Travel by Air
The country has only one international airport (Paro International Airport) at a height of 2,225 m (7300 ft) above sea level and is surrounded by mountains as high as 4,876 m (16,000 ft). Flying into Bhutan’s Paro International Airport is typically an exciting experience as the descent into Paro valley brings you closer to the mountain tops than most other flights in the world.
There are flights to destinations that include Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore, and Mumbai.
Destinations and transit points
From Australia, East Asia and east coast North America the best transit is via Bangkok.
From west coast North America or South America the New Delhi and Bangkok.From Europe and the Middle East, the best connection is via New Delhi or Kathmandu.
At present two carriers, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines regularly operate to Bhutan; tickets should be arranged in advance, ideally 6 months or more, especially in high season.
Reservations and tickets with Us
Our own sister air ticket agent (Glacier Travel Service) will be helpful in processing your flight reservation. Once the reservation is confirmed, we will get time limit, usually, a few days, weeks or even months, during which you need to purchase the ticket. We will be happy to handle the process for you, just contact us.
You can also have options to buy flight tickets through the airline on-line booking system. In this case, you need to buy tickets immediately, paying by card. Please mind, that some customers were reporting problems with the on-line booking system, so we don't really recommend this hassle.