Goods are transported to and from India via the Birgunj dry rail port, which is the key terminal of surface cargo delivery to Nepal. This cargo point on the south connects the heart of the country, Kathmandu, via another key industrial city, Hetauda. A broad gauge railway line connects Raxaul station in India to the Sirsiya (Birgunj) Inland Container Depot (ICD), which became fully operational in 2005. It is also served by Tribhuvan Highway, extending from the Indian border at Raxaul through Birgunj and Hetauda to Kathmandu with frequent bus service. Simara Airport, which is 18 km (11 mi) north near the highway in Pipara Simara, Bara district, offers scheduled flights to Kathmandu.
PORT LOCATION & CONTACT
Province or District
Nearest Town or City
Port's Complete Name
|Birgunj Dry Port|
Managing Company or Port Authority
Birgunj Custom Office, Parsa, Birgunj, Nepal
Management Contact Person
|Head of Customs Office|
|Closest Airport||Simara Airport|
For more information on port contacts, please see the following links:
India and Nepal have an open border with no restrictions on the movement of their citizens. There is a customs checkpoint for the movement of goods and third country nationals.
A new clearing process took effect on November 2, 2009, which automates the clearing process and allows for the pre-clearing of goods. It is strongly recommended to pre-clear the goods to save a potential 4- day delay.
Organisations are able to clear their own goods but it is recommended to use a reputable clearing agent. The clearing of goods takes 2 to 3 days.
For more information on customs in Nepal, please see the following link: 1.3 Nepal Customs Information
The Birgunj entry point contains two 1,000 mt bonded warehouses. Private warehouses are also available in Birgunj.