Kolkata to Darjeeling

Distance between Kolkata and Darjeeling is 634 km. This city is one of the most developed cities in the state of West Bengal. Kolkata is well connected to Darjeeling by roadways and railways. But the best way to travel Darjeeling from Kolkata is by air. It takes an hour to reach Bagdogra from Kolkata International Airport which is the nearest place to Darjeeling. After that, the journey can be continued by car or bus from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. It takes 3 hours and distance of 90 km from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. The places including the road journey from Bagdogra -24 km -> Pankhabari - 10 km -> Kurseong- 16 km -> Sonada - 23 km -> Ghum - 20km-> Darjeeling. Various restaurants, dhabas, HP and IOC petro pumps are available on the way.

Transport options from Kolkata to Darjeeling

Kolkata to Darjeeling By Car: Take a cab to travel from Kolkata to Darjeeling which takes around 9 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR 14 to INR 28 per kilometer, depending upon the type of car. Meals at dhabas and restaurants can be enjoyed during the journey. Journey by cabs is ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.

Kolkata to Darjeeling By Bus: Regular and direct bus services connect Kolkata to Darjeeling which takes around 9 hours. A/C, Non A/C, Volvo and buses by West Bengal Government also operates between the two destinations. Travelling by bus is cheap and ideal for groups and single travellers.

Kolkata to Darjeeling By Train: Trains can be taken from Howrah station to Siliguri Junction or New Jalpaiguri and then the direct trains are available from Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. Ideal for families and groups.

Kolkata to Darjeeling By Flight: Take a flight from Kolkata International Airport to Bagdogra which is an hour long journey after it cab or bus can be taken from Bagdogra to Darjeeling which takes 3 hours to reach there. It is expensive but ideal for families and senior citizens

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Tushar kanti Bhattacharya

Tushar kanti, Kolkata,
Connoisseur
13 Reviews

Good experience

Jul 14, 2016
Mode of Transport: Flight

This was very cheap deal from Kolkata to Bagdogra at a convenient time. I boarded the flight at 13:30 and it took off at right time from Kolkata. The flight was very comfortable and the crews were very much helpful. The rates of food on board should be affordable. This is very unfortunate that all the rates are much above the MRP.

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swastik73

swastik73, Kolkata,
Guru
73 Reviews | 2 Views

Use as the last option

Jun 15, 2016
Mode of Transport: Bus

Use this as the last option. Very uncomfortable for tall people. The road between Malda and Beherampore in very bad condition due to bureaucratic tangle. Carry Food and the Journey will take around 15 hours so plan your travel accordingly. It is advisable not to go directly to Darjeeling the same day, stay in Dooars.

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Ritupan gogoi

Ritupan gogoi, Goa,
Tourist
2 Reviews | 1 View

The route was excellent

Feb 16, 2016
Mode of Transport: Flight

I took the flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra, after that I took a taxi from Bagdogra to Darjeeling, it took around 3 hours to reach there. The route was excellent, while we were in flight the scenery was great from above within an hour we had reached the destination.

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Chandan Mishra

Chandan, Kolkata,
Scout
5 Reviews | 4 Views

A good journey

Jan 4, 2016
Mode of Transport: Train

Howrah njp shatabdi express. Food was very good. Cleanliness of train and toilet was very good. This train depart from howrah station at 14:15 pm and reach njp 22:25 pm almost right time. We stay at retiring room. Room was very good. There was sufficient hot and cold water in bath room in retiring room.

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Sudipto Chakrabort

Sudipto, Kolkata,
Scout
8 Reviews | 3 Views

A nice journey

Dec 26, 2015
Mode of Transport: Train

It is a mail train so somehow special than the superfast trains. It departs from sealdah and reaches new jalpaiguri the next day. The journey is comfortable and affordable. Train is kept clean and facilities are good than the other trains of that root. So a nice journey it gives.

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