Kathmandu to Pokhara

Kathmandu to Pokhara

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7h bus ride in TOYOTA COASTER (MINI)
Pokhara Bus Stop
8h bus ride in Sofa Seat
Pokhara Bus Stop
KTM Kathmandu Airport
25m flight #U4603 with Buddha Air in Economy
PKR Pokhara Airport

From Kathmandu Airport to Pokhara by flight

KTM Kathmandu Airport
25m flight #U4603 with Buddha Air in Economy
PKR Pokhara Airport

From Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus

8h bus ride in Sofa Seat
Pokhara Bus Stop

From Bhaktapur to Pokhara by bus

7h bus ride in TOYOTA COASTER (MINI)
Pokhara Bus Stop

Kathmandu to Pokhara Schedule

Kathmandu to Pokhara Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Comfort Any time₹ 11,689
World Touch Tourist AC 07:00 - 15:00₹ 423
Desh Darshan Bus Sewa Tourist AC 07:00 - 15:00₹ 501
Blue Sky Travel Super Deluxe 07:00 - 13:00₹ 501
Open Visit Nepal VIP Sofa Seater 07:00 - 14:00₹ 688
Buddha Air Economy #U460308:00 - 08:25₹ 7,582
Buddha Air Economy #U461510:00 - 10:25₹ 7,582
Buddha Air Economy #U460712:20 - 12:45₹ 7,298
Buddha Air Economy #U460914:20 - 14:45₹ 7,582
Myagdi Korala Deluxe 17:00 - 06:00₹ 360
Pokhara Jagadamba Tours VIP Sofa 19:00 - 03:00₹ 688
Greyhound Super VIP Deluxe 20:00 - 03:00₹ 563

Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Kathmandu to Pokhara destination reviews

Bus Ac Deluxe, Tahalka, Feb 1, 2021
The trip was smooth. The bus was a little late.
Bus Ac Deluxe, Dhaulagiri (Dhaulagiri), Feb 1, 2021
Not a new bus, but OK
Bus Super VIP, Pokhara Jagadamba Tours, Feb 25, 2020
The overall experience was ok with stops for resting on the way. The bus was definitely dated and overly used but comfortable nonetheless. Thank you!
Bus Ac Deluxe, Dhaulagiri (Dhaulagiri), Dec 28, 2019
Arrived on time. Stopped twice for refreshments and toilet. Drive really nice. Superb
Bus VIP Night Bus, Pokhara Jagadamba Tours, Dec 26, 2019
Service and punctuality as per expectations and food service and quality is also good.
Bus Ac Deluxe, Tahalka, Nov 22, 2019
First of all. I was told by the staff to get picked up somewhere else. And the bus was 1 hour delayed. The staff was friendly. But I know, it is Nepal, it is a bit chaotic
Bus Ac Deluxe, Dhaulagiri (Dhaulagiri), Nov 21, 2019
The bus left late (1 hour), nobody working on the bus would speak any English, they just told us to get on the bus (which didn’t have the same number as in the email). The bus didn’t stop on the tourist bus park but 6km away. Bus was also dirty.
Bus Ac Deluxe, Dhaulagiri (Dhaulagiri), Nov 18, 2019
The ticket provided had no ticket/bus number or local translation so it took 40 minutes of station workers trying to find out where i needed to be. Was then put on bus that didnt have AC. Only benefit it arrived at the destination 30 minutes early.
Bus Ac Deluxe, Tahalka, Nov 7, 2019
We were told 3 wrong pick up pointe and almost missed our bus because of this. The bus seats were cramped and uncomfortable.
13 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 Flight 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 INR 23,495. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as INR 313.

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 21 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 Sajha Yatayat: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as INR 313 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 INR 23,495.

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

  • Bus tickets - INR 356 to INR 623;
  • Plane tickets - INR 6,497 to INR 23,495;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from INR 10,769 to INR 12,994.

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

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

  • Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 06:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 1 available bus trips every 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 INR 6,497.

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, 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 INR 10,769.

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:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.