Shimla to Manali Distance

Shimla To Manali

(Manali To Shimla)

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Total distance 250 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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Ankush
  • Ankush
  • 2 Reviews
Ankush
7/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jan 5, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
The driver Mr Rocky was very friendly in nature and he drove us safely. He is a very known person around the area and quite co-operative too.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 88 and National Highway 21
Trip Includes:  Shingar Regency Hotel
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Durga Phototags
  • Durga Phototags
  • 3 Reviews
Durga Phototags
6/7
Posted 1 month ago Dec 22, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We started early in morning at around 8 o clock. The view on the way was awesome and breathtaking. On the way stopped at multiple points to take snaps. We had lunch at a dhaba on the way. We visited Sunder Nagar Lake and we stopped by a dam. The river Beas was very photogenic. We stopped for an amazing rafting experience near Kullu. The journey was one of the best I have done in recent times.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:National Highway 22, National Highway 305 and National Highway 21
Trip Includes:  Lords Regency | Manali
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Sanjay kumar Rathod
  • Sanjay kumar Rathod
  • Lives in Bhavnagar
  • 3 Reviews
Sanjay kumar Rathod
6.6/7
Posted 2 months ago Dec 2, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
We had a bus from Shimla New bus stand to Manali. Its 10 hour journey from Shimla to Manali. We had enjoyed full journey. You too can enjoy natural environments between the route.
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Bus operator: Himachal Volvo Tour
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  Devlok Hotel | Hadimba Temple
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anngr
  • anngr
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 photos
  • 49 Reviews
anngr
7/7
Posted 3 months ago Oct 15, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Road was so good that we enjoyed the whole trip from Shimla to Manali. We started early by 8 in the morning from our hotel, on the way we did the white water rafting at Kullu. That was really breath taking. Since they had a separate cloak room for changing we had no difficulties and enjoyed a lot.

The group who took us for rafting (introduced to us by our driver) was very friendly, decent helpful, kind with presence of mind. So the rafting was very much joyful. There are restaurant's along the way but we didnít stop anywhere as we didn't felt hungry.

If you are interested you can try one or more of them. Vaishnav Devi Temple at Kullu is one more place that is very special due to the wood work inside the temple and its a must see temple here.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 88 and National Highway 21
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Rinku
  • Rinku
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews
Rinku
5/7
Posted Sep 19, 2014 Sep 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
There is nothing much to say about Shimla to Manali, except that it is just a good experience.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Trip Includes:  Aastha Regency
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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
Ford Ikon 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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