There are 6 ways to get from Kathmandu to Patna by car, train, bus or plane

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Drive, train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxaul Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE) Karmbhoomi Express(Weekly

$18 - $34

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Bus, train  •  18 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE) Karmbhoomi Express(Weekly

$17 - $28

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Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Patna 211.4 miles

$28 - $45

Fly to Simara, train  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Simara (SIF) KTM - SIF
  2. Take the train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE)

$109 - $332

Fly to Biratnagar, train  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Biratnagar (BIR) KTM - BIR
  2. Take the train from Jogbani (JBN) to Patliputra (PPTA)

$141 - $313

Fly to Janakpur, train  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Janakpur (JKR) KTM - JKR
  2. Take the train from Jaynagar (JYG) to Patna Junction (PNBE)

$80 - $176

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Patna is to bus and train which costs $17 - $28 and takes 18 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Patna is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Patna is 235 km. The road distance is 338.2 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 14 min to get from Kathmandu to Patna, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kathmandu Airport to Simara Airport is the direct flight which takes 15 min.

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Patna is 15 min behind Kathmandu. It is currently 7:38 PM in Kathmandu and 7:23 PM in Patna.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Patna is 338 km. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to drive from Kathmandu to Patna.

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Buddha Air Ltd offers flights from Kathmandu Airport to Simara Airport.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Patna. 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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Map of how to get from Kathmandu to Patna.
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  • Distance: 146.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 14 min

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

There is no direct connection from Kathmandu to Patna. However, you can take the drive to Raxaul Junction (RXL) then take the train to Patna Junction (PNBE). Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kathmandu to Patna via Birgunj and Raxaul Junction (RXL) in around 18 h 54 min.

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Simara
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Kathmandu to Janakpur
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Flights from Kathmandu to Janakpur
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $240
Shree Airlines
Website
shreeairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $17
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irctc.co.in
Train from Jogbani (JBN) to Patliputra (PPTA)
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Jaynagar (JYG) to Patna Junction (PNBE)
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10

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