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Welcome to Paro Airport

The airport is located 4 miles (6km) away from Paro, and 40 miles (65km) from the capital Thimpu. The landing strip is considered challenging ? only eight pilots worldwide are licensed to land here.

Information & Facts

Car Parking

Short-term parking is available.

City Transfers

A taxi service is available although all visitors will be met by their tour operator on arrival and transported from the airport to their onward destination.


Tel: +975 2 29122

Departure Tax

Airport facilities include a post office, bank, bureau de change, restaurants, cafeterias, VIP lounge, duty free shop, gift shop, and taxi service.

Dzongkha is the official language, and various Tibetan dialects are spoken. English has recently become the language of instruction in schools but is only spoken fluently by guides and tourist industry professionals.

The local currency is the Ngultrumbut subdivided into 100 Chetrums. The currency is pegged to the Indian rupee on scale of 1:1. The Ngultrumbut was only introduced in 1974 before which the country had no currency, relying on a system of bartering to acquire goods. US Dollars and Travellers Cheques can be exchanged at banks and large hotels. Visa and Mastercard are not widely accepted.

Local time is GMT +6 hours.
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