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

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Fly, taxi  •  6h 19m

  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, train  •  36h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
  3. Take the bus from Ambala to Shimla

$31 - $41

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Drive, train  •  28h 1m

  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, train, bus  •  28h 45m

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
  3. Take the bus from Ambala Cantt to Chandigarh
  4. Take the bus from Chandigarh to Shimla 954

$34 - $52

Bus  •  47h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  2. Take the bus from Pokhara to New Delhi
  3. Take the bus from Delhi to Shimla

$54 - $66

Drive  •  20h 10m

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Shimla 812.5 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Nepal to Shimla is to bus and train which costs $30 - $45 and takes 36h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Nepal to Shimla is to fly and taxi which costs $140 - $350 and takes 6h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nepal to Shimla. However, there are services departing from Kathmandu and arriving at Shimla via Pokhara, G T Karnal Depot and Delhi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 55m.

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The distance between Nepal and Shimla is 748 km. The road distance is 1300 km.

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The best way to get from Nepal to Shimla without a car is to bus which takes 47h 55m and costs $50 - $70.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from Nepal to Shimla, including transfers.

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Nepal to Shimla bus services, operated by Greenline Tours Pvt. Ltd, depart from Kathmandu station.

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There is no direct flight from Kathmandu Airport to Chandigarh Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Nepal to Shimla bus services, operated by RSRTC, arrive at Shimla station.

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Shimla is 15m behind Nepal. It is currently 12:59 AM in Nepal and 12:44 AM in Shimla.

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  • Distance: 467.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 19m

What companies run services between Nepal and Shimla, India?

You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Shimla via Pokhara, New Delhi, G T Karnal Depot, Old Delhi station, and Delhi in around 47h 55m.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Train operators
Bus operators
RSRTC
Bus from Ambala Cantt to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Bus from Ambala to Shimla
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Bus from Delhi to Shimla
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Greenline Tours Pvt. Ltd
Phone
(01) 4253885
Website
greenline.com.np
Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
greenline.com.np
bus
Bus from Pokhara to New Delhi
Ave. Duration
30h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Other operators
Taxi from Chandigarh to Shimla
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
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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Yes, the driving distance between Nepal to Shimla is 1300 km. It takes approximately 20h 10m to drive from Nepal 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 705+ hotels available in Shimla. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nepal to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 7m and costs $1.

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