Kathmandu to Lumbini

Kathmandu to Lumbini
Kathmandu to Lumbini

Lumbini located at Tarai plains of southern Nepal. The sacred place where Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC. It is 272 kilometer from Kathmandu. There are 3 ways to reach Lumbini from Kathmandu. Besides to visit only Lumbini Garden other important sites to visit related Buddha are Kapilavastu, where Sidhartha Gautama spend his life up to 29 years before he become a Gautama Buddha. It is 25 kilometer south-west from Lumbini. World peace stupa situated bit outside of Lumbini Garden, The shining golden statue depicts the Buddha in the posture he assumed when he was born.  

Lumbini by Flight from Kathmandu
There are about 10 flights every day from Kathmandu. It is to land at Bhairahawa airport and another 27 kilometer drive takes almost 1 hour to reach Lumbini. The flight fair for other than Indian and Nepalese is USD 116 per person per way. (December 2019). Fair can be changed. Flight schedule starts from morning 08:20 and till 17:30 evening. Same flight that goes from Kathmandu returns immediately. Yeti Airlines, Buddha and Shree airlines currently flying in this sector. Gautam Buddha airport name now as Bhairahawa airport is being as international airport. It is in working process. This airport is also connecting with fast trace from Kathmandu which is under work. After completing this trace, Kathmandu Bhairahawa will be about 4 hours’ drive only. If you choose to fly Lumbini from Kathmadnu your tour also can be a day tour to Lumbini. Fly at first flight, drive to Lumbini, visit about 5 hours and drive back to Airport for flying back to Kathmandu. There will be enough time to visit Lumbini Garden and world peace stupa.

Note: Flights are also operating twice in everyday from Pokhara by Buddha air.

Flight time

 

Arrival Time

Airlines Name

Days

Sector

8:40 am

9:10 am

Yeti Airlines 891

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

KTM-BWA

9:00 am

9:25 am

SHREE AIRLINES 821

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

KTM-BWA

9:00 am

10:35 am

Buddha Air 851

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

KTM-BWA

10:30 am

11:05 am

Buddha Air 853

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

KTM-BWA

3:45 pm

4:10 pm

SHREE AIRLINES 825

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

KTM-BWA

4:10 pm

4:40 pm

Yeti Airlines 893

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

KTM-BWA

4:30 pm

5:05 pm

Buddha Air 855

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

KTM-BWA

5:00 pm

5:35 pm

Buddha Air 857

S

M

T

W

T

F

S

KTM-BWA

Connecting flights via Pokhara

2h 5m+

Buddha Air

via Bharatpur, Nepal, Pokhara

2h 30m+

Buddha Air

via Pokhara

Lumbini by private car drive from Kathmandu  
272 kilometer via Prithivi highway takes about 8 hours from Kathmandu. Takes 5 hours to reach Chitwan National park. Another 3 hours’ drive from Chitwan reach at Lumbini. To choose private car drive to Lumbini is to make your tour comfortable and start on your own time. Starts and same day you will have enough time to Visit Lumbini garden. Next day morning, drive to Visit Kapilbhastu and world peace stupa and to return Kathmandu by evening. If you are tight in the program 2 days with private car can be covered Lumbini the main visit, Kapilabhastu and peace pagoda. 2 nights 3 days program will give you more relax time and more time to be in one place.

Kathmandu Lumbini by bus
Bus drive may takes long time about 9-10 hours. There are tourist bus driving from Kathmandu to Lumbini. Local buses are also available Kathmandu to Bhairahawa. Travel Nepal tourist bus service has started their tourist bus service from Kathmandu. They leave every day from both Kathmandu and Lumbini. Bus fare USD 15-20. Depend how much service charge put by travel agency. Bus is comfortable tourist bus with air-condition. They leave 7 am from Kathmandu.  

Lumbini from different location

  • Lumbini from Kathmandu is 272 Kilometers – Bus, Flight and Private car to reach
  • 170 kilometers from Pokhara – Bus, Flight and private car to reach
  • 130 kilometers from Chitwan National park – Private car and bus to reach there
  • 28 Kilometer from Sunauli (Nepal – India boarder)

Our Lumbini day tour package details from Kathmandu and from Pokhara including flights all the transportation, guide, pickup and drop services and entrance fees

Find information about places to visit in Lumbini