Getting Into Nepal

International Connection: 

Nepal Airlines is the country's oldest national flag carrier airline, with flights to/from Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Other International airlines are operating from and to Kathmandu are Air Asia (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysian Airways (Kuala Lumpur), Qatar Airways (Doha), United Airways (Dhaka), Druk Air (Delhi, Paro), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Kolkata, and Varanasi), Jet Airways (Delhi, Mumbai), Indigo Airlines (Delhi), Jet Lite ( Delhi), Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi, Islamabad), Air China (Lhasa, Chengdu), Air Arbia (Sharjah), China Eastern Airlines (Kunming), Dragon Air (Hong Kong), China Southern Airlines (Guangzhou), Korean Air (Seoul), Biman Bangladesh, Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), Fly Dubai (Dubai), GMG Airlines (Dhaka), RAK Air (Ras al- Khaimah), Silk Air (Singapore), Spice jet (Delhi), and Thai Airways (Bangkok). 

Domestic Airfares in Nepal

In Nepal, Nepal Airlines, Buddha Airlines, and Himalaya Airlines are the three major domestic airlines in operation, among which Nepal Airlines has an extensive network of air services to some of the major destinations of the country operating from the base of the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Besides these, 16+ other domestic airlines provide regular and charter services to some of the most famous places within Nepal, which mostly operate early morning, one-hour minimum flights round-the-year. 

Airport Tax: 

While you book the airport tickets, the payment also includes airport tax so that the passengers departing for international destinations from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu don’t have to repay at the airport during the departure. 

However, domestic travel within Nepal does add airport tax to ticket fares for flights from Kathmandu and for flights from different parts of the country to the capital city in the domestic airport before departing. 

Mountain Flight costs US$240 per person.

  • Kathmandu to Bhadrapur: US$ 127 per person
  • Kathmandu to Biratnagar: US$103 per person
  • Kathmandu to Bharatpur: US$133 per person
  • Kathmandu to Bhairahawa: US$89 per person
  • Kathmandu to Dhangadi: US$185 per person
  • Kathmandu to Janakpur: US$59 per person
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: US$138 per person
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara: US$106 per person
  • Kathmandu to Simara: US$42 per person
  • Kathmandu to Tumlingtar: US$170 per person

Traveling Nepal by Road

Visitors entering or leaving Nepal via land must report themselves at these designated entry points. 

On Nepal-India border

  •  Kakkarvitta
  •  Birgunj Belhiya
  •  Bhairahawa
  • Nepalgunj
  • Dhangadi and
  • Mahendranagar 

 Nepal-China border

  •  Kodari 




    Approx. Distance (border towns to major cities)

    Nearest Railways Station in India


    Siliguri- Kakkarvitta- Kathmandu

    620 km

    New Jalpaiguri (NJP)



    550 km




    280 km

    Raxaul (RXL)



    280 km

    Gorakhpur (GKP)


    Rupaidiya-Jamuna (Nepalgunj)- Kathmandu

    520 km

    Rupaidiya / Nanpara


    Gauriphanta-Mohana (Dhangadi)-Kathmandu

    630 km

    Gauriphanta/ Paliya


    Banbasa-Gaddachauki (Mahendranagar)- Kathmandu

    715 km

    Banbasa/ Tanakpur



    185 km

    Gorakhpur (GKP)



    145 km

    Gorakhpur (GKP)



    26 km

    Gorakhpur (GKP)

    Important Notice: Travelers entering Nepal with private vehicles are required to possess an international carnet or at least complete customs formalities.