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Europe to Bhutan Flights: how to get to Bhutan from UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy by Air?

November,19 2019 BY Master Kungga Dundruk 0 COMMENTS

Lying around 7,600 kilometers (4,700 miles) from the UK, the westernmost country on the European Continent, Bhutan is fast becoming a popular place for tourists from Europe and the United Kingdom to visit. While there is no direct flight to Bhutan from anywhere in Europe and the United Kingdom, it is still a long-haul flight to one of the nine airports in five countries that have direct flights to Paro International Airport. There are also more direct flights to more of the nine gateway airports from the UK and Europe than from anywhere else in the western world.

While there may not be flights to the nine gateway airports for Bhutan from all of the airports in Europe and the United Kingdom, there are direct flights from the main airports across Europe to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, as well as some flights to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Singapore’s Changi International Airport. Most flights from Europe are direct to these airports, though if you are looking for cheaper flights, and have the time, connecting flights can often be better.

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United Kingdom to Bhutan Flights: how to get to Paro (PBH) from London Heathrow (LHR) by air

London Heathrow Airport, the major international airport in the UK, is located in Hillingdon, London, around 14 miles (23km) to the west of Central London, just inside the M25 Ring Road. The airport offers flights to New Delhi, Bangkok, and Singapore, with several flights daily from different carriers to each city. Flights to New Delhi depart daily from the airport in London, and cost around £386 per person for the 8-9 hour flight, a distance of 6,711km.

Flights from London to Bangkok, a distance of 9,534km, cost around £414 for the 11-12 hour flight to the capital of Thailand, while flights to Singapore’s Changi International Airport take around 12 hours to cover the 10,858 kilometers to Singapore at a cost that starts at around £282 per person for an economy one-way trip.

Netherlands to Bhutan Flights: how to get to Paro (PBH) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) by air

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, known formally as Schiphol Airport, lies around nine kilometers to the southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, in the North Holland Region of the country, and is the main international airport in the Netherlands. One of the major air hubs in western Europe, the airport offers direct flights to Delhi, Bangkok, and Singapore.

Flights from Amsterdam to Singapore, a distance of 10,503 kilometers, take around 12 to 15 hours, and cost from around 334€ to as much as 887€ per person for a one-way economy flight. To New Delhi, the flights take around eight hours to cover the 6,358 kilometers, at a cost of around 760€ per person for an economy one-way flight. Bangkok, which is around 9,177 kilometers from Amsterdam, received daily flights from Amsterdam that take around 11 hours, and an economy one-way ticket costs from around 871€ per person.

German to Bhutan Flights: how to get to Paro (PBH) to Frankfurt (FRA) by air

Located in Frankfurt am Main, the Frankfurt International Airport, also known as Rhein-Main-Flughafen, is the main air hub for Germany, and has daily flights to New Delhi, Bangkok, and Singapore. Flights to New Delhi take around 7-8 hours to cover the 6,116-kilometer distance, which costs from around 808 € to 839 € per person.

Flights from Frankfurt to Bangkok, a distance of 8,969 kilometers, take around 10-11 hours and cost from 540 € for a one-way economy flight. Flights to Singapore’s Changi Airport take around 12-16 hours to cover the 10,268 kilometers and cost from 297 € to 433 € for a one-way economy flight.

France to Bhutan Flights: how to get to Paro (PBH) to Paris CDG (CDG) by air

The Charles de Gaulle Airport, in Paris, is the largest airport in France and the second largest in Europe, and lies around 26 kilometers to the northeast of the French capital. The airport offers direct flights to Bangkok, Delhi, and Singapore.

Flights to New Delhi cost from around 361 € for this 8-9 hour flight that covers a distance of 6,587 kilometers. Flights from Paris to Bangkok, a distance of 9,446 kilometers, take around 11-12 hours to reach the Thai Capital, and cost from 444 € to as much as 834 € per person. The flights to Singapore from Paris, which travel 10,739 kilometers, cost from around 297 € to 622 €, and take from 12-27 hours, depending on whether it is direct or not.

Spain to Bhutan Flights: how to get to Paro (PBH) to Madrid (MAD) by air

The Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport is the main international airport in Spain, and the largest airport in Europe. Located within the Madrid City Limits, it lies just nine kilometers from the main financial district and 13 kilometers to the northeast of the historic city center of Madrid. The airport only has direct flights to New Delhi in India, Which run daily. The flights, which cover a distance of around 7,275 kilometers, take around 8-9 hours and cost from 3113 € per person for a one-way economy flight.

Switzerland to Bhutan Flights: how to get to Paro (PBH) to Zurich (ZRH) by air

Known as the Flughafen Zürich or Kloten Airport, Zurich Airport is the main hub for airline travel from Switzerland and the largest airport in the small landlocked nation. Located in the municipalities of Kloten, Rümlang, Oberglatt, Winkel, and Opfikon, the airport lies around 13 kilometers to the north of central Zurich. The airport offers direct flights to Bangkok, New Delhi, and Singapore for connecting flights to Bhutan.

Flights from Bangkok, which is around 9,034 kilometers, cost from 399 € to 853 € for a one-way economy ticket on the 10 to 11-hour flights. Flights to New Delhi cost from around 609 € per person for an economy one-way flight. Flights take around 7 hours 40 minutes to cover the 6,154 kilometers to the Indian capital. Flights to Singapore, a distance of 10,303 kilometers, take from 12 to 15 hours and cost between 347 € and 810 € for an economy one-way flight.

Italy to Bhutan Flights: how to get to Paro (PBH) to Rome (FCO) by air

The Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome is the main airport for flights out of Italy, and one of the busiest passenger airports in Europe. The airport, which was named after the famous Italian polymath, lies around 30 kilometers from the city center of Rome. The airport only has direct flights to Bangkok in Thailand and New Delhi in India for connecting flights to Bhutan’s Paro International Airport.

Flights from Rome to Bangkok take around ten to eleven hours to cover the 9,034 kilometers to the Thai capital, and can cost from around 363 € for a one-way economy ticket. Flights to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport run daily, taking around 7 hours 20 minutes to cover the 5,916-kilometer flight distance. The flights to New Delhi only cost from around 324 € for a direct flight with a one-way economy ticket.

Travel Documents for Flying from Europe to Paro Bhutan

Flights from the United Kingdom and Europe to Bhutan require all passengers to have a valid passport to the gateway airport of their choice, as well as the booking confirmation of the onward flight to Bhutan’s Paro International Airport. Travelers that are not exiting the airport in the gateway city for Bhutan do not need to get a transit visa for that country.

For entry to Bhutan, you will also have to have your valid passport and your visa approval letter, which is sent to you by the tour operator with whom you booked your tour to Bhutan once it is received from the Department of Immigration. When you arrive at Paro International Airport in Bhutan, you will need to show the visa approval letter to the immigration desk, in order to get the visa stamp entered into your passport.

As independent travel is not permitted in Bhutan, you will need to book a pre-arranged tour with a registered Bhutan tour operator, who will handle all of your requirements, including arranging your hotel, driver, guide, and private vehicle, and can also arrange your flights to Bhutan from the gateway city of your choice. The tour operator will also be the one to apply for the Bhutan Entry Visa on your behalf, using a scanned copy of your passport.

Conclusion

Traveling to Bhutan from Europe is much easier than you might think, with direct flights to some of the gateway airports in Asia from most of the major international air hubs across Europe and in the United Kingdom. With more flight options from Europe, the flights are much less costly than those flying from the airports in North America, as well as being a lot faster. You also have the option of taking indirect flights, with connections in several locations in the Middle East and Asia, which can make your flight cost to the gateway airports lower.

Master Kungga Dundruk

About the Author - Master Kungga Dundruk

The Lhasa-born prodigy used to study business overseas, and got his Bachelor of Business in Nepal and India before moving back to his homeland.With pure passion for life and unlimited love for Tibet, Kunga started his guide career as early as 1997.

Responsible, considerate and humorous, he devoted his entire life guiding and serving international tourists travelling in Tibet.As a legendary Tibetan travel guru with 20-year pro guide experience , he once had an exclusive interview with the US media. Currently he is working in Tibet Vista as the Tour Operating Director. Whenever our clients run into troubles, he is your first call and will offer prompt support.

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