There are 5 ways to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya by car, train, bus, taxi, night train or plane

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 19 min

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

$22 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus, train, night train  •  22 h

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

$21 - $49

3 alternative options

Bus, drive, taxi  •  18 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Drive from Birgunj to Motihari
  3. Take the bus from Motihari to Muzaffarpur
  4. Take a taxi from Muzaffarpur to Patna
  5. Take the bus from Patna to Gaya airport

$40 - $51

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya 280.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Gaya (GAY) KTM - GAY

$93 - $604

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

Druk Air, Bhutan Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya once daily.

Airlines
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Kathmandu to Gaya via Paro
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Gaya via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Patna Junction (PNBE) to Gaya Junction (GAYA)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
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
Other operators
Taxi from Muzaffarpur to Patna
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$15 - $18

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya?

The distance between Kathmandu and Bodh Gaya is 336 km. The road distance is 448 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya?

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya is to bus and train and night train which costs $21 - $50 and takes 22 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya?

The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $90 - $650.

How long does it take to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya?

It takes approximately 13 h 19 min to get from Kathmandu to Bodh Gaya, including transfers.