There are 5 ways to get from Nepal to China by plane, bus, train or car

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 Chengdu  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Chengdu (CTU) KTM - CTU

$93 - $483

4 alternative options

Fly to Guangzhou  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Guangzhou (CAN) KTM - CAN

$203 - $607

Bus, train  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station
  2. Take the train from Lhasa to Zhengzhou
  3. Take the train from Zhengzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao

$163 - $219

Bus  •  3 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Lasa West Suburb Coach Station to Lanzhou
  3. Take the bus from Lanzhou to Yinchuan Nanmen Station
  4. Take the bus from Yinchuan Nanmen Station to Shanghai

$258 - $261

Drive  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Shanghai 3223 miles

$460 - $700

What companies run services between Nepal and China?

Tibet Airlines Corporation, Air China and Sichuan Airlines fly from Kathmandu to Chengdu 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kathmandu to Shanghai via Kathmandu, Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station, Lasa West Suburb Coach Station, Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Yinchuan Nanmen Station, Shanghai, and Shanghai Railway in around 3 days 17 h.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Kathmandu to Chengdu via Lhasa
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Kathmandu to Guangzhou via Chengdu
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $850
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Guangzhou
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Guangzhou via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Tibet Airlines Corporation
Website
tibetairlines.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Chengdu via Lhasa
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Guangzhou via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Guangzhou via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Train operators
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Lhasa to Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
35 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$40 - $65
Hard Sleeper
$100 - $120
Soft Sleeper
$150 - $200
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Zhengzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$40 - $55
1st Class Seat
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Tibet Transportation
Website
xizang.gov.cn
Bus from Kathmandu to Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lasa West Suburb Coach Station to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Yinchuan Nanmen Station to Shanghai
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Ctrip
Phone
400-830-6666
Website
ctrip.com
Bus from Lanzhou to Yinchuan Nanmen Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nepal and China is 2119 km. The road distance is 5157 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nepal to China is to bus and train which costs $160 - $220 and takes 2 days 12 h.

The quickest way to get from Nepal to China is to fly which takes 3 h 26 min and costs $90 - $490.

It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Nepal to China, including transfers.