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There are 4 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  7h 42m

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Kathmandu (KTM) SGN - KTM

$225 - $591

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi
  2. Take the train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Liuzhou station
  3. Take the train from Liuzhou to Nanchong North
  4. Take the train from Nanchong North to Lhasa
  5. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$202 - $291

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 days 13h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi to Nanning
  3. Take the bus from Nanning to Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Haikou to Sichuan Chengdu
  5. Take the bus from Chengdu to Lhasa Bus Station
  6. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$356 - $368

Drive  •  2 days 10h

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu 2548.6 miles

$340 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu is to train and bus which costs $200 - $300 and takes 5 days 0h.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu is to fly which costs $220 - $600 and takes 7h 42m.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Kathmandu is 2917 km. The road distance is 4077.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 days 0h and costs $200 - $300.

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It takes approximately 7h 42m to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu is to fly which takes 7h 42m and costs $220 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $350 - $370 and takes 5 days 13h.

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There is no direct flight from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Kathmandu Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 10m and has one stopover.

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Kathmandu is 1h 15m behind Ho Chi Minh City. It is currently 5:12 PM in Ho Chi Minh City and 3:57 PM in Kathmandu.

Yes, the driving distance between Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu is 4078 km. It takes approximately 2 days 10h to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu.

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Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon and eight other airlines offer flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu.
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  • Distance: 1823.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 42m

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Kathmandu, Nepal?

China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and 13 other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu via Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station, Ha Noi, Nanning, Nanning, Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal, Haikou, Chengdu, Lhasa, and Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station in around 5 days 13h.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kathmandu via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
11h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kathmandu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kathmandu via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
9h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kathmandu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kathmandu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kathmandu via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Kathmandu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
33h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$32 - $37
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$40 - $60
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Liuzhou station
Ave. Duration
14h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Liuzhou to Nanchong North
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$45 - $65
1st Class Seat
$65 - $100
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Nanchong North to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
39h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$35 - $55
Hard Sleeper
$90 - $110
Soft Sleeper
$130 - $180
Bus operators
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Mai Linh Express
Website
mailinhexpress.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
mailinhexpress.vn
Son Duc Transportation
Bus from Ha Noi to Nanning
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$67
Book at
baolau.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Nanning to Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Smooth Transit Network
Website
trip8080.com
Bus from Haikou to Sichuan Chengdu
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
trip8080.com
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
checi.cn

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