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There are 7 ways to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala by plane, taxi, train, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  19 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Kulu (KUU) KTM - KUU
  2. Take a taxi from Kulu to Dharamsala

$1,046 - $1,361

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Bus, train via Moradabad  •  46 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Moradabad (MB)
  3. Take the bus from Moradabad to Dehradun
  4. Take the bus from Dehradun to McLeod Ganj 912

$33 - $49

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Fly to Amritsar, train, taxi  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Amritsar (ATQ) KTM - ATQ
  2. Take the train from Amritsar Junction (ASR) to Pathankot (PTK)
  3. Take a taxi from Pathankot (PTK) to Dharamsala

$177 - $246

Drive, train, taxi  •  31 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Jalandhar City (JUC)
  3. Take the train from Jalandhar City (JUC) to Mukerian (MEX)
  4. Take a taxi from Mukerian (MEX) to Dharamsala

$63 - $98

Bus, train  •  42 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
  3. Take the train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Una Himachal (UHL)
  4. Take the bus from Dehra-Una to Dharamsala 945

$34 - $59

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  2. Take the bus from Pokhara to New Delhi
  3. Take the bus from Delhi to Dharamshala

$58 - $61

Drive  •  22 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Dharamsala 998.2 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala is to bus and train which costs $30 - $50 and takes 46 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala is to fly and train and taxi which costs $170 - $250 and takes 9 h 43 min.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Dharamsala is 1002 km. The road distance is 1597.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 2 h and costs $58 - $61.

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It takes approximately 19 h 14 min to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kathmandu Airport to Kulu Airport. The quickest flight takes 15 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Dharamsala is 15 min behind Kathmandu. It is currently 7:25 PM in Kathmandu and 7:10 PM in Dharamsala.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Dharamsala is 1597 km. It takes approximately 22 h 52 min to drive from Kathmandu to Dharamsala.

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Nepal Airlines, Buddha Air Ltd, Jet Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Kulu Airport.

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There are 383+ hotels available in Dharamsala. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala.
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  • Distance: 626 miles
  • Duration: 19 h 14 min

What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Dharamsala, India?

You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Dharamsala via Pokhara, New Delhi, Kashmiri Gate, and Delhi in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
15 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Kathmandu to Kulu via Kolkata, Delhi
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Kathmandu to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Kathmandu to Kulu via Varanasi, Delhi
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Flights from Kathmandu to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $380
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Kathmandu to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $750
Flights from Kathmandu to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Amritsar Junction (ASR) to Pathankot (PTK)
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Jalandhar City (JUC)
Ave. Duration
25 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Jalandhar City (JUC) to Mukerian (MEX)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
Ave. Duration
21 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Una Himachal (UHL)
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Moradabad (MB)
Ave. Duration
19 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Dehra-Una to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Bus from Dehradun to McLeod Ganj
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
UPSRTC
Bus from Moradabad to Dehradun
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
upsrtconline.co.in
Greenline Tours Pvt. Ltd
Phone
(01) 4253885
Website
greenline.com.np
Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
greenline.com.np
bus
Bus from Pokhara to New Delhi
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Other operators
Taxi from Kulu to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 7 min and costs $1.

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