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Buses, Nepal – Transportation

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Nepal is one of most fascinating countries in Asia. Getting around by bus is easy if you keep in mind a few simple facts.

Transportation in Nepal Buses 

Buses in Nepal are cheap and plentiful. Use them to get around the capital or from one place to another inexpensively and relatively quickly. Remember the roads here are rarely straight and often very winding so it may take longer to get from one destination to another than you thought.

Three Kinds of Buses 

Three types of bus services run through Nepal. You’ll find tourist buses, micro buses and public buses. Tourist buses are run by private bus companies or travel agencies. These are the most expensive kind of bus transport. However, they are also more comfortable and faster as well as far less crowded than public buses. Micro buses are private buses run without licenses. They are often quick but they can be very unsafe. Public buses are operated by local governments. These are the buses most often used by the public. They’re typically fast and frequent but crowded.

Know where You’re Going

Make sure you know where going before you get on the bus. There are local and express buses. The local buses are cheaper and less expensive. Express buses typically go from large town to another. They aren’t much more expensive than the local buses. Buses also run from India to Nepal. These international buses make it easy to get across the border. Just make sure you have your passport out in advance as you will be asked for it during the crossing. If you’re really daring, head out to the roof to journey with locals.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about bus transportation in Nepal. 

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