How can I come to Thimphu from the airport?

Upon arriving at Paro International Airport, the primary gateway to Bhutan, you have several transportation options to reach Thimphu, the capital city:

Taxi: Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal. You can hire a taxi for a direct journey to Thimphu. The journey takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.

Pre-arranged Transfer: Many hotels and tour operators offer pre-arranged airport transfers to Thimphu. You can book such services in advance to ensure a hassle-free journey to your accommodation.

How do I get around Thimphu town?

We recommend either walking or taking taxis to get around Thimphu.

Walking: Many attractions in Thimphu, such as the Tashichho Dzong, Changangkha Lhakhang, and the Centennial Farmers Market, are within walking distance of each other. Exploring the city on foot allows you to soak in its vibrant atmosphere and discover hidden gems.

Taxi: Taxis are readily available throughout Thimphu and are a convenient mode of transportation for traveling longer distances within the city. Make sure to negotiate the fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Is it safe to drink tap water in Bhutan?

It’s advisable to drink bottled or boiled water while in Bhutan to avoid the risk of waterborne illnesses. Most hotels and restaurants provide filtered or bottled water to guests.