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

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Taxi, fly  •  6h 30m

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

$143 - $347

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Bus, train  •  34h 12m

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

$32 - $41

3 alternative options

Train, drive  •  25h 21m

  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, drive  •  26h 1m

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

$34 - $52

Drive  •  20h 9m

  1. Drive from Shimla to Kathmandu 813.3 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shimla to Kathmandu is to bus and train which costs ₹2,300 - ₹3,000 and takes 34h 12m.

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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 6h 30m.

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

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Shimla to Kathmandu, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chandigarh Airport to Kathmandu Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 35m and has one stopover.

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Kathmandu is 15m ahead of Shimla. It is currently 6:36 AM in Shimla and 6:51 AM in Kathmandu.

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

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Vistara, Air India Limited, IndiGo Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Chandigarh Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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There are 959+ hotels available in Kathmandu. Prices start at $11 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shimla to Kathmandu.
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  • Distance: 547.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

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

There is no direct connection from Shimla to Kathmandu. However, you can take the taxi to Chandigarh airport, fly to Kathmandu, then take the drive to Kathmandu. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kalka (KLK), take the train to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB), take the train to Raxaul Junction (RXL), then take the drive to Kathmandu.

Airlines
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Shimla to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
RSRTC
Bus from Chandigarh to Ambala Cantt
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Bus from Shimla to Ambala
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
bus
Bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Other operators
Taxi from Shimla to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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