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New Delhi To Kathmandu Direct Bus Service

Discussion in 'Nepal' started by Admin, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    During the on going SAARC summit Nepal visit Prime minister Modi inaugurated the daily bus service between Kathmandu and New Delhi. The buses will be run by DTC (Delhi transport corporation) and all volvo buses that are air conditioned.

    Fair for the journey is Rs 2300 per person and the bus stops every 5-6 hours en route for meals but it won't take more passengers on the way. It is a 30-hour journey each way.

    From New Delhi, the bus will leave every day from Ambedkar stadium bus terminal.

    Important Details

    1. Necessary Travel Documents:

    Indian and Nepali Nationals are required to have a government issued photo ID

    Citizens of countries other then India and Nepal are required to have their passport and visa for India and Nepal.

    2. Booking Office for Tickets for Delhi to Kathmandu bus service:
    Dr. Ambedkar Stadium Bus Terminal ( Delhi Gate)
    Tel. – No.011-23318180, 011-23712228

    3. Delhi to Kathmandu bus Fare:

    Passengers aged 12 Years & above - Rs.2300/- per person

    Above 2 years but below 12 years -Rs.1500/- per person

    Up to 2 years - Can travel free of cost with parents but will not be allocated a separate seat.

    4. Advance Booking of Delhi to Kathmandu bus tickets:
    Tickets can be booked upto two months in advance but would need an identity proof and photo copy of those ID's will also need to be submitted.

    5. Refund Towards Cancellation:

    Cancellation in less than 24 Hrs. of Scheduled Departure - No Refund

    Cancellation between 24 Hrs. and less than 72 Hrs. before Scheduled Departure - 50% refund

    Cancellation more than 72 Hrs. before the Scheduled Departure - 75% refund

    6. Duplicate Ticket:
    In case the loss of ticket is reported by a passenger before commencing journey against a Police Report (NCR), fresh ticket is issued to him/her as 'Duplicate Ticket' against payment of administrative charges of 25% of actual fare, subject to verification of identity of passenger.

    7. Baggage:
    Maximum of 29" long suitcase with a perimeter of 60" weighing up to 25 kg. is permissible along with one shoulder bag. Free luggage will not be allowed to children below 12 years except a handbag of reasonable size.

    8. Guidelines for Packaging:

    No valuables such as cash, jewellery, cameras, negotiable papers or business documents should be placed in checked-in-luggage.

    9. Restricted Luggage:
    Hazardous articles (prohibited by law) are not allowed such as acids, match-boxes, fluids, poisons, flammables, explosives or compressed gas.

    10. Cabin Baggage:
    One small handbag is allowed to be kept in the bus cabin.

    11. Liability:
    Baggage and passenger liability is limited by Law/Convention under the jurisdiction of Govt. of India Laws. All buses are insured as per Indian Motor Vehicles Act for commuting passengers between Delhi & Kathmandu and DTC is not liable for any claim/loss whatsoever.

    12. Check-in One Hour Before Scheduled Departure:
    The passengers are requested to report at the Terminal at least one hour before the scheduled departure of the bus. Reservation will be cancelled if the passenger fails to report for check-in well in time.

    13. Scheduled Departure Time:

    Departure from Delhi (Dr. Ambedkar Stadium Bus Terminal, Delhi Gate) - 10:00 AM IST

    Departure from Kathmandu ( Swayambhu) - 09:00 AM NST

    14. Halts:
    The bus will halt at three places viz. Firozabad, Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh, India) & Mugling (Nepal). In addition, the bus will also stop at Sanouli (India-Nepal Border) for Customs checking. Passengers travelling between Delhi & Kathmandu will not be allowed to disembark/embark en route except at the halts indicated above.

    15. Food/Refreshment:
    The bus will halt at designated halts where the passengers can have food/refreshment at their own cost.

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  2. ChaiNashta

    ChaiNashta Active Member

    There is a direct bus from Delhi to Mansiyari which takes 24 hours and I thought that was long :) 30 hours is a long time in a bus. I wonder if there is a toilet in those buses.

    I would love to take that 30 hour journey one day.

  3. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    The Delhi to Munsiyari direct bus service is not an air-conditioned volvo bus but one of them old hptdc roadways bus with sliding windows that make a lot of noise when the bus moves. It is not a regular size bus but a small one and I cannot imagine using one of them myself to go such a long distance. Delhi-Kathmandu bus service on the other hand is a very comfortable bus with one of the best suspension and seat quality that money can buy.
  4. DhongiBaba

    DhongiBaba Active Member

    Very good initiative. There are so many Nepali people who work in Delhi and other areas of NCR and this bus service would mean they do not have to go through the hassle of changing a bus twice or in some cases three times. Air tickets are way more costlier and not many low wage workers can afford them.
    A very welcome step for both working people and tourists in both countries. This journey will be even faster once the Agra to Lucknow expressway is completed.
  5. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    I wonder if anyone has used this service because the number of hours you have to be in the bus is just too much and they wont sell tickets for enroute passengers so only option is to get on to the bus from Delhi itself and take the bus for the entire journey up until Kathmandu. I would be very interested to find out what it is like being on that bus for so long from those who make this journey.
  6. Jani

    Jani New Member

    Thanks for breaking it all down. Once you arrive in a foreign country, the first thing you have to do is figure out how to get around. Guides like this are helpful.
  7. traveltipsindia

    traveltipsindia New Member

    Its very good that Bus from Delhi to Kathmandu and Bus from Varanasi to Kathmandu can be booked online. This will help to travelers who are not able to afford Flight Ticket Fare.