Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from New Delhi to Kathmandu
|August||Best time to beat the crowds (13% less expensive on average)|
|October||Most popular time to fly (27% more expensive on average)|
Average price (return flight)
|₹ 11,903||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal (return flight)
|₹ 154||or less|
Good deal one-way
|₹ 74||or less|
Air India, Vistara and Nepal Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from New Delhi to Kathmandu. Confirm policies on booking site.
Vistara does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from New Delhi to Kathmandu.
The average direct flight takes 1h 30m, covering a distance of 816 km.
There are 35 (direct) flights between New Delhi and Kathmandu per week, averaging 5 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Nepal Airlines (₹ 4,699) and Air India (₹ 4,989), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Air India (₹ 10,772) and Multiple Airlines (₹ 10,845).
Air India (3 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From New Delhi to Kathmandu, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Kathmandu back to New Delhi , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of New Delhi you will be using New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl, often referred to as New Delhi Airport. You will be landing at Kathmandu Tribhuvan, also known as Kathmandu Airport.
Although there aren’t any car rental agencies that operate inside Tribhuvan Airport, there are several agencies in the area that offer airport pickup. Pickup areas are located outside the international terminal building in the arrivals area. Availability can vary, so book early to guarantee that you have a car for your journey.
Although Tribhuvan Airport is lacking in many amenities compared to other airports, it does offer travellers access to unlimited free Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi connection is available in the international terminal for travellers who need to organise emails, catch up on work and make some last-minute bookings after they land or before their return flight.
Parking at New Delhi Airport can vary widely in price due to the different options and the long list of available add-on amenities. Tire inflation, tire pressure and pollution checks for your car are available for an additional fee. Without any extras, parking fees start at around ₹520 per day.
For travellers looking to stay close to the airport during their time in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan Airport is close to several hotels. Within 3 kilometres, you can find the Hyatt Regency, the Summit Residency, Hotel Marinha and several others. Many of these hotels offer airport pickup for hassle-free hotel connections.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Food could have been bit better."
Pros: "Vistara ground staff is not very helpful"
Cons: "Vistara ground staff is not very helpful in resolving the problem of my baggage in three days"
Pros: "very welcoming and responsive"
Cons: "avoid last-minute gate changes"
Pros: "Premium Economy was comfortable and separate from the main cabin. Bulkhead seats had a lot of space. The crew was very friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Flight was a bit warm, even with full air vents on. The snack was very good, but I thought it would be more of a dinner/meal."
Pros: "Nothing at all."
Cons: "The staff at the Mumbai Airport dealing with Vistara Airline has absolutely no idea how to do their checks for documents. I was asked to wait for almost an hour and a half to get my documents cleared for my travel to dubai. After all that wait I was asked to sign an Indemnity form stating that I'll be responsible for any penalties whatsoever from Dubai Immigration if denied entry in dubai. The staff don't even know the rules and have behaved so dumb while dealing with passenger and have zero knowledge about document checks. Either the airline needs to get them more trained before getting them on the floor or needs to take strict action against them. Because wasting my time at the Mumbai airport was not so entertaining for me and the airline did not even seem apologetic about it. Vistara has hired some really unprofessional and uneducated staff at their Mumbai station."
Pros: "The crew was amazing, polite and efficient"
Cons: "Really efficient service, Tata heritage and Singapore airlines jv is always going to be on my travel list from now on"
Pros: "Boarding and crew were good. Food and tea was manageable. WAY be better than India airlines."
Cons: "Tiniest seats in the world. I travel a lot for work and these are the narrowest, tiniest seats. All Indian airlines are super cheap and low quality--with Vistara at least I did not get pushed around during boarding and getting-off. Traveling by air in India in economy class is like traveling in a greyhound bus. If you are from the US and 30+ year old avoid the Economy class."
Cons: "Food service needs a rethink. Flights in both directions, I could not get a beverage with my food. In both flights, to and from, the hostess couldn’t serve me a tea/coffee with my dessert"
Pros: "The food and crew on board are good"
Cons: "Jodhpur checkin by Vistara was a disaster. Lack of proper queuing system at the scanner and at the desk."
Pros: "Nice crew with good ambience"
Cons: "Online all food options, though it's a small flight with no hot food served!"
Pros: "Vistara ensures it remains a notch above others in terms of ambience, quality. Ensured on time performance"
Cons: "Since they have started on board snacks, it can be offered as a replacement for the meal, maybe. Plus, Indigo staff still exudes more confidence in me"
Pros: "Service was nice. Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Allow for free updrades"
Pros: "The flight was on time. The overall experience was good. Would love to travel with them again."
Pros: "Not at all"
Pros: "Very good crew"
Pros: "All was okay and easy."
Cons: "We were delayed by 30 mins. Crew was nice and accommodating but seemed a little lost or not sure how to prioritize and multi-task."
Pros: "It was my first flight with Vistara. The crew was amazing. They added a personal touch by using my name. Still wondering how they knew that :)"
Cons: "Clear boarding procedures. Instead of 2 boarding groups, it could have been divided into 3-4 boarding groups to avoid congestion."
Cons: "I forgot my pull over in the cabin and the company’s team reached out to me in the next flight to hand me my item back... amazing experience"
Pros: "Super professional and kind crew. Food was good. Overall, a fantastic flight."
Pros: "I like the way this airline handles the customer right from the time of ticket booking till landing at the destination. I find this airline very professional and even better service on domestic sector then some of the world's airline services (Etihad, British Airways for instance)."
Cons: "The only thing i do not like is the website of the airline especially when we try and use it on mobile phone, it does not respond too well. Like trying to register for Club Vistara Membership and other stuff. I had to take help of customer service executive to create my club vistara account as mobile site was not accepting basic information."
Cons: "Staff rude from check in to the cabin staff. No comparison to Mid East air lines."
Pros: "The aircrafts are very nice and much better than Boeings. The decor is also very nice. Vistara is the only domestic airline with premium economy"
Cons: "The upgrade voucher process was very cumbersome, wasted a lot of time. The counter executives did not have a clue about how to use the upgrade voucher"
Pros: "Baggage policy is good"
Cons: "They hanged me for 1 hour at checking counter because they need baggage info proof of my next connecting flight from DEL TO SFO. They should know that all flights from Del to sfo is with 2 pieces baggage."
Pros: "The air hostesses were very warm and friendly."
Pros: "Service was good"
Cons: "Flight was delay that was not good"
Pros: "everything went smoothly.. good service, good food"
Pros: "Was a very good experience. Staff was friendly and organized. Food was good."
Pros: "Free upgrade to first class for no apparent reason"
Pros: "The best airline in India... by far!"
Pros: "Cleanliness timing"
Cons: "Baggage cost for extra luggages."
Pros: "They had a check in/ luggage drop before the AirTran"
Pros: "Wonderful staff and nice, clean airplane. I will use your airlines in the future now."
Pros: "I thought I was taking a budget airline but ended up feeling like I was on a top notch airline. Comfortable seats, good snacks, good services. No complaints and would definitely fly again"
Pros: "Boarding and crew were great."
Cons: "Food can be improved."
Pros: "Friendly staff, organized boarding, in flight crew helpful in finding seats"
Cons: "We had checked in on line prior to arriving the airport. Due to some( political ) road blockage, we arrived late at the airport and we were not given boarding pass. The gate was open for more than 1 hour after we reached the airport. We were not issued new tickets and not refunded. The staff was not helpful at all. AS we say Customer should be always first. Anyway we missed flight from Delhi to Amritsar. We bought new one way ticket from the airport that evening. We were 5 adults and one baby visiting Golden temple from USA."
Pros: "Staff on board are excellent! WAY better service than US carriers."
Cons: "Hassle because we closed the credit card account months after paying for the tickets: this caused significant delays which could have been catastrophic."
Cons: "Vistara cancelled our flight and sent notification text message to wrong number...we didn't find out until we arrived at the airport! The vistara staff helped us book a flight on another airline."
Pros: "It wasn't efficient. Slow to check in"
Cons: "Two members of our travelling group had challenges checking in which the staff seemed not able to address and didn't communicate well"
Pros: "Less leg room than Jet"
Cons: "At least the emergency row should have more space"
Pros: "The interior aesthetics are good and the cabin crew are well trained to look after the needs of the pasengers."
Pros: "The best airlines"
Pros: "Leg space is good. Food is good. Cabin crew is top notch."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 20 mins"
Cons: "It was good value for option With in flight catering"
Pros: "While waiting to board, they first informed me that I had been upgraded from Economy to Business. Then they changed their mind and said it would be Premium Economy. I still didn't mind. And then they say, what the heck, go enjoy yourself in Business. Now that is something I will appreciate for a long time. Happy Birthday Vistara!"
Pros: "The food quality and the inflight entertainment were better than most other commercial airlines. The free upgrade to premium economy due to availability was also welcome."
Cons: "Three things : 1) The crew seemed to be relatively inexperienced and just out of college. I observed a couple of informal communication exchanges from their part. But the crew were helpful and tried their best to provide the best customer experience. 2) The boarding process normally starts with business and premium class and then followed by economy. For my flight however the economy class was boarded first while the business class passengers were kept stranded waiting in a separate line. This also reflected the inexperience of the crew which handled the boarding. 3) Vistara was my connecting flight from Pune to Delhi followed by British airways flight from Delhi to London. Though the flights were booked under one ticket, the representative did not checkin my luggage throughout the journey due to which I had to collect my baggage at Delhi and check it in again. The representative explained that vistara still didn't have alliances with most airlines allowing luggage to be checked in till final destination. This is another front on which they can improve."
Pros: "Clean aircraft, top notch service, tasty food and on time departure/arrival. Would definitely fly them again"
Cons: "Food wasn't nice, flight left late and they misplaced our luggage so we had to wait an extra hour on arrival."
Pros: "Crew, boarding, ground handling"
Cons: "In flight entertainment"
Pros: "Only food"
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "We didn’t got our luggage still waiting for luggage so we had a really bad experience with this airline"
Cons: "you Guys have to make better luggage system arrive on time"
Pros: "Good food, friendly crew, newspapers"
Cons: "No boarding announcement, crew didn’t offer any beverages - we had to ask for them ourselves, seats weren’t very comfortable, difficult to call them from outside Asia"
Cons: "They seem to always leave late. I won’t fly them again"
Pros: "Excellent Flight-Thank you!"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Long boarding process for any airline out of Kathmandu"
Pros: "Very good."
Pros: "Nothing, really.."
Cons: "A passenger next to me was ill..coughing violently every 5 minutes..refused even after being asked by another passenger.to cover his mouth and nose rather than spraying us. I asked a flight attendant if any seats were open; she said yes, there were four open but she didn’t know where they were. Terrible customer service..they could have figured something out."
Pros: "Very fast boarding, and the crew was very friendly and helpful. Food and beverages were served promptly and were very good, especially considering I didn't expect a meal! The in flight entertainment was nice. More legroom than I am used to as well"
Cons: "My seat was somewhat uncomfortable. If I sat so that I could use the headrest, it hurt my back. If I sat up straight, the headrest was uncomfortable on my neck."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and had the be re-booked the next day This caused a lot of anxiety for the people waiting for me in KTM. Plus I lost a day of exploring the Boudhastupa."
Pros: "Everything was Excellent ,Thank you caption Bijaya lama and all crew members for safe flight.Hopefully we will travel again."
Pros: "Other then arriving safely and on time nothing"
Cons: "Not so much as water offered without charge, the attitude of the stewardesses was rude at best and the tv screens were broken"
Pros: "The crew was friendly enough"
Cons: "Schedule change and delay on the outbound. Huge maintenance delay on the return. No communication"
Pros: "Lived that the aircraft was new and clean, the service was great once inside the aircraft"
Cons: "Chaotic during checkin as the rarlier flight has cancelled, there were numerous people waiting to be accomodated on our flight. Anyway our flight took off 1.5hrs later. Sevice was great afterwards."
Pros: "The plane swayed and shook a lot during take off. During landing, the descent was very scare and again the whole plane looked like it will give up anytime."
Pros: "Overall a good experience because I'm 6'3" (190cm) The plane was modern, seats and interior were dated but like new, and plenty of leg room. Food is great and good service. No real entertainment at all"
Pros: "Great stuff Comfortable seats, im 185 height and had lost of space for my legs."
Cons: "Tha flight delayed for about an hour. Food wasnt great."
Pros: "The crew was pleasant and friendly. They provided good smelling refreshing wipes at the start of flight."
Cons: "Flight delayed 45 minutes for takeoff, then another 45 minutes spent circling Kathmandu waiting for landing. Apparently learned from other passengers on my way back this is common on this carrier on this route. There was no in flight entertainment, which would have at least passed the time while we waited to land. No food provided, just beverage."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and no one contacted"
Cons: "Flight didn't land and we returned to Kathmandu."
Pros: "Efficient, comfortable and kind. What more can be said"
Pros: "Nothig outstanding."
Cons: "The food.?i got poisoned. Please review and correct."
Cons: "Dirty ambiance"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 1,5 hours."
Pros: "Price, its esay to give a good price for a flight that isn't going to operate."
Cons: "The flight, both directions were canceled with no prior notice"
Cons: "It took a long time for baggage to arrive."
Pros: "Good Service, good food, smooth flight, all on a brand new plane"
Cons: "we were a bit late on take off"
Pros: "The staff were very friendly...we enjoy the fly..."
Pros: "very friendly crew, premium service, top airplane"
Cons: "chaotic boarding"
Pros: "Everything was fine!"
Pros: "Aircraft are nice and clean with good legroom."
Cons: "Ground staff was re-weighing cabin baggage to charge extra fee during transit flight, When the crew at first leg of the journey had okayed my baggage I had already paid for extra baggage so had to argue with ground staff to resist paying extra."
Pros: "Not a heavy traffic route. Aircraft used are nice and new A320’s with spacious leg room."
Cons: "Checkin crew didn’t specify baggage weight will be reverified at Sharjah airport. Almost had to pay extra despite of buying extra baggage."
Cons: "Direct flight"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Everything is good"
Pros: "Crew was amazing, decent leg room"
Cons: "Smelled like Indian body odor"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "It smelled like Indian body odor on the plane"
Cons: "The staff have to respect people and they have to solve the problems which comes to passenger."
Cons: "I paid more than the price of the ticket for my luggage"
Cons: "Don't delat"
Pros: "Good quality meals online and also on board. Prompt departure and arrival. Professional staff."
Cons: "Some entertainment is needed on longer flights. This is the only downside."
Pros: "Very good pilots and impressive flight management."
Cons: "Delayed departure time and unreasonable price for snacks on the plane."
Pros: "Crew, cleanliness, timing"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Maintained time even though late"
Cons: "The flight was a bit delayed"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing to complain"
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Boaring and security in Indian airports"
Pros: "The price, the space between seat rows"
Cons: "No more of food menu,"
Pros: "The crew proficiency"
Cons: "Boarding time in the transit airport and the handbag limit in the first airport"
Cons: "provide at least drinking water in flight"
Cons: "they put my hand luggage in check-in luggage and broken my hand bag it was brand new was 100 usd price .when i complain at Nairobi about it they refuse to take my complain .can i get compensation for that ?"
Pros: "There is not a single thing about this flight and airline worth appreciating"
Cons: "Some of the most unhelpful, incompetent and unprofessional staff i have ever had to encounter. Honestly the worst flight of my life. NEVER flying with Air Arabia again and I recommend everyone else spend a little more money to fly with another airline to avoid the hastle this airline will without a doubt put you through. I have submitted a complaint with Air Arabia, let us see if they even reply"
Pros: "I liked the fact that the flight was on schedule in spite of the fact that one passenger seemed to cause a delay on forgetting to locate his passport from his own carry on ! I also liked the content shown on the screens as they juggled my ken a bit! Food was to taste despite the cabin pressure! The cabin crew were just amazing!"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I had to strech my pate and strain my eyes to view the screens. The food was a bit expensive on board unlike online!I feel the variance is unjustifiable. Seats are so squeezed and unadjustable for more comfort!"
Pros: "All the best"
Pros: "The staff onboard is great. That is the only thing I have to say about this airline in a positive light. I will not use them again."
Cons: "no entertainment, no food (without paying high prices for). I will not use this airline again"
Cons: "Tried to book baggage and seats online for flight from Colombo to Sharjah but website wasn't working, so called their office in Colombo. Was told it was too late to book baggage so would have to pay more than double the regular charge. I explained repeatedly that I had tried to book it but the website was down but the lady on the phone completely ignored what I was saying. She then said I should have called them to report the problem - insinuating that it was somehow my fault that their website wasn't working. Quite an interesting twist on 'customer service' in a service industry company. Nothing in the email I received from them stated what to do should their waist fail; no number to call, no procedure, nothing. I had to take a 1-hour trip into the city to speak to them directly at their office. The lady there I spoke with simply made a few mouse clicks and the problem was solved. This of course begs the question of why that couldn't have been done over the phone. The lady on the phone put me on hold for over 10 minutes, clearly hoping that I would give up and hang up. Air Arabia should fire this person immediately as she has no business being in the customer service industry if she is going to be so insulting to a paying customer. As a member of the company she sheds a horrible and unprofessional light on it."
Pros: "Food is good and cheap Beverages are cheap Friendly staff On time"
Cons: "Sharjah airport is very dirty"
Pros: "Nothin as I want cancel this journey as noone come in these and I booked tickets for my friends and they said not coming and I called air Arabia company 10 days before journey depart and they refused to give refunds and this site is very poor to help customers for these conditions , very bad"
Pros: "boarding was fast"
Cons: "seat comfort"
Pros: "Was a cheap flight"
Cons: "The Seats doesn't recline"
Pros: "On time Service. Courteous Crew. No Alcohol policy"
Cons: "Meal was burnt. They should look into the meal heating process :)"
Pros: "Spanking new dreamweaver aircraft."
Cons: "Non working usb ports, stale entertainment fare need to be addressed urgently"
Cons: "Lounge experience"
Cons: "Whenever I have been travelling by Air India there is no proper working power code that hates me really bad and please update the movies as well."
Pros: "I travel first time with Air India, but I enjoy my journey,, it’s fast n comfortable, I will recommend this Airline for your safe journeys"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours at departure Screens not working"
Cons: "Everything beginning from counter check in till exit of the aircraft."
Pros: "New aircraft"
Pros: "Got upgraded to business so the experience was even better than expected"
Cons: "Overhead reading light and TV display were broken rendering me without entertainment for 16 hours. I couldn't event charge my electronics to use them as a flashlight to read my books as the USB chargers were broken for the whole row. I couldn't even get the attendant's attention for a while since the attendant call-button was broken. By the time she walked by next (hours later) she restarted it but it didn't fix the issue and I had no way of getting her attention again for a while. Really awful experience."
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "put more sevices from Kerala Airport"
Pros: "Nothing in particular!!!"
Cons: "It was late"
Pros: "Food and service nice. Boarding was quick but then the flight flight was delayed"
Cons: "The seat cloth looks old. Seats need to be more cushioned and improved."
Cons: "I do not like the luggage handling, as my luggage zip was broken and some item were found broken"
Cons: "Entertainment sockets were broken in my both flights!"
Pros: "Spacious seating."
Pros: "Nothing really."
Cons: "Air conditioning was much too cold."
Pros: "Every thing is good"
Pros: "Air India is the best airline ever"
Cons: "Seat changed by airline with out my knowledge"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "Terrible.simply terrible.buns,"
Pros: "less then expected"
Cons: "help and services"
Pros: "The Desk operator at check in counter was very polite and cooperative..."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff."
Cons: "Property is a bit old, but in general still in good condition"
Cons: "One of the passengers threw-up in the aisle near the restroom and the airlines staff simply threw some news paper on top of it rather than actually cleaning it up so we all sat there smelling it for another 5 hours."
Cons: "Entertainment very poor with no WIFI old movies"
Pros: "i was under impression - kayak is booking the tickets"
Cons: "when i want to reschedule the tickets - vayama charged a lot of money, and my total booking amount just went into waste"
Pros: "The staff was very patient and respectful and I was very impressed with the way they handled negative behavior from the passengers."
Cons: "The airline needs to figure out how to streamline boarding, it is always a negative experience. Also communication can be improved as to reasons for delay."
Pros: "There is nothing which was good"
Cons: "Every thing"
Pros: "Smooth boarding, on-time arrival, courteous staff"
Pros: "Nothing really."
Pros: "More leg room on Air India than some others"
Pros: "The behavior of the staff."
Pros: "Smooth problemless"
Cons: "Seat 52E was broken. I had to pad the exposed metal bar with blankets and sit on it for 15 hours. It has given me back ache."
Pros: "It took off and landed safely."
Cons: "Baggage restrictions cost travelers $100s of dollars if India is only a stopover when visiting other near countries. One light check in was all that was allowed. Our group was on a medical mission and had to have a bag for our clothes and one for medical supplies. It cost over $800 for 6 of us to have the medical come with us to Nepal. As humanitarian volunteers, that money comes out of our pickets. There is no reimbursement from the sponsoring charitable foundation. We could check both bags for free from the US to Nepal, but because we had to have a layover in India, Air India charged for one of the bags. There was no other airline option available to avoid this cost."
Cons: "Too expensive overweighted luggage"
Pros: "everything except entertainment was good"
Cons: "The TV on my seat was not working"
Pros: "Counter staff need better software and training Learning to type would help"
Cons: "Reducing the second check-in baggage size is horrible. Both bags should be allowed to of size 62 inches."
Pros: "All flights were on time."
Cons: "there was no announcement at gate."
Pros: "It was relaxing."
Cons: "Overall, the wheelchair experience in Calcutta airport was bad. My parents were heckled by the wheelchair carrier for money. This could be improved so that elders did not face such challenges."
Cons: "Why would you partner with them? In spite of being an Indian I would never take that airline."
Airlines flying from New Delhi to Kathmandu have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from New Delhi to Kathmandu
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from New Delhi to Kathmandu
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from New Delhi to Kathmandu
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from New Delhi to Kathmandu
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from New Delhi to Kathmandu