Bhutan destination information

All you need to know before visiting Bhutan

Bhutan summary

Bhutan is a small country with around 776K Bhutanese. Official language is Dzongkha. Bhutan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+06:00. Currency used in Bhutan is Ngultrum (BTN).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 220
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 192

ATMs in Bhutan are Common. Internet speed in Bhutan is on average 2.4 Mbps. In Bhutan you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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🗣️ Dzongkha
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 776K ☀️ ~12 °C 🌧 ~154 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 38k km2 (15k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Bhutan uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • Dzongkha


Currency 💱

1 BTN = 0.01 USD

Bhutan uses the Bhutanese ngultrum (symbol: Nu.), code BTN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 ngultrums. Ngultrum is subdivided into 100 chhertums. Coins come in denominations of 50, 25, 20 and 1 chhertums.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Bhutan. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Bhutan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Bhutan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Bhutan, dial +, then 975 (the country code for Bhutan), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Bhutan, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 3 .

international: + 975 3 1234567
calling local: 3 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Bhutan is on average 2.4 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Bhutan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 355.54 BTN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Bhutan Telecom or Tashi Cell.


Rules 🚗

In Bhutan you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) on undivided highways, 50 km/h (31 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) on expressways and 8-20 km/h (4-12 mph) in all built-up areas.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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