How Do I Get To Nepal

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines, and other international airlines directly connect Kathmandu with major cities around the world. Alternatively, you can travel to Nepal via India.

Air Accesses to Nepal
BY AIR: Nepal Airlines is the national flag carrier of Nepal with flights to/from Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Bangkok, Doha and Hong Kong. Other international airlines operating from/ to Kathmandu are Air Arabia (Sharjah), Air China (Lhasa, Chengdu), ArkeFly (Amsterdam), Bahrain Air (Bahrain), Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka), Buddha Air (Paro, Lucknow), China Eastern Airlines (Kunming), China Southern Airlines (Guanzhou), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Flydubai (Dubai), GMG Airlines (Dhaka), Gulf Air (Bahrain), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkotta, Varanasi), Indigo Airlines (Delhi), Jet Airways (Delhi, Mumbai), Jet Lite (Delhi), Kingfisher Airlines ( Delhi), Korean Air (Seoul), Oman Air (Muscat), Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi, Islamabad) , Qatar Airways (Doha), Silk Air (Singapore), Spicejet (Delhi), Thai Airways (Bangkok) and United Airways (Dhaka) .

Entry points while coming by Land
All visitors coming to Nepal by land can enter through any of these entry points on the India- Nepal Border:

  • Pani Tanki/Kakarbhitta
  • Raxual/Birgunj
  • Sunauli/Belahiya
  • Rupaidiya/ Nepalgunj
  • Mohana/Dhangadi
  • Banbasa/Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki and
  • Khasa,Liping/ Tatopani on the Tibet,China-Nepal border respectively

Overland tourists entering the country with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or complete customs formalities.

Distance between Kathmandu and other cities/towns from the border towns

Route Approx. Distance
(border towns to major cities)
Nearest Railway
Station in India
Siliguri/Kakarbhitta-KTM 620 kms New Jalpaiguri
Jogbani/Biratnagar-KTM 550 kms Jogbani
Raxaul/Birgunj-KTM 280 kms Raxaul (RXL)
Sunauli/Bhairahawa-KTM 280 kms Gorakhpur (GKP)
Rupaidiya/Jamuna (Nepalgunj)-KTM 520 kms Rupaidiya/ Nanpara
Gauriphanta/Mohana (Dhangadi)-KTM 630 kms Gauriphanta/  Paliya
Banbasa/Gaddachauki (Mahendranagar)-KTM 715 kms Banbasa/ Tanakpur
Sunauli/Bhairahawa-Palpa-Pokhara 185 kms Gorakhpur (GKP)
Sunauli/Bhairahawa- Chitwan 145 kms Gorakhpur (GKP)
Sunauli/Bhairahawa-Lumbini

26 kms Gorakhpur (GKP)