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Flights to Bhutan - Schedules, Airports, Airlines and Tips 2020/2021

14 July 2020 Last updated at 11:46

Bhutan is a kingdom famous for its well-preserved nature and traditions. Nowadays, its traditional culture carefully embraces global developments, and travelers are able to step into the mysterious and magical lands for a featured tour. Flights and overland driving from India are both available to help tourists get to Bhutan, but taking a flights is the most convenient and popular way.

5 countries are connected with Bhutan by flights directly, including Nepal, India, Thailand, Singapore and Bangladesh. The schedules change by seasons, but there are available weekly flights from Kathmandu, New Delhi, Singapore, Dhaka, Kolkata or Bagdogra usually. We have listed the nonstop flights to Bhutan below. Please note that it is just for your reference, and the frequency and schedule might be changed in different season. If you want to the most updated information, feel free to contact us.

Nepal Bhutan Flights

Among these five countries, Nepal is frequently chosen by most travelers. There are about 11 flights per week from Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport (Nepal) to Paro Airport (Bhutan) and 12 flights per week from Paro to Kathmandu. With a flying distance of 403 km (250 miles), the flight between Kathmandu and Paro take only 1 hour. It is an amazing experience during your flight journey, because you can get an opportunity to view the magnificent Himalayan Peaks including Mount Everest. Know more details about How to Travel from Nepal to Bhutan >

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane
07:45
Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport


08:45
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h - - - - - - S Airbus A319
09:15
Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport


10:30
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h - - - - T - S Airbus A319
09:15
Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport


10:30
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h - - -W-F- Airbus A319
09:45
Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport


11:30
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h - M - - - - - Airbus A319
10:00
Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport


11:15
Kathmandu Paro Airport
1 h - M - W - F - Airbus A319
10:35
Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport


11:50
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h S - - - - - Airbus A319

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India Bhutan Flights

Apart from Nepal, there are some other countries providing flights to Bhutan. Among these countries, India is the most popular one to offer much frequent flights to Paro. There are several airports in different cities you can choose, including Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati and Bagdogra.

Kolkata to Bhutan Flights

Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal offering much more frequent flights to Bhutan than any other cities. There are about 11 weekly flights from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport to Paro Airport, and at least one daily flight available. The flight distance between Kolkata and Paro is 535km (333 miles), and duration is about 1 hour.

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane
08:15
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport


09:55
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h 10m - M T W - F S Airbus A319
08:30
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport


10:10
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h 10m - M - W - - S Airbus A319
09:10
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport


10:50
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h 10m - M - W - - S Airbus A319
09:50
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport


11:20
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h - - - - T - - Airbus A319

New Delhi to Bhutan Flights

There are usually 3 nonstop flights per week departing from New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport to Paro International Airport in the early morning, which covers a distance of 1,218km (757 miles) and cost about 2.5 hours. On the contrary route, there are also 3 flights per week available to take you from Paro to New Delhi

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane
04:00
Indira Gandhi International Airport


06:50
Bhutan Paro Airport
2h 20m - - - W - F - Airbus A319
05:00
Indira Gandhi International Airport


07:50
Bhutan Paro Airport
2h 20m - - - - - - S Airbus A319

Guwahati to Bhutan Flights

Guwahati Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport operates 2 nonstop flights per week to Paro Airport usually. Because of the short distance of 259km (161 miles), the whole flight journey takes only 55 minutes.

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane
08:45
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport


10:10
Bhutan Paro Airport
55m - - T - - - S Airbus A319

Siliguri to Bhutan Flights

Siliguri Bagdogra Airport operates nonstop flights with a frequency of 2 flights per week to Paro as well. The linear distance between the two cities is 135km (84 miles), and you just need to spend 30 minutes on the journey.

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane
09:00
Bagdogra Airport


10:00
Bhutan Paro Airport
30m - - T - - F S Airbus A319

Mumbai & Bangalore to Bhutan Flights

Sometimes, it is available to take flight from Mumbai or Bangalore to Bhutan. But the schedule is not fixed and the fights might be cancelled in special seasons.

Other Flights to Bhutan

Thailand to Bhutan Flights

There are 2 nonstop flights per week flying from Thailand’s capital city Bangkok (Don Mueang International Airport) to Paro. The flying duration is about 1,892km (1176 miles) and the flying distance is about 3 hours. Besides, some connecting from Bangkok to Paro via Bagdogra, Kolkata, Guwahati are also available.

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane
06:00
Don Mueang International Airport


08:00
Bhutan Paro Airport
3h S - - - T - - Airbus A319

Singapore to Bhutan Flights

Singapore is much farther than Nepal and India away from Bhutan. The distance between Singapore Changi Airport and Paro Airport is 3,276km (2035 miles) and the whole flying trip takes about 5 hours. There is only one weekly flight available to transfer from Singapore to Bhutan on every Thursday.

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane
04:30
Singapore Changi Airport


07:20
Bhutan Paro Airport
5m - M - - - - - Airbus A319
06:30
Singapore Changi Airport


09:20
Bhutan Paro Airport
5m - - - - T - - Airbus A319

Bangladesh to Bhutan Flights

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, operates 3 weekly flights to Paro Airport from Shahjalal International Airport on Monday, Friday, and Saturday. The flight takes about 1.5 hours usually.

Flight No. Departure -- Arrival Duration Frequency Plane
09:10
Shahjalal International Airport


10:30
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h 20m S - - - - F - Airbus A319
10:15
Shahjalal International Airport


11:35
Bhutan Paro Airport
1h 20m - M - - - - - Airbus A319

Bhutan Airlines & Bhutan Airports

There are only two airlines operating flights to/in Bhutan, namely Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. Druk Air, also called Royal Bhutan Airlines, is the flag carrier directly under the charge of Bhutan government. Headquartered in the western dzongkhag of Paro, it has offices in Thimphu, Jakar and Gelephu as well. Operating a modest scheduled flight network within South Asian region to its base at Paro, Diruk Air holds an important status in the transportation of Bhutan. Bhutan Airlines is the first and only private airline in Bhutan. It has an office in Thimphu.

There are four airports now, including Paro International Airport in Paro, Bathpalathang Airport in Jakar, Yongphulla Airport in Trashigang and Gelephu Airport in Gelephu. Currently, the first three airports are operational and interconnected, and Paro Airport is the sole international airport serving flights to Nepal, India, Singapore, Bangladesh and Thailand. Located in a deep valley with surrounding peaks as high as 5,500m (18,000ft) on the bank of Paro Chhu River, Paro Airport is considered one of the world’s most challenging airports. Flights to and from Paro are allowed under visual meteorological conditions only and are restricted to daylight hours from sunrise to sunset. Before 2011, Paro Airport is the Bhutan’s solo airport. With the construction of later airport the journey to central Bhutan and eastern Bhutan becomes much easier.

Flights to Bhutan
Druk Air's Plane with Dragon Totem
Flights to Bhutan
Paro Airport

Sightseeing Experience in Nepal Bhutan Flights

Nepal Bhutan flights offer a dramatic sightseeing experience more than a flying journey. Flying from Kathmandu to Paro, catch a window seat on the left as possible. As the airplane takes off, you can spot the beautiful Boudha Stupa if the weather is good. After that, the chains of spectacular Himalayan peaks will come into your eyes, like Mount Everest (world’s highest mountain, 29,029ft), Mt. Lhotse (the world’s fourth highest mountain, 27,940ft), Mt. Makalu (the world’s fifth highest mountain, 27,838ft) and Mt. Nuptse (25,791ft) Kanchenjunga (Alt: 28,169ft). Don’t worry about miss them, because the captain point out these wonders for you. You will YOU PASS Kanchenjunga, don’t forget to search the round-shaped Junnu, which is reputed as peak of terror. In addition, you will also get a chance to see Sikkim Himalaya, with peaks of Chomoyummo (22,404ft), Pauhunri (23,359ft) and Shudu Tsenpa (23,070ft).

It is also possible to view some soaring snow mountains in your flights from India to Bhutan. Remember to snag a left window seat as well, so that you appreciate the good scenery more clearly. Before reaching Paro Airport, you will view stunning snow-capped peaks again. When the airplanes land off, you must be awed about the wooded valleys of Bhutan.

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Flights to Bhutan
Seeing Snow Mountain from Airplane

Tips for Taking a Flight to Bhutan

1. The flights schedules are always adjusted in different seasons. During the Thimphu tsechu in October and Paro tsechu in April, the extra flights will be put on.

2. It is also available to take an overland driving journey from India to Bhutan via three ports, including namely Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar, and Gelephu. Read more about How to Go to Bhutan>>

3. The peak seasons of Bhutan include March ~ May and September ~ November, so the tickets might be rather limited. You are suggested to book a tour and flight as early as possible.

4. Bhutan Visa is a must to travel to Bhutan, and it can only be applied by travel agency. Once the visa was issue, you will receive a copy of visa clearance letter which will be checked before your boarding. Contact us for more details.

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