Kolkata to Darjeeling Distance

Kolkata To Darjeeling

(Darjeeling To Kolkata)

Best way to travel from Kolkata to Darjeeling

Total distance 635 km
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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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Kousik Majumder
  • Kousik Majumder
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 photos
  • 3 Reviews
Kousik Majumder
6/7
Posted 1 week ago Jan 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
It was a nice and a wonderful journey by train. Good people in the train and outside view from the train was very good and pleasant. I enjoyed the most of it. People should visit here more than once. Take a joy ride in toy train and visit hill station. The rock garden was a charming one. Good chance of photography and will give you a adventurous experience.
Train name (Train no): DARJEELING MAIL (2343)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 3.50/7
Trip Includes:  Pineridge Hotel
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Kaushik Biswas
  • Kaushik Biswas
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 photos
  • 6 Reviews
Kaushik Biswas
5.5/7
Posted 1 month ago Dec 23, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
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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Train name (Train no): Shatabdi Express (12041)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
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Suraj Das
  • Suraj Das
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
Suraj Das
6/7
Posted 2 months ago Dec 5, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
12343 (Darjeeling Mail) from SHEALDAH as the train travel in the night time it leaves from Kolkata at 10:05 pm in the night and reach NJP in the morning 8:00 am. So there are chances of getting a ticket in that. Just buy a general ticket board the train. Ask the TTE to allot you a berth, he will fine you and convert your general ticket to SLEEPER TICKET and can allot you a berth. Rather you can ask him to allot his own BERTH which he has got for himself. This is very common practice in railways.
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Train name (Train no): Darjeeling Mail (12343)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  | Tiger Hill
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Deepan
  • Deepan
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 photos
  • 3 Reviews
Deepan
3.5/7
Posted 3 months ago Oct 18, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
Overall travel experience by train was not up to the mark.
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Train name (Train no): PADATIK EXPRESS (2378)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 3.50/7
Trip Includes:  Sandrup Hotel | Darjeeling
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Snehamoy Roy
  • Snehamoy Roy
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
Snehamoy Roy
5/7
Posted 3 months ago Oct 16, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
I travelled from Kolkata to Darjeeling by train and it was a normal train experience and there was nothing special about it.
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Train name (Train no): KANCHANJUNGA EXPRESS (5658)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Darjeeling Palace Hotel
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Kolkata to Darjeeling By Car/Taxi (501 Km)

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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Road/Route Map For Kolkata To Darjeeling

Driving directions from Kolkata to Darjeeling
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:501 km
    • Duration: 8 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:501 km
    • Duration: 8 Hrs by Bus
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    • Total distance:501 km
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    • Nearest Airport:Bagdogra
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