Pokhara to Kathmandu

Pokhara to Kathmandu

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Pokhara to Kathmandu Schedule

Pokhara to Kathmandu Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Comfort 3pax Any timeNPR 18,094
Hahn Air Systems Economy #H1795707:30 - 07:55NPR 36,882
Yeti Airlines Economy #YT-67409:00 - 09:30NPR 13,048
Shree Airlines SHA Economy #SHA165811:10 - 11:30NPR 12,895
Hahn Air Systems Economy #H1459213:05 - 13:30NPR 34,847
Yeti Airlines Economy #YT-68215:00 - 15:25NPR 12,776
Hahn Air Systems Economy #H1892116:25 - 16:50NPR 36,984
Baba Adventure Night Bus VIP Sofa Seater 19:15 - 03:15NPR 1,707
Buddha Air Economy #U466620:50 - 21:25NPR 14,071
Myagdi Korala VIP 22:00 - 10:00NPR 1,067

Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Facts about the transport from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Cheapest Transport$7
Fastest Transport20m
Earliest Departure6:45 AM
Latest Departure10:00 PM
Departures per day113
Distance212 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAgni 2X2 Sofa, Baba Adventure Night Bus, Baba Adventure Sofa Seat, Baniya Travel Night AC Tourist Sofa Bus, Blue Sky Travel, Buddha Air, Desh Darshan 2x2 Sofa, Desh Darshan Bus Sewa, Dhaulagiri Hiace, Dhaulagiri Yatayat, Dhaulagiri Yatayat Rocket AC, Global Vacation, Greyhound Night, Hahn Air Systems, Holiday Adventure, Jaljala, Land Himalayan Sofa Seater, Lotus Adventure Day, Lotus Adventure Night, 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 Seater, 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, Prithvi Rajmarga Bus, Rainbow Adventure VIP Sofa Seater, Rainbow Safari, Reliable Intl Travels and Tour Day Service, Reliable Intl Travels and Tour Night Service, Sanjog Travels, Shree Airlines SHA, Shuva Adhikari Direct bus to Boudha, SRISHTI Super Vip 2x1 Sofa to Boudha Night, SWIFT Holidays, Tahalka, Tahalka Sofa Night Service to Bhaktapur, TravelODesk India, Yeti Adventure Travels Volvo Cruiser Couch, Yeti Airlines

Pokhara to Kathmandu Destination Reviews

Number of persons in the bus was more than the capacity of the bus
Bus Deluxe, Prithvi Rajmarga Bus, Apr 28, 2024
Was fast but sitting in the Backrow is horrible And the interior was mostly damaged or dirty
Bus VIP Sofa Seater, Yeti Adventure Travels Volvo Cruiser Couch, Apr 17, 2024
bus took 12 hours, was filthy
Bus Ac Deluxe, Lotus Adventure Day, Apr 14, 2024
The airplane was perfectly on time, and in the plane they even provided cotton balls to use as earplugs (didn’t use them, but is recommended for liftoff ;)).
flight Economy, Yeti Airlines, Apr 7, 2024
Awful. Air suspension bus was shaking
Bus Air Suspension, Lotus Adventure Night, Feb 7, 2024
Journey was fine. A/C didn't work, so it was a bit warm. I couldn't get my window to open either but managed to open the one in front. Water provided which is good.
Bus Ac Deluxe, Lotus Adventure Travels and Tours, Nov 7, 2023
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
53 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 flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 268.69. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 6.37.

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 16 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 Prithvi Rajmarga Bus: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 6.37 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 268.69.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 6.38 to USD 18.32;
  • Plane tickets - USD 86.07 to USD 268.69;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 135.65 to USD 159.58.

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 06:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:00. There are 55 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Pokhara to Kathmandu depart during the day - there are approximately 54 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 USD 86.07.

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, Hahn Air Systems, Shree Airlines SHA, 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 135.65.

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