There are 3 ways to get from Kathmandu to Bhutan by plane, car, train or bus

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Kathmandu (KTM) to Paro (PBH) KTM - PBH

$231 - $241

2 alternative options

Drive, train  •  25 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Kathmandu to Raxual Junction (RXL)
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to New Alipurdaur (NOQ)
  3. Drive from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu

Bus, train  •  38 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
  2. Take the train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
  3. Take the bus from Siliguri to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
  4. Take the bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kathmandu to Bhutan is to fly which costs $230 - $250 and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kathmandu to Bhutan is to fly which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $230 - $250.

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The distance between Kathmandu and Bhutan is 512 km.

It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Kathmandu to Bhutan, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Kathmandu, Nepal and Bhutan?

Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air fly from Kathmandu to Paro twice daily.

Airlines
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Kathmandu to Paro
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Bhutan Airlines
Website
bhutanairlines.bt
Flights from Kathmandu to Paro
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $470
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to New Alipurdaur (NOQ)
Ave. Duration
17 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Raxual Junction (RXL) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kathmandu to Birgunj
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
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

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