Kathmandu to Pokhara

Kathmandu to Pokhara

Wed, Jun 19
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Kathmandu to Pokhara Schedule

Kathmandu to Pokhara Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Van 6pax Any timeNPR 21,357
Dhaulagiri Hiace AC Hiace 05:45 - 18:45NPR 1,067
Supreme Tours Bus from Bouddha Tourist AC 06:30 - 14:30NPR 1,280
Lotus Adventure VIP Sofa Seater Day Bus VIP Sofa Seater 08:00 - 16:00NPR 1,707
Buddha Air Economy #U461110:30 - 11:05NPR 14,045
Hahn Air Systems Economy #H1458712:20 - 12:45NPR 34,708
Uttar Ganga AC VIP Sofa 15:00 - 04:00NPR 1,174
Yeti Airlines Economy #YT-68517:00 - 17:25NPR 12,798
Dhaulagiri Yatayat Ac Deluxe 18:50 - 10:50NPR 970
Green Land 2x2 Sofa Seater 20:00 - 08:00NPR 1,280

Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Facts about the transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Cheapest Transport$7
Fastest Transport20m
Earliest Departure5:45 凌晨
Latest Departure8:30 晚上
Departures per day124
Distance2 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAadhikhola Yatayat, Agni 2X2 Sofa, Baba Adventure Night Bus, Baba Adventure Sofa Seat, Baniya Travel Tourist AC Night Bus 2x2 Sofa Seat, Blue Sky Travel, Buddha Air, Desh Darshan 2x2 Sofa, Desh Darshan Bus Sewa, Dhaulagiri, Dhaulagiri Deluxe, Dhaulagiri Hiace, Dhaulagiri Yatayat, Dhaulagiri Yatayat Rocket AC, Dhaulagiri Yatayat Royal Uttar Ganga, Global Vacation, Greyhound Night, Hahn Air Systems, Holiday Adventure, Jaljala, Land Himalayan Sofa Seater, Lotus Adventure Night, Lotus Adventure Tours Day, Lotus Adventure Travels and Tours, Lotus Adventure TravelsandTours Night Service, Lotus Adventure VIP Sofa Seater Day Bus, Lotus Adventure VIP Sofa Seater Night Bus, Mns 2X2 Sofa Night Service, MnS Adventures, New Road Travels, Novel Intl Travel, Open Visit Night Service, Open Visit VIP Sofa Seat, Pokhara Greyhound Sofa Seater Night Service, Pokhara Jagadamba, Pokhara Jagadamba Night Service, Rainbow Adventure VIP Sofa Seater, Rainbow Safari, Reliable Intl Travels and Tour Day Service, Sanjog Travels, Shree Airlines SHA, SWIFT Holidays, Tahalka, TravelODesk India, Uttar Ganga AC, Yeti Adventure Travels Volvo Cruiser Couch, Yeti Airlines

Kathmandu to Pokhara Destination Reviews

Good bus. Comfy, with AC. Friendly staff (both driver and helper).
Bus VIP Sofa Seater, Land Himalayan Sofa Seater, May 24, 2024
Disappointing. Not a tourist bus, just a very old and dirty local bus. Obviously has no AC. Took us to Pokhara.
Bus Super AC Deluxe, Shuva Jagadamba, Dec 12, 2023
As good as it gets in Nepal bus... which is a low bar.
Bus VIP Sofa Seater, Baba Adventure Sofa Seat, Dec 5, 2023
The bus was slightly less broken than the road. It’s not a highway, it’s a very rough track with landslides having damaged it all along its route. The road is being upgraded but it’ll be 2-5 years before it’s finished at a guess. We took 12 hours, not the advertised 7 hours. We experienced a blow out (fixed very quickly) and electrical failure. Pitch black, no lights for 45 minutes. The three stars are for the crew, especially the driver, who was excellent. I’d turn up at the bus station to get a better rate too. Watch out for dodgy insurance being auto added by 12GO. You have to select no to remove it as opposed to yes to include it. I tried to request a refund but the website didn’t work. Use 12GO as a guide then go local in my opinion.
Bus Ac Deluxe, Lotus Adventure Tours Day, Oct 6, 2023
The bus without AC , unconfortable . As it rained during the trip my two bags arrived full of mud . Driver and asssistant with very nice and helpfull actitude.
Bus Ac Deluxe, Lotus Adventure Tours Day, Apr 4, 2023
People from staff really nice and available, but the buses are not as the photos showed.
Bus VIP Sofa, Pokhara Jagadamba, Jan 26, 2023
Very good bus compared to most I've been in during my time in India and nepal. Takes 9 hours thou not 7 which wasn't a big deal
Bus VIP Sofa Seater, Open Visit Nepal, Dec 1, 2022
A bit confused about allocated seat number vs actual seat numbering. Other than that everything was nice about this booking.
Bus Super Deluxe, Blue Sky Travel, Jun 6, 2022
The trip was smooth. The bus was a little late.
Bus Ac Deluxe, Tahalka, Feb 1, 2021
63 customer reviews

How to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara

When you want to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 274.74. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 6.29.

How far is Kathmandu from Pokhara?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Your trip will be a total of 2 miles (2 km). The flying distance is 1 miles (1 km).

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

The travel time from Kathmandu to Pokhara can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 16 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Aadhikhola Yatayat: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 6.29 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 274.74.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Kathmandu to Pokhara:

  • Bus tickets - USD 6.29 to USD 18.32;
  • Plane tickets - USD 85.92 to USD 274.74;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 137.91 to USD 159.90.

How many trips per day are there between Kathmandu and Pokhara?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 05:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:30. There are 65 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara depart during the day - there are approximately 55 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Kathmandu to Pokhara any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 85.92.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Buddha Air, Hahn Air Systems, Shree Airlines SHA, Yeti Airlines


Taking a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 137.91.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator..

The most popular transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 95% decided to go for a bus.
  • 4% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other