There are 7 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Kathmandu  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Kathmandu (KTM) SGN - KTM

$225 - $591

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Wuchang  •  5 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
  2. Take the train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Wuchang
  3. Take the train from Wuchang to Lhasa
  4. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$178 - $246

5 alternative options

Fly to Simara, drive  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Simara (SIF) SGN - SIF
  2. Drive from Simara to Kathmandu

$195 - $692

Bus  •  4 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Tinh
  2. Take the bus from Ha Tinh to Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre
  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
  6. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

Train, bus  •  4 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
  2. Take the train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Liuzhou Railway 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 - $290

Bus, train  •  5 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Bac Ninh
  2. Take the bus from Bac Ninh to Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre
  3. Take the train from Nanning to Guangzhou
  4. Take the train from Guangzhou to Lhasa
  5. Take the bus from Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station to Kathmandu

$195 - $240

Drive  •  2 days 10 h

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

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

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 bus which takes 4 days 23 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min 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 5 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 days 23 h.

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There is no direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Kathmandu Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Kathmandu is 1 h 15 min behind Ho Chi Minh City. It is currently 10:57 AM in Ho Chi Minh City and 9:42 AM in Kathmandu.

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

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Singapore Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Nepal Airlines and nine other airlines offer flights from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

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There are 913+ hotels available in Kathmandu. Prices start at $11 USD per night.

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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: 5 h 57 min

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

China Southern Airlines, Malindo Airways 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 Tinh, Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre, Nanning, Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal, Haikou, Sichuan Chengdu, Chengdu, Lhasa, and Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station in around 4 days 23 h.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Simara via Guangzhou Baiyun, Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Simara via Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Simara via Suvarnabhumi, Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Simara via Singapore Changi, Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Himalaya
Website
himalaya-airlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Kathmandu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
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 Railway Station
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Hanoi Gia Lam Station to Wuchang
Ave. Duration
25 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Liuzhou to Nanchong North
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
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
39 h 51 min
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
Train from Wuchang to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
43 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $65
Hard Sleeper
$100 - $130
Soft Sleeper
$150 - $210
Train from Guangzhou to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$55 - $80
Hard Sleeper
$130 - $150
Soft Sleeper
$190 - $260
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Nanning to Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
12 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$16 - $21
Hard Sleeper
$30 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$45 - $60
Bus operators
Hoang Long Transit Co
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Tinh
Ave. Duration
29 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Bac Ninh
Ave. Duration
38 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Ha Tinh to Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
yunde.cn
Bus from Bac Ninh to Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
yunde.cn
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Nanning to Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Trip 8080
Website
haikou.trip8080.com
Bus from Nanning to Haikou
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
haikou.trip8080.com
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
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
$66
Schedules at
trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Chengdu to Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
lasa.xxcz.cn
Tibet Transportation
Website
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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