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.
Travel by Land
Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar are the only land border areas open to tourists.
The town of Phuentsholing is located approximately 170 km east of the Indian national airport Bagdogra. After crossing Phuentsholing, your journey then begins its mountainous climb through endless turns and hair-pin bends till you enter Thimphu, the capital city. The travel time for the 176 km stretch can be more than 6 hours.
Samdrup Jongkhar is the only entry point in South-eastern Bhutan. The town borders the Indian district of Darranga, Assam and is approximately 150 kms away from Guwahati, the capital city of Assam. The journey from Guwahati is about three hours. Tourists entering Bhutan through Samdrup Jongkhar will take you to Trashigang, the largest District in the country, and from there over the lateral route to Mongar, Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangde Phodrang and then finally into capital, Thimphu. The distance is about 700 kms and will take you a minimum of three days to reach Thimphu
Travelling within Bhutan
Apart from Paro, there are three more domestic airports in Bhutan: Yonphula in eastern Bhutan, Bumthang in central Bhutan, and Gelephu in south that caters to the needs of visitors. You need to contract us for more details of their flights schedules as for their schedule remains changing due to the weather condition.
The other mode of transport within Bhutan is by road. All the major towns in the 20 districts of Bhutan are accessible by road. Despite high mountains, steep slopes and the deepest valleys, Bhutan has a relatively well developed network of roads