Pokhara to Kathmandu

Pokhara to Kathmandu

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Pokhara to Kathmandu Schedule

Pokhara to Kathmandu Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Comfort Any timeNPR 17,640
Yeti Airlines Economy #YT-67207:45 - 08:10NPR 11,775
Yeti Airlines Economy #YT-67409:20 - 09:45€ 97.91
Buddha Air Economy #U461011:25 - 11:50$ 104.70
Dhaulagiri Hiace AC Hiace 13:00 - 22:00NPR 943
Buddha Air Economy #U465615:20 - 15:45NPR 13,347
Yeti Airlines Economy #YT-68616:15 - 16:40€ 97.91
Pokhara Jagadamba Night Service VIP Sofa 18:45 - 02:45NPR 1,707
Myagdi Korala VIP 21:00 - 09:00€ 9.59
Dhaulagiri Yatayat Ac Deluxe 22:00 - 06:00$ 7.52

Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Facts about the transport from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Cheapest Transport$9
Fastest Transport25m
Earliest Departure6:15 AM
Latest Departure10:00 PM
Departures per day44
Distance212 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBaba Adventure Sofa Seat, Buddha Air, Desh Darshan Bus Sewa, Desh Darshan Night Service, Greyhound Night, Lotus Adventure Day, Lotus Adventure Night, Lotus Adventure Travels & Tours, Lotus Adventure TravelsandTours Night Service, Myagdi Korala, Open Visit Nepal, Pokhara Jagadamba, Pokhara Jagadamba Night Service, Sanjog Travels, Sanjog Travels Night Service, Shuva Jagadamba, Tahalka, TravelODesk India, Yeti Airlines

Pokhara to Kathmandu Destination Reviews

Bus very small and leaking when raining.
Bus Ac Deluxe, Lotus Adventure Day, Jun 20, 2023
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
Fly delayed, one hour, too much traffic
flight Economy, Yeti Airlines, Nov 16, 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
24 customer reviews

How to get from Pokhara to Kathmandu

When you want to get from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 159.63. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 8.07.

How far is Pokhara from Kathmandu?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Your trip will be a total of 132 miles (212 km). The flying distance is 104 miles (166 km).

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

The travel time from Pokhara to Kathmandu can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 12 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Pokhara to Kathmandu varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Myagdi Korala: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 8.07 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 159.63.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 8.07 to USD 12.91;
  • Plane tickets - USD 98.71 to USD 110.11;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 135.68 to USD 159.63.

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

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

  • Flights from Pokhara to Kathmandu depart during the day - there are approximately 21 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:00. There are 19 available bus trips every day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Pokhara to Kathmandu 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 Pokhara to Kathmandu. 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 98.71.

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 Pokhara to Kathmandu

Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines


Taking a bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu 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 Pokhara to Kathmandu. 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 135.68.

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 Pokhara to Kathmandu

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu? 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:

  • 93% decided to go for a bus.
  • 6% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other