There are 6 ways to get from Kathmandu to Gangtok by plane, car, train, taxi 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 to Bhadrapur, drive  •  3 h 7 min

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

$145 - $372

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  31 h 15 min

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

$32 - $47

4 alternative options

Fly to Biratnagar, drive  •  4 h 30 min

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

$152 - $326

Fly to Tumlingtar, drive  •  6 h 31 min

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

$151 - $311

Drive, train, taxi  •  18 h 50 min

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

$52 - $73

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 $30 - $50 and takes 31 h 15 min.

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

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The distance between Kathmandu and Gangtok is 327 km. The road distance is 619 km.

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

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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 Kathmandu airport, fly to Biratnagar, then take the drive to Gangtok.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Shree Airlines
Website
shreeairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
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
$29 - $35
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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