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Travel to Bhutan

Flying to Bhutan

Drukair ( and Bhutan Airlines ( are the only airlines flying into Bhutan. Between them, they run flights from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai. The Kathmandu-Paro flight has fabulous views of the Himalaya on the left-hand side.

Airport Guides

Paro Airport




The airport, Bhutan's only airport, is located in a deep valley, some 2,190m (7,200ft) above sea level, surrounded by hills and high mountains.


Departure tax


Travelling to Bhutan by Rail

The nearest railhead is Siliguri (India).

Driving to Bhutan

The only land borders open to tourists are Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar.

Getting to Bhutan by boat

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