Getting to Bhutan

Getting to Bhutan

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Getting to Bhutan via Air

Bhutan’s national carrier, Druk Air, and Bhutan Airlines both provide international flights into Bhutan’s international airport located in Paro, about one and a half hours drive from Thimphu.

Druk Air has a fleet of modern Airbus A-319 and ATR planes. Druk Air flies in and out of Bhutan from:

  • Bangkok (BKK – Thailand)
  • Delhi (DEL – India)
  • Mumbai (BOM – India)
  • Kolkata (CCU – India)
  • Bagdogra (IXB – India)
  • Gaya (GAY – India)
  • Guwahati (GAU – India)
  • Kathmandu (KTM – Nepal)
  • Dhaka (DAC – Bangladesh)
  • Changi (SIN – Singapore)

Please click here for the Druk Air flight schedule 01 February – 25 March 2017.

Please click here for the Druk Air flight schedule 26 March – 14 May 2017.

Please click here for the Druk Air flight schedule 15 May – 28 October 2017.

Bhutan Airlines began its international operations in October 2013. It’s sectors to Bhutan include:

  • Bangkok (BKK – Thailand)
  • Delhi (DEL – India)
  • Kolkata (CCU – India)
  • Kathmandu (KTM – Nepal)

Please click here for the Bhutan Airlines flight schedule 01 December 2016 – 15 May 2017.

Please click here for the Bhutan Airlines flight schedule 16 May – 30 November 2017.

The flight into Paro is one of the most spectacular in the world. Whether flying along the Himalayan range, or over the foothills from Kolkata, each flight is mesmerising and offers an exciting descent into the kingdom. Please note that due to variable weather conditions, and the fact that the airport in Paro can only operate during daylight hours, flight can delays can occur. It is advisable to keep lengthy connecting times with any onward flights.

Please note that there is no seat allocation available on Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines flights into Bhutan from any sector in economy or business class.

Domestic Air Travel within Bhutan

Tashi Air, also known as Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air also domestic flights within Bhutan. The flights take place between Paro and Bathpalathang (Bumthang). This air link will provide an excellent opportunity for those wanting to explore the western and eastern districts of Bhutan without the lengthy drive times.

Druk Air have also operate a service to Gelephu in the South from Paro. This flight takes place every Tuesday.

For prices and flight schedules, please contact us.

Getting to Bhutan via Road

If you wish to travel overland, you can enter and exit Bhutan through its southern gateway of Phuentsholing into the Indian state of West Bengal. It is approximately a five hour drive from Thimphu. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, located approximately four hours by road from Phuentsholing. This border point is an ideal junction for those wishing to combine their exploration of Bhutan with the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal.

For those who would like to journey across Bhutan, there is an exit only border crossing at Sumdrup Jongkhar in southeast Bhutan to India. The closest airport is 110 km away in Guwahati. From here you a number of destinations you can fly on to including Delhi, Bombay, Kolkata and Bangkok. This is convenient for those flying into Paro in the west and touring across Bhutan without back tracking.