Bus journeys can be a little long and the seats are not made for six-plus footers. On a number of occasions I have been able to ride on the bus roof. This is not always possible but it can make the journey a million times better!
Daily buses run from Kathmandu to Mahendranagar (alight at Ambassa*) the bus takes around 15 hours and is a fantastic experience as you journey across the country, tickets from 1,500 NR. Night buses also operate.
There are daily flights to Nepalgunj from around 9,000 NR.
Two buses per day go to Thakudwara at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m, taking 3-4 hours and costing around 100 NR.
Daily buses run from Mahendranagar to Kathmandu (alight at Ambassa*) the bus takes around 4-5 hours, costing around 100 NR.
You can travel to Bardia from India by coming via Banbasa-Mahendranagar or Rupidiha-Nepalgunj border crossing points.
The actual park entrance is situated at Thakurdwara, 20 km southwest along a dirt road from Anbassa on the Mahendra Highway. A handful of buses run each day from Ambassa to Thakurdwara for around 30 NR. the journey takes around 30 mins.