Regular flights to Paro International Airport are operated by state owned Drukair and private Bhutan Airlines. Tickets should be arranged well in advance, in order to secure seats as we have very limited flights especially during peak tourist season.

Reservations and tickets

We shall process the booking on your behalf. So, once we make the confirmed reservation, the airlines provide us with time limit to purchase the tickets, the time limit could be from months to few days depending on when you make the reservation. If the travel dates are few months away, then they provide us with few months or weeks’ time to purchase the ticket, however if the travel dates are closer the time limit will be just for few weeks or even few days. And if we don’t purchase the ticket within the time limit provided then the reservation becomes invalid automatically. So, it depends on when you make the reservation.

It's also possible to buy flight tickets through the airline’sweb portal mentioned below. In this case you need to buy tickets immediately, otherwise will be happy to handle the process just for you and make hassle free for you.

Flight schedules and costs

Please visit the airlines web or contact us for more information or simply contact us.

Destinations and transit points

  • From Europe and Middle East, the best connection is via New Delhi or Kathmandu.
  • From West coast North America or South America, New Delhi and Bangkok comes as obvious options.
  • From Australia, East Asia and East coast North America the best transit is via Bangkok.

Another option includes Singapore, Dhaka, Kolkata & Mumbai (seasonal). In some days, it's also possible to fly to some minor airports in India like Bagdogra in West Bengal, Gaya in Bihar (W est Bengal) or Guwahati in Assam.

Bhutan Flight Route

Paro International Airport

Paro International Airport in Bhutan has a fame of the most difficult international airport in the world. It lies at the elevation of two and half thousand meters and it's surrounded by almost five thousand meters high mountains. However, there is no reason to be afraid to fly to Paro. Pilots are very well trained and they never take any risks. In case of bad weather, there are chances of delays. In some cases, the flights can be diverted to other airport. In such case, you better stay cool, it's for your own safety.

Paro International Airport Flight Routes

Domestic Flights

Apart from Paro, there are three more domestic airports in Bhutan: Bumthang (Batpalathang) in central Bhutan, Yongphula in the east and Gelephu in the south.

Overland travel from India

It's also possible to enter or leave Bhutan overland through the border with India. There is no border crossing to China (or Tibet Autonomous Region) and it's not even in the planning.

Land border crossings

  • Phuntsholing bordering the Jaigon town in West Bengal. Nearest airport (approximately 6 hours’ drive) is Bagdogra. Towns of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Gangtok in Sikkim are just 6 to 8 hours’ drive away. It's also possible to use direct bus to or from Kolkata which takes 12 hours.
  • Gelephu bordering Assam is one day drive distance from both Bagdogra and Guwahati airports.
  • Samdrup Jongkhar bordering Assam is just 3 hours’ drive from Guwahati, which has frequent and reasonable flight connection with Delhi and other cities in India.

Indian citizens are only permitted to enter Bhutan via Phuntsholing. Exit can be through any above-mentioned border check-posts.

When it's worth

Traveling by land always consist arduous journeys in the vehicle both on Indian and Bhutanese side. It's worth in few cases:

  • You want to visit places in India on the way. Notably Darjeeling, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya or Arunachal Pradesh are very interesting regions of India which can be combined with Bhutan overland trip.
  • You are on budget and you want to save money for flight tickets. Please mind that this only pays off on longer trips as you don't like to spend most of your time in Bhutan just sitting in the car.
  • You can't get flight ticket in the dates you need. Then the flight to nearest airport in India and continue by drive is the viable option.
  • You want to visit Eastern Bhutan only. In that case it's better to avoid Paro and go from Guwahati as it's much easier and faster journey to eastern regions from there.

Indian e-Visa and multiple passport notice

  • Please mind that Indian e-Visa are not valid for entering India by land from Bhutan if it's first entry. You will need regular visa issued by any Indian diplomatic mission. However, in case you you're entering India second time on same e-Visa and you already got e-Visa sticker into the passport somewhere (Delhi airport or other place of entry to India where e-Visas can be used), you're OK to enter India from Bhutan overland.
  • In case you have more passports and you're entering Bhutan from India, you need to have Bhutanese visa applied in the same passport where you have Indian visa. While entering India from Bhutan, it doesn't matter.