There are 5 ways to get from Kathmandu to Chennai by plane, 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

Fly  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Madras (MAA) KTM - MAA

$102 - $172

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Drive from Birgunj to Motihari
  3. Take the bus from Motihari to Ranchi
  4. Take the bus from Ranchi to Bhubaneswar
  5. Take the bus from Bhubaneswar to Vijayawada
  6. Take the bus from Vijayawada to Chennai

$48 - $67

3 alternative options

Drive, train  •  46 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxual Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Bakhtiyarpur Junction (BKP)
  3. Take the train from Bakhtiyarpur Junction (BKP) to Chennai Central (MAS)

$48 - $79

Bus, train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Chhapra (CPR)
  3. Take the train from Chhapra (CPR) to Chennai Central (MAS)

$50 - $77

Drive  •  32 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Chennai 1382.6 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Chennai is to bus and drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 2 days 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Chennai is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs $100 - $180.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Chennai is 1707 km. The road distance is 2212 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Kathmandu to Chennai, including transfers.

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

IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways and nine other airlines fly from Kathmandu to Chennai hourly.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Bakhtiyarpur Junction (BKP)
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Bakhtiyarpur Junction (BKP) to Chennai Central (MAS)
Ave. Duration
36 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Chhapra (CPR)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chhapra (CPR) to Chennai Central (MAS)
Ave. Duration
41 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Motihari to Ranchi
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ranchi to Bhubaneswar
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Bhubaneswar to Vijayawada
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Vijayawada to Chennai
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in

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