Getting Around

Domestic air service

Nepal Airlines (RA) has an extensive network of air services in the interior of Nepal. It has scheduled connection flights from Kathmandu to Taplejung, Bhadrapur, Rajbiraj, Bhojpur, Phaplu, Lukla, Lamidanda, Tunmlingtar, Rumjatar, Biratnagar Simara, Janakpur, Ramechhap, Bharatpur, Meghauli ,Pokhara, Jomsom, Manang, Baglung. Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj Chaurjhahari, Surkhet, Dang, Dolpa, Jumla, Bajura, Baitadi, Dipayal, Darchula, Mahendranagar, Dhangadi, Tikapur and Sanfebagar. Besides RA, other domestic airlines such as Buddha Air, Cosmic Air, Gorkha Airlines, Sita Air, Skyline Airlines and Yeti Airways provide regular and charter services to popular domestic destinations.

Domestic Airlines in Nepal (18)

Domestic Airlines Tel. 1 Tel. 2
Agni Air
Buddha Air (Hattisar) 4417802 4429739
Cosmic Air 4246882 4241051
Fishtail Air (Tinkune) 4485186 4494107
Gorkha Airlines (New Baneswori) 4475855 4436576
Lumbini Airways (New Baneswor) 4482728 4482725
Mountain Air (Lazimpat) 4413114 4412461
Nepal Airlines (New Road) 4220757 4470311
Royal Neapl Airline 4220757 4248625
Shangrila Air (Kamalpokhari) 4410026 4423433
Skyline Airways (Tinkune) 4481778 4492670
Sita Air 4436723 4487110
Yeti Airways (Lazimpat) 4421147 4411912

Helicopter Services in Nepal (5)

Helicopters Tel. 1 Tel. 2
Dynasty Aviation (Panipokhari) 4422502 4414262
Fishtail Air (Tinkune) 4494107 4494108
Karnali Air (Kalimati Tole) 4473141 4488553
Manang Air (Tinkune) 4496253 4498377
Shree (Tripureswor) 4222948 4220172
Shimrik Air 4499727 4468179

International Airlines Representatives in Nepal

International Airlines Tel. 1 Tel. 2
Aeroflot Soviet Airlines (Kamaladi) 4227399 4226161
Air France (Durbar Marg) 4223339 4223551
Air India (Hattisar) 4415637 4416721
American Airlines (Kamaladi) 4268562 4268563
Austrian Airlines (Kamaladi) 4223331 4223317
Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Naxal) 4434982 4434869
British Airways (Durbar Marg) 4226611 4222266
Cathay Pacific (Kamaladi) 4248944 4248947
China Airlines (Hattisar) 4419573 4412687
China Southwest Airlines (Kamaladi) 4419770 4411302
Delta Airlines (Durbar Marg) 4223233 4220759
Dragon Air, Hong Kong (Durbar Marg) 4227132 4227064
Druk Airlines, Royal Bhutan Airlines (Durbar Marg) 4225166 4255794
Emirates Air (Kantipath) 4220579 4252048
East West Airlines (Kamaladi) 4225875 4223219
Eurail (Durbar Marg) 4221774
Gulf Air (Hattisar) 4434925 4435322
Indian Airlines(Hattisar) 4414596 4410906
Jet Airways (Tripureswar) 4230318 4248686
Japan Airlines (Durbar Marg) 4222838 4224854
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Lekhnath Marg) 4410089 4418389
Korean Air (Kantipath) 4252049 4250048
Kuwait Airways (Kathmandu Plaza) 4249884 4249887
Lufthansa (Durbar Marg) 4223052 4224341
Necon Air (Sinamangal) 4473860 4473335
Northwest Airlines (Lekhnath Marg) 4418389 4410089
Pakistan International Airlines (Hattisar) 4439234 4439563
Philipines Airlines (Kantipath) 4226262 4439564
Qantas Airlines (Durbar Marg) 4220245 4228288
Qatar Airways (Kantipath) 4256579 4257712
Royal Brunei Airlines (Kamaladi) 4437193 4413734
Royal Dutch Airlines (Durbar Marg) 4418387 4224797
Nepal Airlines (Kantipath) 4220757 4470311
Sahara Airlines (Durbar Marg) 4223502 4223162
Scandinavian Airlines, SAS (Kupundole) 5524232 5524732
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Kathmandu Plaza) 4267561 4246453
Singapore Airlines (Durbar Marg) 4220759 4223233
SwissAir (Naxal) 4434607 4434872
Thai Airways International Ltd. (Durbar Marg) 4223565 4221247
Transavia Airlines (Kamaladi) 4266843
TWA (Trans World Airlines) 4264503 4266843
United Arab Emirates 4220579

Road Transportation.

Kathmandu is connected with India through the fertile plains of the Terai by the most picturesque highways. Visitors are permitted to drive their own cars but their vehicles must possess an international carnet. There are regular bus services to Kathmandu from all the border points. The interior parts of the country are also linked with a number of motorable roads. Long distance day or night bus services are available from Kathmandu to all cities of Nepal. A new bus park has been constructed at Gongabu on the Ring Road near Balaju from where buses depart for the different destinations. Six seater Sumo Tata van, 12 seater van and air-conditioned mini bus also available for long distance travel.

There are many buses, minibuses and microbuses available at Ratnapark (old Bus Park) which depart to different destinations in the valley. Safa tempo run by battery is available in Kathmandu for commuters.

Metered Taxi

Consult Kathmandu Valley map to find out the direction of your destination. Hail a taxi, which is easily recognisable by its taxi sign on top and black license plate. As a rough guide, a trip inside the city will cost anywhere between Rs. 20/- to 200/- (depending on the distance). No tip is expected. A metered taxi from the airport to downtown will cost about Rs. 200 to Rs. 400. Private taxis may charge slightly higher than the ordinary taxis. There is also an arrangement of Night Taxi service operated by the major hotels. The fare is slightly higher than the metered taxi. One can rent a private car through a travel agent or a car rental company.

Hired Mountain Bike / Ordinary Bicycle

Mountain bikes and ordinary bicycles are cheap and the best form of transportation for economy tourists. One can hire them at Thamel, Rani Pokhari and Jhochhen.

Cable car

Cable car is a recent phenomenon in Nepal that has become extremely popular with the locals and tourists alike. The 10-minute cable car ride takes the visitor to the temple of Goddess Manakamana who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes. The temple of Manakamana lies 125 km to the west of Kathmandu Cable Car ride starts at Cheres, 104 km from Kathmandu on the highway to Pokhara.

Railway Transportation

Nepal Janakpur-Jayanager Railway (NJJR) operates a freight and passenger service in the eastern Terai.

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