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Buses from Delhi to Manali

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by AshuIn, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. AshuIn

    AshuIn New Member

    I plan to go Manali this winter, and as the distance is a lot I would prefer traveling by bus. I need to find out about the availability of buses from Delhi to Manali and some other queries which I will post below.

    1. Are there Volvo buses available from Delhi to Manali?

    2. How long does it take to travel from Delhi to Manali by bus?

    3. How many times does the bus stop on the way to Manali and where does it stop?

    4. What would a one way ticket cost be from Delhi to Manali?
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Ashuln, welcome to the forum!

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    (Image Courtesy of The Manali Inn)

    Overview

    The distance between Delhi and Manali is about 582 kilometres or about 12 to 13 hours of driving away. If you take public transportation though, the journey might be longer, at about 13 to 14 hours. If you intend to take a bus from Delhi to Manali, fortunately, there are direct ones for this route. The best part about them is that you have many options, from government-operated ones to privately-operated ones. The government-operated ones are very reliable but you have fewer options with them. The privately-operated ones have more options, some are affordable, some buses are more on the higher side.

    Government-Operated Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali

    1. Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) Buses - The HPTDC operates two Volvo buses plying daily from Delhi's Mandi House until the main Mall Road of Manali. The journey duration is around 14 hours and fare is at Rs. 1,300 per person. The bus usually has two stopovers, one for dinner time, about five hours away from Delhi and another one early in the morning for tea plus a bathroom break. The bus usually stops for dinner at Mirchi restaurant in Ambala and a tea place an hour away from Manali. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    HPTDC Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1Mandi House - 6:30 pmMall Road - 6:45 am pmRs. 1,300
    Bus No. 2Mandi House - 7:30 pmMall Road - 7:45 amRs. 1,300
    2. Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) Buses - The HRTC operates both ordinary and Volvo buses plying from Delhi to Manali. The Himsuta AC Volvo buses depart from the Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate and arrive at the Mall Road in Manali as well. For the Volvo buses, fare is around Rs. 1,407 per passenger. Journey duration is around 14 hours too. Usually, these buses have two stopovers as well, one for dinner and another one for early morning tea. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    HRTC Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1ISBT Kashmiri Gate - 7:00Mall Road - 7:40 amRs. 1,407
    Bus No. 2ISBT Kashmiri Gate - 7:35Mall Road - 8:25 amRs. 1,407
    Bus No. 3ISBT Kashmiri Gate - 8:00Mall Road - 8:40 amRs. 1,407
    Bus No. 4ISBT Kashmiri Gate - 8:26Mall Road - 9:20 amRs. 1,407
    Privately-Operated Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali

    1. Anamika Travels - Anamika Travels operates four Volvo semi-sleeper buses from Delhi to Manali. Their buses depart from the RK Marg Metro Station and also has a pickup point in Majnu Ka Tilla. Passengers would then be dropped off at the main Mall Road in Manali. Journey duration is around 13 hours and 25 minutes. Stopovers would usually be two to three, again, one for dinner and another two for bathroom breaks. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    Anamika Travels Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1RK Marg Metro Station - 4:15 pmMall Road - 5:40 amRs. 1,399
    Bus No. 2RK Marg Metro Station - 4:15 pmMall Road - 5:40 amRs. 1,399
    Bus No. 3RK Marg Metro Station - 8:45 pmMall Road - 10:10 amRs. 1,599
    Bus No. 4RK Marg Metro Station - 8:45 pmMall Road - 10:10 amRs. 1,599
    2. Anand Holiday - Anand Holiday operates five Volvo multi-axle semi-sleeper buses from Delhi to Manali. Their buses depart from the RK Marh Metro Station too and has a pickup point in Majnu Ka Tilla. Again, you would be dropped off at the main Mall Road in Manali. Journey duration is around 13 to 14 hours and stopovers are usually 2 to 3 as well. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    Anand Holiday Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1RK Marg Metro Station - 5:15 pmMall Road - 7:30 amRs. 1,424
    Bus No. 2RK Marg Metro Station - 8:15 pmMall Road - 9:30 amRs. 1,468
    Bus No. 3RK Marg Metro Station - 8:15 pmMall Road - 9:30 amRs. 1,468
    Bus No. 4RK Marg Metro Station - 8:30 pmMall Road - 9:30 amRs. 1,472
    Bus No. 5RK Marg Metro Station - 8:30 pmMall Road - 9:30 amRs. 1,472
    3. Apna Travels - Apna Travels operates only two Volvo AC semi-sleeper buses from Delhi to Manali. It has the same boarding point, pickup point and drop-off point as the mentioned private bus operators above. Journey duration is around 14 to 16 hours though so it's a bit longer. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    Apna Travels Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1RK Marg Metro Station - 5:00 pmMall Road - 9:00 amRs. 1,710
    Bus No. 2RK Marg Metro Station - 8:30 pmMall Road - 10:00 amRs. 1,710
    4. BFC Gold - BFC Gold has one of the most affordable rates for private bus operators plying from Delhi to Manali. It has the same boarding point and drop-off point, as well as stopovers, as the mentioned private bus operators above. Journey duration is also around 14 hours but minimum ticket rate is just at Rs. 981 per passenger. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    BFC Gold Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1RK Marg Metro Station - 5:00 pmMall Road - 6:45 amRs. 981
    Bus No. 2RK Marg Metro Station - 5:00 pmMall Road - 6:45 amRs. 981
    Bus No. 3RK Marg Metro Station - 8:00 pmMall Road - 10:00 amRs. 1,092
    Bus No. 4RK Marg Metro Station - 8:00 pmMall Road - 10:00 amRs. 1,092
    5. City Land Travels - City Land Travels operates several AC Volvo buses from Delhi to Manali. Their buses depart from Ambedkar Bhawan in Paharganj in Delhi and arrive in the main Mall Road of Manali as well. They also have a pickup point which is in Majnu Ka Tilla. Journey duration is around 12 to 14 hours and the stopovers are the same as above. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    City Land Travels Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1 (Volvo Semi-Sleeper)Ambedkar Bhawan - 5:01 pmMall Road - 7:01 amRs. 949
    Bus No. 2 (Volvo Semi-Sleeper)Ambedkar Bhawan - 7:00 pmMall Road - 8:30 amRs. 1,029
    Bus No. 3 (Volvo Seater)Ambedkar Bhawan - 9:00 pmMall Road - 9:00 amRs. 981
    Bus No. 4 (Volvo Seater)Ambedkar Bhawan - 9:01 pmMall Road - 11:01 amRs. 1,076
    6. GSTC Travels - The GSTC Travels offers semi-sleeper, pushback Volvo buses for tourists plying from Delhi to Manali. Each seat has their own LED television as well so you can watch your own preferred shows. Journey duration is the same, 13 to 14 hours and stopovers are the same as well. The bus picks up passengers from Majnu Ka Tilla and drops them off at the Mall Road in Manali too. Fares are a bit on the higher side though. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    GSTC Travels Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1Majnu Ka Tilla - 5:00 pmMall Road - 7:00 amRs. 1,139
    Bus No. 2Majnu Ka Tilla - 8:00 pmMall Road - 9:05 amRs. 1,234
    7. Himachal Tourist - Himachal Tourist operates AC sem-sleeper Volvo buses from Delhi to Manali. They depart from the RK Marg Metro Station and arrive in the Mall Road of Manali. They also pick up passengers from Majnu Ka Tilla and also have the same stopovers as the other private buses. Journey duration is around 14 hours. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    Himachal Tourist Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1RK Marg Metro Station - 4:00 pmMall Road - 6:15 amRs. 1,044
    Bus No. 2RK Marg Metro Station - 4:00 pmMall Road - 6:15 amRs. 1,044
    8. Kanak Holidays - Kanak Holidays have Volvo AC buses plying from Delhi to Manali at very affordable rates, as compared to the other buses in this route. They depart from RK Marg Metro Station as well and picks up passengers at Majnu Ka Tilla. They arrive at the River Side Bus Parking in Manali. They have the same stopovers as above, usually two to three. Minimum fare is at Rs. 854 per passenger. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    Kanak Holidays Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1RK Marg Metro Station - 4:45 pmRiver Side Bus Parking - 7:30 amRs. 854
    Bus No. 2RK Marg Metro Station - 5:30 pmRiver Side Bus Parking - 7:30 amRs. 854
    Bus No. 3 (With Individual LCD)RK Marg Metro Station - 8:00 pmRiver Side Bus Parking - 10:00 amRs. 1,044
    Bus No. 4 (With Individual LCD)RK Marg Metro Station - 8:00 pmRiver Side Bus Parking - 10:00 amRs. 1,044
    9. Ram Travels - Ram Travels have Volvo AC buses plying from Delhi to Manali but they don't have on-board television. They depart from Rama Krishna Marg and arrive at the Mall Road in Manali. Journey duration is around 13 hours and fares are on the higher side. Stopovers are usually between two to three, two for bathroom breaks and another one for dinner. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    Ram Travels Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1Rama Krishna Marg - 5:00 pmMall Road - 6:00 amRs. 1,519
    Bus No. 2Rama Krishna Marg - 5:00 pmMall Road - 6:00 amRs. 1,519
    Bus No. 3Rama Krishna Marg - 5:30 pmMall Road - 6:30 amRs. 1,614
    Bus No. 4Rama Krishna Marg - 5:30 pmMall Road - 6:30 amRs. 1,614
    10. Sugam Yatra - Another affordable private bus operator is the Sugam Yatra. Their buses depart from the RK Marg Metro Station as well and arrive in the River Side Bus Parking in Manali. Their minimum rate is at Rs. 854 and their journey duration is around 14 hours. They also have two to three stopovers along the way. The timings for the buses would be listed below.

    Sugam Yatra Volvo Buses from Delhi to Manali
    Bus NumberDeparture Terminal - TimeArrival Terminal - TimeFare
    Bus No. 1RK Marg Metro Station - 5:25 pmRiver Side Bus Parking - 7:25 amRs. 854
    Bus No. 2RK Marg Metro Station - 5:25 pmRiver Side Bus Parking - 7:25 amRs. 854
    Bus No. 3RK Marg Metro Station - 5:30 pmRiver Side Bus Parking - 7:30 amRs. 854
    Bus No. 4RK Marg Metro Station - 7:45 pmRiver Side Bus Parking - 9:30 amRs. 854
    Bus No. 5RK Marg Metro Station - 7:45 pmRiver Side Bus Parking - 9:30 amRs. 854
    Conclusion

    For travelling from Delhi to Manali, you have two options, either government-operated buses or privately-operated buses. Government-operated buses are more affordable and you can choose between the HPTDC buses and the HRTC buses. For the private buses, you have many options, both with affordable and more pricey ones.

    I hope this helps.:)
     

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