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There are 3 ways to get from Kathmandu to Ilām by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly, drive  •  2 h 10 min

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

$138 - $363

Cheapest option

Bus, train, drive  •  28 h 17 min

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

$31 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Ilām 336.4 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Ilām is to bus and train and drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 28 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Ilām is to fly and drive which costs $130 - $370 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Ilām is 272 km. The road distance is 538.3 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to get from Kathmandu to Ilām, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kathmandu Airport to Bhadrapur Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Ilām is 538 km. It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to drive from Kathmandu to Ilām.

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

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There are three+ hotels available in Ilām. Prices start at $100 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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  • Distance: 170.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

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

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

Airlines
Nova Airline
Website
novaairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur
Ave. Duration
35 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
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur
Ave. Duration
45 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

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