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The Best Way to Get to Bhutan


Updated 1st April 2021

 

 

Travelling to Bhutan is not difficult. Over the years, Bhutan’s national carrier, Royal Bhutan Airlines (Drukair) has been expanding its route network to connect Paro International Airport with various Asian cities. As of 2021, Drukair flies directly from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra and Guwahati.



Flying to Bhutan from Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand is probably the best entry to Bhutan by air. Royal Bhutan Airlines (Druk Air) flies daily to and from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world. It’s a popular destination for all kinds of travellers from backpackers to executives. Suvarnabhumi Airport is the largest airport in Thailand and it’s a major transit hub for Southeast Asia. Millions of visitors pass through the hub everyday.

There are daily flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Bangkok to Paro International Airport (PBH). The flight schedule from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Paro International Airport (PBH) may differ for the different months.

Check the latest Drukair Schedule here - www.Drukair.com.sg.

Total flight duration from Bangkok (BKK), Thailand to Bhutan is 3 hours. There might be a 30 - 45 minutes layover at Bagdogra or Kolkata, India for some flights. Passengers are not required to disembark from the aircraft.

Check out the full guide on how to travel from Bangkok to Bhutan.



Flying to Bhutan from Singapore

Drukair flies from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to Paro International Airport (PBH) twice a week on Thursday and Sunday. The return flights from Paro International Airport (PBH) to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) are on Wednesday and Saturday.

Singapore is the best transit point for travellers coming from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, US and any other countries with good flight connectivity to Singapore Changi Airport.

Check the latest Drukair Schedule here - www.Drukair.com.sg.

Singapore Changi Airport has consistently won the World’s Best Airport title and this world-class airport is undoubtedly one of the most preferred transit destinations for travellers. Check-in counter for Drukair is located in Changi Airport Terminal 1, Row 12. Check-in counters are open 2 ½ hours before departure and will be closed 45 minutes prior to departure. It is advisable for passengers to check in early as seats are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Total flight duration from Singapore to Bhutan is 5 ½ hours. There will be a layover at Guwahati, India for 45 minutes. Passengers are not required to disembark from the aircraft.

Check out the full guide on how to travel to from Singapore to Bhutan.



Flying to Bhutan from Kathmandu, Nepal

Travellers who intend to visit the South Asian Himalayan region often opt to travel to Nepal and Bhutan. Whether you are just visiting Nepal and Bhutan for trekking of the gorgeous Himalayan range or simply wanting to explore the cultures, we advise you to visit Bhutan after visiting Nepal.

Drukair operates daily flights to Bhutan from Kathmandu, Nepal. The flight schedule from Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) to Paro International Airport (PBH) may differ for the different months.

Remember to head to the airport early in Kathmandu as it can be quite a squeeze at the airport during peak season. There is little entertainment and food outlets so it's best to prepare your own!

Total flight duration from Kathmandu, Nepal to Bhutan is about 1 hour.

Check the latest Drukair schedule here - www.Drukair.com.sg.

Check out the full guide on how to travel from Kathmandu, Nepal to Bhutan.



Flying to Bhutan from Australia, United States, United Kingdom, etc

The best way to travel to Bhutan is by transiting in either of the major hubs in Asia such as Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Singapore Changi Airport. Depending on your departure point and flight availability, it is advisable to plan your route according to flight schedule from your departure point.

 

  Fly from Bangkok to Bhutan

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) - Paro International Airport (PBH)
Fly from Singapore to Bhutan

Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) - Paro International Airport (PBH)
Fly from Nepal to Bhutan

Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) - Paro International Aiport (PBH)
Flight frequency Daily flight Twice a week (Thursday and Sunday)

Bhutan - Singapore (Wednesday and Saturday)
Daily flight
Flight duration 3 hours 5 ½ hours 1 hour

 

Flights from Bangkok and Singapore may have 30 - 45 minutes layover in Indian cities but you are not required to disembark from the aircraft.

Check the latest Drukair Schedule here - www.Drukair.com.sg.
Check out the full guide on how to travel from Bangkok to Bhutan.
Check out the full guide on how to travel from Singapore to Bhutan.
Check out the full guide on how to travel from Kathmandu, Nepal to Bhutan.
Check out the full guide on how to travel from Australia to Bhutan.
Calculate your estimated cost to Bhutan.

Travelling to Bhutan by land

There are two points of entry into Bhutan through the borders with India if you plan to travel by land. You can either enter Bhutan through Phuntsholing, the main trade city located in southern Bhutan bordering with Indian town, Jaigaon in Western Bengal or Samdrup Jongkhar located in the southeastern of Bhutan bordering with Indian state of Assam. Usually travellers will travel to Bhutan through Samdrup Jongkhar if they plan to visit the Eastern Bhutan region such as Trashigang, Mongar, Lhuentse and Trashiyangtse. Your tour agency will arrange for your tour guide to receive you at your selected border town.

 


 

 

 



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