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There are 3 ways to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  35 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Pokhara (PKR) KTM - PKR

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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu Sorakhutte to Pokhara

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Drive  •  3h 17m

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 204.8 km

Kathmandu (KTM) to Pokhara (PKR) flights

The flight time between Kathmandu (KTM) and Pokhara (PKR) is around 30 min and covers a distance of around 146 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1 min. Services are operated by Nova Airline, Yeti Airlines, Simrik Airlines and others. Typically 168 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

168 Weekly Planes
30 min Average Duration
$9 Cheapest Price
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Kathmandu → Pokhara
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COVID-19 help in Nepal

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 9851255839

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within Nepal is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pokhara is 9851255839.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Pokhara is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Pokhara is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 9851255839.

Last updated: 19 Jan 2023
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Nepal Department of Immigration.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara is to bus which costs $6 - $10 and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara is to fly which costs $30 - $100 and takes 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kathmandu Sorakhutte and arriving at Pokhara. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is 147 km. The road distance is 204.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara without a car is to bus which takes 7h and costs $6 - $10.

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It takes approximately 35 min to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara, including transfers.

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Kathmandu to Pokhara bus services, operated by Baba Adventure, depart from Kathmandu Sorakhutte station.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara is to fly which takes 35 min and costs $30 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $6 - $10 and takes 7h.

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The quickest flight from Kathmandu Airport to Pokhara Airport is the direct flight which takes 20 min.

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Kathmandu to Pokhara bus services, operated by Baba Adventure, arrive at Pokhara station.

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  • Distance: 146.9 km
  • Duration: 35 min

What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Pokhara, Nepal?

Nova Airline, Yeti Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara hourly. Alternatively, Baba Adventure operates a bus from Kathmandu Sorakhutte to Pokhara twice daily. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Simrik Airlines
Website
simrikairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $360
Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara via Bharatpur
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$11 - $360
Nova Airline
Website
novaairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $360
Bus operators
Baba Adventure
Phone
9851084541 , 9851093998
Email
babaadventurenepal@gmail.com
Website
babaadventure.com
Bus from Kathmandu Sorakhutte to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
babaadventure.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Pokhara is 205 km. It takes approximately 3h 17m to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

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Nova Airline, Yeti Airlines, Simrik Airlines and Buddha Air Ltd offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Pokhara Airport.

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There are 213+ hotels available in Pokhara. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 6 min and costs $1.

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