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How to get into Bhutan 

Bhutan is accessible by air and by road.
The land route is through the border town of Phuentsholing. The town is a three-hour drive from the airport at Bagdogra in the Indian state of West Bengal. The Indian hill stations of Darjeeling and Gangtok are seven hours away by road.
Druk Air, the national flagship airline, is the only such service operating in the country. Its two British Aerospace BAe 146 jets, technically the aircrafts most suited to Bhutan, fly to and from Paro town. Druk Air flies in from the capital cities of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Thailand and from New Delhi and Calcutta in India. Each of these routes offer views of some of the highest mountains in the world such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Bhutan's revered peaks of Jumolhari and Kulagangri.
Druk Air flights are sometimes delayed by unfavourable weather so visitors would do well to include an additional day in their itineraries. But rest assured that the airline has had no history of mishaps since its operation started.

 

DRUK AIR

Bhutan is well connected with the modern world through the National Air Line, Druk Air (KB), equipped with the British Aerospace Jet BAE 146 (100 series). There are three flights a week from Bangkok and Calcutta (India) and two flights a week from New Delhi (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal). The Druk Air flight schedule changes after every three months time. You can contact us or see for yourself the latest flight schedule to make your international connection for entry and exit from Bhutan. Ask us to book your tickets in advance for the limited number of seats.

Distance between destinations

From

Kms

Time Taken

Paro To
Bangkok
Calcutta
Delhi
Kathmandu


1,930
556
1,340
535


03hrs.20min
01hr.07min
02hrs.40min
01hr

Bangkok To
Calcutta
Paro


1,670
1,930


02hrs.40min
03hrs.20min

Calcutta To
Bangkok
Paro


1,670
556


02hrs.36min
01hr

Delhi To
Paro
Kathmandu


1,343
900


02hrs.10min
01hr.33min

Kathmandu To
Delhi
Paro


900
535


01hrs.34min
56min

NOTE :   ALL TIMINGS ARE IN LOCAL. 

All schedules and other information are subjected to change without notice and to Government approval. Therefore, please check these data when you make your reservation. No responsibility can be assumed for delay, cancellation, or unavailability neither of flight nor for missed connections.

For flight schedule please click Druk air website….. or please contact us

 

VISA CLEARANCE AND DRUK AIR TICKETS

As with visas to Bhutan, Druk Air tickets are issued only in Bhutan. BPTT can book them for you and send them directly to you or to the Drukair out stations. It is advisable that contact us well in advance for visas clearance and obtaining Druk Air tickets.

Once your coming to Bhutan is fully confirmed we will then send to you the visa number which is essential in order to be allowed onboard Druk Air flights. Early intimation allows timely issue of visa numbers and this will save you unnecessary hindrances that arise otherwise, particularly during the peak spring and autumn months.

The actual visas are issued on payment of US $ 20 upon entry into Bhutan. You will also need two passport size photographs.

Note: Visas are not issued by Bhutanese embassies and missions abroad. Visas are also extended only in Thimphu by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Please contact us for Visa and Druk Air tickets at  Contact Us

 

Visa application form

The following information must be sent to us by email or fax to process visa approval.
 
1. Full name as in passport
2. Permanent address
3. Occupation
4. Nationality
5. Passport Number
6. Date of Issue and Expiry date
7. Date of birth and place
8. Place of Issue
9. Exact duration of visa required
10. Date of entry and exit and sector
11. Is this your first visit to Bhutan? YES / NO

Currency

The national currency of Bhutan is the Ngultrum (Nu.) valued at par with the Indian Rupee, which is also used in the country. As of midyear 2004, the Ngultrum's exchange value hung at about Nu. 45 to the US Dollar.
Visa and American Express credit cards are accepted in few places but have a limited use. Travellers cheques as well as US and Hong Kong Dollars, Pound Sterling, French and Swiss Francs, Euro, and Japanese Yen can be exchanged at local banks and at most hotels.

 

 

 

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