There are 3 ways to get from Kolkata to Bhutan by train, plane, car 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

Train, fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Sealdah‎ to Dum Dum Cantonment
  2. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Paro (PBH) CCU - PBH

$240 - $750

Cheapest option

Bus  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kolkata Esplanade Bus Station to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
  2. Take the bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu

$8

1 alternative option

Train, drive  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Howrah Junction (HWH) to New Alipurdaur (NOQ) Saraighat Exp / ...
  2. Drive from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu

What companies run services between Kolkata, India and Bhutan?

You can take a bus from Kolkata to Thimphu via Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post in around 29 h 30 min.

Airlines
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Kolkata to Paro
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Bhutan Airlines
Website
bhutanairlines.bt
Flights from Kolkata to Paro
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Train operators
Chennai Suburban
Website
erail.in
Train from Sealdah‎ to Dum Dum Cantonment
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
erail.in
Bus operators
Bhutan post
Phone
+9750233444
Email
customercare@bhutanpost.bt
Website
bhutanpost.bt
Bus from Kolkata Esplanade Bus Station to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kolkata and Bhutan is 595 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kolkata to Bhutan is to bus which costs ₹555 and takes 29 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Kolkata to Bhutan is to train and fly which takes 3 h 37 min and costs ₹16,000 - ₹55,000.

No, there is no direct bus from Kolkata to Bhutan. However, there are services departing from Kolkata Esplanade Bus Station and arriving at Thimphu via Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Kolkata to Bhutan, including transfers.