Manali Bus Service – Schedule & Timetable

by Vargis.Khan

Manali is definitely one of the most hot favorite tourist destinations in our country. Hundreds of thousands of people travel here each year and the number only increases the next. Like any other tourist place, best way to visit Manali as well will definitely be by your own vehicle but that is of course not an option for everyone. A lot of tourists arrive here using public transport services and use those even for sightseeing in Manali. If you too were planning a trip to Manali in near future and were thinking of doing so by public transport, then mentioned below is the schedule & timetable of Manali bus service.

Private taxis too are a great option for moving around in Manali but the fare of those is enough to burn a hole in your pocket. A private taxi from Manali to Rohtang and back can cost you as mush as Rs. 15,000 in peak tourist season. Same applies for other nearby places like Manikaran Sahib as well. A bus on the other hand will cost you way less than that. I was recently in Manali and clicked the pictures below at the bus stand. I am sure these can be of help for anyone visiting Manali by Bus.

Manali Bus Service Schedule & Timetable

All these buses start from main Manali Bus stand near Mall Road.

manali bus service

Manali to Delhi Volvo Bus Timetable

A Volvo bus from Manali to Delhi starts from Manali at every hour after 2 PM till 8 PM in the evening. The first bus of the day starts at 2.15 pm, then at 3 pm, 4 pm, 4:45 pm, 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 5:50pm, 6:30 pm, 7 pm and then the last bus at 8 pm. All these buses start from main bus stand near Mall road in Manali.

Delhi to Manali Volvo Bus Timetable

The first Volvo bus from Delhi to Manali starts at 6 pm and then there is a bus at every hour until 11:15 PM. After the first bus at 6 in the evening, the next bus is at 6:40 pm, then at 7 pm, 7:35 pm, 8 pm, 8:26 pm, 9:03 pm, 9:50 pm, 10:30 pm and then the last bus at 11:15 pm. Al these buses are from ISBT Delhi.

Manali to Chandigarh Volvo Bus Timings

There are a total of 5 Volvo Buses between Manali and Chandigarh. The first one starts in the morning at 5:45 am, then 9 am, 10:45 am, then in the evening at 7:30 pm and last bus at 9 pm.  All these buses are from main bus stand Manali.

Chandigarh to Manali Volvo Bus Timings

A total of 5 Volvo buses ply from Chandigarh to Manali everyday. The first one is at 8:30 in the morning, then at 12 noon. The three remaining buses start a bit late in the evening at 4:30 pm, 8:40 pm and 10 pm.

Manali to Haridwar Volvo Bus

There is a daily Volvo bus from Manali to Haridwar. It starts from Manali bus stand at 4:30 PM.

Haridwar to Manali Volvo Bus

A daily Volvo bus starts from Haridwar bus stand at 6:00 pm everyday.

Manali to Shimla Volvo Bus

There are a total of 3 Volvo buses traveling from Manali to Shimla daily. The first one starts at 6 am, then at 6:20 pm and 10:30 pm in the evening.

Shimla to Manali Volvo Bus

A total of 3 daily Volvo buses ply on the route between Shimla to Manali. The first one starts at 8 am, then at 10:30 am and the last one at 8:20 pm.

Manali To Delhi HRTC Bus Timetable

Below is the schedule of ordinary buses running between Manali and Delhi. The buses mentioned above are all luxury AC Volvo buses but the ones mentioned in the image below are ordinary HRTC buses between Manali and Delhi. The first HRTC bus from Manali to Delhi starts at 11:45 am. It is followed by 5 more buses in the day at 1:35 pm, 2:23 pm, 3:24 pm, 3:45 pm and 4:15 PM. The last bus starts late in the night at 9:30 pm. All these buses start from main bus stand near Mall road in Manali and travel via Chandigarh.

 Manali Local Sightseeing by Bus

Below are a few pictures of the timetable at Manali Bus stand for the local buses running from Manali to nearby areas. Click on the images to view these in full size.

Manali to Kullu Bus Timings

There are a total of about 10 buses running from Manali to Kullu on a daily basis. These are all ordinary HRTC buses. The first bus starts from Manali at 6:15 AM and goes all the way to Bhuntar via Kullu. The last bus on the same route is at 7:15 PM. Click on the image below to view the complete timetable of these buses.

Manali to Bhuntar Bus Timings

There are a total of 2 buses daily from Manali to Bhuntar. The first one starts at 6:15 in the morning and the other one after noon at 1:12 PM.

Manali to Manikaran Bus Timings

A daily bus from Manali to Manikaran Sahib starts from Manali bus stand at 9:05 am. This bus travels via Kullu and goes all the way till Manikaran Sahib.

Manali to Bajaura by Bus

A daily bus plies between Manali and Bajaura. It starts from Manali bus stand at 5:10 PM.

Solang Valley Bus

Manali to Solang Valley Bus Timing

There are a total of 5 buses daily traveling from Manali to Solang Valley. Of these 5, three are ordinary HRTC buses while the remaining two are electric buses which are a bit more comfortable than the HRTC buses. The first bus starts at 8 AM which is the ordinary HRTC bus. It is then followed by two electric buses at 10 AM and 1:30 PM. Then there are two more ordinary buses 2:00 PM and 4:15 PM.

Manali to Kothi Bus Timings

There are a total of 6 buses between Manali and Kothi. The first one is early in the morning at 7 AM. Then there are 4 more buses in the day at 8 AM, 12 noon, 1 PM, and 4:30 PM. The last bus is at 5:30 PM. All these are ordinary HRTC buses and start from main bus stand near Mall road in Manali.

Manali to Rohtang Pass Bus Service

There are two kind of buses that operate on this route. One is run by Himachal Pradesh Tourist Development Corporation (HPTDC) and other by Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC). The HPTDC bus is a deluxe one started for the sole purpose of taking tourists from Manali to Rohtang and bringing them back. The HRTC bus however is an ordinary one and not just for Rohtang Pass. This bus actually runs all the way till Keylong in Lahaul Valley and locals here use it for their daily commute.

I have covered both these bus service and the topic of reaching Rohtang pass by Bus in details in a different article. Please read Manali to Rohtang Pass Bus Service : HPTDC & HRTC

Manali to Rohtang Pass Electric Bus

There is now a daily electric bus running between Manali and Rohtang Pass, fare of which is Rs. 600 per person.

Manali Bus Booking

For online booking of the buses from Manali, please log on to . You can also call any of the numbers provided in the image below.

Manali Bus Service

I hope the information above was of help. If you need any further details, please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer. Also, if you have been to Manali and have traveled by public transport, then please do mention any other bus details that are not in this article. This can be of help to a lot of people.

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Aakriti Mehta September 28, 2021 - 10:45 am

Hi. We are planning a trip to Old Manali, where we are staying for 4 days. Is it possible to take a day trip to Lahaul for sight-seeing and get back to Old Manali via bus the same day? Thanks in advance.

Ashok Mane February 15, 2021 - 1:35 pm

Dear Varg is Khan sir
Thank you for very nice information.very useful.
I wish to visit following places.Could you please guide?
1 Rumsu 2 dobhi 3 pah nala 4 jibhi
Is there bus service to visit the places.Please provide
Any other required information or advise.
Thank you.

Aman Shah January 12, 2021 - 4:38 pm

Is there any bus service from manikaran to manali

Rajbir March 14, 2020 - 7:12 pm

sir i will be going to Manikaran sahib on 10 from manali and same day back..
Please suggest bus, is it volvo and from manikaran sahib back to Manali

from manali to Manikaran sahib

from Manikaran to manali


Shubhi September 23, 2019 - 6:46 pm

Hi.. What is the charges of manali to solang in ordinary bus? Plz reply

Chirag pareta September 6, 2019 - 7:49 am

What is the fare of Manali to solang

shreekar kulkarni June 28, 2019 - 10:03 am

Hi vargis, is there a way to reach malana from Manali after departing from Manali in the evening? We could use part bus and part taxi.

Vipul June 23, 2019 - 3:52 pm

Hii , manali to manikarn bus kitne bjeki he or kya price he uski or return aana ho manikarn se manali to konsi bus he

Leena June 7, 2019 - 10:04 am

Hi vargis…what is the best option for shimla manali tour..
Public transport or any tour packages…?
Plss suggest me

Vargis.Khan June 7, 2019 - 1:25 pm

Hi Leena – If budget is not a problem than book a taxi but look for accommodation and plan itinerary yourself.

dharti June 3, 2019 - 7:05 am

i want to travel from manali to rohtang on 6th june , we are two people , can you suggest me how to travel , from where to book bus ticket online?

Vargis.Khan June 4, 2019 - 12:14 am Reply
Shifas May 26, 2019 - 10:01 am

Hi I planning a Manali to leh traveling in a hrtc bus .. I want know the time Manali to leh buses? ..
Than if I have I got a bus in leh than I want return to jammu or srinagar it’s there any buses available and I want know d time too !!

Sankar Das May 24, 2019 - 3:57 am

Hello, Mr. Vargis I am very happy to know your guidance. Is there any bus service from manali to rothangpass? .If it is there then tell me the depature time and location from manali.

Gonzalo May 20, 2019 - 4:47 am

Hello, thank you for all the info. I want to know from where exactly departs the buses from manali to kullu or manikaran. Where is that bus stand. Thank you.

Vargis.Khan May 20, 2019 - 5:35 pm

It is near Mall road

Sahil Mahajan April 22, 2019 - 7:51 am

Hi Vargis..Can we cover Solang valley and Rohtang pass in a same day and get to back to Manali if we start early morning from Manali? Any advise?

Vargis.Khan April 22, 2019 - 1:03 pm

Covering Solang will be very difficult Sahil. Going to Rohtang and coming back eats up the entire day.

Gaurav April 16, 2019 - 4:08 am

Sir online website Hrtc par Kullu to Kaza Bus ticket booking abhi tak aaye nai ?
We are going to Spiti Valley trip on 15 June so I want advance Bus ticket Booking
Please tell how to do and why website not showing Kullu to kaza Bus booking

Vargis.Khan April 16, 2019 - 6:34 am

Isliye nahi aayi kyunki Rasta abhi khula nahi hai, June mein khulega. Aur advance booking milti bhi nahi us route ki, on the spot bus mein hi ticket kharidni padti hai

ONP April 10, 2019 - 8:20 am

Hi Vargis, Really thanks for giving detailed information about Manali Bus services. I am planning to visit Manali at May Last week and hope Rohtang pass will open at that time.
Do we have tourist bus services for other location Kullu/Manikaran , Solang, Nagar like Rohtang pass ? Buses which shows all the major points to tourist and return back to Manali?

Vargis.Khan April 10, 2019 - 12:09 pm

Hi ONP, Yes Rohtang will be open by May end. And yes, there are buses to other nearby locations to Manali but not the tourist ones, just the ordinary buses that locals use to commute

Debasish Bardhan March 31, 2019 - 9:21 am

Is there any Bus from Manali to Recong Peo ? When it starts ? There are Bus service from Manali to Kaza.via Rothang in summer. Though ADC Kaza said it will start from 1st June. Last four year I observed that It start to ply from 23-24 may. What is your Idea for 2019

Vargis.Khan March 31, 2019 - 3:34 pm

No direct bus from Manali to Reckong Peo and Yes, Manali to Kaza bus will start in June first week.

Ashok Mane February 15, 2021 - 1:32 pm

Dear Varg is Khan sir
Thank you for very nice information.very useful.
I wish to visit following places.Could you please guide?
1 Rumsu 2 donhi 3 pan nala 4 kingi
Is there bus service to visit the places.Please provide
Any other required information or advise.
Thank you.

Diksha Sumani January 8, 2019 - 5:35 pm

What is the difference between electric bus and ordinary bus ? Is electric bus better for snow on the road ?

hasanul banna January 6, 2019 - 3:54 pm

are there Buses to gulaba viewpoint during winter ??

Vargis.Khan January 6, 2019 - 5:50 pm

No, private taxis only

hasanul banna January 10, 2019 - 7:13 am

Till where the bus will be available ? Kothi ?

Aman January 4, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Sir are the busses available every hour after 9 am?

Vargis.Khan January 4, 2019 - 3:47 pm

To which destination Aman?

Mohammad Anisur Rahman December 29, 2018 - 8:02 am

Mr. Khan, Assalamu Alaikum. I’m from Bangladesh. I had a long cherish to visit visit Shimla-Manali . I was confused about
buses communications there. Thank you very much for your directions.

With best regards


Vargis.Khan December 29, 2018 - 1:29 pm

Walaikum As-Salam Mr. Rahman – I am glad that the information was of help.

rob December 22, 2018 - 2:32 pm

how to book tickets on electric bus plz help

Vargis.Khan December 22, 2018 - 3:52 pm Reply
IDRIS December 4, 2018 - 3:02 pm

Masha Allah Bhai.. Thanks for that.. But this timetable is upto current 2018 Dee

Vargis.Khan December 4, 2018 - 7:35 pm

Idris Bhai the time table is released each year after Manali route is declared open. We will know next year’s schedule next year only.

Jack June 28, 2018 - 6:42 am

places to visit in Shimla and/or Manali,
I am mostly gng for the Manali trip and to see the rohtang pass

Vargis.Khan June 28, 2018 - 2:51 pm

When are you planning to go? I wrote an article about how to cover and Shimla a few weeks ago but haven’t gotten to posting it yet. I will try to do publish it over the weekend.

Jack June 29, 2018 - 5:03 am

Its ok np, date isnt fixed, i just want to plan ahead of time for budget purpose…

Vargis.Khan June 29, 2018 - 2:28 pm

I will post over this weekend.

Jack June 27, 2018 - 5:28 am

Hi Vargis, do you have any page where you have write up of the most common and best itinerary of Shimla Manali descent family locations

Vargis.Khan June 27, 2018 - 4:38 pm

Hi Jack – For Shimla and Manali combined I do not. By descent family locations, did you mean hotels or places to visit in Shimla and Manali?


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