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

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Fly to Biratnagar, drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Biratnagar (BIR) KTM - BIR
  2. Drive from Biratnagar to Dhankutā

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Bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu Gongabu Buspark to Dharan

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Fly to Tumlingtar  •  2h 27m

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Tumlingtar (TMI) KTM - TMI

Fly to Rajbiraj, drive  •  2h 59m

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Rajbiraj (RJB) KTM - RJB
  2. Drive from Rajbiraj to Dhankutā

Bus via Kathmandu  •  10h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Dharan Kathmandu - Dharan

Drive  •  6h 36m

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Dhankutā 434.7 km

Kathmandu (KTM) to Tumlingtar (TMI) flights

The flight time between Kathmandu (KTM) and Tumlingtar (TMI) is around 35 min and covers a distance of around 186 km. Services are operated by Buddha Air Ltd. Typically 14 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Planes
35 min Average Duration
$59 Cheapest Price
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Kathmandu → Dhankutā
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COVID-19 help in Nepal

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 9851255839

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There are currently travel restrictions within Nepal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dhankutā is 9851255839.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dhankutā is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dhankutā is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 9851255839.

Last updated: 20 Nov 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Nepal Department of Immigration.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Dhankutā is to bus which costs $29 - $34 and takes 6h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Dhankutā is to fly and drive which costs $40 - $120 and takes 2h 5m.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Dhankutā is 214 km. The road distance is 434.7 km.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Kathmandu to Dhankutā, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Dhankutā is to fly which takes 2h 27m and costs $70 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $34 and takes 6h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Kathmandu Airport to Biratnagar Airport is the direct flight which takes 25 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Dhankutā is 435 km. It takes approximately 6h 36m to drive from Kathmandu to Dhankutā.

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Simrik Airlines, Nova Airline and Buddha Air Ltd offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Biratnagar Airport.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 6 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Kathmandu to Dhankutā.
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  • Distance: 214.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 5m

What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Dhankutā, Nepal?

Buddha Air Ltd flies from Kathmandu to Dhankutā twice daily. Alternatively, New Indreni operates a bus from Kathmandu Gongabu Buspark to Dharan once daily. Tickets cost $23 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Flights from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Kathmandu to Rajbiraj
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Nova Airline
Website
novaairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$8 - $210
Simrik Airlines
Website
simrikairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$8 - $210
Bus operators
New Indreni
Bus from Kathmandu Gongabu Buspark to Dharan
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Book at
bussewa.com
Swayambhu National
Website
12go.co
Bus from Kathmandu to Dharan
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Book at
12go.asia

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