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

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Fly  •  5 h 36 min

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

$104 - $174

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Bus, drive  •  2 days 16 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 Visakhapatnam
  6. Take the bus from Visakhapatnam to Chennai

$47 - $65

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Bus, drive, train  •  43 h 43 min

  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 - $87

Drive, train  •  43 h 8 min

  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 11 h

  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 - $76

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 - $65 and takes 2 days 16 h.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Chennai is to fly which costs $100 - $180 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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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 5 h 36 min 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 6 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Chennai is 15 min behind Kathmandu. It is currently 3:26 AM in Kathmandu and 3:11 AM in Chennai.

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

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

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There are 762+ 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 7 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Kathmandu to Chennai.
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  • Distance: 1067 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

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 Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE) to Asansol Junction (ASN)
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $18
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irctc.co.in
Train from Asansol Junction (ASN) to Chennai Central (MAS)
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
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
13 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
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irctc.co.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Chhapra (CPR)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
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
41 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Bus Nepal
Website
busnepal.com
Bus from Kathmandu to Chitwan Sauraha
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
busnepal.com
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
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redbus.in
Bus from Ranchi to Bhubaneswar
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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redbus.in
Bus from Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Visakhapatnam to Chennai
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in

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