Rummin-dei in Nepal
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The closest airport is at Sunauli (also known as Bhairawa) (22km), where there are flights to and from Kathmandu.
Buses ply the route between Sunauli (from stop across from Hotel Yeti) and Lumbini (you will need to walk 1km from the nearest stop). The last return bus departs at 5 PM.
Buses also run from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Varanasi to Sunauli.
Taxis are probably the best option for reaching Lumbini from Sunauli, though you will need to know the going rate to avoid paying well over the odds. As everywhere else in the sub-continent, ensure that the fare has been agreed before heading out. This will save trouble at the destination.
Bikes can be rented at hotels in Sunauli and offer a good way to see the site.