There are 7 ways to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya by car, train, bus or plane

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Drive, train  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
  3. Take the train from Patna Junction (PNBE) to Gaya Junction (GAYA)

$22 - $51

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Bus, drive, train  •  18 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Jaleshwor
  2. Drive from Jaleshwor to Muzaffarpur Junction (MFP)
  3. Take the train from Muzaffarpur Junction (MFP) to Sonpur Junction (SEE)
  4. Take the bus from Patna to Gaya airport

$21 - $43

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Bus, train  •  22 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
  3. Take the train from Patna Junction (PNBE) to Gaya Junction (GAYA)

$21 - $45

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya 280.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Rajbiraj, drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Rajbiraj (RJB) KTM - RJB
  2. Drive from Rajbiraj to Bodh Gaya

$56 - $296

Fly to Simara, train  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Simara (SIF) KTM - SIF
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
  3. Take the train from Patna Junction (PNBE) to Gaya Junction (GAYA)

$113 - $349

Fly to Biratnagar, train  •  15 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Biratnagar (BIR) KTM - BIR
  2. Take the train from Jogbani (JBN) to Begu Sarai (BGS)
  3. Take the train from Begu Sarai (BGS) to Gaya Junction (GAYA)

$142 - $328

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kathmandu and Bodh Gaya is 336 km. The road distance is 448.3 km.

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It takes approximately 13 h 36 min to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kathmandu Airport to Rajbiraj Airport is the direct flight which takes 25 min.

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Bodh Gaya is 15 min behind Kathmandu. It is currently 1:56 PM in Kathmandu and 1:41 PM in Bodh Gaya.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya is 448 km. It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to drive from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya.

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Nova Airline offers flights from Kathmandu Airport to Rajbiraj Airport.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Bodh Gaya. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 7 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya.
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  • Distance: 209.8 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 36 min

What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Bodh Gaya, India?

There is no direct connection from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya. However, you can take the drive to Raxaul Junction (RXL), take the train to Patna Junction (PNBE), take the train to Gaya Junction (GAYA), then take the taxi to Bodh Gaya. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Jaleshwor, take the drive to Muzaffarpur Junction (MFP), take the train to Sonpur Junction (SEE), take the taxi to Patna, take the bus to Gaya airport, then take the taxi to Bodh Gaya.

Airlines
Nova Airline
Website
novaairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Rajbiraj
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $250
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Simara
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Patna Junction (PNBE) to Gaya Junction (GAYA)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Muzaffarpur Junction (MFP) to Sonpur Junction (SEE)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Jogbani (JBN) to Begu Sarai (BGS)
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Begu Sarai (BGS) to Gaya Junction (GAYA)
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Bus Nepal
Website
busnepal.com
Bus from Kathmandu to Jaleshwor
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
busnepal.com
BSTDC
Website
bstdc.bih.nic.in
Bus from Patna to Gaya airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
bstdc.bih.nic.in
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10

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