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There are 5 ways to get from Varanasi to Thimphu by train, plane, bus or car

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

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Train to Gaya, fly to Paro  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Gaya Junction (GAYA)
  2. Fly from Gaya (GAY) to Paro (PBH) GAY - PBH

$76 - $567

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  27 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Hasimara (HSA) Indore-Kamakhya Exp
  2. Take the bus from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu

$18 - $25

3 alternative options

Fly Varanasi to Bagdogra, bus, drive  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Bagdogra (IXB) VNS - IXB
  2. Take the bus from Siliguri to Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post
  3. Drive from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu

Fly Varanasi to Paro  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Paro (PBH) VNS - PBH

$136 - $757

Train, drive  •  24 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Hasimara (HSA) Indore-Kamakhya Exp
  2. Drive from Phuentsholing - Bhutan Post to Thimphu

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Thimphu is to train and bus which costs ₹1,300 - ₹1,900 and takes 27 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Thimphu is to fly which costs ₹10,000 - ₹60,000 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The distance between Varanasi and Thimphu is 702 km.

The best way to get from Varanasi to Thimphu without a car is to train and bus which takes 27 h 39 min and costs ₹1,300 - ₹1,900.

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It takes approximately 8 h 17 min to get from Varanasi to Thimphu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Gaya Airport to Paro Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Thimphu is 30 min ahead of Varanasi. It is currently 5:17 PM in Varanasi and 5:47 PM in Thimphu.

Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air offer flights from Gaya 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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The best way to get from Varanasi to Varanasi Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs ₹460 - ₹550.

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Map of how to get from Varanasi to Thimphu.
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  • Distance: 438.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 17 min

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

Spicejet and Druk Air fly from Varanasi to Thimphu once daily.

Airlines
Druk Air
Website
drukair.com.bt
Flights from Gaya to Paro
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Varanasi to Paro via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Varanasi to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Varanasi to Bagdogra via Madras, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Varanasi to Bagdogra via Bengaluru, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Varanasi to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Varanasi to Bagdogra via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Bhutan Airlines
Website
bhutanairlines.bt
Flights from Gaya to Paro
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Varanasi to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Gaya Junction (GAYA)
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Hasimara (HSA)
Ave. Duration
19 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
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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