There are 6 ways to get from Kathmandu to Shimla by plane, taxi, car, train or bus

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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

$143 - $348

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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

$36 - $47

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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 - $1,341

Fly to Dehra Dun, taxi  •  7 h 57 min

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

$171 - $341

Drive, train  •  28 h 1 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)

$48 - $77

Drive  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Shimla 812.5 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Shimla without a car is to bus which takes 46 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Kathmandu to Shimla, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kathmandu Airport to Chandigarh Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Shimla is 15 min behind Kathmandu. It is currently 4:53 AM in Kathmandu and 4:38 AM in Shimla.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Shimla is 1300 km. It takes approximately 20 h 10 min to drive from Kathmandu to Shimla.

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Nepal Airlines, Air India Limited and Jet Airways offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Chandigarh Airport.

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There are 676+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Kathmandu to Shimla.
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  • Distance: 547.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
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 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 Kulu via Varanasi, Delhi
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Flights from Kathmandu to Dehra Dun via Delhi
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $370
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
$23
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
$6 - $13
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 172 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Mega Cabs
Phone
+91 90 90 90 90 90
Website
megacabs.com

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