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There are 5 ways to get from Kathmandu to Manali by plane, car, train 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.

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Fly  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Madras (MAA) KTM - MAA

$103 - $173

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Drive from Birgunj to Motihari
  3. Take the bus from Motihari to Ranchi
  4. Take the bus from Ranchi to Bhubaneswar
  5. Take the bus from Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam
  6. Take the bus from Visakhapatnam to Chennai

$47 - $63

3 alternative options

Drive, train via Asansol Junction (ASN)  •  43 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Asansol Junction (ASN)
  3. Take the train from Asansol Junction (ASN) to Chennai Central (MAS)

$50 - $79

Drive, train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Muzaffarpur Junction (MFP)
  3. Take the train from Muzaffarpur Junction (MFP) to Perambur (PER)

$51 - $83

Drive  •  32 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Manali 1378.8 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Manali is to bus and drive which costs $45 - $65 and takes 2 days 17 h.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Manali is to fly which costs $100 - $180 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Manali is 1699 km. The road distance is 2206.1 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Kathmandu to Manali, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kathmandu Airport to Madras Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Manali is 15 min behind Kathmandu. It is currently 10:17 AM in Kathmandu and 10:02 AM in Manali.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Manali is 2206 km. It takes approximately 32 h 30 min to drive from Kathmandu to Manali.

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Nepal Airlines, Bhutan Airlines, Air India Limited and two other airlines offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Madras Airport.

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There are 607+ hotels available in Manali. Prices start at $15 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: 1062 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Manali, Tamil Nadu, India?

IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways and seven other airlines fly from Kathmandu to Manali hourly.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Asansol Junction (ASN)
Ave. Duration
13 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Asansol Junction (ASN) to Chennai Central (MAS)
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Muzaffarpur Junction (MFP)
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Muzaffarpur Junction (MFP) to Perambur (PER)
Ave. Duration
44 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Motihari to Ranchi
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Ranchi to Bhubaneswar
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Visakhapatnam to Chennai
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in

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