There are 5 ways to get from Hanoi to Kathmandu by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Kathmandu  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Kathmandu (KTM) HAN - KTM

$232 - $552

Cheapest option

Fly to Simara, drive  •  19 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Simara (SIF) HAN - SIF
  2. Drive from Simara to Kathmandu

$151 - $226

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa Lao Cai
  2. Take the train from Hekou North Station to Lijiang
  3. Take the bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Shangri-La to Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station
  5. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$193 - $205

Train, bus  •  3 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Hanoi station to Nanning Dong station
  2. Take the train from Nanning East to Nanchong North
  3. Take the train from Nanchong North to Lhasa
  4. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$167 - $219

Drive  •  47 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Hanoi to Kathmandu 2184.1 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Kathmandu is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 19 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Kathmandu is to fly which costs $230 - $550 and takes 9 h 24 min.

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The distance between Hanoi and Kathmandu is 2204 km. The road distance is 3494.5 km.

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Kathmandu without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 days 12 h and costs $160 - $220.

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It takes approximately 9 h 24 min to get from Hanoi to Kathmandu, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Hanoi Airport to Kathmandu Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Kathmandu is 1 h 15 min behind Hanoi. It is currently 9:42 PM in Hanoi and 8:27 PM in Kathmandu.

Yes, the driving distance between Hanoi to Kathmandu is 3494 km. It takes approximately 47 h 58 min to drive from Hanoi to Kathmandu.

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Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Tibet Airlines Corporation and six other airlines offer flights from Hanoi Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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There are 881+ hotels available in Kathmandu. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hanoi to Kathmandu.
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  • Distance: 1377.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 24 min

What companies run services between Hanoi, Vietnam and Kathmandu, Nepal?

China Southern Airlines, Malindo Airways and 10 other airlines fly from Hanoi to Kathmandu every 2 hours.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Simara via Guangzhou, Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Hanoi to Simara via Suvarnabhumi, Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Hanoi to Simara via Don Muang, Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Flights from Hanoi to Simara via Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Hanoi to Simara via Hong Kong, Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
23 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Kathmandu via Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Kathmandu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Kathmandu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Hanoi to Kathmandu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $3,200
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Kathmandu via Singapore
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Hanoi to Kathmandu via Singapore
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Hanoi to Kathmandu via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Hanoi to Kathmandu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Train operators
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Hekou North Station to Lijiang
Ave. Duration
15 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$17 - $22
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$50 - $65
train
Train from Hanoi station to Nanning Dong station
Ave. Duration
12 h 48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Nanning East to Nanchong North
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$55 - $75
1st Class Seat
$80 - $120
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Nanchong North to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
40 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Nanchong North to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
41 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
Hard Seat
$35 - $60
Hard Sleeper
$90 - $110
Soft Sleeper
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Inter Bus Lines
Website
interbuslinesapa.com
Bus from Ha Noi to SaPa Lao Cai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
interbuslinesapa.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Lijiang Bus Station to Shangri-La Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Shangri-La to Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn

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The best way to get from Hanoi to Hanoi Airport is to bus which takes 47 min and costs $2.

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