How to reach Manali from Bangalore

Although Manali is immensely far away from Bangalore, it still enjoys immense popularity among Bangaloreans. Located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, this enormously beautiful hills station with its pristine scenic beauty captivates not just avid tourists from Bangalore but also from rest of the country. Manali is a captivating hill station which will leave you spell bound for the months to come and it is for sure that you will take back some very good memories; which thus, will make you come back.

Following are the ways avid tourists from Bangalore can reach Manali.

how to reach Manali from Bangalore


Manali from Bangalore by Train

There are no direct trains from Bangalore to Manali. From Bangalore one will have to make a train journey either to Chandigarh or Delhi. From Chandigarh as well as Delhi there are ample numbers of state run buses and private buses for Manali. We will suggest travelers to take Delhi route as there are no direct trains from Bangalore to Chandigarh. However Train journey between Bangalore and New Delhi is very time consuming. The train journey is approximately of 36 hours.

Important trains from Bangalore to Delhi

  • Karnataka Exp/no 12627 – departure from Bangalore station at 7:20 PM; runs on all day.
  • Sampark Kranti/no 12649 – departure from Yesvantpur JN at 10:10PM; runs on all day.
  • Kongu Express/no 12647 – departure from Yesvantpur JN at 11:40 PM; runs on all day. 
  • Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express/ no 12629 - departure from Yesvantpur JN at 13: 50 P.M; runs only on Tuesday & Thursday.
  • Bangalore-Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express/12429 – departure from Bangalore city junction at 20:20 P.M; runs only on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.
  • Bangalore City-Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express/22691, Yesvantpur- Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Duronto Express/12213.

Manali from Bangalore by Air:

Traveling via air to Manali is by far the best option. Although very expensive, it is very less time consuming. However, Manali doesn’t have an airport. One will have to again take a flight from Bangalore either to Delhi or Chandigarh. Prefer going to Chandigarh as it is far near to Manali. There is no dearth of flights from Bangalore to Delhi as well as Chandigarh. There are ample flights from Bangalore to Delhi as well as Chandigarh round the day.

Manali from Bangalore by Road:

Traveling via road is not at all best option to reach Manali from Bangalore. The total distance between Bangalore and Manali is approximately 2,656.3 km, which is staggeringly high. A road journey would be very expensive, time consuming and also physically tiring.

If you opt for Chandigarh, then you can catch state run HRTC buses for Manali. Besides, there are private cabs from Chandigarh airport to Manali. The total distance between Chandigarh and Manali is approximately 468 Km and Chandigarh to Manali road journey takes approximately 8 to 9 hours. Besides state run HRTC buses, there are number of private travel agencies in Chandigarh who provide A/C & non A/c bus service to Manali.

Travel agencies in Chandigarh providing Manali tour packages:
  • Swagatam Holidays: (0172) -2600330, 098166-64115
  • Zimindara Travels: (0172) 5047070, 2707060.
  • Manali Mail: +91-1902-250280, +91 9816061384, +91 9418128710.
  • City Land Travels: 9210129166 / 9211742690, (011) 23585912.

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