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How To Reach Phuentsholing in West - Bhutan

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
Route Hubs: Siliguri - Hasimara - Jaigaon - Phuentsholing

From Airport: If you are a group, you may hire a cab for yourselves. It takes around 4 hours of ride from Bagdogra to Phuentsholing. Being a friendly country, Indian Nationals can enter into Bhutan without any hassle. We need to make permits after we enter.

From Railway Station: Hasimara ( HSA ) is theclosest railway station to Phuentsholing and is only 18 km from Phuentsholing. However, not muych train stop here or even take this route on the Guwahati route. New Alipurduar ( NOQ )is again another railways station nearer to Phuentsholing

From NJP/ Siliguri: Direct busses run between Silliguri and Phuentsholing. These busses are operated by Bhutan. Around 3 busses ply these days. The timings are 630 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM ( please confirm the actual timings ). These busses bring you directly in to Phuentsholing in some 5 hours. Tickets can be bought on the bus itself, subject to availibility. You may also take busses to Jaigaon (border town) from Siliguri and then take an auto to Bhutan Gate. Cross it on foot to enter Phuentsholing.

From Hasimara: For people coming from Kolkata, boarding Kanchan Kanya in evening ( 830 PM ) is the best option to reach Phuentsholing. The train reaches around 1130 in Hasimara. Once you get out, you get autorickshaws to Jaigaon. Some 20 minutes of ride, and you are in Bhutan gate. Cross over to Phuentsholing.

From Alipurduar: Jaigaon is about 50 km from Alipurduar and direct buses are available from bus stand which takes about 2 hours to reach. From Jaigaon bus stand, take an auto to Bhutan Gate. It takes 5 Rs. and 10 minutes

By Bus: From Kolkata: There is a direct bus from Kolkata to Phuentsholing. These buses runs on alternative days and leave from Esplanade Bus Stand in evening, around 7. Book your tickets in advance.

From NJP/ Siliguri: Buses of Bhutan Transport are available from Siliguri. They leave at 5 AM and 230 PM from Jaigaon bus stand in Silliguri

Some More Help:

Distance From Major Points:

  • Siliguri - Jaigaon: 165 km
  • Kolkata- Jaigaon: 710 km
  • Hasimara- Jaigaon: 18 km
  • Alipurduar- Jaigaon: 50 km

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