One can board a flight to Bhutan’s Paro International Airport from destinations like Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai.
Two carries operate to Bhutan presently, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. There are also domestic airports in Yonphula in eastern Bhutan, Bumthang in central Bhutan, and Gelephu in south-central Bhutan. The Paro International Airport is about an hour drive from the capital city, Thimphu.
Flight schedules, rates and related information are available at www.drukair.com.bt for Drukair, and www.bhutanairlines.bt for Bhutan Airlines.
The southern Bhutanese towns of Phuentsholing, Samdrupjongkhar and Gelephu have road access for tourists to enter Bhutan from the north-eastern states of India. Phuentsholing is approximately 170 kilometers away from the nearest Indian Domestic Airport, Bagdogra, West Bengal and 179 kilometers away from Thimphu. The driving distance between Phuentsholing and Thimphu is about six hours.
Samdrupjongkhar is approximately 110 kilometers away from the nearest Indian Domestic Airport, Guwahati in Assam, which is about three hours drive. Tourists have the option to enter and exit Bhutan through Gelephu, Samdrupjongkhar and Phuentsholing, besides Paro.
DRIVING DISTANCE WITHIN BHUTAN
The mode of transport within Bhutan is mostly motor vehicles. Domestic flights are also available between Paro, Bumthang and Trashigang (Yonphula), which are operated by Drukair and Bhutan Airlines.
Visitors wanting to visit these places have the option to either board a domestic flight or travel on the road depending on time availability and convenience.