Getting Here

Tourists can enter Bhutan by air or land. The easiest way to enter Bhutan is by air through Paro International Airport, the only international airport in the country. There are direct flights from major cities in Asia, including Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Kathmandu, Bangladesh and Singapore.

Alternatively, tourists can enter Bhutan by land through the border towns of Phuentsholing, Gelephu, and Samdrup Jongkhar. However, it’s mostly Indian tourists who travel by road to Bhutan, as these border towns are located on the India-Bhutan border.

Regardless of the mode of entry, all visitors to Bhutan usually book a tour package through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator or travel agent. The tour operator will apply for a visa on your behalf, and your tour package will include your accommodation, meals, transportation, and a licensed tour guide.


Getting Around

Getting around within Bhutan by road and domestic air are the two main modes of transportation available for tourists to explore the country. Here’s a little more information on both:

By Road: Bhutan has a well-connected road network, and tourists can travel between major cities and towns by bus, taxi, or private car. However, some of the roads in Bhutan are winding and steep, so it’s best to hire a driver who is familiar with the terrain. It’s also important to note that foreigners require a special permit to drive in Bhutan.

By Domestic Air: Bhutan has one international airport located in Paro and two domestic airports in Bumthang and Yongphula. The national carrier, Druk Air, operates flights between these airports. Flights are subject to weather conditions, so it’s important to plan accordingly and have some flexibility in your travel plans.

In addition to road and air travel, some tourists also choose to explore Bhutan on foot. Trekking is a popular activity in the country, with a number of scenic trails available for all skill levels. However, it’s important to plan trekking trips with a licensed tour operator who can ensure safety and provide proper equipment and supplies.

Overall, whether you choose to travel by road, air, or on foot, Bhutan offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience for tourists.