Buses from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Buses from Pokhara to Kathmandu

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Pokhara to Kathmandu Bus Schedule

Pokhara to Kathmandu Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Comfort Any time$ 138
Supreme Tourist AC 07:30 - 14:30NPR 1,280
Hahn Air Systems Economy #H1455309:15 - 09:40NPR 49,698
Dhaulagiri Hiace AC Hiace 10:00 - 19:00$ 7.52
Hahn Air Systems Economy #H1795912:45 - 13:20NPR 51,554
Yeti Airlines Economy #YT-68215:20 - 15:45NPR 11,897
Buddha Air Economy #U465816:25 - 16:50€ 113.86
Machhapuchhre Night Service Ac Deluxe 19:00 - 01:00NPR 1,174
Dhaulagiri Deluxe Ac Deluxe 21:00 - 06:00NPR 943
Myagdi Korala VIP 22:00 - 10:00NPR 1,100

Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Pokhara to Kathmandu Destination Reviews

Please note the bus doesn't drop you at the themal tourist bus stop, this forces you to take a local taxi ride.
Bus VIP Sofa Seater, Open Visit Nepal, May 7, 2023
The bus was old and dirty, and there was not enough space between the seat rows. Also it's important to know, that the bus stops in front of pokhara bus park, and not inside like the other buses. It departed 30 minutes late, and the driver was not reachable.
Bus VIP, Pokhara Jagadamba, Feb 25, 2023
Very comfortable journey on some very challenging roads. The duration was longer than quoted but understandable given the conditions and volume of traffic. Besides flying this is the best way to travel between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Bus VIP Sofa Seater, Open Visit Nepal, Jan 31, 2023
Good driver, comfortable seat. Only heater was on to long, without letting fresh air inside. It's a long drive though, add some extra hours.
Bus VIP Sofa Seater, Open Visit Nepal, Dec 27, 2022
After contactiong on whatsapp i found out our departure time from 9am changed to 7.30am, at bus station they changed is from the second bus to a third bus and eventhough they said it goes to Thamel kathmandu city centre bus station, suddenly we stopped somewhere else in city and they said final station. Otherwise bus ride as usual, bumpy as expected.
Bus Ac Deluxe, Sanjog Travels, Nov 15, 2022
Bus driver & helper intentionally stopped several places & looked for passengers. They took a passenger without ticket after 2 passengers got down from bus.
Bus VIP Sofa Seater, Open Visit Nepal, Aug 14, 2022
The bus ran out of petrol 2 hours away from Kathmandu and the AC was not working.
Bus Tourist AC, World Touch, Apr 15, 2022
Terrible seat (no 2, avoid it..), kept sliding off the seat because there was nowhere to hold in and a door in front of me opened constantly, people were loud throughout the night, overall pretty bad trip
Bus VIP Night Bus, Pokhara Jagadamba Tours, Mar 14, 2020
This bus did not get us to Kathmandu
Bus Ac Deluxe, Tahalka, Mar 3, 2020
drop off point wasnt the one mentioned on ticket , ( same issue on first leg where pick up point was different) little/no english from driver
Bus Ac Deluxe, Tahalka, Jan 7, 2020
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How to get from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Pokhara to Kathmandu is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Pokhara to Kathmandu tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Pokhara to Kathmandu?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Pokhara to Kathmandu depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Pokhara to Kathmandu is about 7h. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Pokhara and Kathmandu may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus?

The ticket price from Pokhara to Kathmandu can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Pokhara to Kathmandu timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Pokhara to Kathmandu timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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