Guwahati to Gangtok

This is all you need to know about travelling from Guwahati to Gangtok. Did you know about these various means to travel from Guwahati to Gangtok? The drive for 529 kms from Guwahati to Gangtok is simply magnificent. There are multiple ways to reach Gangtok from Guwahati including roadways and railways. Most preferred way of transport from Guwahati to Gangtok is by train.

Transport options from Guwahati to Gangtok

Guwahati to Gangtok By Bus: Travellers enjoy the bus journey as you get to see very good places on the way. If you are worried about what type of buses are available, worry not. You get to choose from A/C Sleeper (2+1), Non A/C Sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi-sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi-sleeper. Want to book bus tickets for Gangtok from Guwahati? Government and private buses run frequently between Guwahati and Gangtok.

Guwahati to Gangtok By Train: Check the train status, schedule, timetable and availability to reach Gangtok from Guwahati You will reach in 9 hours from Guwahati to Gangtok by train. Darjeeling is the nearest railway station. It is about 47 kms from Bagdogra airport.

Guwahati to Gangtok By Car: If you prefer taking the road to reach Gangtok from Guwahati, check the taxi guide here. If you're travelling with your family, hiring the car is a better idea. The basic price for hiring a car starts at INR 5 and varies according your choice of the car. The company will not pay the toll tax.

Guwahati to Gangtok By Flight: Check availability of flights from Guwahati to Gangtok. There are direct flights available to Gangtok from Guwahati. Travel by flight takes about 1 hour. Several cab and taxi services are available outside the airport to travel from airport to other parts of Gangtok. Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport near Gangtok. It is about 77 kms from Bagdogra airport to Gangtok.


Reviewer Bidyasagar Narzary says "I visited Gangtak in my own car. I drove the car myself. I started at 4.30..."

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Travelling tips from Guwahati to Gangtok

Sunil Chaurasia

Sunil, Guwahati,
Connoisseur
22 Reviews | 57 Views

Journey between Guwahati and Gangtok. Moving from plains to hills :-)

Apr 10, 2015
Mode of Transport: Train

This two locations are well connected with each other first by train and then by shared/private vehicles (Bus, Sumo, SUV). Now starting from Guwahati Station, there is lot of trains from Guwahati. One needs to board at Guwahati (GHY) and land at New Jalpaiguri (NJP) or Siliguri.I did this trip in March, 2015 and I landed in New Jalpaiguri.

I would suggest one to take the train which starts in the evening time (around 5 -6 pm or later) so that one reaches NJP in the early morning. The duration of train travel is 9 hours.

After reaching NJP, get fresh and move outside the railway station, I assure you will only listen Gangtok, Darjeeling, Pelling and lots of shared taxi. What I mean to say there is no connectivity issue between New Jalpaiguri and Gangtok at all. The fare of shared taxi per person is Rs 200/- and if you are a group of around 6-7, I suggest you to book the vehicles for Rs 2000/-, in this way you are saving a lot of time and will reach Gangtok early so that you can carry on with further proceedings (Hotel, Sightseeing Cab and all this).

The distance between NJP and Gangtok is around 120 km and it takes 4 hours and the roads are good enough. There are certain Shooting Stone Zone on the way which sometime cause delay due to landslides but not to worry as it's all worth winding up from the plains to the Beautiful town Gangtok.

Naming some of the trains from Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri

ABADH ASSAM EXP (Daily----- Dep:-22:00-----Arr:-6:00)

KANCHANJUNGA EXP(Daily----Dep:-22:30-----Arr:-07:35)

One can surf Indian Railways site (irctc. Com) and plan according to their plan and timings.

Hope it helps.

    • Tickets booked:
    • 7 days prior
    • This train has:
    • Veg. Food
    • Non-veg food
    • On-time
    • Clean toilets
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Accomodation
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
    • Medical facility
    • Prepaid auto/taxi
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Accomodation
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
    • Medical facility
    • Prepaid auto/taxi
Juwel

Juwel, Guwahati,
Scout
3 Reviews | 91 Views

Guwahati to Gangtok by train

Jun 30, 2014
Mode of Transport: Train

Train was nice but toilet was not so good and also our dinner was bad. Train was late by an hour.

    • Tickets booked:
    • 30 days prior
    • This train has:
    • Veg. Food
    • This station has
    • Prepaid auto/taxi
    • This station has
    • Prepaid auto/taxi
Mr Manas

Mr,
Scout
2 Reviews | 37 Views

Reached on time

Apr 23, 2014
Mode of Transport: Train

I had taken the decision for this journey suddenly, so there was no reservation available for the Kanchenjunga express I have confirmed my ticket one day before the journey by applying TATKAL service. This train is very comfortable and it reached the destination without delay..

    • Tickets booked:
    • 7 days prior
    • This train has:
    • Veg. Food
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
    • Medical facility
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
Bidyasagar Narzary

Bidyasagar, Guwahati,
Scout
3 Reviews | 36 Views

Awesome Car Ride to Gangtok!

Apr 10, 2014
Mode of Transport: Car

I visited Gangtak in my own car. I drove the car myself. I started at 4.30 am from Guwahati on 30/3/14. Reached Siliguri at 3.00 pm. Stayed in a hotel. Next morning I started at 6.00 am from Siliguri and reached Gangtok at 10.30 am on 31/3/14. I stayed at Mayur Hotel from 31/3/14 to 2/4/14. It is fascinating to drive vehicle from Guwahati to Gangtak. One can see and feel the excitement of driving on hilly roads. I advise fellow tourists to travel in a SUV or a Sedan. I also advise them to stop at several points on the way to Gangtak to see the natural beauty. Life is worthwhile if we know how to utilize it in a meaningful and exciting ways.

    • Car Type:
    • SUV
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    • Petrol pumps
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    • Route Taken:
    • NH 31C
Rhituraj Bora

Rhituraj, Guwahati,
Scout
2 Reviews | 54 Views

Nice experience overall

Jan 13, 2014
Mode of Transport: Train

Had a nice travel in Dibrugarh-Delhi Rajdhani express from Guwahati to Gangtok on the 1st week of this new year 2014. Train was on time and it was quite clean. We boarded the AC 2 tier and was pleased with all the food offered in the train. Good travel experience...

    • Tickets booked:
    • 7 days prior
    • This train has:
    • Veg. Food
    • Non-veg food
    • On-time
    • Clean toilets
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Accomodation
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
    • Medical facility
    • Prepaid auto/taxi
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Accomodation
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
    • Medical facility
    • Prepaid auto/taxi

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