There are 5 ways to get from Kathmandu to Ilām by plane, car, bus or train

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  •  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  •  27 h 57 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

$32 - $47

3 alternative options

Fly to Biratnagar, drive  •  3 h 22 min

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

$146 - $313

Fly to Tumlingtar, drive  •  5 h 29 min

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

$147 - $301

Drive  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Ilām 336.4 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Ilām is to bus and train and drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 27 h 57 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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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 drive to Kathmandu airport, fly to Biratnagar, then take the drive to Ilām.

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
Flights from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $250
Shree Airlines
Website
shreeairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $270
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Train operators
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10

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