How To Reach Bhutan From Different Parts Of India? | By Air, Road, Or Rail

Are you planning a trip to Bhutan from India? And looking for all the possible ways to reach Bhutan to find the best or cheapest way to reach your travel destination? In this post, I am going to tell all of the possible ways to reach Bhutan from different parts of India.

How To Reach Bhutan from India

I am trying to cover as much as information can provide, but still, if I missed something, then ask your query in the comment section. I will try to answer you as soon as possible.

Bhutan by Air

  • International Airport In Bhutan: Paro (7 km from the city)
  • There are direct and connecting flights for Bhutan from different parts of India. Direct flights will be from Kolkata, Bagdogra International Airport, and Delhi.
  • There is the option for a direct flight from Nepal, and the best part of this air trip is that you can see four of the highest mountains in the world (Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Kangchenjunga).
  • You have to keep these things in mind that you are flying into such a mountainous place, and anything can happen anytime, so you be prepared for any unexpected delays or troubles.
  • Reaching by Air is the fastest way to reach Bhutan, but it will be costly for sure.

How to Reach Bhutan By Bus

  • You can find direct buses for Bhutan from Kolkata or Siliguri.
  • If you are going by Kolkata, then it will take around 18 hours to reach Bhutan, but from Siliguri, it will just take 4 hours.
  • In Kolkata, you can find buses for Bhutan at Esplanade Station.

How to Reach Bhutan By Rail

There is no direct rail connectivity for the Butan. If you wish to travel by train, then you have to reach the nearby Railway station and then take a taxi, or cab or bus for Bhutan.

Nearest railways Station And Their Distance from Phuentsholing (Bhutan)

  • Siliguri – Phuentsholing: 155km (4 Hours)
  • New Jalpaiguri – Phuentsholing: 156km (4 Hours)
  • New Alipurduar – Phuentsholing: 60km (2 Hours)
  • Hasimara – Phuentsholing: 20km (1 Hour)

Permits You Need To Enter Bhutan

Air Route: You need your passport, and the visa will be issued on arrival.

Road: You will reach the Phuentsholing/Jaigaon border, so you have to visit the immigration office in the Phuentsholing. The immigration office will be very crowded so visit early in the morning, if you are going to take a permit by yourself. If you want to avoid the crowd and other hassles, then you can contact the tourist operator.

How To Reach Bhutan From Chennai

Distance: 2668 KM

  • By Air: Take the connecting flight to the Paro Airport.
  • By Rail: Take the direct or connecting train for the New Jalpaiguri. From there you have to take a cab, taxi or bus to the Phuentsholing border.
  • By Bus: You can find direct buses for Phuentsholing (Bhutan) from Kolkata or Siliguri. If you are going by Kolkata, then it will take around 18 hours to reach Phuentsholing (Bhutan), but from Siliguri, it will just take 4 hours.

How To Reach Bhutan From Guwahati 

Distance: 512 Km

  • By Air:  Take the flight to Paro.
  • By Rail: Take the train for the Alipurduar, and from there, take a cab, taxi, or bus for the Phoentsholing (Bhutan).
  • By Bus: There are no direct buses on this route. You have to reach Alipurduar and from there take a cab, taxi or bus for the Phuentsholing (Bhutan).

How To Reach Bhutan From New Jalpaiguri

Distance: 431 KM

From New Jalpaiguri, you can find taxis for the Phuentsholing (Bhutan), or you can visit Siliguri to get public buses for the Phuentsholing.

How To Reach Bhutan From From Mumbai

Distance: 2760 KM

  • By Air: Take the connecting flight to the Paro Airport.
  • By Rail: Take the direct or connecting train for the New Jalpaiguri. From there you have to take a cab, taxi or bus to the Phuentsholing border.
  • By Bus: You can find direct buses for Phuentsholing (Bhutan) from Kolkata or Siliguri. If you are going by Kolkata, then it will take around 18 hours to reach Phuentsholing (Bhutan), but from Siliguri, it will just take 4 hours.

How To Reach Bhutan From From Bangalore

Distance: 3007 KM

  • By Air: Take the connecting flight to the Paro Airport.
  • By Rail: Take the direct or connecting train for the New Jalpaiguri. From there you have to take a cab, taxi or bus to the Phuentsholing border.
  • By Bus: You can find direct buses for Phuentsholing (Bhutan) from Kolkata or Siliguri. If you are going by Kolkata, then it will take around 18 hours to reach Phuentsholing (Bhutan), but from Siliguri, it will just take 4 hours.

How To Reach Bhutan From From Kerala

Distance: 3468 KM

  • By Air: Take the connecting flight to the Paro Airport.
  • By Rail: Take the direct or connecting train for the New Jalpaiguri. From there you have to take a cab, taxi or bus to the Phuentsholing border.
  • By Bus: You can find direct buses for Phuentsholing (Bhutan) from Kolkata or Siliguri. If you are going by Kolkata, then it will take around 18 hours to reach Phuentsholing (Bhutan), but from Siliguri, it will just take 4 hours.

How To Reach Bhutan From From Delhi

Distance: 1934 KM

  • By Air: Take the direct flight to the Paro Airport.
  • By Rail: Take the direct or connecting train for the New Jalpaiguri. From there you have to take a cab, taxi or bus to the Phuentsholing border.
  • By Bus: You can find direct buses for Phuentsholing (Bhutan) from Kolkata or Siliguri. If you are going by Kolkata, then it will take around 18 hours to reach Phuentsholing (Bhutan), but from Siliguri, it will just take 4 hours.

How To Reach Bhutan From Kolkata

Distance: 1043 KM

  • By Air: Take the direct flight to the Paro Airport.
  • By Rail: Take the train for the New Jalpaiguri. From there you have to take a cab, taxi or bus to the Phuentsholing border.
  • By Bus: You can find direct buses for Phuentsholing (Bhutan) from Kolkata. From Kolkata, it will take around 18 hours to reach Phuentsholing (Bhutan).

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Hi, i'm Rahul Choudhary. I am a content marketer by profession, and a traveller by choice. I am travelling for three years, but occasionally, now I am slowly shifting my career to Travel Blogging as it is the perfect match of my career and passion. I am self-employed, which gives me the complete freedom to work from anywhere. Even I am very much inspired by the digital nomad lifestyle.