Getting to Bhutan

Visitors can enter Bhutan through Paro, the only international airport in the country. Visitors can also enter Bhutan from Phuentsholing via West Bengal, India and Samdrup Jongkhar via Assam, India.

WHERE IS BHUTAN?

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Location of Bhutan

Druk Air (Bhutan Airlines) Route Map

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Airline Gateways to Bhutan

Drukair (Royal Bhutan Airlines) flies to and from these destinations:

  • Paro, Bhutan (PBH)
  • Kathmandu, Nepal (KTM)
  • New Delhi, India (DEL)
  • Bagdogra, India (IXB)
  • Gaya, India (GAY)
  • Guwahati, India (GAU)
  • Kolkata, India (CCU)
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC)
  • Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)
  • Singapore (SIN)

    Getting around Bhutan

    Once the visitor has entered Bhutan, getting around is possible only by road. The cost of transportation is included in the price of your trip if you are travelling on a tourist visa.

    The drive from Paro to Thimphu takes less than an hour, passing through some of the most spectacular ridges and towering hills along Wangchu river.

    A road winds up below Simtokha Dzong in Thimphu into verdant pine forests bringing to view the grand Himalayan Ranges at Dochula Pass at 10, 500 feet.

    Driving Distances

    From
    To
    Distance (km.)
    Driving Time (appr.)
    Thimphu Paro
    65
    1 hr.
     
    Thimphu Phuentsholing
    176
    6 hrs.
     
    Phuentsholing Bagdogra (India)
    170
    4 hrs.
     
    Thimphu Wangdue Phodrang
    70
    3hrs.
     
    Thimphu Punakha
    77
    3 hrs.
    15 min
    Punakha Wangdue Phodrang
    13
     
    45 min
    Wangdi Phodrang Trongsa
    129
    4 hrs.
    30 min
    Tongsa Bumthang
    68
    2 hrs.
    30 min
    Bhumthang Mongar
    198
    7 hrs.
     
    Mongar Lhuntshi
    76
    3 hrs.
     
    Mongar Tashigang
    90
    4 hrs.
     
    Trashigang Chorten Kora
    52
    1 hrs.
    30 min
    Trashigang Samdrup Jongkhar
    180
    6 hrs.
     
    Samdrup Jongkhar Gauhati (India)
    110
    3 hrs.
     
    Samdrup Jongkhar Phuentsholing
    380
    9 hrs.
    30 min

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