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

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Fly to Bagdogra, taxi  •  3 h 12 min

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

$53 - $274

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Bus, train  •  17 h 5 min

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

$12 - $28

1 alternative option

Fly to Bhadrapur, drive  •  5 h 55 min

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

$55 - $296

Questions & Answers

The distance between Thimphu and Gangtok is 103 km.

The best way to get from Thimphu to Gangtok without a car is to bus and train which takes 17 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Thimphu to Gangtok, including transfers.

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

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Gangtok is 30 min behind Thimphu. It is currently 11:32 PM in Thimphu and 11:02 PM in Gangtok.

Druk Air offers flights from Paro Airport to Bagdogra Airport.

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There are 417+ hotels available in Gangtok. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Thimphu to Paro Airport is to drive which takes 45 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Thimphu to Gangtok.
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  • Distance: 64.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

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

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

Airlines
Buddha Air Ltd
Website
buddhaair.com
Flights from Paro to Bhadrapur via Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Paro to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$24 - $240
Yeti Airlines
Website
yetiairlines.com
Flights from Paro to Bhadrapur via Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $460
Train operators
Bus operators
Bhutan post
Phone
+9750233444
Email
customercare@bhutanpost.bt
Website
bhutanpost.bt
Bus from Thimphu to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bhutanpost.bt
Other operators
Taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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