Travelling to Manali by train is an easy and comfortable option. However, Manali does not have a railway station. Tourists can reach by train to the nearest railway station located in Jogindernagar and then continue their journey to Manali by road. Regular train service available from this railway station, located 166 km away, connects Manali to many nearby cities. Other railway stations are located in Kalka – 310 km, Chandigarh – 345 km, Ambala – 358 km and Pathankot – 325 km.
Bhuntar airport is located nearest to Manali; at a distance of about 50 km. Regular flights are operated to and from Manali, making it easier for travelers to reach this hill station from various places. Flights are available on daily basis from Bhuntar to Delhi, from where travelers can easily reach many other national and international destinations. Convenient taxi or bus service can be availed to reach Manali from the airport.
Reaching Manali by bus is a popular travel option that many travelers opt for. State owned bus service is very convenient and runs frequently, offering travelers an easy and affordable option to reach Manali from many other places. Bus services run by private companies also ply between Manali and other local cities. Besides local places, the extensive road network also connects Manali to many other cities of Northern India, including Delhi, Shimla, Chandigarh, Ambala and Dharamshala.