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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Suvadip Chakraborty

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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Suvadip Chakraborty
4/7
Posted 5 days ago Jul 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Really hectic and don't prefer to ride on bus to Siliguri due to the pathetic road conditions. Especially if you have any lady alongside, it would be difficult to use wash rooms in roadside restaurants. But you will forget every pain when you start exploring Darjeeling. The snow clad mountain, Toy Train, scenic beauty - everything is so thrilling.
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Water Bottle
  • Charging Point
  • Reading Light
Trip Includes:  Sandrup Hotel
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Shazia Bano

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Shazia Bano
4/7
Posted 6 days ago Jul 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
The train was on time and its timing is very reasonable for one to reach on time. The only problem was the toilets were not that clean and some maintenance is required here. As far as when we reached the Station and from there to our destination, Darjeeling. Darjeeling in West Bengal is the best place that I have ever visited in my life. You should also visit this place. The dawn which occurs during the day is one of the thing that should be visited so.
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Train name (Train no): DARJEELING MAIL (2344)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Trip Includes:  Ascot Hotel
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Alok Ganguly

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Alok Ganguly
6/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 12, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
We had decided to go on a trek trip to Tonglu from Bolpur. One of our friends arranged for booking of tickets by train and we got it easily for eight of us by Uttar Banga Express on 16th April, 2015. The train timing at Bolpur Station was at 22:10 hours so we had already taken our dinner. The train also arrived in time and our job was just find our berths, roll out our beds and have a nice sleep till morning. We arrived New Jalpaiguri Station at 6 am where we had our morning tea. From there we hired a vehicle for Manebhanjan, gateway to Singalila National Park and Sandakphu from where our trek to Tonglu eventually started.
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Train name (Train no): UTTAR BANGA EXPRESS (3147)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 6.50/7
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  • Accomodation
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  • Medical facility
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Sandip Maji

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Sandip Maji
4.8/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
You can pick the Government bus service from Esplaned (Kolkata) bus depot. The service charge are not very high, but I will personally recommend, don't pick bus wherever you have the option to go in train, that will be much safer and soothing journey ever. The journey in bus is very hectic, the condition of roads in Malda is very much poor. If you have to go in bus, please use a high quality bus. That's it. Thanks.
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Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
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  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  | Tiger Hill
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Anil Gaidhani

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Anil Gaidhani
6/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Flight
The flight is on right time with good staff and well-maintained Cline Aircraft. The flight time is just 45 minutes from Kolkata to Darjeeling and is good experience. The jeep trip from Bagdogra to Darjeeling is more attractive and none of the vehicles required A/C. The on way hills and valley sightseeing is worth visiting.
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Airline name: SpiceJet
Boarding airport:Kolkata
Rating:
7/7
Last airport:Bagdogra
Rating:
5/7
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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
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    • Duration: 8 Hrs by Bus
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