There are 7 ways to get from Kathmandu to Shimla 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Kulu, taxi  •  18 h 25 min

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

$1,031 - $1,346

Cheapest option

Bus  •  46 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  2. Take the bus from Pokhara to New Delhi
  3. Take the bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 73

$40 - $51

5 alternative options

Fly to Chandigarh, taxi  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Chandigarh (IXC) KTM - IXC
  2. Take a taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla

$144 - $350

Fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Dehra Dun (DED) KTM - DED
  2. Take a taxi from Dehra Dun to Shimla

$171 - $346

Fly to Delhi, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Delhi (DEL) KTM - DEL
  2. Take the train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Kalka (KLK)

$96 - $261

Drive, train  •  26 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
  3. Take the train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Kalka (KLK)

$51 - $82

Drive  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Shimla 812.5 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Shimla is to bus which costs $40 - $55 and takes 46 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Shimla is to fly and taxi which costs $140 - $350 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Shimla is 875 km. The road distance is 1300 km.

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It takes approximately 18 h 25 min to get from Kathmandu to Shimla, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Shimla via Pokhara, New Delhi, Kashmiri Gate, and Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate in around 46 h 46 min.

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 Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Kathmandu to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Kathmandu to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $350
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Kathmandu to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
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
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Kathmandu to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Kathmandu to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Bhutan Airlines
Website
bhutanairlines.bt
Flights from Kathmandu to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Train operators
Bus operators
Hamrobus
Website
hamrobus.com
Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
hamrobus.com
bus
Bus from Pokhara to New Delhi
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Shimla ISBT Tutikandi
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kulu to Shimla
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45

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