Sleeping in Airports

Paro Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Paro Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

you are given a full body pat down search before you go to the departure area. This is conducted behind a curtain and is about as intrusive as you can get without a full “cavity” search. – Mark

PBH Airport Overview

paro airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Paro International Airport.

What to Expect

The small, beautifully designed terminal at Paro Airport (code: PBH) handles Asian routes. Amenities are limited to a few basic cafes and travellers report that WiFi is free.  Due to the difficult landing conditions, flights occur during sunrise and sunset only.

Sleeping in Paro Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, it seems that this airport closes nightly, as landing at night here is dangerous.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Paro Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Paro Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Hotel Tashi Phontshok – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Drukchen – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Khangkhu Resort – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Paro, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

A reviewer (November 2018) mentioned that economy ticket holders can pay to enter the Druk Air Thunder Business Lounge. As of this update, we have not been able to confirm this. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes for several hours at night (flights are only allowed from sunrise to sunset), as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airlines

Paro airport is served by the following airlines: Bhutan Airlines • Druk Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2022-04-22

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.