There are 3 ways to get from Kathmandu to Thimphu by plane, car, train or bus

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What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Thimphu, Bhutan?

Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines fly from Kathmandu to Thimphu once daily.

Airlines
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Kathmandu to Paro
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Bhutan Airlines
Website
bhutanairlines.bt
Flights from Kathmandu to Paro
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $470
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to New Alipurdaur (NOQ)
Avg. Duration
17 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Avg. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Avg. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
bus
Bus from Siliguri to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
tourism.gov.bt
Book at
tourism.gov.bt
Mini Bus
Bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu
Avg. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kathmandu to Thimphu?

The distance between Kathmandu and Thimphu is 427 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Thimphu?

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Thimphu is to fly which costs $230 and takes 1 h 52 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kathmandu to Thimphu?

The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Thimphu is to fly which takes 1 h 52 min and costs $230.

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

It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to get from Kathmandu to Thimphu, including transfers.