Manali is a beautiful hill station with lots of stunning attractions. Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Naggar Castle, Manikaran and Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple are some of the best places to visit in Manali. The only mode of transport from Shimla to Manali is by roadways and the distance can be travelled by bus or a taxi.
About the bus service from Shimla to Manali
Buses from Shimla starts from Victory Tunnel and Tutikandi ISBT and buses reach Opp. Govt. Bus Stand in Manali.Himachal Tourism (HPTDC), Krishna Bus service, and HRTCare some of the top bus operators from Shimla to Manali. Non-AC, AC, Multi-axle Semi Sleeper, are some of the ticket booking options available on this route.
Shimla to Manali distance
The distance between Shimla and Manali is 250 km. Shimla and Manali distance can be covered in approximately 8 hours and 56 minutes depending on the traffic, road condition,and bus type. The route is a hill area with a scenic backdrop. Sunder Nagar, Mandi,and Kullu are the major areas located on this route. The shortest duration taken to cover the distance is 7 hours and 45 minutes.
Shimla to Manali bus fare is Rs. 600/- for HPTDC buses, Krishna bus service and HRTC buses.
Shimla to Manali bus timing
The first bus start at 7.45 is while the last bus starts at 9.15 pm. People do not want to travel in standard buses can travel by deluxe bus service of HPTDC. There is also Krisna bus sevice, a private bus operator provide service on this route. Both of these buses departs early morning 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM and reach Manali at 6 :00 PM.
HRTC and HPTDC provides night bus service from Manali to Shimla. These buses departs from Manali 8 PM in the evening and reaches Shimla 6 AM in the morning.
Shimla to Manali bus booking
The deluxe buses are available only in the morning and evening. Many online travel websites offer discounted bus tickets on this route. www.hrtc.gov.in can be used to book an online bus ticket from Shimla to Manali. You can book HPTDC bus tickets using following http://www.booking.hptdc.in/ portal of Himachal Pradesh tourism.