Kullu is located at the base of Manali and there is no dearth of means of transport to reach Kullu. Roadways is used the most to reach Kullu. Bhuntar is the nearest airport from Kullu just 10 kms from Kullu town. Next closest air port is Chandigarh which is about 250 kms from Kullu.
All buses going to Manali pass through Kullu. Frequent buses are available from Chandigarh and Pathankot and even New Delhi to Kullu. Himachal Road Transport corporation runs A/C Volvo and ordinary buses from Delhi (ISBT Kashmiri gate) and Chandigarh. Online booking of bus tickets can be done on the HRTC website.
Kasol also known as the mini Israel is a village located 35 kms from Kullu and is a backpackers paradise. Kasol is just 5 kms away from Manikaran famous for the hot springs.
Kullu by Train
The nearest rail head near Kullu is Joginder Nagar which is connected to Pathankot (310 Kms) by narrow gauge rail. Kangra valley Railway runs daily passender trains between Pathankot and Joginder nagar however it takes approximately 7 hours to cover the distance of 150 kms. If you do not count the Joginder Nagar railway station the nearest rail head from Kullu is Chandigarh and Pathankot which are both approximately 300 ms away from Kullu. From Chandigarh, Kullu is about 5 hrs away by road.
Kullu by Road
Traveling to Kullu by own transport or a taxi can save considerable amount of time. A taxi will get you to Kullu from Chandigarh in about 4 - 5 hours. Frequent buses to Kullu are available from Chandigarh and Pathankot and New Delhi