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?
Druk Air (Bhutan Airlines) Route Map
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.
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