Pokhara to Kathmandu

Pokhara to Kathmandu

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Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Pokhara to Kathmandu Destination Reviews

Bus VIP Night Bus, Pokhara Jagadamba Tours, Mar 14, 2020
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 Ac Deluxe, Tahalka, Mar 3, 2020
This bus did not get us to Kathmandu
Bus Ac Deluxe, Tahalka, Jan 7, 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 VIP, Myagdi Korala, Dec 27, 2019
Seats are very uncomfortable. No refreshments were provided. Even no water bottle was served.
9 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 INR 12,040. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as INR 509.

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 INR 509 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 INR 12,040.

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

  • Bus tickets - INR 509 to INR 763;
  • Plane tickets - INR 7,971 to INR 8,225;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from INR 10,260 to INR 12,041.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:30. There are 61 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Pokhara to Kathmandu depart during the day - there are approximately 14 departures a 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 INR 7,971.

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 INR 10,260.

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:

  • 94% decided to go for a bus.
  • 4% users took a plane.
  • 2% decided to catch a taxi.