Two major railway stations help in connecting various places with the holy city of Manikaran. One of them is the Pathankot railway station, situated at a distance of 150 km and the other is the Chandigarh railway station which is present at about 268 km away from the city. These railheads are connected with all the major cities of the country, which include Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta and many more. Various direct and indirect trains, such as Jammu Mail, Dhauladhar Express, Ravi Express and Delhi Pathankot Express help in making the journey of travelers comfortable. From the railway station, tourists can hire a cab or take a bus to reach Manikaran.
The nearest airport is located in the city of Bhuntar, 44 km away from Manikaran. Travelling by air can help the tourists in saving upon their time which can be used for sightseeing. Direct flights help in connecting Chandigarh, Pathankot, Shimla and Delhi with Bhuntar. From the airport, which lies at a drive of half an hour from the main city, vacationers can hire a cab to reach Manikaran.
Regular bus services are available from Manali, Chandigarh and Kullu to Manikaran. The city has good road connectivity and helps the tourists to travel in a comfortable manner. Tourists can opt for state government operated and privately owned Volvo and deluxe buses to travel comfortably. Travelling by bus is one of the best ways to enjoy the journey to Manikaran, as vacationers can come across the real beauty of the region.