Given Bhutan’s mountainous terrain, mode of travel in Bhutan is mostly by road. However, three domestic airports have opened up- one in Bumthang in centrl Bhutan, one in Yonphula in Trashigang, Eastern Bhutan and one in Gelephu in the south. However, at the moment, only the Bumthang airport is operational. Therefore, tourist now have an option of flying to Bumthang.
Nevertheless, roads are well maintained and currently, double lanning of east-west highway is going on. Travelling by road can be interesting and adventurous as you will have an opportunity to see some of the beautiful mountain peaks, lush valley and mesmerizing pass.
Driving time between various places is often determined by weather and during monsoon and foggy weather, driving time can be much longer. The table below provides a estimate of distance and driving time between various places in Bhutan.
|From||To||Distance (Km)||Driving Time (approx)|
|Wangduephodrang||Trongsa||129||4 hours 30 mins|
|Trongsa||Bumthang||68||2 hours 30 mins|
|Mongar||Trashigang||91||3 hours 30 mins|
|Trashigang||Chorten Kora||51||2 hours|
|Trashigang||Samdrupjongkhar||180||6 hours 30 mins|