Kolkata to Darjeeling

Kolkata to Darjeeling distance is 632 kms and its takes approx 12 hrs by road. Out of the 49 reviews shared by travellers, 10% prefer Bus, 77% prefer Train, 4% prefer Car or Cab whereas 10% prefer Flight respectively.

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Chiranjit

"Train service was very good & toilets were also very neat and clean"

6/7
Posted 16 Sep

Travelled by: Train

Travelled as: Group

Actually we (3 friends except me) were planning to go to Darjeeling from our college time that means 2 years before. But finally the trip succeeded on 5th December, 2012. We are from Bhubaneswar; first we travelled by JanShatabdi and went to Howrah. At around 9.30 pm we boarded the train (13149/Kanchan Kanya Express). We were 4 friends, so had lots of fun. We reserved sleeper class seats in that train and were eager to see the sight and view of Darjeeling. We all were very excited. We couldn\'t mark the places as we were going by train but we could measure the only sea level (We measured how much higher we were from the ground level). Train service was very good. Toilet was also very neat and clean. In the other 2 seats one couple were travelling to New Jalpaiguri (NJP). So we didn\' ...Read More

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Kaushik

Kolkata

"Good and a fast journey by train "

5.5/7
Posted 23 Dec

Travelled by: Train

Travelled as: Family

If you're travelling from Howrah toward New Jalpaiguri, you may not get the train in time. This is for information that the train starts from NJP in the morning, arrives Howrah and then goes back to NJP. So, punctuality at Howrah depends on the running between NJP-HWH. Cleanliness may be an issue as the train doesn't come from the crashed due to reason mentioned above; however, railway staff will attempt to clean the toilets at different stations after it departs from Howrah. It reaches NJP after 10:20 pm, so make prior arrangements for your night stay if you aren't a local resident at the destination. Most of the time average arrival time at NJP is 11 pm or later.

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Ramendu

Kolkata

"Water supply was not good"

5/7
Posted 21 Oct

Travelled by: Train

Travelled as: Group

The train departed from Howrah station on time. But as it is was Puja special train, so it was very very late in reaching new Jalpaiguri. It took about 2.30 hours extra time in reaching destined station. Moreover toilets were not well cleaned. Water supply was also not good at all.

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rohon

Kolkata

"A good journey"

5/7
Posted 6 Nov

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Group

SBSTC bus journey is very good. The bus fare is very low. The sight seen when bus is gone is very beautiful. The bus journey is very comfortable. The travel time is about 6 hours. Now SBSTC bus booking is online service available. You can book ticket through online payment.

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Chandan

Kolkata

"A good journey"

6.5/7
Posted 4 Jan

Travelled by: Train

Travelled as: Group

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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Journey Overview

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

Return: Darjeeling to Kolkata

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 5010
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 6012
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 6012
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 6513
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 14 7014
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