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There are 3 ways to get from Varanasi to Pokhara by train, car or plane

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Train, drive  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Nautanwa (NTV) Durg - Ntv Exp
  2. Drive from Butwal to Pokhara

$21 - $39

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Drive  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Pokhara 313.7 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly  •  15 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Fly from Simara (SIF) to Pokhara (PKR) SIF - PKR

$151 - $403

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Pokhara is to train and drive which costs ₹1,500 - ₹2,900 and takes 12 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Pokhara is to drive which costs ₹3,100 - ₹4,600 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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The distance between Varanasi and Pokhara is 342 km. The road distance is 501.9 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 28 min to get from Varanasi to Pokhara, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Simara Airport to Pokhara Airport. The quickest flight takes 1 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Pokhara is 15 min ahead of Varanasi. It is currently 2:05 AM in Varanasi and 2:20 AM in Pokhara.

Yes, the driving distance between Varanasi to Pokhara is 502 km. It takes approximately 7 h 31 min to drive from Varanasi to Pokhara.

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Buddha Air Ltd offers flights from Simara Airport to Pokhara Airport.

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There are 411+ hotels available in Pokhara. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Varanasi to Pokhara.
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  • Distance: 213.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 28 min

What companies run services between Varanasi, India and Pokhara, Nepal?

There is no direct connection from Varanasi to Pokhara. However, you can take the train to Nautanwa (NTV), take the drive to Bhairahawa Airport, take the bus to Butwal, then take the drive to Pokhara. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Pokhara.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Simara to Pokhara via Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
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