FLIGHTS TO BHUTAN

IMPORTANT NOTES: Operational to Delhi, Kolkatta, Guwahati, Bagdogra are subject to minimum requirements of 40 passengers.

The operation from Singapore, Kathmandu, and Dhaka is subject to the Commencement of Normal operation in the respective regions.

There are two Airlines Operating in Bhutan. Druk Air is the oldest airline partially owned by the Government and operates both domestic and International. Bhutan Airlines is privately owned by Tashi Groups and flies to major cities like Delhi, Bangkok, Kolkatta, and Kathmandu. They do not operate domestic flights.

Flights to Bhutan give you the best experience of flying above the Himalayas. The flight into Paro International Airport is one of the most spectacular in the world. Whether it is flying along with the Himalayan range, or over the foothills from Kolkata, each flight is mesmerizing and offers you an exciting descent into the kingdom.

Druk Air

Druk Air-PARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Due to variable weather conditions and the fact that the airport in Paro can only operate during daylight hours, delays of flight can occur. Therefore it is advisable for you to keep lengthy connecting times (more than 3 hours). Flights to Bhutan can be tricky due to time fluctuation with airlines. Please reconfirm all your flights at least 24 hours before you travel to Bhutan.

Getting into Bhutan by Flights

Bhutan is a landlocked country bordered by Tibet in the North and India in the south. There is no train or waterways to reach Bhutan. The easiest way to get into Bhutan is either by road or by flights. Roads journey can be taken from West Bengal India from Phuntsholing, Samdrupjongkhar and Gaylegphu. The road journey is time-consuming and the best way to get into Bhutan is by Flights. The easiest airport is from Kathamndu or from India.

Only two airlines Drukair and Bhutan Airline are allowed to fly into Bhutan. Getting into Bhutan Via Air- both Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines provides you with a direct flight to Bhutan. We have only one international airport located in Paro which is about one and half hour drive from Thimphu.

Flights to Bhutan from INDIA

Bhutan operates a number of flights from India and getting flights from India is not so difficult. Both Bhutan Airlines and Drukair operates flights to Bhutan from Delhi, Kolkatta, Guwahati and Bagdugra.

Delhi (DEL-India) to Paro Delhi -once a week from February to March 2021

Delhi to Paro KB 201 Departs at 0905 and arrival Paro at 1155

Paro to Delhi KB 200 Departs at 0630 and arrival Delhi at 0825

Delhi Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport

Kolkata(CCU-India) to Paro-Daily (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

Kolkatta(CCU) to Paro(PBH) KB 211 Departs at 0855 and arrival Paro at 1055

Paro(PBH) to Delhi(DEL) KB 210 Departs at 0715 and arrival Delhi(DEL) at 0815

Fare per person is US$390 round trip from Kolkatta Paro Kolkatta

Bagdogra (IXB) to Paro (PBH) (Monday and Wednesday)

Bagdogra to Paro KB 131 Departs at 1010 and Arrival at 1140

Paro to Bagdogra KB 130 Departs at 0900 and Arrival at 0930

The airport in India is Bagdogra Airport.

Flights to Bhutan from Guwahati(Gau-India) to Paro(PBH)

Gau to PBH KB 541 Departs at 1435 and Arrival PBH at 1555

PBH to GAU KB 130 Departs at 1120 and Arrival Gau at 1140

Guwahati Airport in India

Flights to Bhutan from Delhi

Delhi being the international airport and most of our clients travelling Bhutan flies from Delhi which is easier for all foreigners. Our airlines operate daily from Delhi (DEL) to Paro (PBH). It’s two and half hours of direct flights to Bhutan but during peak, season the flight may take a passenger from Kathmandu which makes 1 stopover at KTM Nepal.

Bhutan Flights

View of Himalayas while flying from Delhi to Paro International Airport.

 

FLIGHTS TO BHUTAN FROM MUMBAI

There are no direct flights from Mumbai to Paro International Airport. You have to take connecting flights to main cities like Kolkatta or Delhi towards Bhutan.

FLIGHTS TO BHUTAN FROM NEPAL

An increasing number of tourists take flights from Kathmandu to Paro. This is because most of the tourist takes a combo trip of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet and its easier for them to take this short flight to Bhutan. We have the detail of flight timing from Kathmandu(KTM-Nepal) to Paro (PBH) which flies daily. As for the flight schedule in 2021 do mail us as the schedule is not yet out due to Covid 19.

DRUK AIR FLIGHT SCHEDULE

There is a daily non-stop flight from Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu Nepal to Paro International Airport. The flight time is about 50 minutes and it is one of the most amazing flights in the Himalayas. During your journey, you will view the Highest Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Mt. Makalu before landing at Paro Airport.

Kathmandu(KTM) to Paro(PBH)-Kathmandu

KTM to PBH KB 401 Departs at 1430 and Arrival PBH at 1550

Paro to Kathmandu KB 400 Departs at 0740 and Arrival KTM at 0840

Tribhuvan International Airport 

BHUTAN AIRLINES SCHEDULE

Kathmandu(KTM) to Paro(PBH)-Kathmandu

KTM to PBH B3772 Departs at 0835 and Arrival PBH at 0950

Paro to Kathmandu B3771 Departs at 0700 and Arrival KTM at 0755

Tribhuvan International Airport 

FLIGHTS TO BHUTAN FROM BANGLADESH

Only Drukair operates flights from Dhaka to Bhutan.

Dhaka(DAC-Bangladesh) to Paro- 5 times a week.

Flights to Bhutan from Bangkok

Both Drukair and Bhutanairlines operates daily flights from Bangkok Paro Bangkok. Here is the latest flight schedule from Drukair from February to March 2021. The fare for foreigners is US$ 794 round trip from Bangkok Paro Bangkok in economic class.

Bangkok Paro Bangkok (BKK-PBH-BKK)

Bangkok to Paro KB 153 Departure at 0800 and arrival Paro at 1015

Paro to Bangkok KB152 Departure at 1100 and arrival Bangkok at 1510

FLIGHTS TO BHUTAN FROM SINGAPORE

Only Drukair operates from Singapore to Paro flights from Changi AIRPORT (SIN-Singapore) to Paro Bhutan. No other airlines operate in Bhutan from Singapore. Bhutan airport is very small and no international Flights operates in Bhutan.

For the 2021 Singapore Flight Schedule do contact us as the schedule is not yet out.

Singapore(SIN) Paro(PBH) Singapore(SIN)

SIN to Paro KB 541 Departs at 1155 and Arrival Paro at 1555(Thursday and Sunday)

Paro to Singapore KB 540 Departs at 0805 and Arrival Singapore at 1610. (Wednesday and Sunday)

Find Druk Air flight schedules and Fare here.

Flights to Bhutan from the USA

There is no direct flight from the USA to Bhutan. You have to take connecting flights to India before flying into Bhutan. It’s a long flight to Bhutan from the US. Usually, flights from Delhi to Paro is early morning flight and if you are comfortable you can check into Bhutan directly from the USA without a layover in India. Any major city like New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Los Angeles, Seattle has flights flying to Delhi, Bangkok, or Singapore where you can connect to Bhutan.

Flights to Bhutan from Mumbai

Many inquire us about the flight from Mumbai to Bhutan. Drukair once operated a flight to Bhutan from Mumbai but due to some issue, the airline could not continue. The best route to take is to fly to Delhi or Kolkatta to come to Bhutan from any other international Airport.

Flights to Bhutan from Bangalore:

There are no direct flights to Bhutan from Bangalore. You need to take connecting flights from Bangalore to one of the Airports in Kolkatta, Delhi, or Bagdogra where Bhutan flights operates. From this airport, you can take a direct flight to Bhutan.

Bhutan Airlines- Bhutan Airlines began its international operations in October 2013. It’s sectors to Bhutan include:

  1. Bangkok(BKK-Thailand)
  2. Delhi(DEL-India)
  3. Kolkata(CCU-India)
  4. Kathmandu(KTM-Nepal)

Find Bhutan Airlines flight schedules and Fare here.

Domestic Air travel within Bhutan

bhutan airlines

Bhutan Airlines

Only Druk Air operates domestic flights in Bhutan. The flight takes place between Paro and Bathpalathang (Bumthang). This air link will provide an excellent opportunity for those who have a dream to explore the western and eastern districts of Bhutan without the lengthy drive times.

Druk Air operates flights from Paro to Gelephu airport every Tuesday.

NOTE: Only registered Tour Operator can get you the best deal for flight tickets to Bhutan. We are a registered tour Operators with TCB. Check our credit before you decide to choose the 2nd party.

Customer Service

How much is my free baggage allowance?

All Drukair Flights have very good baggage allowance. 30Kgs for economy class and 40 Kgs for Business class. An infant who doesn’t occupy seats does not have baggage allowance. Parents have to include the baggage within their tickets.

What if I have connecting flights and want to check in my baggage?

Yes, you can check in your baggage for your connecting flights but only with the agreed airline with Drukair. Please check with a counter before checking in the baggage.

How many pieces of carry-on hand baggage am I allowed?

To comply with the security regulations, passengers may carry only one hand baggage. Its sum of three dimensions (length, breadth and height) should not exceed 100 cm and the weight should not exceed more than 5kg. The hand bag­gage may comprise:

  1. A lady’s handbag
  2. An overcoat or a wrap
  3. An umbrella or a walking stick
  4. A small camera and a pair of binoculars
  5. A reasonable amount of reading material for the flight
  6. For invalid, passengers, a fully collapsible invalid wheelchair and/or a pair of crutches.

All other items, such as typewriters, briefcases, overnight bags, personal radios, vanity cases, large cameras, etc. will be weighed with other baggage and will be subject to payment of excess baggage charges if the total weight exceeds the free baggage allowance.

Restricted Items?

For safety reasons, dangerous articles listed below, must not be carried in passenger’s baggage.

  1. Compressed gasses – (deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and poisonous) such as butane, oxygen, liquid nitrogen, aqualung cylinders
  2. Corrosives such as acids, alkalis, mercury and wet cell batteries
  3. Explosives, munitions, fireworks and flares
  4. Flammable liquids and solids such as lighter fuel, matches, paints, thinners, fire-lighters
  5. Radioactive materials
  6. Brief-cases and attaché cases with installed alarm devices
  7. Oxidizing materials such as bleaching powder, peroxides
  8. Poisons and infectious substances such as insecticides, weed-killers and live virus materials
  9. Other restricted articles such as mercury, magnetized material, offensive or irritating materials.

Also, carriages of dry cell batteries, knives, scissors, sharp instruments, tools, firearms, ammunition, and toy replicas are prohibited in the passenger cabin. Medicines and toiletries in limited quantities, which are necessary or appropriate for the passenger during the journey, such as hairsprays, perfumes, and medicines containing alcohol, may be carried. Many of these listed articles can be carried as air cargo provided they are packed in accordance with the cargo regulations.

Refunds and receipts

Yes, you can get a refund but please check the refund policy with us before purchasing your tickets.

How to request for a refund?

Upon cancellation, you can mail us your details and accordingly we shall refund you as per the refund policy of the company.

Is my laptop part of the hand/carryon baggage allowance?

Yes, the laptop is part of your hand baggage.

If I want to make changes to my travel date, do I have to pay a fee?

Yes, you can change the date of travel depending upon the seat availability. Little fees of $20 will be applicable if your travel date is less than 7 days.

Am I entitled for a refund after I have bought a ticket?

Business-class:

  • i) 60% refund permitted for the ticket cancelled more than 30 days from the date of travel.
  • ii) 40% refund permitted for the ticket cancelled from 10-29 days from the date of travel.
  • iii) 30% refund permitted for the tickets cancelled from 02-09 days from the date of travel.
  • iv) 01 day or less only tax refundable.
  • v) Rescheduled ticket with charge only tax refundable.

Economy class:

  • i) 70% refund permitted for the ticket cancelled more than 30 days from the date of travel.
  • ii) 50% refund permitted for the ticket cancelled from 10-29 days from the date of travel.
  • iii) 30% refund permitted for the tickets cancelled from 04-09 days from the date of travel.
  • iv) 03 days or less only tax refundable
  • v) Rescheduled ticket with charge only tax refundable.

Note: No refund is permitted for itinerary availed with promotional fares.

What do I do in case I find my checked baggage is damaged upon arrival?

Firstly it is the responsibility of the travellers to make sure that your bag is robust and packed properly.

If, on arrival, you find that your baggage has been damaged, please contact our baggage service staff who will verify and fill up the Property Irregularity Report (PIR) Form. Please note that once you exit the airport without filing the PIR form, no claims shall be entertained.

What do I do if my baggage does not arrive?

Drukair ensures to deliver baggage on time following their flight. In the event that you arrive at your destination without your checked baggage, please contact our baggage service staff who will verify and fill up Off-Loaded Baggage Form. While our staff make efforts to investigate the whereabouts of your baggage, you will then be given a copy of Off-Loaded Baggage Form, which you can use to follow up the status of your baggage claim.

What documents are required for filing for missing/lost baggage?

If your baggage is missing than documents required to file the missing baggage are your air tickets, Baggage Tag and your boarding pass is a must. We may ask for your passport copy as well. Property Irregularity Form will be required to process the same.

What can I do if I have left any personal item on board an aircraft or at the airport?

In case an item has been left behind by the passenger on a flight upon disembarkation, the following policy shall be observed:

  1. The policy is applicable only for those items traced by Drukair from the aircraft. For items left in the airport or elsewhere, the passenger can be guided to contact the relevant airport authority.
  2. Under no circumstance shall a lost item be shipped/ delivered by Drukair. Passengers must contact the Arrivals staff in the airport and liaise with them to claim and collect the item.
  3. The items will be store for 90 days after the date on which it was found and stored in the Baggage service office. No claims after 90 days will be entertained. You may also log on to our website and submit a search request by filling in the details of your flight and the missing item. Please email at info@flightstobhutan.com to search for your lost property or items left behind.

FAQ ABOUT BHUTAN FLIGHTS.

1.How long is the flight from Bangkok to Paro?

Ans: Bangkok to Paro is approximately 4 hours flight and it’s usually an early morning flight.

2.Can I book online tickets without using a travel agent?

Ans: Yes you can log into their website and book the tickets online using your credit card.

3. Does Bhutan have any other international Airline flying into Bhutan?

Ans: Bhutan does not have any international Airline operating due to a small airport. Two local Airlines Drukair and Private airlines also called Tashi Airlines operate in Bhutan. Only a few Pilots are trained to land the plane at Paro International airport which is one of the dangerous airports in the world.

4.What is the airfare from Bangkok Paro Bangkok?

Ans: The airfare from Bangkok Paro Bangkok is USD 920 approximately. It also depends upon the daily exchange rates.

5.How punctual is the Bhutan Flights?

Ans: Bhutan flight timing is very punctual but always be prepared for delays due to uncertain weather conditions in the Mountainous region.

Paro Airport

Paro International Airport

After going through Bhutan Flights details you must be wondering why there is no schedule. Due to the Covid Bhutan Flight schedule for 2021 is not yet out and as soon as we have the schedule we shall update it here. You can check our Bhutan Tours and Trekking packages for your upcoming tour of Bhutan below.