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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 33 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

$48 - $67

3 alternative options

Drive, train  •  47 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxual Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Bakhtiyarpur Junction (BKP)
  3. Take the train from Bakhtiyarpur Junction (BKP) to Chennai Central (MAS)

$56 - $90

Bus, train  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Chhapra (CPR)
  3. Take the train from Chhapra (CPR) to Chennai Central (MAS)

$52 - $80

Drive  •  32 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Manali 1378.8 miles

$220 - $330

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

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

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
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, Pune
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 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
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Delhi
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Bakhtiyarpur Junction (BKP)
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Bakhtiyarpur Junction (BKP) to Chennai Central (MAS)
Ave. Duration
36 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to Chhapra (CPR)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chhapra (CPR) to Chennai Central (MAS)
Ave. Duration
41 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times 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 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ranchi to Bhubaneswar
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Visakhapatnam to Chennai
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Book at
redbus.in

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kathmandu to Manali?

The distance between Kathmandu and Manali is 1699 km. The road distance is 2206 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Manali is to bus and drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 2 days 17 h.

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

The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Manali is to fly which takes 6 h 33 min and costs $100 - $180.

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

It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to get from Kathmandu to Manali, including transfers.