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There are 8 ways to get from Kota to Manali by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Jaipur, fly to Madras  •  11 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Jaipur (JP)
  2. Fly from Jaipur (JAI) to Madras (MAA) JAI - MAA

$72 - $268

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Bus  •  41 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Kota to Bangalore
  2. Take the bus from Bangalore to Chennai

$18 - $25

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Train to Indore, fly to Madras  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Indore Junction Bg (INDB)
  2. Fly from Indore (IDR) to Madras (MAA) IDR - MAA

$75 - $381

Train to Udaipur, fly to Madras  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to Mavli Junction (MVJ)
  2. Fly from Udaipur (UDR) to Madras (MAA) UDR - MAA

$76 - $305

Train to Ahmedabad, fly to Madras  •  15 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to Ahmedabad Junction (ADI)
  2. Fly from Ahmedabad (AMD) to Madras (MAA) AMD - MAA

$96 - $360

Train to Jaipur, fly to Tirupati, train  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Jaipur (JP)
  2. Fly from Jaipur (JAI) to Tirupati (TIR) JAI - TIR
  3. Take the train from Renigunta Junction (RU) to Perambur (PER)

$100 - $410

Train  •  32 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to Chennai Egmore (MS) Bgkt Tbm Humsafar Exp / ...

$33 - $47

Drive  •  25 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Kota to Manali 1111.9 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Kota to Manali is to bus which costs ₹1,300 - ₹1,900 and takes 41 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kota to Manali is to train and fly which costs ₹5,000 - ₹20,000 and takes 11 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kota to Manali. However, there are services departing from Kota and arriving at Manali via Bangalore and Wheels India RD. JN.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 4 min.

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The distance between Kota and Manali is 1414 km. The road distance is 1779.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kota to Manali without a car is to train which takes 32 h 18 min and costs ₹2,400 - ₹3,500.

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It takes approximately 11 h 12 min to get from Kota to Manali, including transfers.

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Kota to Manali bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Kota station.

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The best way to get from Kota to Manali is to train which takes 32 h 18 min and costs ₹2,400 - ₹3,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,300 - ₹1,900 and takes 41 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Jaipur Airport to Madras Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Kota to Manali bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Chennai station.

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Map of how to get from Kota to Manali.
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  • Distance: 884 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 12 min

What companies run services between Kota, India and Manali, Tamil Nadu, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Kota to Manali twice a week. Tickets cost $29 - $40 and the journey takes 31 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kota to Manali via Bangalore, Chennai, and Wheels India RD. JN. in around 41 h 4 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Jaipur to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Jaipur to Madras via Pune
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Jaipur to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Jaipur to Madras via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Jaipur to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Jaipur to Madras via Surat
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Jaipur to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Jaipur to Madras via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Indore to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Indore to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Indore to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Udaipur to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Udaipur to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Ahmedabad to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Ahmedabad to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Ahmedabad to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Ahmedabad to Madras via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Ahmedabad to Madras via Pune
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Ahmedabad to Madras via Bhubaneswar
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Jaipur to Tirupati via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Jaipur to Tirupati via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Jaipur to Tirupati via Mumbai, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Jaipur to Tirupati via Delhi, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Jaipur to Tirupati via Kolkata, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Jaipur to Tirupati via Mumbai, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Jaipur to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Indore to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Indore to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Indore to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Udaipur to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Udaipur to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Ahmedabad to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Ahmedabad to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Jaipur to Tirupati via Varanasi, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Jaipur to Tirupati via Surat, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Jaipur to Tirupati via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Udaipur to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Ahmedabad to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Jaipur to Tirupati via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Jaipur to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Flights from Ahmedabad to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Jet Lite
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Indore to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Jaipur (JP)
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Dakaniya Talav (DKNT) to Indore Junction Bg (INDB)
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to Mavli Junction (MVJ)
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to Ahmedabad Junction (ADI)
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Renigunta Junction (RU) to Perambur (PER)
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kota Junction (KOTA) to Chennai Egmore (MS)
Ave. Duration
31 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kota to Bangalore
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Bangalore to Chennai
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in

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Yes, the driving distance between Kota to Manali is 1779 km. It takes approximately 25 h 18 min to drive from Kota to Manali.

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GoAir, Jet Airways and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Jaipur Airport to Madras Airport.

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There are 619+ hotels available in Manali. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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