Kolkata to Darjeeling Distance

Kolkata To Darjeeling

(Darjeeling To Kolkata)

Best way to travel from Kolkata to Darjeeling

Total distance 632 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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Ritupan gogoi

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  • Ritupan gogoi
  • Lives in Goa
  • 3 photos
  • 2 Reviews
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Ritupan gogoi
5.5/7
Posted 3 months ago 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.
Airline name: Jet Konnect
Boarding airport:Kolkata
Rating:
6.5/7
Last airport:Guwahati
Rating:
3.5/7
Trip Includes:  The Elgin
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Chandan Mishra

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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Chandan Mishra
6.5/7
Posted Jan 4, 2016 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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Train name (Train no): Shatabdi Express (12041)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Non-veg food
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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Location very good near mall. Room was good. Food was good. Hotel staff are very cooperative. Very good budget hotel. Hotel service was very good. I recommend this hotel for staying with minimum cost near Darjeeling mall. Hotel staff are always ready to help you. Sufficient hot and cold water...more »
Trip Includes:  | Darjeeling
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Sudipto Chakrabort

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Sudipto Chakrabort
6/7
Posted Dec 26, 2015 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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Train name (Train no): DARJEELING MAIL (2343)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 4.50/7
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It is located in a good position and was quite a fine hotel to stay in while our trip continued. The ambiance of the place was good and scenic beauty from the rooms was also good. Darjeeling mall was also nearby and the price was also affordable. Besides the staff were also good. The food...more »
Trip Includes:  | Darjeeling | Tiger Hill
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Tapas Pal

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Tapas Pal
6/7
Posted Dec 24, 2015 Dec 24, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
On the month of august 2015, we visited the place Darjeeling. We went along with my four college friends and enjoyed a lot. Starting from Sealdah station in the Darjeeling mail we got down at NJP railway station.

Then we went to the queen of hill by toy train. The journey was a very thrilling and charming one through the hills area. We stayed 3 days in a hotel Darjeeling palace and enjoyed a most. In 3 days we visited most of the palace by hiring a car. The overall experience was great and wonderful.
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Train name (Train no): Darjeeling Mail Slip (10)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 6.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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The hotel is situated near the market and far from station. It is in the hillside town of Darjeeling. It is a very warm and nice hotel configuring with wood paneled, fire burning facility is available. The rooms are clean and well decorated. From the window, we saw the mountains and the...more »
Trip Includes:  | Darjeeling | Senchal Lake
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Prakash Kar

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Prakash Kar
6.5/7
Posted Nov 25, 2015 Nov 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
I have ac 2-tier sleeper class ticket. Train starting from sealdah station at night. Train journey was awesome. Enjoy it very much. Our neighbor passenger also going gangtok. We reached new jalpaiguri at early morning. Train reached destination city as exact time. No delay occurred.
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Train name (Train no): DARJEELING MAIL (2343)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 6.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
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Really nice hotel. Hotel situated in very good area with proper communication. Fooding and lodging was brilliant. Food price and quality mind blowing. From hotel cars are available to visit tourist spot. Room service was nice. Room staff are always available for your help. Hotel cost was...more »
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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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  • 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
  • Trains
    • Total distance:501 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:501 km
    • Nearest Airport:Bagdogra
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 152 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 7328
    • Awards: 47 of 269 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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