Transport in Bhutan

Ground Transport in Bhutan:

All ground transport in Bhutan is included in your daily tariff. We use clean, comfortable and well maintained cars, vans and coaches to transport our guests. Our experienced drivers are trained and licensed by the DOT and the Road Safety and Transport Authority.

Travelling by road in Bhutan will feel relaxing and easy after experiences you may have had in Nepal or India. Drivers are courteous to each other, and sanity prevails.

Travelling Overland to Bhutan:

From Kathmandu to Kakarvitta (the Nepal-India border) is approximately 500km. From here to Phuntsoling (the India-Bhutan border) is a further 200km.

From Darjeeling or Gangtok in Sikkim it takes approximately 7 hours to drive to Phuntsoling.

From Bagdogra (the nearest Indian airport to the border) it takes approximately 5 hours to drive to Phuntsoling. You can fly to Bagdodra from Calcutta or Delhi.

Once you have passed through immigration in Phuntsoling, the journey overland to Thimphu or Paro takes around 6 hours.

Air Transport in Bhutan:  

Bhutan’s only airport is in Paro. The national airline, Druk Air, is the only airline servicing Paro.

NOTE: During monsoons & winter, unpredictable weather forces can delay flights and travelers are advised to include an extra day in their itinerary just in case.

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