Travel to Nepal

Flying to Nepal

The national airline is Royal Nepal Airlines (RA) (

Flight times:

From London to Kathmandu 11 hours.

Departure tax:

Rs. 1000 (excluding VAT) for all outgoing foreign travellers departing from all airports in Nepal. However, it is only being implemented at Tribhuvan International Airport at present.

Airport guides

Airport Code: KTM. Location: Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is located 6 km (4 miles) east of Kathmandu. Money: There are several banks offering bureau de change facilities; one can be found in Departures and... Read more


Travel by rail

Two stretches of the Indian Railway ( line run to the border with Nepal, but only one is serviced with a passenger train. Tourists can't cross the border by train, but cycle-rickshaws are available for onward journeys.

Getting to Nepal by boat

Edited by Jane Duru
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