There are 4 ways to get from Gangtok to Kathmandu by car, plane, taxi, train or bus

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Drive, fly  •  3 h 8 min

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

$145 - $372

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  29 h 25 min

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

$30 - $44

2 alternative options

Taxi, train, drive  •  17 h

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

$50 - $71

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Gangtok to Kathmandu 387 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Gangtok to Kathmandu is to bus and train which costs ₹2,100 - ₹3,300 and takes 29 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gangtok to Kathmandu is to drive and fly which costs ₹10,000 - ₹28,000 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Gangtok and Kathmandu is 327 km. The road distance is 619.2 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Gangtok to Kathmandu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bhadrapur Airport to Kathmandu Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Kathmandu is 15 min ahead of Gangtok. It is currently 6:31 PM in Gangtok and 6:46 PM in Kathmandu.

Yes, the driving distance between Gangtok to Kathmandu is 619 km. It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to drive from Gangtok to Kathmandu.

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

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  • Distance: 204.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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

There is no direct connection from Gangtok 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 taxi to New Jalpaiguri (NJP), take the train to Raxaul Junction (RXL), then take the drive to Kathmandu.

Airlines
Shree Airlines
Website
shreeairlines.com
Flights from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $220
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $220
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Other operators
Taxi from Gangtok to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Estimated price
$27 - $35

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