Getting to Bhutan

Travel by Air or by Land – we help choose the best options for you – from points of origin to connecting airlines, types of tickets and fares and guide you on what to expect.

By Air

Airlines

Druk Air, the national carrier, is one of two service operators in the kingdom with Bhutan Airlines being the second one. Both operate several flights per week

Points of Origin

  • Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Delhi & Kolkata (India)
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)

Destination

  • Paro (Bhutan)

Travel Tips

The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.

Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.

By Land

Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6 hours driving distance.