McLeod Ganj to Pathankot: how long via bus
Louise P
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McLeod Ganj to Pathankot: how long via bus

Hi Indiaphiles, how long will a bus journey McLeod Ganj to Pathankot take? I want to catch a 10.55 train from Pathankot and was wondering if it's possible to get there on time if I would leave McleodGanj in the morning, early.

Thanks! (planning my Jan 2016 trip)

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Originally posted by: Louise P View Post

Hi Indiaphiles, how long will a bus journey McLeod Ganj to Pathankot take? I want to catch a 10.55 train from Pathankot and was wondering if it's possible to get there on time if I would leave McleodGanj in the morning, early.

Thanks! (planning my Jan 2016 trip)


I would leave latest by 6 AM, preferably 5.30, if there is a service at appropriate time. My guess is there should be a few, if not from Mcleodganj, from Dharamshala for sure. It's usually less than 4 hours journey, but better to keep some margin for any delays.

Other option is a cab drop, that would take perhaps 2.5 hours if you'd want to leave late but would cost much more.
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Originally posted by: the_blue_bharal View Post

I would leave latest by 6 AM, preferably 5.30, if there is a service at appropriate time. My guess is there should be a few, if not from Mcleodganj, from Dharamshala for sure. It's usually less than 4 hours journey, but better to keep some margin for any delays.

Other option is a cab drop, that would take perhaps 2.5 hours if you'd want to leave late but would cost much more.


No buses from Mcleodganj early morning. You can stay at any hotel/guest house around Dharamshala bus stand and catch a bus. There used to be an ordinary bus around 4-20, I took it (May-2014) and reached Pathankot bus-stand around 9-00. It was going via pathankot and pathankot was not the final destination. Then took a cycle rickshaw to Pathankot railway station which ook around 10 mins.

HRTC online availability shows one more bus at 5-00 a.m. As I remember, I meant to catch the 5-00 am bus but reached Dharamshala bus station bit early and caught the 4-20 one.
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Dharmshala BHarmaur 5 AM. And before that Sundernagar Chamba at 1200 Hours Midnight. In between, there is one bus at 4:40. Best thing would be to give a call at Dharmshala Bus Stand. You'll have to get a cab from Mclo early morning, in case you find an early bus from Dharmshala. 1892-224903
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mmmmmm perhaps I should consider other trains....seems a bit tricky. Thanks for the info.....what would I do without you guys! ♥♥♥

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