Mandi is very well connected through roads from Delhi and Chandigarh. Public transport of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana roadways ply their buses on this route. Private luxury buses are readily available to travel on this route through the road. Most of the buses operate during night and reach Mandi early in the morning. One may easily hire a car from Delhi & Chandigarh to reach Mandi.
Distance & average journey time from major cities to Mandi via road:
Delhi : 450 Km (12 hrs)
DelhiChandigarh : 198 Km (06 hrs)
DelhiAmbala : 233 Km (07 hrs)
DelhiRopar : 148 Km (04 hrs)
DelhiRoorkee : 372 km (09 hrs)
a) Local/ city transport
IIT Mandi North campus is approximately 23 Km from Mandi bus stand. It takes 40-45 minutes to reach IIT Mandi campus from Mandi bus stand
Himachal roadways, private buses & cars on rent are available to travel from Mandi bus terminal to Kamand or Salgi village. The buses normally ply during day time on regular intervals.
Cars on rent are available from outside of Mandi bus station round the clock. Normal cab charges from Mandi bus stand to campus is between 800 to 1000 Rs.
b) Institute transport service
Visitors/ Guests may request to book a car/cab from the institute. The service is subject to availability of vehicles.
Nearest Railway station is Chandigarh. Train connectivity is also available from Ambala cantt.
Nearest airport (One or two domestic flights from Delhi & Chandigarh)
Bhuntar airport district Kullu. Distance: 42 Km (1hr 30 minutes via road)
ii) Gaggal airport district Kangra (Dharamshala): 175 Km (4hrs 30 min via road)