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

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Drive, fly

  1. Drive from Darbhanga to Janakpur
  2. Fly from Janakpur (JKR) to Kathmandu (KTM)


Train, drive

  1. Take the train from Darbhanga Jn to Raxaul Jn
  2. Drive from Raxaul Jn to Kathmandu


  1. Drive from Darbhanga to Kathmandu
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International entry into Nepal from India

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of India
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Conditions of entry into Nepal from India

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate can be released from Hotel Quarantine after returning a negative COVID-19 test result on day 1
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Nepal




Considerations leaving from India

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions

No, entry into Nepal from India is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kathmandu is 9851255839.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kathmandu is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kathmandu is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 9851255839.

No, but conditions apply when returning to India from Nepal.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Nepal Department of Immigration.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Darbhanga to Kathmandu is to train and drive which costs ₹900 - ₹1,400 and takes 6h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Darbhanga to Kathmandu is to drive and fly. Taking this option will cost ₹5,500 - ₹12,000 and takes 1h 43m.

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The distance between Darbhanga and Kathmandu is 182 km. The road distance is 301.3 km.

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It takes approximately 1h 43m to get from Darbhanga to Kathmandu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Janakpur Airport to Kathmandu Airport is the direct flight which takes 25 min.

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Kathmandu is 15 min ahead of Darbhanga. It is currently 9:52 PM in Darbhanga and 10:07 PM in Kathmandu.

Yes, the driving distance between Darbhanga to Kathmandu is 301 km. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Darbhanga to Kathmandu.

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Yeti Airlines and Buddha Air Ltd offer flights from Janakpur Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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There are 540+ hotels available in Kathmandu. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Darbhanga to Kathmandu.
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  • Distance: 181.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 43m

What companies run services between Darbhanga, India and Kathmandu, Nepal?

There is no direct connection from Darbhanga to Kathmandu. However, you can take the drive to Janakpur airport, fly to Kathmandu, then take the drive to Kathmandu. Alternatively, you can take the train to Raxaul Jn then take the drive to Kathmandu.

Buddha Air Ltd
Flights from Janakpur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
25 min
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Yeti Airlines
Flights from Janakpur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
30 min
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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.

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Train from Darbhanga Jn to Raxaul Jn
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
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