If you consider a trip to Bhutan and want to understand better how to get around the city, we will explain the different types of transportation facilities available to tourists.
For those who are tariff paying tourists, transportation will be arranged by your tour operators.If you check out our various tours and packages, you will see that we arrange transportation on all days of your trip, including pick and drop from the airport.
We use SUV cars for 1 to 3 people, a minibus is hired for 4 to 10 people, and Toyota coaster buses are used for larger groups. For regional tourists, transportation is a little more flexible, and you can choose to use taxis or buses. However, Bhutan has limited bus services. It requires booking to be done in advance. You can also choose to search for taxis or even book one for an entire day or the entire trip.
However, overall, it is safer and easier to pre-arrange your transportation through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator such as us.
The following options are also available to tourists:
Domestic Flight Service: There are certain places in Bhutan you can reach through domestic air services. The three domestic airports in Bhutan are as follows:
Sometimes flights are suspended due to maintenance purpose. Do contact us for details if you wish to take domestic flight services.
Helicopter Service: For those planning to visit Bhutan during the summer months, please bear in mind that mudslides and landslides sometimes cause road blockages due to heavy rainfall. In this case, it is possible to avail helicopter rides for some of the tourist attractions in Bhutan.
Road Transport: Taxis and buses are tricky to get. Also, the average driving speed in Bhutan is 40-50km/h. The best option for you would be to arrange your transportation with licensed Bhutanese tour operators only. It will be the safest option.
We can book a driver, bus, cab or other modes of transport for you. Moreover, these drivers will have experience driving Bhutan’s curvy and narrow roads.