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There are 6 ways to get from Kathmandu to Chennai by plane, bus, car or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  5h 46m

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

$102 - $172

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Bus, drive  •  2 days 16h

  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 Visakhapatnam
  6. Take the bus from Visakhapatnam to Chennai

$47 - $63

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Bus, drive, train  •  43h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Chitwan Sauraha
  2. Drive from Chitwan Sauraha to Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE)
  3. Take the train from Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE) to Asansol Junction (ASN)
  4. Take the train from Asansol Junction (ASN) to Chennai Central (MAS)

$54 - $86

Drive, train  •  43h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Asansol Junction (ASN)
  3. Take the train from Asansol Junction (ASN) to Chennai Central (MAS)

$47 - $75

Bus, train  •  2 days 12h

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

$50 - $71

Drive  •  32h 35m

  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 - $65 and takes 2 days 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Chennai is to fly which costs $100 - $180 and takes 5h 46m.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Chennai is 1707 km. The road distance is 2212.1 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Kathmandu to Chennai, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kathmandu Airport to Madras Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 25m and has one stopover.

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Chennai is 15m behind Kathmandu. It is currently 11:57 AM in Kathmandu and 11:42 AM in Chennai.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Chennai is 2212 km. It takes approximately 32h 35m to drive from Kathmandu to Chennai.

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Nepal Airlines, Spicejet, IndiGo Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Madras Airport.

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There are 715+ hotels available in Chennai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 7m and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Kathmandu to Chennai.
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  • Distance: 1067 miles
  • Duration: 5h 46m

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

IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways and 11 other airlines fly from Kathmandu to Chennai hourly.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
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
9h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE) to Asansol Junction (ASN)
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Asansol Junction (ASN) to Chennai Central (MAS)
Ave. Duration
26h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Asansol Junction (ASN)
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Chhapra (CPR)
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $15
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irctc.co.in
Train from Chhapra (CPR) to Chennai Central (MAS)
Ave. Duration
41h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Bus Nepal
Website
busnepal.com
Bus from Kathmandu to Chitwan Sauraha
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
busnepal.com
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Motihari to Ranchi
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Ranchi to Bhubaneswar
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Visakhapatnam to Chennai
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in

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