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

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Fly, drive  •  2 h 27 min

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

$140 - $366

Cheapest option

Bus, train, taxi  •  27 h 31 min

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

$37 - $50

2 alternative options

Drive, train, taxi  •  18 h 51 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 Kālimpong

$38 - $56

Drive  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Kālimpong 353.9 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Kālimpong is to bus and train and taxi which costs $35 - $50 and takes 27 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Kālimpong is to fly and drive which costs $140 - $370 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Kālimpong is 319 km. The road distance is 566.3 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Kathmandu to Kālimpong, 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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Kālimpong is 15 min behind Kathmandu. It is currently 4:31 PM in Kathmandu and 4:16 PM in Kālimpong.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Kālimpong is 566 km. It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to drive from Kathmandu to Kālimpong.

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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 327+ hotels available in Kālimpong. Prices start at $17 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 Kālimpong.
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  • Distance: 199.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

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 Raxaul Junction (RXL), take the train to New Jalpaiguri (NJP), then take the taxi to Kālimpong.

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
Other operators
Taxi from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Kālimpong
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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