Spiti Bus Service 2022 – Latest Spiti Valley Bus Timings

by Vargis.Khan

Planning a trip to Spiti valley this season? Thinking about going by public transport? If the answer is yes then below is the latest schedule of Spiti Bus Service in 2021. The image below is of the schedule from the Kaza Bus stand. It lists the available buses and their timings that you can board to reach Kaza; as well as other buses to other parts of Spiti from Kaza.

The language is Hindi, which if you don’t know then scroll down below where I have listed the same schedule in English.

Also Read: How to Plan a Trip to Spiti Valley?

Traveling to Spiti valley by Public transport is a great choice for people traveling on a limited budget. HRTC runs regular buses to and within Spiti valley that you can use to move between towns easily and comfortably.

These are all ordinary buses but comfortable enough for a few hours of journey. Fare for these buses too is very reasonable since they get used mostly by locals and villagers. As a matter of fact, traveling by buses and shared taxis, you will easily be able to wrap up your Spiti trip on a budget of 10 to 12k at most.

Spiti Bus Service

Another great reason why you may want to board a Bus for Spiti is of you weren’t too comfortable with your own driving skills. Spiti is notorious for its bad roads and is definitely not the place where you would want to go if you weren’t sure that you will be able to handle a motorcycle or car well.

If you were living in farther states like South or West India, then bringing your own vehicle won’t really be a choice for everyone always. In this situation too, Spiti Bus service would be the best way to plan your trip.

spiti bus service

Apart from the information below, I will also recommend you to take a look at HRTC Bus Time Table – AC and Ordinary Buses. This post lists HRTC bus timings to major towns in Himachal Pradesh.

Spiti Valley Bus Schedule

Below is the bus schedule of Spiti Bus service that is mentioned in the image above in Hindi.

  • Kaza to Kullu Bus – 5:00 AM
  • Chango to Kaza Bus – 6:00 AM
  • Kaza to Shimla Bus – 7:30 AM
  • Mud Village to Kaza Bus – 6:00 AM
  • Komik to Kaza Bus – 7:30 AM
  • Chicham to Kaza Bus – 8:00 AM
  • Kaza to Chango Bus – 2:30 PM
  • Lhalung to Kaza Bus – 7:30 AM
  • Kaza to Mud Village Bus – 4:00 PM
  • Kaza to Losar Bus – 4:30 PM
  • Losar to Kaza Bus – 7:00 AM
  • Kaza to Komik Bus – 5:00 PM
  • Kaza to Demul Bus – 5:00 PM
  • Demul to Kaza Bus – 7:30 AM
  • Kaza to Chicham Bus – 5:00 PM
  • Kaza to Lhalung Bus – 5:15 PM

Schedule of other Buses that can be helpful for tourists.

Shimla to Kaza Bus

There is a Bus from Shimla that leaves for Kaza at 6:30 PM. This Bus is a direct Bus from Shimla to Kaza. It travels all night and reaches Reckong Peo sometime at 6 AM. At Peo, the conductor would ask the passengers for anyone who wants to continue traveling to Kaza and give out tickets to whoever is continuing and assigns a seat number as well. The Bus here may or may not change but the driver and conductor definitely will.

At 5:30 AM, this bus would again start from Reckong Peo for Kaza with new passengers who boarded from Peo. It arrives at Kaza sometime in the evening at around 5 PM. Below is a breakdown of fares per person.

  • Delhi to Shimla: Rs. 420
  • Shimla to Reckong Peo: Rs. 436
  • Reckong Peo to Tabo: Rs. 312
  • Tabo to Kaza: Rs. 88

Shimla Bus Stand Time Table

Below is the schedule of Buses from Shimla Bus Stand (ISBT Shimla).

The text in the image above may not be clear so let me word the schedule above. These are the buses that you can board for visiting Spiti Valley, Sangla Valley, or Kinnaur Valley.

  • Shimla to Kaza Bus – 6:30 PM Daily
  • Shimla to Pooh Bus – 4:00 AM; Daily
  • Shimla to Reckong Peo Bus – 5:00 AM Daily
  • Shimla to Rampur Bus – 3:10 PM, 4:10 PM; Daily
  • Shimla to Tapri Bus – 11:15 AM Daily
  • Reckong Peo to Tabo Bus – 9:00 AM Daily
  • Rampur to Tabo Bus – 5:00  AM Daily
  • Tabo to Rampur via Reckong Peo Bus – 5:00 AM Daily
  • Delhi to Reckong Peo Bus – 6:00, 7:15 AM Daily
  • Delhi to Rampur Bus – 4:30 AM, 5:30 AM, 11:40 AM, 11:00 PM, 11:30 PM Daily
  • Chandigarh to Sangla Bus – 10:30 AM Daily
  • Chandigarh to Reckong Peo Bus – 9:00 AM, 10:20 AM; 10:00 PM Daily
  • Chandigarh to Kafnu Bus – 8:30 AM Daily
  • Chandigarh to Anni Bus – 8:15 AM Daily
  • Kalka to Sarahan Bus – 9:30 AM Daily
  • Ambala to Rampur Bus – 01:30 PM Daily
  • Haridwar to Reckong Peo Bus – 5:15 AM Daily
  • Haridwar to Sarahan Bus – 9:10 AM Daily
  • Dharamshala to Thangi Bus – 4:30 AM Daily
  • Solan to Lippa Bus – 6:15 AM Daily
  • Nalagarh to Reckong Peo Bus – 10:00 AM Daily
  • Hamirpur to Reckong Peo Bus – 10:40 AM, 8:00 PM Daily
  • Hamirpur to Rampur Bus – 10:30 PM Daily
  • Jammu to Rampur Bus – 7:00 AM Daily
  • Devra to Premnagar Bus – 9:00 AM Daily

Other Buses En Route

  • Kaza to Chandratal Bus – No Direct Bus available. You will have to board the Manali bus, get down at Batal, and then hitchhike or walk to Chandratal.
  • Reckong Peo to Chandigarh Bus – Daily Bus at 1:30 PM
  • Kaza to Dhankar Bus – No direct Bus available. You can board either of the buses going towards Peo or Chango for this journey. You will have to however get down at Shishling and walk uphill to Dhankar.
  • Manali to Chandratal Bus – No Direct Bus available. You will have to board the Kaza bus, get down at Batal, and then hitchhike or walk to Chandratal.
  • Kaza to Reckong Peo Bus – Daily Bus at 7.30 AM

Kinnaur Bus Service

  • Reckong Peo to Sangla Bus – 9.30 AM
  • Reckong Peo to Chitkul Bus – 9.30 AM (Same Sangla Bus that goes all the way to Chitkul)
  • Kalpa to Reckong Peo Bus – Regular Buses throughout the day
  • Kalpa to Shimla Bus – 7:40 AM
  • Reckong Peo to Rakcham Bus – 4.00 PM. Can also use this bus for Sangla
  • Buses to Sarahan – There are a few buses in the day that goes to Sarahan. Your best bet would be to wait at Jeori chowk and board either a Bus or shared taxi for Sarahan. The frequency of shared taxis is more than the buses.
  • Sangla to Reckong Peo Bus – Daily at 12 noon.
  • Chitkul to Reckong Peo Bus – Two buses in the day. Morning at 9:00 am and another at 1:00 pm
  • Shimla to Sangla Bus – Daily at 6.30 AM
  • Shimla to Chitkul Bus – No direct bus available. You will have to reach Sangla and look for a mode of commute there.
  • Sangla to Chitkul Bus – There are regular private buses, shared taxis plying between Sangla and Chitkul and you will have no problem finding a mode of commute.

How to Reach Spiti Valley by Bus

There are only two places from where you can get a direct bus for Spiti Valley; Shimla and Manali. Of course, there are a few variations to this statement; but as a tourist from outside of the state of Himachal, the best thing to do for you would be to reach either of these cities and then board a Bus for Spiti.

Both Shimla and Manali are among the most visited hill stations of our country and are very well connected to almost every major city nearby. You will have absolutely no problem finding a bus that is headed to either Shimla or Manali. For bus timings to these places, please look at the HRTC Bus time that I provided a link to in the para above.

Shimla to Spiti Valley Bus

There is a daily Bus service from Shimla to Kaza that leaves Shimla Bus Stand at 5 AM. This bus completes the entire journey in 2 days with a night halt at Reckong Peo. It starts from Shimla in the morning and reaches Peo by late afternoon. From Peo, it then starts in the morning at 7 again and reaches Kaza by late afternoon.

This is the Bus that you would really want to rely upon for your entire Spiti trip. It runs through the entire Kinnaur and Spiti valley before finally making it to Kaza. You can board it from Shimla and get down at the town of your choice. From that town then, you can board the same bus the next day at the same time for your next destination.

For example, if you wanted to visit Narkanda, then board this bus from Shimla at 6 and it will drop you at Narkanda at 10 AM. The next day, wait for this Bus to arrive and board again at 10 AM for your next destination.

Let us say for example that you wanted to go to Sarahan next. So board the bus from Narkanda at 10 AM and it will drop you at Jeori at about 1 PM. From Jeori then, take a shared cab to Sarahan and spend the night. The next day, be back at Jeori at 1 PM to board this Bus again for your next destination which in all probability would be (and should be) Reckong Peo.

Shimla to Spiti Valley Bus Fare

Your total fare from Shimla to Spiti valley would come out to be approximately Rs. 500 per person.

Manali to Spiti Valley by Bus

The bus from Manali to Kaza starts from the main Manali Bus stand at 6 AM. It takes the route via Rohtang Pass, Gramphoo, Batal, and Kunzum Pass before finally making it to Kaza by evening.

Manali to Spiti Bus Booking

There is no booking system available. It is an ordinary bus that you will have to board and buy a ticket on the spot.

Reckong Peo to Spiti Valley Bus

This is an extension of the Shimla Kaza Bus that I mentioned above. It starts from Reckong Peo at 7 AM and reaches Kaza by evening while traveling through Pooh, Khab, Nako, Tabo, and Dhankar.

Tabo to Kaza Bus

The daily bus from Reckong Peo to Kaza arrives at Tabo in the afternoon. This is the bus that you will board to reach Kaza. A better way would be to look for a shared cab or hitchhike rather than waiting all day for this bus. The distance between Tabo and Kaza is only 50 odd kilometers and you can easily get a shared cab for it.

Kaza to Tabo Bus

A Bus from Kaza starts for Reckong Peo early in the morning. You will board this bus and get down at Tabo. If you were traveling later in the day, you will have to look for a shared cab or hitchhike; both of which can easily be done.

How to reach Spiti from Delhi by Bus

There is no direct Delhi Spiti Bus available. If you want to travel from Delhi to Spiti Valley by Bus then you would have to break the journey in 3 days and use three different buses.

You would first board a Bus from Delhi to Shimla, then Shimla to Reckong Peo, and finally Reckong Peo to Kaza. Your Delhi to Spiti Bus Fare total would come out to be approximately Rs. 1,000 for all these three ordinary buses.

There is also a direct bus from Delhi to Reckong Peo that you can board. Traveling this way, you won’t have to break the journey in Shimla and will directly reach Peo in about 18 to 20 hours. There is no other direct Spiti bus service from Delhi and your options are limited to the ones I mentioned above.

Chandigarh to Spiti Bus

There is no direct bus from Chandigarh to Spiti Valley. You will either have to reach Shimla, Manali, or Reckong Peo first from Chandigarh and then board a bus from Kaza. Regular HRTC buses ply from Chandigarh to all these three destinations.

Bhuntar to Spiti valley Bus

There is no direct bus from Bhuntar to Spiti valley. You will have to reach Manali first and board the Manali Kaza bus.

Dehradun to Spiti Valley Bus

Like Chandigarh, there is no direct Spiti bus service from Dehradun. You will first have to reach Shimla, Reckong Peo, or Manali.

Dharamshala to Spiti Valley Bus

There is no direct bus available from Dharamshala to Spiti valley. You will have to reach Shimla, Reckong Peo, or Manali first.

Kasol to Spiti Bus

There is no direct bus from Kasol to Spiti valley. You will first have to make it to Manali and then board the Manali Kaza bus.

Also Read: HRTC Bus Time Table to Shimla, Manali and Reckong Peo

For all these destinations, I would recommend you refer to the HRTC Bus Time Table article that lists down available bus services to Shimla, Reckong Peo, and Manali.

Delhi to Reckong Peo Bus

There is an ordinary direct bus available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in Delhi at 8 PM for Reckong Peo. Two other buses are available in the morning at 6 AM and 7.15 AM. These buses take approximately 18 hours to complete the journey. Fare per person is about Rs. 600.

Or else, you can also take a bus from Delhi to Chandigarh first. From Chandigarh, there are deluxe buses that leave for Reckong Peo in the evening at 6 PM and 7 PM.

Kalpa to Tabo Bus

There is no direct bus available between Kalpa and Tabo. You will board the daily Kaza bus from Reckong Peo and get down at Tabo.

Nako to Tabo Bus

For traveling between Nako and Tabo, you will have to wait for the daily bus from Peo to arrive at Nako by noon. You can board this Bus and get down at Tabo. An even better way would be to just board a shared taxi or hitchhike as the distance between two places is not that great and will only take a couple of hours at most.

Spiti Bus Service – Conclusion

I hope the information above on Spiti Bus Service was of help. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below and I will be happy to answer. You can also follow me on Instagram and chat with me live there or subscribe to my YouTube channel and ask a question there.

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Sinjini Goswami June 13, 2023 - 3:34 pm

Hello Vargis,
Here is the itinerary for 10 Days Trip since travelling Solo Preference Bus/Shared Service, Please provide your suggestion

Day 0 : Bangalore – Delhi By Flight
Overnight HPRTC Bus to Sangla ( Long Journey with Ordinary Bus )
Day 1: Reach Sangla and overnight stay
Day 2: Sangla – Chitkul , overnight stay ( Bus/Shared Cab)
Day 3: Chitkul – Peo – Kalpa, overnight stay ( Bus/Shared Cab)
Day 4: Kalpa – Nako – Gue – Tabo, overnight stay Reserved Cab
Day 5: Tabo – Dhankar – Lallung – Mud Reserved Cab
Day 6: Mud→ Kaza By Bus
Kaza→Key→Kibber→ Chicham→ Tashigong : Self Drive two Wheler
Day 7 : Kaza → Hikkim→Langza→ Komic→ Kaza Self Drive two Wheler
Day 8 : Kaza → Kullu, Overnight @Kullu Bus
Day 9 : Kullu → Delhi Bus
Day 10: Fly from Delhi

Query :
1. Day wise cab will be available for Day 4 & 5. If yes what will be the cost?
2. Day 5: Tabo – Dhankar – Lallung – Mud – Kaza Doable in one day by Cab ?

Neel August 12, 2022 - 7:37 am

Hi Vargis bhai ,
My trip to lahul spiti will be like below . Please share your comment if it is ok or not and share the bus timing and staying options.

Day 1 = Chandigarh to Recong peo.Stay .
Day 2 = Rekong peo to kalpa , full day trip and back to rekong peo .Stay .
Day 3 = Rekong peo to nako , Stay .
Day 4 = Nako to Kaza . Stay.
Day 5 = Kaza sightseen . hikkim,komic,langza , Kiber by a local rented cab. stay at kaza.
Day 6 = Kaza to Batal and then Chandratal , Back to Kaza . Stay.
Day 7 = Kaza to Manali via Rohtang.
Day 8 = Manali to Delhi by volvo night service .

Maulic Vyas May 21, 2022 - 8:50 am

Your info and advice are invaluable. Keep up with the good work, Mr. Vargis Khan!

S k saini May 6, 2022 - 3:18 pm

Is bus service from Manali to spiti valley is operational now

Vargis.Khan May 10, 2022 - 7:56 am

Not yet

Abhishek March 24, 2022 - 3:17 pm

Sir direct bus ticket to kaza in the morning can be bought from shima bus station ticket counter or i have to buy it upto reckogpeo and then from reckogpeo to kaza?

Vargis.Khan March 27, 2022 - 2:16 am

Buying from Reckong Peo will be better bhai even if you are getting it in Shimla.

Abhishek March 27, 2022 - 11:27 am

Thanks a lot sir for your prompt reply .

Vargis.Khan March 27, 2022 - 3:32 pm

You are welcome bhai

DR ARNAV KR ROYCHOUDHURY June 4, 2023 - 5:13 pm

I am planning a lahaul spiti valley trip from Chandigarh to cover reckong peo, kaza, tabo, kalpa chandratal kibber and come back through Manali through rohtang pass descend to chandigarh

Tushar December 19, 2021 - 5:17 am

Hi Vargis, I am planning to visit spiti starting my trip from Delhi (23rd night) for about a week, will it be okay?

Vargis.Khan December 20, 2021 - 3:53 am

Hi Tushar – As long as you are planning for the terribly cold weather, you should be Ok

T. Tayal December 5, 2021 - 12:42 pm

Hi, I’m planning to go to Spiti in the last week of December for a week. Are the buses operational at that time?

Vargis.Khan December 5, 2021 - 5:25 pm

It depends on the weather but usually the bus remains operational throughout December

Samuel sangle June 27, 2022 - 1:13 pm

Hi vergis bhai i m samuel from pune i would like plan my trip from pune ( Augest 2022)to entire spiti valley tour by HRTC bus from chandigarh to chandigarh because I came from pune by train to chandigarh is it possible how many days required for whole trip and approximate cost

Deepak Verma November 29, 2021 - 3:09 pm

Khan Sab Salam
Bhai chandigarh to reckong peo or shimla to reckong peo online bus booking link mil jayega to badi mehrbani hogi
Ya koi bhi contact information number de dijiye.

Vargis.Khan November 30, 2021 - 10:57 am

W.Salam Deepak Bhai …. Uska koi online booking system hain nahi Bhai … HRTC Ordinary buses hi chalti hain and uski online booking nahi hoti

Aditya September 22, 2021 - 8:18 am

Hey, can you suggest which route would be better between Shimla to Kaza and Manali to Kaza in the month of October

Soham Roy July 21, 2021 - 12:39 pm

Buses from Shimla to Peo and then Peo to Kaza are operating now or is it cancelled due to pandemic? Thanks in advance. 🙂

Vargis.Khan July 25, 2021 - 7:10 am

It is operational bhai

Arpit Chauhan July 9, 2021 - 1:49 pm

Kaza to local sightseeing
Like hikkim,komic,langza
Shared taxi available or not
And how much prices
Please tell

Vargis.Khan July 10, 2021 - 7:27 am

It will be hard to find a shared cab for these places. You should either rent a private cab, or a bike or board the daily bus.

Buddhadeb Santra June 29, 2021 - 8:03 am

Any bus service available delhi to kaza?

Vargis.Khan June 29, 2021 - 10:26 am

There is no direct bus from Delhi to Kaza

ayush March 7, 2020 - 8:25 am

How to reach sangla from bhunter ? Is there any direct bus ?

Manish December 30, 2019 - 7:52 pm

Hello bro i want go spiti in 2nd of jan so bus services available or not

Vargis.Khan December 31, 2019 - 10:59 pm

It is not available right no Manish Bhai due to snow on the road

Hanu April 16, 2021 - 3:01 am

When does the bus from manali to kaza run. Looks like it is closed right now.

Vargis.Khan April 17, 2021 - 9:32 pm

It starts after the Kunzum Pass has opened, usually sometime in the month of May.

Akhil Vij November 17, 2019 - 6:39 am

Hi. I am planning to go to Spiti in the first Week of February. Do you think bus services will be operational at that time as well?

Vargis.Khan November 19, 2019 - 6:38 pm

It depends on the weather. If there is too much snow, it will stop for a few days. Otherwise the bus remains operational throughout the year.

Thoufeeq Rahman March 12, 2020 - 3:45 am

What about April . is it weather OK for bus trip

Vargis.Khan March 12, 2020 - 7:51 am

yes it is

Matthieu August 14, 2019 - 8:40 pm

Hello and thanks a lot for your great blog full of precise informations.
I plan to travel to Spiti on mid September. Starting from Shimla, I want to do the itinerary in 6 days to Kaza, and I want to continue the trip to Ladakh. So from Kaza, is there a public bus or daily shared taxi to Keylong? I will save one day that way, I stead of going to Manali.
Thanks you,
All the best

Vargis.Khan August 15, 2019 - 11:05 pm

You will have to get down at Gramphoo and wait there for a shared taxi to get you to Keylong. It can be done but there is no direct bus available from Kaza to Keylong.

Matthieu August 16, 2019 - 2:22 pm

OK thanks a lot. Do you think it will be possible the same day if I leave Kaza early in the morning?

Vargis.Khan August 16, 2019 - 5:07 pm

Yes it is doable

Tushar December 19, 2021 - 5:16 am

Hi Vargis, I am planning to visit spiti starting my trip from Delhi (23rd night) for about a week, will it be okay?

Vargis.Khan December 20, 2021 - 3:53 am

Hi Tushar – As long as you are planning for the terribly cold weather, you should be Ok

Debashis Banerjee August 5, 2019 - 7:45 am

Hi Sir,
Can you please tell me when the bus going from kaza to manali reaches at batal? As I will be coming from chandratal and need to catch the bus to reach manali.

Thanks in advance.

Sadashiv June 18, 2019 - 6:49 am

have a doubt about how to go spiti valley from Chandigarh please direct

Vargis.Khan June 24, 2019 - 7:35 pm

Catch a bus for Shimla from Chandigarh and then from there, board the bus for Kaza

Gaurav April 25, 2019 - 11:22 am

Kullu to Kaza Bus jati ha kia ?
Kulli se kitne bje bus Jati ha ?
Online par Ticket booking abhi tak aaye he nai pta ni kyu
15 June to hamara Spiti Valley trip ha

shubh shukla April 20, 2019 - 7:52 pm

what is the bus fare from shimla to kaza

Vargis.Khan April 20, 2019 - 9:11 pm

Close to Rs. 500 per person

Deepak Jindal March 1, 2019 - 6:39 pm

Hi Mr. Khan.. I am deepak.. I am planing to Visit Kaza spiti valley in April.. Is it good time to visit ? and I am from punjab so my route will start from chandigarh to shimla to kaza.. Can I get bus from Shimla to Kaza and what will be route and fare.. ?..

Vargis.Khan March 2, 2019 - 3:01 pm

Hello Mr. Jindal – Yes April is a good time to visit but it will be very cold so prepare accordingly. For information on bus, please see the post below.


Achi February 14, 2019 - 5:33 am

Hi Vargris, I’m planning to visit Spiti Valley after Ladakh trip in summer.
Does it have any bus or jeep share from Keylong connect to Kaza?

Thanks in advance.

Vargis.Khan February 14, 2019 - 6:57 pm

Hi Achi – Yes you can find shared jeeps between these places.

Renjith November 16, 2018 - 4:41 am

Hi Vargis,

I am planning for a solo trip to spiti by 3rd week of December. Is the above mentioned bus services available on December?

Renjith S R

Vargis.Khan November 16, 2018 - 12:42 pm

Hi Renjith – Yes the bus service remains available throughout the year unless fresh snow blocks the road for a few days.


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