Although long distance Kathmandu to Lumbini by car is good choice over Kathmandu Lumbini by local Bus. There are daily flights from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa Airport too, Bhairahawa is around 25 km from Lumbini. Talking about Kathmandu it’s a capital and prime city of Nepal where as Lumbini is 3rd most popular place after Kathmandu followed by Pokhara and Chitwan. About Lumbini it is 293 km southwest of Kathmandu that is accessible either via overland drive or combination of short flight and short drive from Bhairahawa airport.
It is about USD 126 (Foreign nationality – except Indian and Nepali) per person for one-way flight in between Kathmandu and Bhairahawa. Similar to Kathmandu Pokhara, Buddha Air, Yeti Air and Simrik Air are operating regular flights in between these two cities, Lumbini and Kathmandu. Flight duration is around 30 min from Kathmandu to Lumbini. Although official flight fare is USD 126 we can still offer cheaper cost. Being a stockiest agent we “Himalayas Car Rental (P) Ltd.” holds some stock ticket on cheaper price as a reseller. So on basis on time gap in between booked dates and flight dates we can offer unmatched discount on flight.
Talking about overland drive it took around seven to eight complete hours in order to traverse from Kathmandu to Lumbini or vice versa. However there might be some up and down on timing depending road condition as well as traffic. Average speed ranges in between 60 km/hr. to 70 km/hr. in general. Since it will take a long time white water rafting is not recommended where as one can still explore premises of Manakamana Temple. Condition of road is pretty good almost entirely blacktopped highway where in first portion near to Kathmandu might be slightly damaged.
Choice of travel in between Kathmandu and Lumbini are limitless with multiple options of flight and drive, where one can simply fly in drive out or vice versa. Depending on client’s preference we can organize pick up and drop service as well as you can hire local cab from our branch in Lumbini for sightseeing within Lumbini or necessary drops to nearby Indian border (Sunauli). If you don’t have idea where to go and what to see in Lumbini know more about Things to do in Lumbini.
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