There are 9 ways to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  18 h 59 min

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

$1,051 - $1,366

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 0 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

$42 - $51

7 alternative options

Fly to Dharamsala  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Dharamsala (DHM) KTM - DHM

$325 - $1,307

Fly to Amritsar, train, taxi  •  9 h 49 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

$183 - $253

Fly to Chandigarh, bus  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Chandigarh (IXC) KTM - IXC
  2. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Mecleod Ganj

$131 - $337

Drive, train, taxi  •  31 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxual Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Jalandhar Cant (JRC)
  3. Take the train from Jalandhar Cant (JRC) to Mukerian (MEX)
  4. Take a taxi from Mukerian (MEX) to Dharamsala

$70 - $111

Bus, train  •  42 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxual 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

$42 - $63

Bus, train via Delhi (DLI)  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Delhi (DLI)
  3. Take the bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to McLeod Ganj 39

$48 - $57

Drive  •  22 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Dharamsala 998.2 miles

$160 - $240

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

Nepal Airlines, Spicejet and two other airlines fly from Kathmandu to Dharamsala 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kathmandu to Dharamsala via Pokhara, New Delhi, Kashmiri Gate, and Delhi in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Kathmandu to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Kathmandu to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $300
Flights from Kathmandu to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Kathmandu to Kulu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Kathmandu to Kulu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 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 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Jalandhar Cant (JRC)
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Jalandhar Cant (JRC) to Mukerian (MEX)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
Ave. Duration
22 h 12 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Una Himachal (UHL)
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Delhi (DLI)
Ave. Duration
24 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Chandigarh to Mecleod Ganj
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Delhi to Dharamshala
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Book at
redbus.in
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
$8
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to McLeod Ganj
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Hamrobus
Website
hamrobus.com
Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
hamrobus.com
bus
Bus from Pokhara to New Delhi
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Other operators
Taxi from Kulu to Dharamsala
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kathmandu to Dharamsala?

The distance between Kathmandu and Dharamsala is 1002 km. The road distance is 1597 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala?

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala is to bus which costs $40 - $55 and takes 2 days 0 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala?

The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala is to fly which takes 4 h 58 min and costs $320 - $1,400.

How long does it take to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala?

It takes approximately 18 h 59 min to get from Kathmandu to Dharamsala, including transfers.