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There are 6 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 41 min

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

$213 - $463

Cheapest option

Bus, train China Railways Z-Class  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Lhasa Liuwu Coach Station
  2. Take the train from Lhasa to Shanghai Lhasa-Shanghai

$122 - $148

4 alternative options

Fly to Guangzhou Baiyun  •  5 h 8 min

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

$203 - $607

Bus, train via Chengdu Station  •  2 days 10 h

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

$214 - $267

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

$239 - $242

Drive  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Shanghai 3223 miles

$460 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nepal to China is to bus and train which costs $120 - $150 and takes 2 days 20 h.

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The quickest way to get from Nepal to China is to fly which costs $210 - $470 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Nepal and China is 2119 km. The road distance is 5156.8 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Nepal to China, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Nepal to China is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs $210 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $239 - $242 and takes 3 days 17 h.

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The quickest flight from Kathmandu Airport to Chengdu Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nepal to China is 5157 km. It takes approximately 2 days 16 h to drive from Nepal to China.

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Sichuan Airlines and Air China offer flights from Kathmandu Airport to Chengdu Airport.

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The best way to get from Nepal to Kathmandu Airport is to drive which takes 7 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Nepal to China.
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  • Distance: 1324.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Nepal and China?

Air China and Sichuan Airlines fly from Kathmandu to Chengdu twice daily. 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 Hanzhong Rd in around 3 days 17 h.

Airlines
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Kathmandu to Chengdu via Lhasa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
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
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Guangzhou Baiyun via Kunming
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Cathay Dragon
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Kathmandu to Guangzhou Baiyun via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Chengdu Station to Shanghai Hongqiao
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$80 - $110
1st Class Seat
$120 - $170
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Lhasa to Shanghai
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$45 - $70
Hard Sleeper
$110 - $130
Soft Sleeper
$160 - $220
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
$76
Schedules at
xizang.gov.cn
Trip 8080
Website
lasa.trip8080.com
Bus from Lhasa to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
lasa.trip8080.com
bus
Bus from Lhasa West Suburb Coach Station to Chengdu
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
lasa.xxcz.cn
Qichezhan
Website
qichezhan.net
Bus from Lasa West Suburb Coach Station to Lanzhou
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
qichezhan.net
Bus from Yinchuan Nanmen Station to Shanghai
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
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
$21
Schedules at
bus.ctrip.com

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