There are 9 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

$1,036 - $1,346

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Shimla  •  47 h 45 min

  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 to Shimla

$37 - $50

7 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

$146 - $351

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

$176 - $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 - $263

Drive, train  •  28 h 14 min

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

$52 - $84

Bus, train  •  46 h 14 min

  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 Shimla ISBT Tutikandi 73

$43 - $52

Bus  •  46 h 51 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

$48 - $52

Drive  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Shimla 812.5 miles

$130 - $200

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 51 min.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Kathmandu to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $350
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
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 Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Flights from Kathmandu to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
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
Bhutan Airlines
Website
bhutanairlines.bt
Flights from Kathmandu to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Kathmandu to Delhi
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Kalka (KLK)
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
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 - $29
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Kalka (KLK)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $14
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
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
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
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 Shimla
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kathmandu to Shimla?

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

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

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Shimla is to bus and train which costs $35 - $50 and takes 47 h 45 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Shimla is to fly and taxi which takes 5 h 49 min and costs $140 - $360.

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

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