Getting into Bhutan

Getting into Bhutan


Air:

The most convenient way of entering Bhutan is by Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines, the country’s only two national Airlines. As flights can be delayed due to weather conditions (particularly during the summer months), it is advisable to allow 24 hours before any onward connection. The following stations are connected with our two national flights (Druk Air and Bhutan Airline Flights):

India (Kolkata, Bagdogra,Gohati, Delhi, Gaya, Bombay)
Nepal (Kathmandu)
Thailand (Bangkok)
Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Singapore

Our national airlines fly several times a week between each destination, but flight timings and frequency vary according to season.

Land:

Arrival/departure through the south-western border town of Phuntsholing, south- central border town of Gelephu and the south-eastern border town of Samdrup Jongkhar.

The nearest airport to the south-western border town of Phuntsholing is at Bagdogra, West Bengal, about 4 hours’ drive from phuntsholing. Phuntsholing is a convenient entry/exit point for tourists wishing to visit the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal along with Bhutan.

Domestic flights:

Bumthang airport in central Bhutan, Yongphula airport in Trashigang in the East, and Gelephu airport in the south are now open.

The nearest airport to the south-eastern border town of Samdrup Jongkhar is at Guwahati, capital of the Indian state of Assam, about 3 hours’ drive away. Samdrup Jongkhar is a convenient entry/exit point for tourists wishing to visit the Indian states of Assam and other North Eastern states of India along with Bhutan