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The Best Way to Get to Bhutan

Bhutan Flight

The simplicity of people, lush greenery, traditions, beliefs, rituals, and culture; everything is very special to the whole world. Bhutan has set an extraordinary example that development can be carried out without harming the nature and cultural heritage.

The only international airport of Bhutan at Paro. Currently, two airlines operate flights to Paro namely Druk Air (government) and Bhutan Airlines (private). Cities associated with Paro through air route are Singapore; Bangkok; Delhi, Guwahait, Bagdora of India; Kathmandu (Nepal) and Dhaka (Bangladesh). Air route being the most comfortable means of transportation is the most chosen one too.

From Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok (Thailand)
Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok has flights of both Druk Air and Royal Bhutan Airlines on a daily basis. However, there is always a high possibility for flights delay due to bad weather as Paro Airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world.

Bangkok to Paro: Visitors have to arrive at Bangkok an evening before as the flight leave for Paro in the morning from 5:30 to 7:30 am and you need to check-in 2 hours before departure.

Paro to Bangkok: The flight from Paro to Bangkok leaves at 11 am and drops you at Bangkok on 4:50 pm (as per the local time). You can be directly connected to another flight. You need to inform the Druk Air staff so that your luggage can be transferred to your second flight automatically.

Bangkok is the easiest way to reach Bhutan due to the wide range of international flight connection it possess.

From Singapore Changi Airport (Singapore)
Travelers have an additional option to visit Bhutan through Singapore Changi Airport on Sundays and Thursdays i.e. twice a week. For travelers from Singapore, Australia and New Zealand or any other countries having a good connection to Singapore, this means saving at least 13 hours. (transit in Bangkok)

From Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (India)
Both Druk Air and Royal Bhutan Air have flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport. It usually takes 2 hours to reach Paro from Delhi directly as the aerial distance is 1214 km. It also travels to Kathmandu as transit which can take a bit longer.

From Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu (Nepal)
The first flight to Bhutan from Tribhuvan International Airport is of Druk Air departing at 8:45 am. The total aerial distance between Kathmandu to Paro is 400 km which takes an hour. Bhutan Air has flights in 4 days a week mostly departing at 3 pm while Druk air has flights in 3 days a week departing as different times.

Bhutan Visa Information
• Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your journey to Bhutan.
• You’ll have to send us a clear scanned copy of your passport photo page via mail.
• We’ll send you an e-visa after getting clearance letter. The visa must be printed and carried along your journey to Bhutan.
• Your passport will be stamped at the immigration in Paro.

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