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How To Go To Bhutan

How to go to Bhutan?

Bhutan is a landlocked country and therefore visitors can enter only by air or land. There are only two airlines operating in and out of the country’s only international airport, Paro. Druk Air is the national carrier of Bhutan and the other is Bhutan Airlines, a private airline introduced in 2011. Visitors can also enter Bhutan by road from India through the border towns of Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar.

By Flight:
Drukair at Paro International Airport
Drukair – The National Carrier of Bhutan
Bhutan Airlines at the only International Airport in Bhutan, Paro International Airport
Bhutan Airlines – A private airline introduced in 2011
By Land:
  • From the southern border town of Phuentsholing – The nearest airport is Bagdogra International Airport in India located some 170 kms away from Phuentsholing and takes about 4 hours by car. Distance between the Capital city Thimphu and Phuentsholing is 179km and it is about 6 hours drive.
  • From the south-eastern border town of Samdrup Jongkhar – Guwahati Airport in Assam, India is the nearest airport which is 110kms away and takes about 3 hours drive from Samdrup Jongkhar.
  • From the south-central border town of Gelephu – Guwahati Airport in India is the nearest airport about 220km away from Gelephu town and takes about 4.5 hours by road.
Ports of Entry in to Bhutan by road from India
Entry into Bhutan by road is only through the three border towns of Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar

All foreign nationals must plan a trip through a licensed tour operators. With the exception of citizens of India, Maldives and Bangladesh, all other other foreign nationals must have visas prior to entering Bhutan. Please visit Passport and Visa Requirements section for more details on how to obtain visa.