How to Reach Pokhara - The Easiest Way to Reach Pokhara


There is no shortage of means to reach Pokhara.

  • By Air: The nearest international airport to Pokhara is Kathmandu which is about 200 kilometers away. There are domestic flights between Pokhara and Kathmandu run by Yeti Airlines, Buddha Air and Air Viva. But expect delays and bumpy flights with a jaw dropping view of the Himalayas.
  • By Bus: There are buses running on convenient intervals of 15 minutes between Kathmandu and Pokhara. The average time taken to reach is about 6 to 7 hours which is going to be the only boring part of your Pokhara trip planner.The fares range between Nepali Rupees 600- 900 depending upon the condition of the buses.


  • By Taxi: The taxis in Pokhara are tourist friendly and plenty in number. Do keep an eye out for nasty drivers that might try to con you.
  • By Minivan: Minivans operate on most of the popular routes. These are crowded and uncomfortable but the fare is cheap and student discounts may be offered.
  • By Bicycle: Pokhara being a scenic haven, cycling is quite a lovely option to get around in this city. You might not find dedicated cycle stands and paths but be assured that you are safe here.
  • By Scooter: For those with a need for a little more speed, hiring a motorcycle would be a good option. 

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Modes of Transportation in Pokhara

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Pokhara. The most preferred mode of transport in Pokhara is Working from Home.

Average distance: 10 km Average time: 10 min

  • Bike 50%
    Bike 10 min Overall average time for 10 kms 10 min

How to Reach Pokhara from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Varanasi to Pokhara 119.32 km 1 hour 59 mins
Jawalakhel to Pokhara 146.45 km 2 hours 26 mins
Madhyapur thimi to Pokhara 154.18 km 2 hours 34 mins
Vishakhapatnam to Pokhara 156.8 km 2 hours 36 mins
Kathmandu to Pokhara 187.53 km 3 hours 7 mins
Bokaro steel city to Pokhara 243.3 km 4 hours 3 mins
Lucknow to Pokhara 339.47 km 5 hours 39 mins
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