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There are 3 ways to get from Bhutan to Nepal by bus, plane, car or train

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Bus, fly

  1. Take the bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Siliguri
  2. Fly from Bhadrapur (BDP) to Kathmandu (KTM)

2 alternative options

Drive, train

  1. Drive from Thimphu to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
  2. Take the train from New Alipurduar to Raxaul Jn
  3. Drive from Raxaul Jn to Kathmandu

Bus, train, drive

  1. Take the bus from Thimphu to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
  2. Take the bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Siliguri
  3. Take the train from New Jalpaiguri to Narkatiaganj Jn
  4. Drive from Narkatiaganj Jn to Chitwan Sauraha
  5. Take the bus from Chitwan Sauraha to Kathmandu

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Nepal from July 6.

Domestic travel is restricted within Nepal due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

International flights leaving Bhutan are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bhutan

Last updated: November 29 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bhutan and Nepal is 634 km.

It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from Bhutan to Nepal, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bhadrapur Airport to Kathmandu Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Nepal is 15 min behind Bhutan. It is currently 1:24 AM in Bhutan and 1:09 AM in Nepal.

Nova Airline, Yeti Airlines and Buddha Air Ltd offer flights from Bhadrapur Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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There are 222+ hotels available in Nepal. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bhutan to Nepal.
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  • Distance: 634.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between Bhutan and Nepal?

There is no direct connection from Bhutan to Nepal. However, you can take the bus to Siliguri, take the drive to Bhadrapur airport, fly to Kathmandu, then take the drive to Kathmandu. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post, take the bus to Hasimara, take the taxi to New Alipurduar, take the train to Raxaul Jn, then take the drive to Kathmandu.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Nova Airline
Website
novaairways.com
Flights from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $230
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from New Alipurduar to Raxaul Jn
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $23
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
$4 - $7
Third AC (3A)
$13 - $17
Second AC (2A)
$18 - $23
Train from New Jalpaiguri to Narkatiaganj Jn
Ave. Duration
12h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $21
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
$4 - $6
Third AC (3A)
$11 - $15
Second AC (2A)
$16 - $21
Bus operators
Bhutan post
Phone
+9750233444
Email
customercare@bhutanpost.bt
Website
bhutanpost.bt
Bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Siliguri
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
tourism.gov.bt
Book at
tourism.gov.bt
Bus from Thimphu to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bhutanpost.bt
Greenline Tours Pvt. Ltd
Phone
(01) 4253885
Website
greenline.com.np
Bus from Chitwan Sauraha to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
greenline.com.np

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