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    Travelers from across the globe throng the beautiful country of Bhutan nestled in the Himalayas. Otherwise, known as the Buddhist temple, Bhutan is the world’s happiest country and also the only country in the world that’s carbon negative. It is famous for its many monasteries and temples, its forts and ruins, rich culture and the magical captivating landscapes of the Himalayas. Being a popular tourist destination, there are a few airports of Bhutan to accommodate the travel of its many tourists.

    If you’re traveling from India, the nearest Indian airport to Bhutan is the Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal. The average Bhutan air ticket price from India is around INR 8,000- 10,000 if booked in advance.

    A List Of All The Airports Of Bhutan

    If you are planning a trip to Bhutan, you must take a look at all these airports in Bhutan and where they are located for easy-peasy travel across the country.

    1. Paro Airport

    Paro Airport

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    The Paro International Airport in Bhutan is situated in Paro, a valley town in Bhutan, is the only international airport of the four airports of Bhutan, and is located not very far from the city. The airport was started in 1968, and is quite small, having just one runway and one terminal. If you’re planning to visit places like Ha, Tsirang, Chirang, Chhukha, and Daga, then the Paro airport is a good pick to choose as your landing point. In fact, Paro itself has a lot to offer and is a popular tourist destination.

    Distance from the city: 6 km


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    2. Gelephu Airport

    Gelephu Airport

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    This Bhutan airport is situated in Samtenling, Gewog, close to a town named Gelephu in the Sarpang district in Bhutan. The airport was constructed in 2008 and originally aimed to be an international airport, but due to financial and logistical reasons, it ran on and off, and finally started operating on a regular basis in 2017. The airport only hosts one airline, Druk Air, which flies to and from Paro and Jakar. If you’re traveling to those cities or their neighboring towns, then you could use this airport as your boarding/landing point.

    Distance from the city: 3 km from Gelephu

    3. Bathpalathang Airport

    Bathpalathang Airport

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    This Bhutanese airport is located in Jakar, and was constructed in 2011. The Bathpalathang Airport is the newest airport in Bhutan and in the beginning had flights only to Paro, till it got suspended in 2012, but was recently reopened for use. There are two main airlines that operate here; they are the Bhutan Airlines, which flies to and from Thimpu/ Paro, and Druk Air, which flies to Paro and Gelephu as well.

    Distance from city: 5 km from Jakar

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    4. Yongphulla Airport

    Yongphulla Airport

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    Yongphulla Airport, one of the domestic airports of Bhutan, is located near the town of Trashigang in the Trashigang district and was constructed in 2010. Originally constructed by the Indian army in the 1960’s, it had only one airstrip, and was mostly unused. It was only in the 2010’s that it was decided to reopen the airport for use. Now, the airport is developing more and is on its way to becoming an international airport. The two major airlines operating here are Druk air and Bhutanese Airlines flying to Paro and Jakar.

    Distance from city: 20 km from Trashigang

    Now that you have a good idea of the airports of Bhutan, both domestic and international, it will make it easier for you to plan your travel. Start planning your dream vacation to Bhutan today!

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