Driving Distance In Bhutan

The driving distance in Bhutan chart shows some short distances but the time taken might look weird. Thats the actual time taken and its not a mistake. Being a mountainous country and road being narrow in some places the speed of vehicle is less than 50Km/hours most of the time. 

driving distance in Bhutan

Road network

Bhutan has network of roads throughout the length and breadth of the country. Our roads might not be as good as the ones in developed countries but they are well maintained in most places.

Recently, road widening is being carried out in most places so, some stretch might be little rough but in few years time we will have a well maintained double lane roads from West to East of Bhutan.

Domestic airports

We will give you a rough idea of driving distance and domestic airports connecting various towns in Bhutan.

Bhutan has three domestic air ports which has occasional flights. The domestic air ports are located in Bumthang (central Bhutan), Trashigang (east Bhutan) and Gelephu (south Bhutan).


We don’t have rail or other modes of transportation so the only way to move from one place to another is by road or by domestic flights to the places mentioned above.

Most of our road are well maintained and we have a fleet of comfortable vehicles with experienced drivers to make your travel as comfortable as possible.

Most of our roads twist and turn so it takes longer time to cover these distance.

Below is the distance and the approximate time taken between various towns in Bhutan.

Driving distance in Bhutan

From To Distance (Km) Driving Time
Paro Thimphu 55 km 2 hours
Paro Haa 70 km 3 hours
Thimphu Phuentsholing 180 km 6 hours
Thimphu Wangduephodrang 76 km 3 hours
Thimphu Punakha 70 km 3 hours
Punakha Wangduephodrang 17 km 45 min
Punakha Gangtey (Phobjikha) 70 km 3 hours
Gangtey (Phobjikha) Trongsa 125 km 4.1/2 hours
Wangduephodrang Trongsa 129 km 5 hours
Trongsa Bumthang 68 km 3 hours
Bumthang Mongar 198 km 7 hours
Mongar Lhuentse 76 km 3 hours
Mongar Trashigang 91 km 3 hours
Trashigang Chorten Kora 52 km 2 hours
Trashigang Samdrup Jongkhar 180 km 7 hours
Samdrup Jongkhar Guwahati (Assam, India) 110 km 3 hours
Samdrup Jongkhar Phuentsholing 400 km 10 hours
Phuentsholing Bagdogra (West Bengal, India) 180 km 4.1/2 hours
Phuentsholing Siliguri (West Bengal, India) 155 km 4 hours
Phuentsholing Darjeeling (West Bengal, India) 200 km 6 hours
Phuenthsoling Kalimpong (West Bangal, India) 185 km 5 hours
Phuentsholing Gangtok (Sikkim, India) 220 km 7 hours
Phuentsholing Dooars (Chalsa) (West Bengal, India) 110 km 2.1/2 hour