Transportation in Bhutan

The National Highway is the only main road that traverses from the West of the country to the East. It is a 3.5m-wide stretch of tarmac that winds its way up and down mountains, across bridges, along the side of cliffs and over high mountain passes. Roads can be steep and winding, making a journey of 100km a morning’s adventure. Our contemporary fleet of 4WD SUV’s, spacious Toyota station wagons, as well as Toyota Coaster and Hiace buses are perfectly suited to covering these long distances and winding roads.

For those travellers who may be prone to motion sickness, we recommend bringing medication with you as a precaution due to the winding roads.

We recommend that travellers to Bhutan come with a relaxed attitude and a sense of adventure to get the most out of their journey.

Driving Distances in Bhutan

ParoThimphu65 kms01 hour
ParoHaa65 kms1.5 – 02 hours
ThimphuHaa115 kms03 – 04 hours
ThimphuPhuentsholing176 kms07 – 08 hours
ThimphuWangduephodrang70 kms03 hours
ThimphuPunakha77 kms03 hours
ThimphuPhobjhika (Gangtey)135 kms5.5 – 06 hours
PunakhaWangduephodrang13 kms45 minutes
PunakhaPhobjhika (Gangtey)78 kms03 hours
PunakhaBumthang212 kms08 hours
BumthangGangtey (Phobjikha)188 kms05 – 06 hours
Gangtey (Phobjikha)Trongsa120 kms4.5 – 05 hours
Gangtey (Phobjikha)Wangduephodrang65 kms2.5 – 03 hours
TrongsaWangduephodrang129 kms4.5 – 05 hours
TrongsaPunakha142 kms06 hours
TrongsaBumthang68 kms02 hours
BumthangMongar198 kms07 – 08 hours
MongarLhuentse76 kms03 hours
MongarTrashigang91 kms03 – 04 hours
TrashigangChorten Kora52 kms02 hours
TrashigangSamdrup Jongkhar180 kms07 hours
TrashigangTrashiyangtshe55 kms02 hours
Samdrup JongkharGuwahati (Assam, India)110 kms03 hours
Samdrup JongkharPhuentsholing400 kms10 hours
PhuentsholingBagdogra (West Bengal, India)165 kms4.5 hours
PhuentsholingSiliguri (West Bengal, India)155 kms04 hours
PhuentsholingDarjeeling (West Bengal, India)200 kms06 hours
PhuentsholingKalimpong (West Bangal, India)185 kms05 hours
PhuentsholingGangtok (Sikkim, India)220 kms07 hours
PhuentsholingDooars (Chalsa) (West Bengal, India)110 kms2.5 hours