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Recommended option

Taxi to Chandigarh, fly  •  5 h 55 min

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

$145 - $350

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  46 h

  1. Take the bus from Shimla to Delhi
  2. Take the train from Delhi (DLI) to Raxual Junction (RXL)
  3. Take the bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu

$38 - $49

4 alternative options

Train to Delhi, fly  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Kalka (KLK) to New Delhi (NDLS)
  2. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Kathmandu (KTM) DEL - KTM

$96 - $262

Train, drive  •  29 h 41 min

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

$51 - $83

Bus  •  46 h 51 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

$45 - $50

Drive  •  20 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Shimla to Kathmandu 813.3 miles

$130 - $200

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

You can take a bus from Shimla to Kathmandu via Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Kashmiri Gate, New Delhi, and Pokhara in around 46 h 51 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
Flights from Delhi to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Delhi to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
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
Flights from Delhi to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Delhi to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Bhutan Airlines
Website
bhutanairlines.bt
Flights from Delhi to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Delhi to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kalka (KLK) to New Delhi (NDLS)
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kalka (KLK) to Ambala Cant Junction (UMB)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Ambala Cant Junction (UMB) to Raxual Junction (RXL)
Ave. Duration
23 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Delhi (DLI) to Raxual Junction (RXL)
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
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
$14
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
bus
Bus from New Delhi to Pokhara
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
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
$24 - $29
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Shimla and Kathmandu is 875 km. The road distance is 1301 km.

The cheapest way to get from Shimla to Kathmandu is to bus and train which costs ₹2,500 - ₹3,300 and takes 46 h.

The quickest way to get from Shimla to Kathmandu is to taxi and fly which takes 5 h 55 min and costs ₹9,500 - ₹24,000.

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