There are 2 ways to get from Gangtok to Bhutan by taxi, plane, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Taxi, fly  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gangtok to Bagdogra
  2. Fly from Bagdogra (IXB) to Paro (PBH) IXB - PBH

$59 - $344

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Gangtok to Siliguri
  2. Take the train from Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) to Hasimara (HSA)
  3. Take the bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu

$13 - $27

Questions & Answers

The distance between Gangtok and Bhutan is 189 km.

The best way to get from Gangtok to Bhutan without a car is to bus and train which takes 16 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Gangtok to Bhutan, 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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Bhutan is 30 min ahead of Gangtok. It is currently 2:12 PM in Gangtok and 2:42 PM in Bhutan.

Druk Air offers flights from Bagdogra Airport to Paro Airport.

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Map of how to get from Gangtok to Bhutan.
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  • Distance: 118.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

What companies run services between Gangtok, India and Bhutan?

There is no direct connection from Gangtok to Paro. However, you can take the taxi to Bagdogra airport, fly to Paro, then take the drive to Paro. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Gangtok to Thimphu via Siliguri, Siliguri Junction (SGUJ), Hasimara (HSA), Hasimara, and Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post in around 16 h 40 min.

Druk Air
Flights from Bagdogra to Paro
Ave. Duration
30 min
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Train operators
Bus operators
Bhutan post
Bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu
Ave. Duration
6 h
Once daily
Estimated price
Schedules at
Other operators
Taxi from Gangtok to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35

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