There are two ways an Indian national can enter into Bhutan; by road or Train and by Air.

Driving Distance from various points of West Bengal to Phuntsholing, Bhutan

Bagdogra (Airport) Phuntsholing 5 Hours 165 Km
Siliguri (NJP Railway Station) Phuntsholing 4 Hours 150 Km
Darjeeling Hill Station Phuntsholing 6 Hours 227 Km
Gangtok (Sikkim) Phuntsholing 7 Hours 230 Km
Kalimpong Phuntsholing 6 Hours 179 Km

By Road to Enter Bhutan

For those entering by road, there are two main entrance points;

  1. Phuntsholing at South West
  2. Samdrup Jongkhar at South East.

Phuntsholing, located at South West of Bhutan is a border town, adjoined to the Indian town of Jaigoan under West Bengal state. It is located 176 km south of Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. All most all Indian travelers use this entrance point to visit Bhutan. The nearest Indian airport to Phuntsholing is Bagdogra Airport and the nearest Indian railway stations are NJP junction, Siliguri, New Alipurduar Station and Hasimara Station.

Few of Indian travelers enter Bhutan via Samdrup Jongkhar also, the south eastern district of Bhutan which shares border with Daranga district of Assam state. The nearest Indian airport to Samdrup Jongkhar is Guwahati International Airport and the nearest Indian railway station is Rangiya Station.

By Air to Bhutan

Bhutan at present has only one international airport located at Paro (Western Bhutan) and two airlines: Drukair and Bhutan airlines. Drukair is operated by government and Bhutan airlines by a private.

These two airlines fly to various destinations in India City as follows:

  1. Bagdogra
  2. Mumbai
  3. Kalkota
  4. Guwahati
  5. Delhi
  6. Gaya