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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Shilpi dutta Dutta

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Shilpi dutta Dutta
5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Jun 23, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
The train was neat and clean. It was an overnight journey. Reached Sealdah on time. We got food packed from Food Plaza at NJP Station. But the Biriyani was stale, could not eat. This train is better than Kanchankanya Express. Maintains time. Hawkers move around selling food and drinks, toys etc.
Train name (Train no): DARJEELING MAIL (2344)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: New Jalpaiguri
 3.50/7
This station has
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  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 3.50/7
This station has
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  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  | Darjeeling
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Saikat Kundu

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Saikat Kundu
6/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jun 14, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
We had booked Darjeeling Mail 60 days prior to the journey using Internet. This train is really neat and clean. But catering is not available. We reached NJP about 30 minutes late. But the entire journey was very good. Everybody should prefer this train over the other trains.
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Train name (Train no): DARJEELING MAIL (2343)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 5.00/7
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  • Accomodation
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  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.00/7
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Trip Includes:  Seven Seventeen Hotel | Tiger Hill
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Supriyo Gorai

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Supriyo Gorai
4.5/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jun 12, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Best way to travel North Bengal is by train. One can catch a train leaving Kolkata at night and reach New Jalpaiguri in the morning. As the train travel at night there is not much activity that can be done, except sleep and keep oneself fully charged up for the journey next day.
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Train name (Train no): PAHARIA EXPRESS (5721)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 5.00/7
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Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 6.00/7
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Trip Includes:  Hotel Mahakal | Darjeeling Toy Train
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Debasish  Mondal

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Debasish Mondal
6/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jun 8, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
We booked for 2nd A/C and its good, coach and bathroom all are very clean. They provided blankets, pillow, covers etc and all are cleaned well. This train doesn't have any catering service, so you need to carry your dinner or complete dinner before train starts. We reached NJP without delay and didn't face any issue during travel.
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Train name (Train no): Darjeeling Mail (12343)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 5.00/7
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 4.50/7
This station has
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  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Darjeeling Tourist Lodge
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Arka Das

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Arka Das
4.5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jun 8, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
It is a 11 hour night journey. The train left Sealdah Railway Station around 9:55 Pm. We all just had our dinner and prepared our bed up and felt a sleep. It was nice and comfortable journey, all night long. In the morning the train arrived on time. We were very exited about the journey.
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Train name (Train no): Darjeeling Mail (12343)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 3.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Siliguri Junction
 4.50/7
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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
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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    • Total distance:501 km
    • Duration: 8 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
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    • Total distance:501 km
    • Duration: 8 Hrs by Bus
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