Getting there & away
The No 5 minibuses are the fastest and easiest way to get to Budhanilkantha (Rs 8, route 5), though there are also tempos (from Sundhara) and buses (from the Kathmandu City (Ratna Park) bus station). Pick up a ride from the northern end of Kantipath. The shrine is about 100m east of the terminus. From Thamel a taxi costs around Rs 200 one way.
By bicycle it's a gradual, uphill haul of 15km - hard, sweaty work rewarded with a very pleasant return trip. You could pause at the Dhum Varahi Shrine.