There are 4 ways to get from Kathmandu to Gangtok by plane, car, train, taxi or bus

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Fly, drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Bhadrapur (BDP) KTM - BDP
  2. Drive from Bhadrapur to Gangtok

$145 - $372

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Bus, train  •  31 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
  3. Take the bus from Siliguri to Gangtok

$29 - $45

2 alternative options

Drive, train, taxi  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
  3. Take a taxi from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Gangtok

$49 - $72

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Gangtok 386.8 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Gangtok is to bus and train which costs $29 - $45 and takes 31 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Gangtok is to fly and drive which costs $140 - $380 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Gangtok is 327 km. The road distance is 618.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Kathmandu to Gangtok, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kathmandu Airport to Bhadrapur Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Gangtok is 15 min behind Kathmandu. It is currently 1:13 AM in Kathmandu and 12:58 AM in Gangtok.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Gangtok is 619 km. It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to drive from Kathmandu to Gangtok.

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Buddha Air Ltd, Shree Airlines and Yeti Airlines offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Bhadrapur Airport.

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There are 396+ hotels available in Gangtok. Prices start at $18 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 Gangtok.
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  • Distance: 204.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 7 min

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

There is no direct connection from Kathmandu to Gangtok. However, you can take the drive to Kathmandu airport, fly to Bhadrapur, then take the drive to Gangtok. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Raxaul Junction (RXL), take the train to New Jalpaiguri (NJP), then take the taxi to Gangtok.

Airlines
Shree Airlines
Website
shreeairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Other operators
Taxi from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Gangtok
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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