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There are 4 ways to get from Kathmandu to Biswān by plane, car, taxi or train

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Recommended option

Fly to Nepalganj, drive

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Nepalganj (KEP)
  2. Drive from Nepalganj to Biswān

Cheapest option

Drive, train

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Jn
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Jn to Biswan

2 alternative options

Fly to Dhangarhi, taxi

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Dhangarhi (DHI)
  2. Take a taxi from Dhangarhi to Biswān

Drive

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Biswān
Nepal → India
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International entry into India from Nepal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Nepal
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents, as well as residents from Bhutan, India, Maldives and Nepal

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into India from Nepal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Nepal
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, China, Lebanon, Mauritius, Nepal, New Zealand, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in India

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Considerations leaving from Nepal

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering India from Nepal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Biswān is 1800118797.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Biswān is recommended.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800118797.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Nepal from India.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 24 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Indian Bureau of Immigration.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Biswān is to drive and train which costs $14 - $35 and takes 15h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Biswān is to fly and taxi which costs $150 - $330 and takes 2h 36m.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Biswān is 427 km. The road distance is 525.6 km.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Kathmandu to Biswān, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kathmandu Airport to Nepalganj Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Biswān is 15 min behind Kathmandu. It is currently 11:29 PM in Kathmandu and 11:14 PM in Biswān.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Biswān is 526 km. It takes approximately 8h 8m to drive from Kathmandu to Biswān.

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Yeti Airlines, Nova Airline and Buddha Air Ltd offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Nepalganj Airport.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 6 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Kathmandu to Biswān.
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  • Distance: 426.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Biswān, India?

There is no direct connection from Kathmandu to Biswān. However, you can take the drive to Kathmandu airport, fly to Nepalganj, then take the drive to Biswān. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Kathmandu airport, fly to Dhangarhi, then take the taxi to Biswān.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Nepalganj
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹9,500 - ₹11,000
Flights from Kathmandu to Nepalganj via Pokhara
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹9,500 - ₹11,000
Flights from Kathmandu to Dhangarhi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹7,000 - ₹27,000
Nova Airline
Website
novaairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Nepalganj
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹10,000 - ₹18,000
Flights from Kathmandu to Dhangarhi
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹10,000 - ₹22,000
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Nepalganj
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹7,500 - ₹16,000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxaul Jn to Biswan
Ave. Duration
12h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹270 - ₹1,400
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹270 - ₹350
Third AC (3A)
₹750 - ₹1,000
Second AC (2A)
₹1,100 - ₹1,400
Other operators
Taxi from Dhangarhi to Biswān
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Estimated price
₹1,800 - ₹2,200

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