There are 7 ways to get from Darjeeling to Kathmandu by car, plane, taxi, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Drive to Bhadrapur, fly to Kathmandu  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Darjeeling to Bhadrapur
  2. Fly from Bhadrapur (BDP) to Kathmandu (KTM) BDP - KTM

$139 - $362

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  31 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Darjeeling (DJ) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
  2. Take the train from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  3. Take the bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu

$23 - $45

5 alternative options

Drive to Biratnagar, fly to Kathmandu  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Darjeeling to Biratnagar
  2. Fly from Biratnagar (BIR) to Kathmandu (KTM) BIR - KTM

$146 - $313

Drive to Tumlingtar, fly to Kathmandu  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Darjeeling to Tumlingtar
  2. Fly from Tumlingtar (TMI) to Kathmandu (KTM) TMI - KTM

$147 - $299

Drive to Bhadrapur, fly to Simara, drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Darjeeling to Bhadrapur
  2. Fly from Bhadrapur (BDP) to Simara (SIF) BDP - SIF
  3. Drive from Simara to Kathmandu

$46 - $256

Taxi, train, drive  •  16 h 19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
  2. Take the train from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  3. Drive from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Kathmandu

$40 - $59

Drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Darjeeling to Kathmandu 338.4 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Darjeeling to Kathmandu is to train and bus which costs ₹1,600 - ₹3,200 and takes 31 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darjeeling to Kathmandu is to drive and fly which costs ₹9,500 - ₹25,000 and takes 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between Darjeeling and Kathmandu is 300 km. The road distance is 541.4 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Darjeeling to Kathmandu, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Darjeeling to Kathmandu. However, you can take the drive to Bhadrapur airport, fly to Kathmandu, then take the drive to Kathmandu. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Biratnagar airport, fly to Kathmandu, 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
$180 - $650
Flights from Biratnagar to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $330
Flights from Bhadrapur to Simara via Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $220
Flights from Biratnagar to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Shree Airlines
Website
shreeairlines.com
Flights from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $220
Flights from Biratnagar to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Darjeeling (DJ) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Other operators
Taxi from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20

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