How to reach Lumbini?

All international flights land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, the only international airport in Nepal. From here visitors have option of taking a road journey or an internal flight. Government of Nepal is aiming to open up the Siddartha Gautam Airport in Bhairahawa as an international airport hub and an alternative to Kathmandu airport by December 2019. Once this airport opens up as an internationa airport, travel will made even easier to Lumbini as Lumbini Buddha Garden will be mere 15 minutes drive from the airport!

The internal flight from Kathmandu takes 30 minutes and from Pokhara 20 minutes to Bhairahawa, an all season airport; from the airport it is 15-minutes drive to the Lumbini Buddha Garden. There are air-conditioned luxury bus plying to Lumbini (you can ride also a bus going to Taulihawa)  from Kathmandu– you need to get down just before you reach Telar River bridge. Your home away from home lies just on the right!

For guests arriving from Sunauli, you can take a rickshaw to Lumbini Chok or Buddha Chok. This is a T junction and you can find buses queuing to go to Lumbini. If you reach this place a bit late at night, you can also hire a taxi to drop you off which will cost in the range of 1500 Rs (13 US$). Alternatively you can also call our Lodge for pick up, help and advice.

There is a tarmac road to Lumbini. From Kathmandu, it is a pleasant 7-hour drive.
From Chitwan National Park it is a mere 3 hour drive whereas from Pokhara it is a scenic 5-hour drive.

From India

Gorakhpur via Sunauli, 123 kms
Sunauli, 27 kms
Kushinagar via Gorakhpur, 176 kms
Kapilavastu (Piprahawa) via Sunauli, 93 kms

Nearest Railhead

Gorakhpur via Sunauli, 123 kms

Nearest Airport in India
Varanasi, 413 kms

There are immigration counters both in Indian and Nepali towns at Sunauli and Bhairahawa respectively. These can be used by all foreigners.

Lumbini Buddha Garden

Telar River, Parsa Chauraha Lumbini, Rupandehi

977 71 404004, 977 9851198328

Kathmandu Address

PO Box 10918, Gyandeep Marg Lazimpat,Kathmandu.

Tel. 977 1 4442016 / Fax 977 1 4444527

Mobile: 977 9851100566


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