There are 4 ways to get from Darjeeling to Thimphu by plane, car, train, taxi or bus

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Fly from Bagdogra  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Bagdogra (IXB) to Paro (PBH) IXB - PBH

$47 - $330

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Drive to Bhadrapur, fly  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Darjeeling to Bhadrapur
  2. Fly from Bhadrapur (BDP) to Paro (PBH) BDP - PBH

$63 - $391

Train, drive  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) to Hasimara (HSA) Sguj-Dbb Int / ...
  2. Drive from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu

Taxi, bus  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Darjeeling to Siliguri
  2. Take the bus from Siliguri to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
  3. Take the bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Darjeeling to Thimphu is to fly which costs ₹3,200 - ₹23,000 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darjeeling to Thimphu is to fly which costs ₹3,200 - ₹23,000 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Darjeeling and Thimphu is 144 km.

The best way to get from Darjeeling to Thimphu without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 12 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Darjeeling to Thimphu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bagdogra Airport to Paro Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Thimphu is 30 min ahead of Darjeeling. It is currently 1:48 PM in Darjeeling and 2:18 PM in Thimphu.

Druk Air offers flights from Bagdogra Airport to Paro Airport.

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The nearest airport to Thimphu is Paro (PBH) Airport which is 22.5 km away. Other nearby airports include Bagdogra (IXB) (156.7 km) and Bhadrapur (BDP) (184 km).

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There are 55+ hotels available in Thimphu. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Darjeeling to Thimphu.
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  • Distance: 90.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between Darjeeling, India and Thimphu, Bhutan?

Druk Air flies from Darjeeling to Thimphu twice a week.

Airlines
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Bagdogra to Paro
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from Bhadrapur to Paro via Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Bhutan Airlines
Website
bhutanairlines.bt
Flights from Bhadrapur to Paro via Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Train operators
Bus operators
Bhutan post
Phone
+9750233444
Email
customercare@bhutanpost.bt
Website
bhutanpost.bt
Bus from Siliguri to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
tourism.gov.bt
Book at
tourism.gov.bt
Bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bhutanpost.bt
Other operators
Taxi from Darjeeling to Siliguri
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$17 - $21

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