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

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Fly, taxi  •  3h 42m

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

$53 - $274

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  17h 5m

  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

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The cheapest way to get from Thimphu to Gangtok is to bus and train which costs $11 - $28 and takes 17h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Thimphu to Gangtok is to fly and taxi which costs $50 - $280 and takes 3h 42m.

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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 17h 5m and costs $11 - $28.

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It takes approximately 3h 42m 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 1h.

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Gangtok is 30m behind Thimphu. It is currently 6:36 AM in Thimphu and 6:06 AM in Gangtok.

Druk Air offers flights from Paro Airport to Bagdogra Airport.

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There are 436+ 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 45m and costs .

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Map of how to get from Thimphu to Gangtok.
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  • Distance: 64.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 42m

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 a vehicle from Thimphu to Gangtok via Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post, Hasimara, Hasimara (HSA), Siliguri Junction (SGUJ), and Siliguri in around 17h 5m.

Druk Air
Flights from Paro to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$24 - $240
Train operators
Bus operators
Bhutan post
Bus from Thimphu to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
Ave. Duration
Once daily
Estimated price
Schedules at
Other operators
Taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Ola Cabs
+91 22 33 55 33 55

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