How to Reach Bhutan?
Reaching Bhutan by Air
Druk Air, the National airline carrier of Bhutan, operates several flights to / from Paro to Delhi (India), Koltatta (India), Gaya (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), Bangkok (Thailand) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) that offer spectacular views of the highest mountains in the world. The most convenient Gateway city in terms of the most flights per week is Suvanabhumi International Airport, Bangkok. Depending on the day of the week the flights departing from Bangkok makes one stop in Singapore, Kolkota or Dhaka. Total flight time from Bangkok to Paro is 3-4 hours. Delays do occur due to unpredictable Himalayan weather conditions. International travelers are advised to build an extra day or two in their itinerary in case of flight cancellations.
Reaching Bhutan by Road
Entry or Exit of tourists to Bhutan is also possible through Phuentsoling, the southern Bhutan. Phuntsholing is approximately 170 kms from the Indian domestic Airport, Bagdora, West Bengal and 175 kms from Thimphu. The driving distance between Thimphu and Phuntsholing is about 5 hours through endless hair-pin bend and scenic mountain road.
Samdrup Jongkhar is approximately 180 kms from the Indian domestic Airport, Guwahati that is about 3 hours drive. The tourists have the option to plan for eastern Bhutan tour or visit central and western Bhutan and exit via either Paro or Phuntsholing.