Paro International Airport is the only one in Bhutan which serves international flights from other countries to this kingdom. The airport is located in the Paro District which takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. Only 5 countries in Asia can board flights to Paro International Airport including India with 5 airports at 5 cities: New New Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Guwahati, and Gaya thanks to government-owned Druk Air and the private Bhutan Airlines. Before beginning your Bhutan holiday packages, you need to gain more understanding of direct flights from India to this kingdom.
Direct Flights from New New Delhi to Bhutan
The Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is located in the southwest of the city. It has both independent roads and rail connections including buses, trains, and taxis operating regularly. It takes about 2 hours 40 minutes over the distance of nearly 1220km to reach Paro.
From New New Delhi to Paro
There are flights on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday run by Bhutan Airlines while Druk Air operates daily flights
From Paro to New New Delhi
The return flights of Bhutan Airlines run on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Druk Air also has daily return flights from Paro to New Delhi
Direct Flights from Kolkata to Bhutan
The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport of Kolkata has a good network of air-conditioned buses to the airport, pre-paid taxis as well as a railway link connected to the Kolkata Suburban Railway. The flight takes about 1 hour 40 minutes to get to Paro (551 kilometers flight).
From Kolkata to Paro
Bhutan Airlines runs daily direct flights from Kolkata to Paro while Druk Air operates flights from Monday to Sunday.
From Paro to Kolkata
Both Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air have daily flights from Paro to Kolkata.
Direct Flights from Bagdogra to Bhutan
The Bagdogra International Airport lies around 16 km to the west of Siliguri City. For the distance of 151 km from Paro, it takes around 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Bhutan by air.
From Bagdogra to Paro
Only Druk Air operates 2 flights to Paro International Airport on Tuesday and Saturday.
From Paro to Bagdogra
On Monday and Friday, Druk Air runs 2 flights from Paro to Bagdogra.
How to Get to Bagdogra from Gangtok
Gangtok does not have an airport so if you want to reach Bagdogra, you have to travel by car with an estimated travel time of about 4 hours and 30 minutes.
How to Get to Bagdogra from Sikkim
Sikkim also has no airport so it will take you about 5 hours and 45 minutes to travel by car to reach Bagdogra.
How to Get to Bagdogra from Mumbai
From Mumbai to Bagdogra, you can travel by air which lasts around 2 hours and 40 minutes.
How to Get to Bagdogra from Bangalore
Traveling by plane is the fastest way to reach Bagdogra from Bangalore which takes you about 2 hours and 40 minutes for transportation.
How to Get to Bagdogra from Darjeeling
This destination has flights to Bagdogra which you have to spend 2 hours and 45 minutes on transportation.
How to Get to Bagdogra from Ahmedabad
From Ahmedabad to Bagdogra, you can travel by air lasting around 2 hours and 15 minutes.
How to Get to Bagdogra from Pune
It will take you about 5 hours and 20 minutes to fly from Pune to Bagdogra which is the fastest way.
How to Get to Bagdogra from Surat
Traveling by plane is also the fastest way to reach Bagdogra from Surat which takes you about 5 hours and 30 minutes for transportation.
- Chennai 2 hours 35 minutes of flight
- Hyderabad 2 hours 30 minutes of flight
- Vishakhapatnam 3 hours 15 minutes of flight
Direct Flights from Guwahati to Bhutan
The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati is located about 28 km from Guwahati in the Assam State of India. There are good train and bus schedules to the airport from both Guwahati and the regional capital of Assam and Dispur, which is only 26 km from the airport. This flight of 270 km will take around 1 hour 20 minutes.
From Guwahati to Paro
Only Druk Air has 4 flights to Paro on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
From Paro to Guwahati
Druk Air runs 4 return flights to Guwahati on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
How to Get to Guwahati from Ahmedabad
You can take a flight from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport to reach Guwahati with the travel time of about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
How to Get to Guwahati from Bangalore
From Bangalore at South India, you can travel northeast by air to Guwahati by taking flights lasting around 2 hours 55 minutes.
How to Get to Guwahati from Mumbai
This coastal city has direct flights from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Guwahati which you have to spend about 2 hours and 50 minutes on transportation.
- Chennai: 2 hours 45 minutes of flight
- Hyderabad 2 hours 25 minutes of flight
- Vishakhapatnam 5 hours 35 minutes of flight
Direct Flights from Gaya to Bhutan
The place of enlightenment of Gautama Buddha, Gaya’s airport, Bodhgaya Airport, has direct flights of around 1 hour 40 minutes for the distance of about 536 km.
From Gaya to Paro
Direct flights from Gaya to Paro run on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday with Druk Air.
From Paro to Gaya
The return flights also with Druk Air depart on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
How to Get to Gaya from Mumbai
From Mumbai to Gaya, you can travel by air which lasts around 5 hours and 15 minutes.
How to Get to Gaya from Bangalore
Traveling by plane is the fastest way to reach Gaya from Bangalore which takes you about 5 hours and 40 minutes for transportation.
How to Get to Gaya from Ahmedabad
From Ahmedabad to Gaya, you can travel by air lasting around 3 hours and 45 minutes.
How to Get to Gaya from Pune
It will take you about 6 hours to fly from Pune to Gaya which is the fastest way.
How to Get to Gaya from Surat
Traveling by plane is also the fastest way to reach Gaya from Surat which takes you about 5 hours and 55 minutes for transportation.
- Chennai 4 hours 25 minutes of flight
- Hyderabad 3 hours 50 minutes of flight
- Vishakhapatnam 5 hours 50 minutes of flight
Travel Guide for Bhutan Flights from India
How to Get Tickets
It is possible to purchase online tickets of Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines by credit cards. It is also possible to have us book your tickets and we will email you the e-ticket.
When departing from Bhutan, Druk Air claims they can check bags through to your final destination if you give them the flight details during check-in but be aware that this information is handwritten on the baggage tags. The significance of not being able to check through your luggage is that you may have to go through immigration at your transfer airport to pick up your luggage in order to check-in again.
What travel documents are needed for direct flights to Paro International Airport?
At the airport, you will need to provide your passport, visa approval letter, and proof of tour booking in order to board the flight. Your visa and permits are issued once you reach Paro International Airport.