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RouteFirst BusLast Bus
Delhi to Una06:2023:30BOOK NOW
Delhi to Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh)06:4023:15BOOK NOW
Shimla to Chandigarh06:1222:30BOOK NOW
Delhi to Shimla06:4523:40BOOK NOW
Delhi to Mandi(Himachal Pradesh)06:4023:15BOOK NOW
Delhi to Kangra06:0023:30BOOK NOW
Shimla to Ambala06:1222:30BOOK NOW
Delhi to Sundernagar(Himachal Pradesh)06:4023:15BOOK NOW
Delhi to Dehra06:0023:05BOOK NOW
Mandi(Himachal Pradesh) to Delhi00:1523:30BOOK NOW

About HRTC | Himachal Road Transport Corporation

Total Number of Buses Offered by HRTC: 3,158

Total Number of Routes Served by HRTC: 2,850

No. of HRTC Bus Depot: 29

Founded in: 1958

Owned by: Government of Himachal Pradesh 

Headquarter: Shimla 

Types of Buses Offered: HRTC Himgaurav, Volvo, Delux, Himmani , Semi-delux, Ordinary , Seater, AC Sleeper, and Non AC Sleeper

Areas Served by HRTC: Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir

HRTC News | Latest Updates on HRTC Buses

Last updated on: 02-12-2021

  • HRTC has suspended Delhi-Leh bus service till June 2022.
  • HRTC has started Lahaul-Delhi 16-hr Volvo service from July.
  • As per the fresh guidelines issued by the Himachal Pradesh Govt., e-pass is mandatory for travelers entering the state. Himachal Pradesh e-pass link here
  • The state of Himachal Pradesh has relaxed interstate travel restrictions earlier this month. However, Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has issued directions to local authorities to ensure Covid-appropriate behaviour to curb the spread of the Covid-19.
  • Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) has started bus service between Kullu and Keylong and Keylong and Udaipur for the convenience of tribals in the district.
  • HRTC resumed bus services to Rajasthan providing a sigh of relief to areas without train connectivity.
  • HRTC routes will be extended within the state in phased manner as per the Transport Minister of Himachal Pradesh.

Covid 19 Travel Advisory for HRTC Buses

Key points to keep in mind while planning a trip with Himachal Road Transport Corporation

Covid 19 Travel Advisory for HRTC BusesCheck out travel restrictions that apply to your source and destination.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for HRTC BusesBook HRTC bus tickets online in advance to avoid any physical contact.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for HRTC BusesCarry your personal hygiene items like hand sanitizer, tissues, and soap.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for HRTC BusesWear a mask all the time while you are on the HRTC bus.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for HRTC BusesHRTC may not be providing you a linen or blanket, so make sure to pack yours during a long trip.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for HRTC BusesDue to temperature checks and precautionary measures, buses may get delayed. Save some additional time for your trip

HRTC Online Reservation

The Himachal Road Transport Corporation which is commonly known as HRTC started during the time of independence and was jointly formed by the state of Punjab and the Railway department of India. It was known as Mandi-Kullu Road Transport Corporation. It operated in both Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Later, in the year 1974, the Himachal Government Transport was merged with Mandi-Kullu Road Transport Corporation and was named as Himachal Road Transport Corporation or HRTC. HRTC is headquartered at Shimla . HRTC booking can be easily made on the redBus website or app.

HRTC has made the connectivity via roads a dream come true for the cities in north India. Better roads were built for the smooth running of buses and cars. At present, the HRTC buses operate in almost 2,850 routes. HRTC online booking can be made using the redBus app if you want to travel into any of the cities served by these buses. HRTC booking can be done both online and offline but HRTC online booking saves a lot of time.

Amenities on HRTC buses

The HRTC buses are well-equipped with all kinds of amenities. The convenience of first aid kits, etc can be availed by all passengers irrespective of the class of bus they are travelling with. Some services are optional and can be chosen by the passenger while making the HRTC bus booking. Also, the fare would increase depending on the facilities you want to have while travelling. Different amenities provided in a HRTC bus are:

  • Water-Bottles
  • Pillows
  • First Aid Kits
  • Snacks
  • Air-Conditioners
  • Televisions
  • Charging points
  • Hand rest

If you opt for HRTC online booking, you can have a look at all the amenities a bus would provide and then book tickets accordingly. HRTC booking service is quite transparent. You can decide on what you want and then book tickets. HRTC bus tickets can also be booked 60 days in advance to the day of journey.

Popular Travel Routes Covered by HRTC

HRTC owns a giant fleet of buses. It has about 3,100 buses as part of its fleet. Also, these buses are usually full as they operate on busy routes. HRTC is also planning on extending the number of routes within the state in a phased manner. Therefore, it is advised to make the HRTC booking well in advance. With HRTC online booking, you can view HRTC bus timing and schedules of different buses and then make a choice. Listed below are some of the popular routes covered by HRTC buses.

Over 3,000 routes are covered by HRTC buses. You can pick the route and make an HRTC online booking on the redBus app. HRTC bus tickets can be easily booked in advance by using redBus website or app.

Types of HRTC Buses

Owing to the huge fleet, the Himachal Road Transport Corporation has different types of buses as a part of its fleet. You can make an HRTC booking after weighing in all of your options. These buses serve a wide range of audience. Therefore, these buses need to be affordable. Extra features can be availed and a bus with better amenities can be booked depending on your budget. The different kinds of buses operated by HRTC are:

  • Volvo Buses
  • Deluxe Buses
  • Himsuta AC Volvo/Scania 2+2
  • Semi- Deluxe Buses
  • Ordinary Buses
  • A/C Sleeper Buses
  • Seater Buses
  • Non-AC Sleeper buses
  • Electric buses

You can visit the redBus app and select from these buses based on your preferences.

Popular Cities Covered by HRTC

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HRTC covers almost all routes of Northern India. Also, Himachal Pradesh is a very cool region and is home to several hill stations. Therefore, the crowd remains constant throughout the year and increases a bit more during the holiday season. Some of the popular cities covered by these buses are:

  • Kullu
  • Manali
  • Kangra
  • Dharamshala
  • Chamba
  • Delhi
  • Shimla
  • Chandigarh
  • Mandi
  • Bilaspur
  • Ambala

You can view the names of all the cities the HRTC connects using the redBus app.

Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with HRTC

North India is also full of several pilgrimage destinations. A lot of people prefer travelling by buses as buses are cheap and convenient. Some of the popular pilgrimage destinations which the HRTC covers are:

  • Haridwar
  • Rishikesh
  • Mathura
  • Gangotri
  • Katra Vaishnodevi
  • Kangra
  • Hamirpur

You can view your tickets by clicking on “My bookings” section. It is advised to print your e-tickets before your journey. Also, carry ID proof.

If you're planning to travel to Himachal Pradesh by an HRTC bus during the Covid-19 pandemic, learn about Himachal Pradesh Travel Guidelines in detail.

Himachal Road Transport Corporation Bus Service

redBus provides a user-friendly interface which can be easily used to make hotel and bus bookings. HRTC buses can be easily booked on the redBus mobile app. Alternatively, you can also login to redBus official website and make the HRTC booking there itself. The ticketing process is made hassle-free if you choose to book from redBus.

  • From the top of this page, choose your source and destination cities.
  • The results will appear on the screen. You can browse through them to have a look at your options.
  • Now, select HRTC bus service provider from the filters available.
  • The customized results would be displayed.
  • You also have other filters like AC, Sleeper Class, etc. You can customize your search results by using these filters.
  • Select a bus and the number of tickets you want to book.
  • Select the seats on the virtual window and book them.
  • Proceed to make a payment. Confirm all your details before paying.
  • You can select the payment mode you want to use.
  • Fill up your credentials and make the payment.

The tickets are now booked.


Q: What are the popular routes covered by HRTC buses?
A: HRTC covers more than 3000 routes in and around Himachal Pradesh connecting various cities and towns. Some of the popular HRTC bus routes are Delhi to Una, Delhi to Kullu, Manali to Delhi, Dalhousie to Delhi, Shimla to Ambala, Mandi to Delhi, Delhi to McLeodganj, Shimla to Chandigarh, and Delhi to Bilaspur. To see the details of HRTC buses for your destination, check the redBus app.
Q: What are the in-bus amenities provided by HRTC?
A: Some of the amenities provided by HRTC on different buses of HRTC are Air-conditioners/fans, water-bottles, first-aid kits, pillows, charging points, televisions, and hand rests. You can check the amenities provided on the HRTC bus for your route when doing your HRTC online booking on redBus.
Q: I don’t have a credit card. Can I make my HRTC booking without a credit card?
A: Yes, you can book your HRTC bus ticket on redBus without a credit card. redBus has multiple payment gateways for the convenience of passengers. The modes of payment available for HRTC online booking on redBus in addition to various MASTER/VISA/Maestro credit cards are debit cards and net banking of various banks.
Q: How can I book my HRTC bus ticket online on redBus?
A: HRTC online booking is convenient and hassle-free on redBus app or portal. On redBus, you choose your destination, see the various buses available for your destination, select your preferred bus, see the user ratings, choose your preferred seat, make your ticket payment through any of the multiple secure payment options and book your confirmed HRTC ticket in a few easy clicks.
Q: What are the types of buses provided by HRTC?
A: HRTC has a huge fleet of different types of buses such as Volvo buses, Deluxe buses, Semi-Deluxe buses, A/C Sleeper buses, Ordinary buses, Seater buses, Electric Buses, and Non-AC Sleeper buses. You can see the types of HRTC buses available on your route while making your HRTC online booking.
Q: Do I need to carry my Id proof if I have an e-Ticket?
A: Yes, you need to carry your ID proof for HRTC buses if you have an E-ticket.
Q: Are buses running between Delhi and Himachal?
A: Yes, several HRTC buses are now running between Delhi and Himachal. HRTC resumed its interstate bus services after lockdown in October 2020. Buses from Delhi to Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, Chamba, Sarkaghat are available.
Q: What is the Total Number of Routes covered by HRTC on daily basis?
A: HRTC covers 1957 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
Q: What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by HRTC?
A: There are 667 Night Service Buses run by HRTC.
Q: What is the shortest & the longest route covered by HRTC?
A: Shortest route is Dehra to Leh(Ladakh) and Longest route is Manali to Leh(Ladakh)
Q: Do I need to carry ID proof while travelling using E-Ticket?
A: Yes, you have to carry the ID Proof while travelling using an E-Ticket otherwise you may be asked to purchase a new ticket.
Q: Can I give my e-ticket to someone else for traveling?
A: No, your e-ticket only belongs to you and is non-transferable. HRTC bus tickets can be used only by the person whose name is indicated on the ticket purchased.
Q: I'm planning a vacation in Himachal Pradesh during New Year. Can I book an HRTC bus to reach?
A: Yes, there are a number of HRTC buses that offer services to popular Himachal tourist places like Manali, Kullu, Shimla etc. You can easily book an HRTc bus online. However, we advise you to book in advance to avoid the hassle.

HRTC Bus Types

The various types of buses run by HRTC are:

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Bus Amenities

Reclining seatNo
Hand Sanitisers ProvidedNo
Charging PointNo
Reading LightNo
Water BottleNo

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