How far is Gangtok from the nearest airport?

The nearest airport to Gangtok is Pakyong Airport (PYG), located about 35 kilometers (approximately 22 miles) from the city. Pakyong Airport is a small regional airport and has limited flight connectivity.

Alternatively, many travelers use Bagdogra Airport (IXB) as it is better connected to major cities in India. Bagdogra Airport is located near Siliguri in West Bengal and is approximately 125 kilometers (about 78 miles) from Gangtok. The journey from Bagdogra to Gangtok typically takes around 4 to 5 hours by road, depending on traffic and road conditions.

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