There are 5 ways to get from Shimla to Kathmandu by taxi, plane, train, car or bus

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Taxi, fly  •  5 h 55 min

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

$144 - $348

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Bus  •  47 h 20 min

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

$37 - $48

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Train, drive  •  25 h 36 min

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

$49 - $78

Bus, train  •  46 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Shimla to Delhi
  2. Take the train from Anand Vihar Terminal (ANVT) to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  3. Take the bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu

$39 - $49

Drive  •  20 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Shimla to Kathmandu 813.3 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Shimla to Kathmandu is to bus which costs ₹2,600 - ₹3,600 and takes 47 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shimla to Kathmandu is to taxi and fly which costs ₹10,000 - ₹26,000 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shimla to Kathmandu. However, there are services departing from Shimla ISBT Tutikandi and arriving at Kathmandu via ISBT Kashmere Gate, New Delhi and Pokhara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 20 min.

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The distance between Shimla and Kathmandu is 875 km. The road distance is 1301.3 km.

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The best way to get from Shimla to Kathmandu without a car is to bus which takes 47 h 20 min and costs ₹2,600 - ₹3,600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Shimla to Kathmandu, including transfers.

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Shimla to Kathmandu bus services, operated by HRTC, depart from Shimla ISBT Tutikandi station.

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There is no direct flight from Chandigarh Airport to Kathmandu Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Shimla to Kathmandu bus services, operated by Hamrobus, arrive at Kathmandu station.

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Kathmandu is 15 min ahead of Shimla. It is currently 10:35 PM in Shimla and 10:50 PM in Kathmandu.

Map of how to get from Shimla to Kathmandu.
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  • Distance: 547.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Shimla to Kathmandu via Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate, ISBT Kashmere Gate, GTK Depot, New Delhi, and Pokhara in around 47 h 20 min.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kalka (KLK) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Anand Vihar Terminal (ANVT) to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Shimla ISBT Tutikandi to Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
bus
Bus from New Delhi to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Hamrobus
Website
hamrobus.com
Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
hamrobus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Shimla to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Shimla to Kathmandu is 1301 km. It takes approximately 20 h 9 min to drive from Shimla to Kathmandu.

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Spicejet, Vistara, Nepal Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Chandigarh Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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