Getting Into Bhutan:
Druk Air, the Royal Bhutan national airline, is the only way to enter
and exit Bhutan by airplane. Druk Air has a fleet of two Air Bus 319-115 with a capacity to
accommodate 114 passengers. Druk Air operates from
Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkatta, Bangladesh and Katmandu on fixed schedules.
Flight schedules vary according to seasons. Druk Air operates additional
flights during the peak travel seasons. Air fares are payable in US
dollars and are determined by the Druk Air Corporation. In the interest
of ease and convenience, you are advised to book your tickets through
Bhutan Journeys as part of the overall process.
Bhutan is also accessible by land through Phuentsholing, located on the
southwestern border of India. The road from Bagdogra, the nearest Indian
airport, to Phuentsholing takes approximately four hours. Entry and exit
to Bhutan by road also provides an opportunity to tourists desiring to
visit the neighboring Indian States of Sikkim and West Bengal.