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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Satirtha Dasgupta
  • Satirtha Dasgupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
Satirtha Dasgupta
2/7
Posted 1 week ago Jul 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
Overall the journey was not at all comfortable because of the roads after Kolkata towards Siliguri including highways were in horrible conditions. The bus seats were in good conditions. The bus departed in time but because of the road conditions, that could not reach on time. Blankets and water bottles were provided. For food there were halts.
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  • Comfortable seats
Bus Type:
  • A/C
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Overall, our experience was very good with this hotel. The location of the hotel was very good and near to Darjeeling Raj Bhavan and also in a very peaceful area. But one has to take a walk either from the Raj Bhavan or from the Darjeeling Mall on the other side as cars were not allowed to...more »
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Dibyendu Pal chaudhuri
  • Dibyendu Pal chaudhuri
  • Lives in Kolkata
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Dibyendu Pal chaudhuri
5/7
Posted 1 week ago Jul 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
Darjeeling mail is the best train of North Bengal area. So that was the reason we planned to travel by Darjeeling Mail. We travelled in second AC. Seat and berth was very clean. Food service was also very good. Toilet was also very clean. Train was always on time. Our overall train journey experience was very good.
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Train name (Train no): Darjeeling Mail (12343)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • Non-veg food
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 5.00/7
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  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.00/7
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  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Princess Hotel
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Nasim Munsi
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  • 1 Review
Nasim Munsi
6/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Jul 16, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
It was an awesome journey by train. The train was on the right time and there was no delay at all throughout the entire journey. It reached the destination on right time at around 9 am the next day morning. Comfortable journey and the train departed Sealdah Station at 22.05. It had only four stoppages throughout its whole journey.
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Train name (Train no): Darjeeling Mail (12343)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 5.00/7
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.00/7
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  • Medical facility
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Asique Rahaman
  • Asique Rahaman
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 12 Reviews
Asique Rahaman
3.5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Jul 15, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
Arrival and departure was not on time. Food quality was not so good but security was good. There were two guards in each compartment. The beading was comfortable. Washroom was not so clean. I got confirmation of ticket just few minutes before departure. We did not get meal and lunch in exact time.
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Train name (Train no): Darjeeling Mail (12344)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 5.50/7
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  • Accomodation
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  • Medical facility
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Last Station: Darjeeling
 5.00/7
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I visited this hotel with my whole family. i was with my father ,mother, sister and elder brother. After our arrival in front of the hotel, we were pleased. the outer look of the hotel was good. then we went for chekin . staffs and reception was very helpfull to us.
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Dipankar .
  • Dipankar .
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 3 Reviews
Dipankar .
7/7
Posted 3 months ago May 8, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
During night travel, Darjeeling Mail is a good choice and cost effective. The departure time of the train is 10.05 pm at night and it will reach at New Jalpaiguri Station next day around morning 8 to 8.30 am. During night travel, Darjeeling Mail is a good choice and cost effective. The departure time of the train is 10.05 pm at night and it will reach at New Jalpaiguri Station the next day around morning 8 to 8.30.
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Train name (Train no): Darjeeling Mail (12343)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Non-veg food
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
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
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 6012
Hyundai Santro 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
  • Trains
    • Total distance:501 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:501 km
    • Nearest Airport:Bagdogra
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    • Hotel reviews: 2889
    • Awards: 18 of 173 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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