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There are 3 ways to get from Gangtok to Thimphu by taxi, plane, car, bus or train

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Taxi to Bagdogra, fly  •  3 h 23 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

1 alternative option

Drive to Bhadrapur, fly  •  6 h 25 min

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

$69 - $401

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gangtok to Thimphu is to bus and train which costs ₹900 - ₹2,000 and takes 16 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gangtok to Thimphu is to taxi and fly which costs ₹4,300 - ₹26,000 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The distance between Gangtok and Thimphu is 103 km.

The best way to get from Gangtok to Thimphu without a car is to bus and train which takes 16 h 40 min and costs ₹900 - ₹2,000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Gangtok to Thimphu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bagdogra Airport to Paro Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Thimphu is 30 min ahead of Gangtok. It is currently 5:15 PM in Gangtok and 5:45 PM in Thimphu.

Druk Air offers flights from Bagdogra Airport to Paro Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Thimphu. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gangtok to Thimphu.
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  • Distance: 64.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

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

There is no direct connection from Gangtok to Thimphu. However, you can take the taxi to Bagdogra airport, fly to Paro, then take the drive to Thimphu. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Bhadrapur airport, fly to Paro, then take the drive to Thimphu.

Airlines
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Bagdogra to Paro
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $310
Flights from Bhadrapur to Paro via Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Train operators
Bus operators
Bhutan post
Phone
+9750233444
Email
customercare@bhutanpost.bt
Website
bhutanpost.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 Gangtok to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35

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