There are 6 ways to get from Kathmandu to Kālimpong 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  •  2 h 22 min

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

$140 - $366

Cheapest option

Bus, train, taxi  •  26 h 46 min

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

$40 - $54

4 alternative options

Fly to Biratnagar, drive  •  3 h 35 min

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

$148 - $317

Fly to Tumlingtar, drive  •  5 h 47 min

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

$149 - $306

Drive, train, taxi  •  18 h 6 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 Kālimpong

$41 - $60

Drive  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Kālimpong 353.9 miles

$45 - $70

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

There is no direct connection from Kathmandu to Kālimpong. However, you can take the drive to Kathmandu airport, fly to Bhadrapur, then take the drive to Kālimpong. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Kathmandu airport, fly to Biratnagar, then take the drive to Kālimpong.

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
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
25 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
Other operators
Taxi from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Kālimpong
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kathmandu to Kālimpong?

The distance between Kathmandu and Kālimpong is 319 km. The road distance is 566 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Kālimpong?

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Kālimpong is to bus and train and taxi which costs $40 - $55 and takes 26 h 46 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kathmandu to Kālimpong?

The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Kālimpong is to fly and drive which takes 2 h 22 min and costs $140 - $370.

How long does it take to get from Kathmandu to Kālimpong?

It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Kathmandu to Kālimpong, including transfers.