Shabtdi to Chandigarh is the best train to reach Manali from Delhi

Delhi to Manali by Train

There are no trains to Manali from Delhi.
Chandigarh is the nearest rail head. From Delhi take a train to Chandigarh and then reach Manali by road (either by bus or by taxi)

Train Name Dep. (Delhi) Arr. (Chandigarh)
12005 Shatabdi 17:15 20:40
12011 Shatabdi 07:40 11:05
12057 Jan Shatabdi 14:35 19:15

Latest timings from Train Enquiry Site

Those wanting to avoid continous travel from Delhi to Manali should consider 12507 Shatabdi Express.
It starts from New Delhi at 14:35 and reaches Chandigarh at 7PM.
You can proceed onward to Manali after a short break by boarding 8:40 PM HRTC AC bus from Chandigarh to Manali

Delhi to Manali by train via Shimla

  • Board Howrah-Delhi-Kalka Mail at Old Delhi (Departure 21:15 Hours)
  • Alight at Kalka and board connecting train to Shimla (World heritage) toy train
  • From Shimla take a bus or taxi to Manali

Una and Joginder Railway Station

  • Technically, the nearest railway station (on Broad Gauge network) is Una. However, it is not advisable to take a train from Delhi to Una as you will be required to take a taxi from Una to reach Manali. Travel time from Una to Manali is almost the same as from Chandigarh.
  • A Narrow gauge line runs between Pathankot to Joginder Nagar. This is not a suggested option as the slow passenger train from Pathankot to Joginder Nagar is unreliable.