Delhi to Manali is 538 km.Time by road is 14 hrs, 20 mins.
Manali is well connected to Delhi by air, trains and buses. Bhuntar (near Kullu) is the nearest airport to Manali. Daily Kingfisher flights are available from Delhi but the tickets are expensive.
The nearest narrow gauge rail station in Jogindernagar, but has poor connectivity. For tourists travelling from Delhi via trains, the nearest convenient railhead is at Chandigarh and Ambala and from there tourists need to continue their onward journey by taxi.
Overnight Volvo AC and deluxe buses are available from Delhi and charge Rs 500-800 per person. Taxis too can be hired directly from Delhi for Manali (charges around Rs 8,000).