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

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Taxi, fly  •  6 h

  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  •  34 h 12 min

  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  •  25 h 21 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, drive  •  26 h 1 min

  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  •  20 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Shimla to Kathmandu 813.3 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Shimla to Nepal is to taxi and fly which costs ₹10,000 - ₹26,000 and takes 6 h.

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The distance between Shimla and Nepal is 748 km. The road distance is 1301.3 km.

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

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

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Nepal is 15 min ahead of Shimla. It is currently 4:00 AM in Shimla and 4:15 AM in Nepal.

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

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

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There are 411+ hotels available in Nepal. Prices start at $9 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shimla to Nepal.
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  • Distance: 467.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Shimla, India and 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
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Chandigarh to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
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
Bus operators
HRTC
Website
hrtchp.com
Bus from Shimla to Chandigarh
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
online.hrtchp.com
RSRTC
Bus from Chandigarh to Ambala Cantt
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
Bus from Shimla to Ambala
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
rsrtconline.rajasthan.gov.in
bus
Bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
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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