Getting to Bhutan

Getting To Bhutan

Air: The best way to enter Bhutan is by Druk Air, the national air carrier. The Following stations are connected with Druk Air flight:

COUNTRY STATION

India: Kolkota, Delhi

Nepal Kathmandu

Thailand Bangkok

Bangladesh Dhaka

NOTE: The Druk Air is the only airline operating in Bhutan. Schedule and other information are subject to change without notice. For Airline’s latest SCHEDULE and tariff, please

check with us.

Entry / Exit to/from Bhutan is also possible through Phuentsholing, the southern Bhutanese border town. Bagdogra in the state of West Bengal (India) is the nearest airport approximate 4 hours drive from this place. For travelers wishing to visit Indian State of Sikkim, West Bengal (Darjeeling, Kalimpong) along with Bhutan, Phuentsholing serves as the convenient point.

Druk Air Fares

Sector J Class (Business) / One way Y Class (Economy) / One way

PBH/BKK US $ 460 US $ 375

PBH/DEL US $ 400 US $ 335

PBH/CCU US $ 250 US $ 210

PBH/KTM US $ 250 US $ 205

PBH/DAC US $ 250 US $ 210

Abbreviation:

PBH: Paro Bhutan

BKK: Bangkok. (Thailand)

DEL: Delhi. (India)

CCU: Calcutta. (India)

KTM: Kathmandu. (Nepal)

DAC: Dhaka. (Bangladesh)

Druk Air Cancellation Policy

For the airfare, you will be subject the cancellation rules set by Druk Air (The National Airline) for the purchased of tickets is as follows:

* Cancellation of Druk Air tickets regardless of season or number of days prior to departure are subject to at least a 15% penalty of the airfare price.

* During the peak season (Jan – June, May, September, December) Druk Air cancellations made 60 days to 30 days before departure are subject to 50% penalty of the airfare price.

* Cancellations made within 30 days prior to departure are not eligible for a refund.

* During the low season (July, August) Druk Air cancellations made 21 days to 14 days before departure are subject to 50% penalty of the airfare price.

* Cancellations made within 14 days prior to departure are not eligible for a refund.

* Passengers who fail to show up for a flight will not be eligible for a refund.

* Lost tickets are nonrefundable.

Passengers who reschedule their flights will be subject to the following rebooking fees:

48 hours before departure: $11

36 hours before departure: $22

24 hours before departure: $33

Airport Tax is US$ 14.00

All passengers are allowed registered baggage of 20 kilograms for Economy class and 30 kilograms for Business class.

By Road

Entry/Exit to/from Bhutan is also possible through Phuentsholing, the southern Bhutanese border town. Bagdogra, in the state of west Bengal India is the nearest airport approximately 4 hrs. drive from Phuntsholing. For travelers wishing to visit Indian states of Sikkim, west Bengal along with Bhutan, Phuntsholing serves as the convenient point. Exit to north east part of India from Samdrup Jongkhar to the State of Assam, the land of beautiful tea garden in India.

Delayed Arrival / Departure

There shall be no charge for the number of days of delays in arrival of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk Air problems or roadblocks.

There shall be no charge for the number of days of delay in departure of visitors due to weather conditions, Druk Air problems or roadblocks. They will be charged only the actual expenses on accommodation, food, transport and any other services required.

Airport Tax

Airport tax of Nu/300.00 or USD 10.00 per person is payable at the time of departure. It is subject to change.

Customs & Regulations

The Bhutanese authorities strictly prohibit the export of any religious Antiquity or antiques of any type. All personal electronics, Cameras, Video Cameras, Computers and personal electronic equipment may be brought into the country but they must be listed on the customs form provided on arrival at Paro and will be checked on departure. Two liters of Alcohol and reasonable quantity of cigarettes may be brought in to the country without duty.

Distance & driving time between various places in Bhutan

All mode of transport within Bhutan is by motor vehicle as there is no domestic airline or trains. However, motor roads are well maintained and link all parts of the country. The mountainous terrain and winding roads restrict the average driving speed of vehicle to less than 35 kilometers per hour.

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