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There are 9 ways to get from Kathmandu to Vietnam by plane, car, bus or train

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 Tan Son Nhat  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) KTM - SGN

$425 - $558

Cheapest option

Fly to Nakhon Phanom, drive  •  21h 53m

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) KTM - KOP
  2. Drive from Nakhon Phanom to Vinh

$116 - $211

7 alternative options

Fly to Danang  •  8h 55m

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Danang (DAD) KTM - DAD

$183 - $336

Fly to Noi Bai International  •  9h 49m

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Noi Bai International (HAN) KTM - HAN

$141 - $263

Fly to Pleiku  •  15h 16m

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Pleiku (PXU) KTM - PXU

$144 - $706

Drive, bus, train via Hanoi  •  5 days 5h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu
  2. Take the bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal
  3. Take the train from Lhasa to Wuchang
  4. Take the train from Wuchang to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
  5. Take the train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City

Drive, bus, train  •  5 days 9h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu
  2. Take the bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal
  3. Take the train from Lhasa to Wuchang
  4. Take the train from Wuchang to Dong Dang station
  5. Take the bus from Lang Son Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

Drive, bus  •  5 days 11h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu
  2. Take the bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Lhasa Bus Station to Chengdu
  4. Take the bus from Sichuan Chengdu to Haikou
  5. Take the bus from Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal to Nanning
  6. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  7. Take the bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong

$315 - $370

Drive  •  2 days 9h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Ho Chi Minh City 4035.4 km

$340 - $500

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

International flights leaving Nepal are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Nepal

Last updated: January 24 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Vietnam is to fly and drive which costs $110 - $220 and takes 21h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Vietnam is to fly which costs $420 - $600 and takes 6h 38m.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Vietnam is 2882 km. The road distance is 4035.4 km.

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It takes approximately 6h 38m to get from Kathmandu to Vietnam, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kathmandu Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 25m and has one stopover.

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Vietnam is 1h 15m ahead of Kathmandu. It is currently 12:39 AM in Kathmandu and 1:54 AM in Vietnam.

Yes, the driving distance between Kathmandu to Vietnam is 4035 km. It takes approximately 2 days 9h to drive from Kathmandu to Vietnam.

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Thai Smile, Cathay Pacific, AirAsia and Nepal Airlines offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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The best way to get from Kathmandu to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 6 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Kathmandu to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 2882.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 38m

What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Vietnam?

Nepal Airlines, Thai Smile and five other airlines fly from Kathmandu to Ho Chi Minh City 5 times a day.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Tan Son Nhat via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$600 - $850
Flights from Kathmandu to Danang via Suvarnabhumi, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $800
Flights from Kathmandu to Danang via Kuala Lumpur, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,100
Flights from Kathmandu to Noi Bai International via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $950
Flights from Kathmandu to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$490 - $650
Flights from Kathmandu to Pleiku via Hong Kong, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$650 - $900
Flights from Kathmandu to Pleiku via Kuala Lumpur, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Kathmandu to Pleiku via Hong Kong, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$650 - $850
Flights from Kathmandu to Pleiku via Suvarnabhumi, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Kathmandu to Pleiku via Kuala Lumpur, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
19h 42m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $950
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Tan Son Nhat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $550
Flights from Kathmandu to Nakhon Phanom via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
18h 42m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $330
Flights from Kathmandu to Nakhon Phanom via Delhi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Kathmandu to Nakhon Phanom via Kuala Lumpur, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $600
Flights from Kathmandu to Noi Bai International via Kolkata, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $550
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Tan Son Nhat via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $850
Flights from Kathmandu to Tan Son Nhat via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $850
Flights from Kathmandu to Danang via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,100
Flights from Kathmandu to Danang via Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $380
Flights from Kathmandu to Noi Bai International via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $900
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Danang via Kolkata, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Flights from Kathmandu to Nakhon Phanom via Kolkata, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Flights from Kathmandu to Nakhon Phanom via Hong Kong, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$470 - $650
Flights from Kathmandu to Nakhon Phanom via Guangzhou Baiyun, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Kathmandu to Noi Bai International via Kolkata, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Bamboo Airways
Website
bambooairways.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Pleiku via Singapore Changi, Danang
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,200
Flights from Kathmandu to Pleiku via Suvarnabhumi, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Kathmandu to Pleiku via Kuala Lumpur, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,200
Flights from Kathmandu to Pleiku via Guangzhou Baiyun, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Tan Son Nhat via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $550
Flights from Kathmandu to Nakhon Phanom via Delhi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Kathmandu to Nakhon Phanom via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Tan Son Nhat via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$600 - $850
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Noi Bai International via Chengdu, Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Train operators
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Lhasa to Wuchang
Ave. Duration
44h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $140
Website
Trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $70
Hard Sleeper
$110 - $140
Soft Sleeper
$160 - $220
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Wuchang to Hanoi Gia Lam Station
Ave. Duration
28h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Train from Wuchang to Dong Dang station
Ave. Duration
21h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $80
Website
http://dsvn.vn
Book at
https://12go.asia/
Hard seat, air-conditioned
$28 - $45
Soft seat, air-conditioned
$35 - $60
Bed, air-conditioned
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Checi
Website
checi.cn
Bus from Zhangmu to Lhasa Beijiao Passenger Transport Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
checi.cn
Bus from Lhasa Bus Station to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$78
Schedules at
checi.cn
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Lang Son Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
42h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Book at
12go.asia
Trip 8080
Website
trip8080.com
Bus from Sichuan Chengdu to Haikou
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
trip8080.com
China Bus Guide
Email
bus@chinatrainguide.com
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Haikou Xiuying Port Bus Terminal to Nanning
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Book at
baolau.com
Mai Linh Express
Phone
028 39 39 39 39
Website
mailinhexpress.vn
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong
Ave. Duration
36h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
mailinhexpress.vn

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