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Travelling to Bhutan

Travelling to Bhutan

Travelling to Bhutan

Travel to Bhutan by Air

There is currently only one international airport, Paro Airport in Bhutan located in Paro district. Flights can be booked through the national airline, Royal Bhutan Airlines (known as Drukair). Drukair flies to and from Bangkok (Thailand), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore, Dhaka (Bangladesh), and a few Indian cities such as New Delhi, Kolkata, Gaya, Bagdogra, and Guwahati.

There are limited flights and flights are restricted to daylight hours only due to the difficulties in navigating the terrains. Hence, you should avoid a tight connection flight. You are highly encouraged to book your trips at least four to six months in advance especially if you are planning to travel during the peak seasons of spring (February to May) or autumn (September to November).

 

Travel to Bhutan by Land

You can also travel to Bhutan by land through the border towns of Phuentsholing or Samdrup Jongkhar. Your tour operator will arrange your pickup in one of these border towns. Phuentsholing is located in southern Bhutan and is connected to the town of Jaigaon in India. It will take approximately 6 hours to drive from Phuentsholing (180 km) to the capital of Thimphu. You can also enter via land from Samdrup Jongkhar in eastern Bhutan from the state of Assam in India. Travellers usually only enter through Samdrup Jongkhar gateway if they intend to explore the districts in Eastern Bhutan such as Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Mongar and Lhuntse.