There are 7 ways to get from Gangtok 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.

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Drive to Bhadrapur, fly to Kathmandu  •  3 h 8 min

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

$145 - $372

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Bus, train  •  30 h 35 min

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

$32 - $46

5 alternative options

Drive to Biratnagar, fly to Kathmandu  •  4 h 30 min

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

$153 - $323

Drive to Tumlingtar, fly to Kathmandu  •  6 h 32 min

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

$154 - $309

Drive to Bhadrapur, fly to Simara, drive  •  6 h 8 min

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

$52 - $266

Taxi, train, drive  •  18 h 10 min

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

$52 - $74

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Gangtok to Kathmandu 387 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gangtok to Kathmandu is to bus and train which costs ₹2,200 - ₹3,200 and takes 30 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gangtok to Kathmandu is to drive and fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs ₹9,500 - ₹26,000.

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The distance between Gangtok and Kathmandu is 327 km. The road distance is 619 km.

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

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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 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
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
Shree Airlines
Website
shreeairlines.com
Flights from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $220
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
$29 - $35

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