Airlines that operate to Kathmandu are Aeroflot (Moscow),
Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Dakha), China South West Airlines
(Lhasa), Condor Airlines (Munich), Druk Air (Paro),
Gulf Air (Abu Dhabi), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Calcutta,
Varanasi), Lauda Air (Vienna), Necon Air (Patna, Varanasi),
Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi), Qatar Airways
(Doha), Singapore Airlines (Singapore), Thai International
(Bangkok) and Transavia (Amsterdam via Sharjah).
Approximate flight times
From London to Kathmandu is 10 hours and 15 minutes.
Kathmandu (KTM) (Tribhuvan) is 6.5 kilometres or 4 miles east of the
city with a drive time of about 20 minutes.
There are taxis and buses to the city. The airport offers facilities which include duty-free shop, bank/bureau de change, post office, refreshments
and tourist information.
NRs 1,100 for international flights and NRs 770 within the Indian sub-continent,
eg Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Children
below 2 years of age are free of charge.
Please note that foreigners must pay for airfares in foreign currency. Only nationals of Nepal
and India can pay for air travel between
Nepal and India in Nepalese Rupees.
There are 2 Indian Railway Lines that operate to the border of Nepal, where cycle-rickshaws
can be hired for
Kathmandu is linked with Tibet and India by new and scenic
highways through the plains of the Terai. Buses run from
to Kathmandu. During the monsoon season, landslides
can often make border points
impossible to travel through.
Travellers are allowed to drive their own cars, providing they are in
possession of an international pass. For more details on how
to get an international pass, contact their national Automobile
Association. See also Getting Around
section for other necessary documentation.
Please note that all tourists entering Nepal by land must use 1 of the following
Belhiya (Bhairahawa), Kakarbhitta,
Mahendra Nagar, Birgunj, Dhangadi, Kakarbhitta and
Nepalgunj, (all on the Nepal-India border), and Kodari
(on the Nepal-China border).