Shimla to Manali Distance

Shimla To Manali

(Manali To Shimla)

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Total distance 242 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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Ritayan Goswami

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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 8 Reviews
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Ritayan Goswami
6.5/7
Posted 1 week ago Jul 28, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Very good scenic beauty and enjoyed the ride very much. Nice food and accommodation available on route. Many amusing places to just stand, drink, eat, and see the nature but area prone to land slides. So take extra food and water while travelling and be careful if you have vomiting tendency while travelling.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
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  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 22, National Highway 305 and National Highway 21
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Pradeepan

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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
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Pradeepan
7/7
Posted 2 months ago Jun 2, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Driver is calm and he drove us all the places. Nice driver - 53 years old, safe driving and friendly in nature. Suggested many places. Take a best cab from Shimla. They will ask more money bit bargain as much you can.
Take Sedan type car. Don't go with no space in the car.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 88 and NH3
Trip Includes:  Hotel Green Fields
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Mahesh gupta

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Mahesh gupta
4.5/7
Posted 2 months ago May 29, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Overall, experience is good but journey was so long, sightseeing is good. I and my wife like this. So nice trip from my side we both enjoy this trip very much. We first reached Shimla than we went to Shimla by Ford Figo taxi so trip is good and driver is nice, he helped us at every point in Shimla, Manali trip was good.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:शिमला - तातापानी - मंडी मार्ग/షిమ్లా-తతపని-మంది రోడ్డు
Trip Includes:  Seraj
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Deepak Khandelwal

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Deepak Khandelwal
7/7
Posted 3 months ago May 19, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We are three couples, met in Shimla. Firstly we enjoyed a lot in Shimla. Then we took a taxi from Shimla and reached Manali. Taxi charged us around 6500 INR. We enjoyed a lot in journey. We reached Manali in 10 hours and enjoyed a lot. We stayed around 10 places and see very awesome scenario, also beas river.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:शिमला - तातापानी - मंडी मार्ग/షిమ్లా-తతపని-మంది రోడ్డు
Trip Includes:  The Manali Lodge | Hadimba Temple
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Rama krishna Krovi

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  • Lives in Kakinada
  • 15 Reviews
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Rama krishna Krovi
5/7
Posted 3 months ago May 16, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
After breakfast we started our journey to Manali. The road is very nice. The river Beas on one side and big hills on the other side of the road are very exciting. Sharp turnings, ghat roads on the way are very interesting. The car journey is very comfortable.
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  • SUV
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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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    • Total distance:125 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
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    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
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