There are 6 ways to get from Hanoi to Kathmandu by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly  •  9 h 24 min

  1. HAN - KTM

$232 - $552

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  3 days 14 h

$152 - $431

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 days 15 h

$259 - $400

Train, bus via Changsha South station  •  3 days 17 h

$154 - $187

Train, bus via S. Square of Chongqing N. station  •  3 days 20 h

$207 - $271

Drive  •  47 h 58 min

  1. 2184.1 miles

$290 - $430

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

China Southern Airlines, Malindo Airways and 11 other airlines fly from Hanoi to Kathmandu every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hanoi to Kathmandu via NanNing, Nanning, Haikou, Sichuan Chengdu, Chengdu, Lhasa, and Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station in around 3 days 15 h.

Airlines
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 and Friday
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
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Hanoi Railway Station to Zhengzhou Railway Station
Ave. Duration
30 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $290
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Hanoi Railway Station to Changshanan Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Pingxiang Station
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chongqing North to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
42 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Zhengzhou to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
35 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$40 - $65
Hard Sleeper
$100 - $120
Soft Sleeper
$150 - $200
Train from Changsha to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$50 - $75
Hard Sleeper
$120 - $150
Soft Sleeper
$180 - $240
Bus operators
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn
bus
Bus from Ha Noi to NanNing
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Book at
baolau.com
Trip 8080
Website
haikou.trip8080.com
Bus from Nanning to Haikou
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
haikou.trip8080.com
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63
Schedules at
lasa.trip8080.com
Smooth Transit Network
Website
trip8080.com
Bus from Haikou to Sichuan Chengdu
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Schedules at
trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
lasa.xxcz.cn
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Pingxiang Station to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Lianglu
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hanoi and Kathmandu is 2204 km. The road distance is 3494 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Kathmandu is to train and bus which costs $150 - $190 and takes 3 days 17 h.

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

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