Leh Ladakh Bus Service 2021 – 2022 : Latest Schedule

by Vargis.Khan

If you have been thinking about traveling to Ladakh this year, then below is the latest Leh Ladakh Bus Service Schedule for the year 2021. The article below covers information on buses that you can board to get to Leh City and for local sightseeing in Ladakh.

In a time not too long ago, a trip to Ladakh was something that could have been done only by your own vehicle. Other modes of transport back then were rare. These were the times when Leh Ladakh was termed as a biker’s paradise and the people who visited here were mostly either motorcycle enthusiasts or adventure junkies.

Much has however changed in recent years. Tourism in Ladakh has evolved and the number of tourists in this once unknown part of our country has grown exponentially. And along with it, the availability of basic facilities also has largely improved. Now you can easily board a Bus for Ladakh and cover the entire region by public transport services.

Leh Ladakh Bus Service

The picture below was clicked at Leh Bus stand earlier this week by a friend. It shows timings, frequency, and fares of buses starting from Leh for different destinations within Ladakh. If you, however, wanted to read about how to get to Ladakh first, then I have covered this information in three other articles.

Please read Manali to Leh Bus Service to read about how you can travel from Manali to Ladakh by public transport. Please read Srinagar to Leh Bus Service to know how you can complete the same journey from the Srinagar side. If you would rather board a Bus from Delhi itself then you could do that too. Please read Delhi to Leh Bus Service to read how.

Leh Ladakh Bus Service 2019

Bus Service within Ladakh

For the majority of the people visiting Ladakh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso, and Tso Moriri are the biggest tourist attractions. Hence, for the sake of understanding, let me break down the information on the board above into different categories so you can plan your trip better.

Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Leh Ladakh – A Complete Travel Guide

Bus Service from Leh to Nubra Valley

Listed below are buses that you can board from Leh for traveling to Nubra Valley.

Leh to Turtuk Bus Service

Turtuk is a small village in Nubra Valley which is also the newest addition to the list of places where tourists are allowed. It is actually the last village where civilians are allowed. A Bus for Turtuk leaves Leh every Saturday at 6 AM. The fare per person is Rs. 316.

This bus will pass through Khardung La, Khardung, Khalsar, Diskit, Hunder, and Thoise. If you got down at Khalsar, you can use this Bus to travel to Panamik as well.

Also Read: Nubra Valley Travel Guide

Charasa Village

Charasa is a small village in Nubra Valley near Panamik. The Bus to Charasa, in fact, passes through Panamik; and travels via Khardung La, Khardung, and Sumur before that. It leaves Leh every Saturday at 6.30 AM and the fare per person is Rs. 282. If you got down at Khalsar, you can also use this bus to travel to Diskit and Hunder.

Bus Service from Leh to Pangong Lake

The following buses can be used for traveling from Leh to Pangong Tso Lake. All these buses cross the high altitude pass of Chang La to reach Pangong Tso.

Leh to Chushul Bus Service

A Bus from Leh leaves for Chushul every Wednesday at 7.00 AM. The fare per person is Rs. 394. Traveling by this Bus, you can get down at Spangmik to visit Pangong Lake as well. This bus travels via Erath.

Another bus for Chushul is scheduled from Leh for every Sunday at 7 AM. This Bus travels via the villages of Man and Merak and the fare per person is Rs. 406.

Leh to Pangong Bus Service (Spangmik, Maan, and Merak)

There are three other buses scheduled for Pangong Tso from Leh Bus stand every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 6.30 AM. These buses travel via Spangmik and Maan to arrive at Merak. The fare per person is Rs. 270.

Also Read: Pangong Tso Travel Guide

Leh to Tangtse Bus Service

Traveling from Leh, Tangtse is located about 45 kilometers before Pangong Tso. A Bus for Tangtse starts from Leh every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. The fare per person is Rs. 186. These are in fact the same buses that continue to Maan and Merak after Tangtse.

Leh to Hanle Bus Service

A Bus from Leh leaves for Hanle every Saturday at 7 AM. This Bus travels via Spangmik, Erath, Chushul, and Nyoma. The fare per person is Rs. 492.

Bus for Koyul Village

Like Hanle, Koyul is another small village in Changthang Valley. A bus for Koyul leaves Leh Tuesday at 7 AM. This bus too takes the same route as the Hanle Bus until Nyoma.

Leh to Mudh (Mood) Bus Service

Mudh, also spelled as Mood, is a small village near Nyoma. A Bus is scheduled for this village every Wednesday at 9 AM from Leh. The fare per person is Rs. 297.

Leh to Tsaga Bus Service

Tsaga is a village after Chushul and before Nyoma; after the high altitude pass of Tsaga La. You can board a bus for here from Leh at 9 AM every Friday. The fare per person is Rs. 356.

Bus Service from Leh to Tso Moriri

A bus for Tso Moriri leaves Leh on the 10th, 20th, and 30th of every month at 6.30 AM. The fare per person is Rs. 370.

Chumathang Village

A Bus leaves for Chumathang from Leh at 12 noon every Sunday. The fare per person is Rs. 214 per person. This bus travels through the towns of Karu and Upshi.

Also Read: Tso Moriri Travel Guide

Fotoksar (Photoksar) Village

Fotoksar, also spelled as Photoksar, is a small village from Leh at about 166 kilometers on Srinagar Leh Highway. A bus from Leh travels for this village every Sunday at 6 AM. The fare per person is Rs. 260.

This bus travels on Srinagar Leh highway until Lamayuru and then reaches Fotoksar via Wanla and Phonji La. You can board this bus and get down at Nimmu, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib as well and can even use it to reach villages like Alchi.

Leh to Kargil Bus Service

A Bus leaves Leh every 2 PM every day and reaches Kargil by late evening. The fare per person is 604.

Leh to Srinagar Bus Service

A Bus for Srinagar leaves Leh every day at 2 PM and travels non-stop to reach Srinagar the next morning. The fare per person is Rs. 1203. This is actually the same bus that first reaches Kargil and then continues to Srinagar.

Leh to Manali Bus Service

There are actually three different types of Buses available for traveling from Leh to Manali. Please read Leh to Manali Bus Service for a detailed description of this service. The same bus travels to Keylong as well and then continues to Manali via Rohtang.

Conclusion

I hope the information above on Leh Ladakh Bus Service was of help. If you have any questions or need any further information, please feel free to ask in the comments section below, or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.

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54 comments

Ishita September 11, 2021 - 4:32 pm

In October does the route for leh to kargil remains open ?
And is bus service operable even in October as well??

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Prasun Dey August 23, 2021 - 7:52 pm

Can i go to manali from leh by bus on 24.10.2021. Bus will be running continue?

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Karamdeep Kaur August 12, 2021 - 5:40 am

Hi cargos..
Any idea of bus from kargil to padum n back. I want to go to padum from kargil on 18 September 2021.
Tia
Sarah

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Vargis.Khan August 12, 2021 - 10:09 am

There is no direct bus Karamdeep. There is one bus from Leh but its frequency is way too low. The best choice would be to look for shared cabs.

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Devika Manek July 7, 2021 - 5:07 pm

Hey thank you so much for infomative blog. Can you please tell public transportation is working or not, I am not able to find that. As hrtc has resumed its delhi to leh bus service, I want to travel leh Ladakh by public transportation. As I took a break from the my job, I want to pursue my long awaited dream to travel leh ladakh solo. Also, is it safe for a girl to travel solo by public transportation? Or sometimes even a trek (ex. Phuktal/phugtal monastery)

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Vargis.Khan July 8, 2021 - 8:00 am

Hello

1. Public transport – Yes. If not a bus, you can easily get a shared cab
2. Safe to Travel – Yes. Take a look at this article, solo travel log of a girl https://vargiskhan.com/log/memoirs-first-solo-trip-to-ladakh/
3. Safe to trek alone – Can’t really comment on that but my opinion will be of a No. Not in terms of women’s safety but knowledge of the region, area you are covering, altitude acclimatization, several other things come into the picture.

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BASAVALINGASWAMY July 24, 2021 - 7:13 am

SIR, IN THI TIME.. BUS SERVICE FOR PANGONG LAKE AVAILABLE?? CAN U CONFIRM OR GIVE ME NUMBER WHO ARE LOACALITIES CAN HELP US IN THIS REGARD.. BECAUSE COVID..

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BASAVALINGASWAMY July 24, 2021 - 7:14 am

AUGUST – 08 IS SUNDAY – RETURN 9TH MONDAY… LEH TO PANGONG LAKE..

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Adarshjit Das August 8, 2021 - 9:23 am

Hello Vargis,
So, I understand that tgere are bus service from leh to places across Nubra, Pangong Tso etc. But what about while returning back to Leh? Is there bus service available for returning as well or we have to opt for some other mode?

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Vargis.Khan August 9, 2021 - 6:07 am

Hi Adarshjit – The bus that goes from Leh to Nubra or Pangong will return the next day. So if you are coming back on the very next day, you can board the same bus. Otherwise shared cabs are easily available.

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BASAVALINGASWAMY July 24, 2021 - 7:32 am

Dalip Razdan Incharge Depot, Leh 9419016968 he is the incharged.. just know i enquired.. bus are available regular basis. but 50% seat capacity

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Vargis.Khan July 25, 2021 - 6:42 am

Thank you Basava. This was very helpful

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JIPIN NATH K September 22, 2021 - 5:59 pm

Kargil to srinagar bus timing please

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Kalandhika March 1, 2020 - 12:53 pm

Hi, I am planning to visit leh ladakh in September with my husband. We want to travel by bus daily about maximum 3hr and take stay there for a night. As bus service are not frequently ,so we are confused how to travel, our ways. My question is,
1- how can we travel in circular ways from leh to pangong lake to karzok to moriri to leh back,In bus.
2- suppose leh to pangong takes about 6 hour so where should be taking halt for night, and from pangong to moriri
again one or two halt for night This way taking halt and want to circle till leh back, in bus if possible.
3- what ever place come in between we would like to visit.
4- What is the charge of rental bike per day (gearless will be good for us). If in bus not possible then thinking of bike

I kindly request you to guide me on this so we will not vest our time there
Regards

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Ankit January 15, 2020 - 10:18 am

Hi Vargis,

Are the Bus services from Leh to Nubra or Pangong available in January 2020?

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Vargis.Khan January 17, 2020 - 1:07 am

Not if there was too much snow at Kharudng La or Chang La. In that case you can find a shared cab.

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Bhupat Bist October 4, 2019 - 7:34 am

I want to visit Leh before 10 October and want to see Pangong & Kargil. please let me know – how to get inner line permit , weather and any chance to return via Manali side.

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Vargis.Khan October 4, 2019 - 12:58 pm

See the post below please. Returning via Manali would be very tough.

https://vargiskhan.com/log/ladakh-permit-updates-procedure/

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Musaib Khan October 2, 2019 - 7:14 pm

Hello Vargis. I am reaching Leh on 11th morning and I want to know mode of transport for reaching Kargil and how safe is it to go there?
1. Which kind of bus runs on that route, fare and timing?
2. Are shared cabs available?

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Vargis.Khan October 3, 2019 - 5:00 pm

Hi Musaib,

1. There is a daily bus at 2 PM that goes to Srinagar via Kargil. You can board that.
2. Yes shared cabs are available as well from Leh Bus stand.

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Amby September 17, 2021 - 6:33 pm

Hi Vargis. What about the timings of bus from Kargil and back to Leh?

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Mohd Azim September 22, 2019 - 3:25 pm

Hi Sir ur information is really helpful.
Could u please tell me is hrtc but from leh to keylong keylong to manali will be available in mid October or not?

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Vargis.Khan September 23, 2019 - 3:01 am

It depends on the weather but it usually is not available in October.

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Darius July 30, 2019 - 9:41 am

Hi Vargis,
Really nice and informative blog.
I just want to ask about bus service Leh Diskit. I found on other sites there in Leh is a bus Leh Diskit Tue, Thu and Sat. Is it valid info? I have already a nice plan for visiting Nubra Valley by public transport and now I am a little bit confused casue you did not mention about this service
Thanks.

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Vargis.Khan July 30, 2019 - 12:39 pm

Hi Darius, That must have been the schedule as of last year. But even if you do not get a bus on a desired day, shared cabs will definitely be available from Leh Bus stand. Those run every morning on a daily basis.

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diana June 29, 2019 - 9:18 am

Helo & hi there. i’m diana from Malaysia.
i’ll be travelling to Leh on 8th Aug. and might stay 4-5 days.before off to Srinagar.
Im planning to go to Pangong simply by bus. since i’ll be travelling on tight budget, is the bus schedule is updates ? so many things to ask .

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Vargis.Khan June 29, 2019 - 5:53 pm

Hello Diana – This is the updated bus schedule as of this year

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Robin masih June 24, 2019 - 10:16 am

Hello sir.. I am unable to find keylong and Leh for booking a ticket from Delhi. Delhi —- Leh bus service. Plz help

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Vargis.Khan June 24, 2019 - 5:49 pm

There is no online booking available for it

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Aman June 22, 2019 - 11:43 am

Hey bro, i got certain numbers of drivers of leh from the other site and i am willing to book a cab direct by myself.
So as i have to deposit advance to them so how safe is that to pay direct advance and if their any alternate method to conform the payment.

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Vargis.Khan June 22, 2019 - 3:06 pm

Hi Aman – It is safe as long as the driver is coming through a reliable contact.

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Arshad June 10, 2019 - 6:01 pm

Bro , iam from Kerala . I want your help ,we have six members coming in Bus . I want to cover nubravalley, pangong, kurdangla. We are reach leh on July 7 Sunday evening. Give me a budget plan like public transport & shared taxi. & We have to reach Srinagar on 12th Friday morning.

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Aditya June 8, 2019 - 9:26 am

Sir, we are reaching delhi on 15th june. Has the delhi leh service started for 2019?

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Aditya June 8, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Sir, we are reaching delhi on 15th june. Has the delhi leh bus service started for 2019?

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Vargis.Khan June 8, 2019 - 8:16 pm

Not yet Aditya. Would probably start towards the end of June

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Adarshjit Das August 8, 2021 - 9:23 am

Hello Vargis,
So, I understand that tgere are bus service from leh to places across Nubra, Pangong Tso etc. But what about while returning back to Leh? Is there bus service available for returning as well or we have to opt for some other mode?

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Vargis.Khan August 9, 2021 - 6:07 am

Hi Adarshjit – The bus that goes from Leh to Nubra or Pangong will return the next day. So if you are coming back on the very next day, you can board the same bus. Otherwise shared cabs are easily available.

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Vargis.Khan June 8, 2019 - 8:18 pm

Not yet. It will starts towards the end of June

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Parvesh Gautam May 28, 2019 - 6:21 am

Hello dear Vargis

I am planning to leh vaya manali from 4th – 12th June 2019.
When will the road open from manali to keylong and keylong to leh???
Just read in the newspaper that rohtang is open only for vehicles moving to spiti valley.

Thanks in advance

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Vargis.Khan May 28, 2019 - 12:14 pm

Hi Parvesh – That road will probably not open till 15t

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Rahul ranjan May 18, 2019 - 2:36 pm

Hello Vargis
Any idea this year when HRTC start delhi to leh buses

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Vargis.Khan May 18, 2019 - 4:37 pm

Not before June 3rd Rahul

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Explore. February 10, 2021 - 11:52 am

Hi. Are the bus services from Delhi to leh available in the month of march ?! Please guide. Thanks.

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Kamal Kumar Pandey May 13, 2019 - 7:19 am

Hello Dear Vergis, i am following your blogs regularly, Actually i am planning to visit with my friends by private car, leh wef 12 june to 16th june 19, i will be on manali on 09th june 19 evening , can u suggest me how can i get online permit to visit leh (beyond Rohtaang ), and if it is available on line, than please do tell me on which date i can apply for this, as hotel booking was done in leh and kelong well in advance. Please Do Guide Me.

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Vargis.Khan May 13, 2019 - 1:20 pm Reply
Hemant Bhayani May 11, 2019 - 7:02 pm

I am planning to visit Leh Ladakh during Sept 20 to Sept 27. I wish to reach Leh from Shrinagar route and leave from Leh to Manali route. Will I get bus services at that time ?

Further, will the period good to be there ?

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Vargis.Khan May 11, 2019 - 8:25 pm

Yes to both your questions.

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Yogesh May 26, 2019 - 11:32 am

I will come to leh airport on 18/9/19 at 6 a.m.Can I go to kargil on same day & return back to leh after visiting sightseeing in next day at 9.00a.m

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Harry May 6, 2019 - 2:09 am

Hello vargis bhai….any changes in above mentioned time table of leh ladakh bus service ?
I have to book tickets accordingly….plz tell…thank you

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Vargis.Khan May 6, 2019 - 1:47 pm

No changes Harry Bhai

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sisir patnaik April 15, 2019 - 7:03 am

can i get a taxi that will leave srinagar at 6AM and reach leh same day evening. halt at leh 2 days. again leave leh 6AM and reach srinagar at evening. then two days local at srinagar.

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Vargis.Khan April 15, 2019 - 3:11 pm

Talk to Faisal @ 9596410670.

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HARIKRISHNA April 6, 2019 - 8:24 am

Should we need inner-line permit to travel in bus to Pangong and Nubra valley ??

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Vargis.Khan April 6, 2019 - 2:01 pm

Yes you will need it

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