There are 4 ways to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya by car, train or bus

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

Drive, train  •  13 h 26 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 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  22 h 7 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 - $47

2 alternative options

Bus, drive, train  •  18 h 47 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

$22 - $45

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya 280.2 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya is to bus and drive and train which costs $22 - $45 and takes 18 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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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 26 min to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya, including transfers.

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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.

Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $17
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 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Muzaffarpur Junction (MFP) to Sonpur Junction (SEE)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $14
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
$6 - $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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