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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Santosh Sharma
  • Santosh Sharma
  • 2 photos
  • 2 Reviews
Santosh Sharma
4/7
Posted 6 days ago Feb 28, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Indian Railway was on time but not clean. Coaches were not well-maintained and food quality was not so good. Toilets needs to be improved, in total it was a good journey and boarding was on time.
Train name (Train no): DARJEELING MAIL (2344)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 5.00/7
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.50/7
Trip Includes:  Hotel Dip Palace
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Milon Chowdhury
  • Milon Chowdhury
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
Milon Chowdhury
5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Feb 20, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Darjeeling Mail was very fast and also a very clean train. The train was on time and the food was very delicious. Its was like a 1st class train and the next time when I travel to Darjeeling I shall travel by this train only. I suggest this train for a beautiful journey.
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Train name (Train no): DARJEELING MAIL (2344)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Trip Includes:  Sandrup Hotel
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Saibal Paul
  • Saibal Paul
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews
Saibal Paul
6/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Feb 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
I can't tell you much about the experience in the train as maximum time of the journey I have slept. When I woke up in the morning at 9 am it was in the outer of the New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Station. Nice train with clean toilets. On time arrival at the NJP Station. Booked the tickets prior to 60 days.
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Train name (Train no): PADATIK EXPRESS (2377)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 7.00/7
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
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Broadway Hotel | Darjeeling
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Purna .
  • Purna .
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
Purna .
7/7
Posted 1 month ago Feb 4, 2015
Mode of Transport:Flight
Best way to travel to Darjeeling is going by flight from Kolkatta to Bagdora Airport. From there take a cab for Darjeeling. In case you plan to return back by flight and catch connecting trains from Kolkata have at least 6 hours time in between as flights mostly get delayed at Bagdogora.
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Airline name: IndiGo Airlines
Boarding airport:Kolkata
Rating:
6.5/7
Last airport:Bagdogra
Rating:
4/7
Trip Includes:  Hotel Shanti Palace | Darjeeling
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Kousik Majumder
  • Kousik Majumder
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 photos
  • 3 Reviews
Kousik Majumder
6/7
Posted 2 months 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.
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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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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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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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