there are no direct trains available from Shimla to Manali.

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Satosh
  • Satosh
  • 2 Reviews
4/7 Posted 3 weeks ago
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We had a heart pounding experience during our journey to Manali and Rohtang pass and on our return to Shimla. We had a tedious journey for 9 hours. The nature was unfair towards us as we weren\'t able to see a single piece of ice or snow. However natural scenes were quite beautiful.
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Trip Includes:  Angels Inn Hotel
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Nikhil
  • Nikhil
  • 4 Reviews
7/7 Posted 1 month ago
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We had hired a Swift Dezire from the hotel. The driver Mr. Mintu was very friendly and helpful. His driving was quite comfortable even in the hilly areas. The scenic views on the way were breathtaking and outstanding. It was a great experience all together. More »
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Car Type:
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Neeraj
7/7 Posted 2 months ago
Mode of Transport:Car
Overall the journey was good.. It was 7 hrs long journey, there were a lots of nice sight scenes on the way. I had lunch at Sundernagar. It was a nice experience while driving a car from Shimla to Manali. We did find lots of Dhabas, restaurants on the way. We got down to refresh and fill our stomach. The overall road condition is good. But be attentive in the whole journey, the roads are bad and accidents are a common affair! More »
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Nilma
  • Nilma
  • 2 Reviews
6.5/7 Posted 4 months ago
Mode of Transport:Taxi
The roadway to Manali from Shimla is very beautiful and worth enjoying the beauty created by nature. On the way travel through the mountain passage was also a great experience. Doing rafting is one more memorable experience of both of us in Kullu. The apple gardens and the Kullu shawls are attractive. More »
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Trip Includes:  | Rohtang Pass
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Cahandar
  • Cahandar
  • 2 Reviews
5.5/7 Posted 4 months ago
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We visited Manali in the month of August 2013. We had taken a taxi from Shimla to Manali so that we can take the benefit of sight views on the way. It was a very nice trip and we enjoyed the trip a lot. Although we had visited the place in wrong season but still we enjoyed the trip. We had visited to Hadimba Temple, Van Vihar, Monasteries which were very peaceful places. We also went to Rohtang Pass which was a exciting and adventurous. The time we spent on bank of Beas river can be said to be the best time we had in Manali as it was a soothing experience. If you want to take some time away from fast and tiring life in cities, Manali is the perfect option to visit with family and friends. More »
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Trip Includes:  Hotel Park Paradise
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Shimla to Manali By Car/Taxi (125 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 9 1125
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 12 1500
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1500
Tata Indigo A/C 15 1875
Hyundai Accent A/C 15 1875
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Road/Route Map For Shimla To Manali

Driving directions from Shimla to Manali
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:125 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:125 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Total distance:125 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:125 km
    • Nearest Airport:Kullu
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