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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Prakash Kar

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Prakash Kar
6.5/7
Posted 3 months ago 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.
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
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  • 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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A guha

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A guha
5.5/7
Posted 3 months ago Nov 19, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We have hired taxi from Lolegaon hired car operator. Driver behaved well. Roads near lolegaon very poor in condition. No authority is there to maintain roads there. But roads near Darjeeling are well maintained. Locational view also very good. Classic view when road passing in between tea gardens.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:AH 1 and NH 31
Trip Includes:  Zodiac Hotel
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Tathagat Chatterjee

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Tathagat Chatterjee
6/7
Posted Oct 13, 2015 Oct 13, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
I pick Padatik because it is the last train out of SDAH for north Bengal, still reaches around the same time as others. You can get up a bit late also since it reaches the destination by 9 am only. You can sleep peacefully and get up to get breakfast at Malda Town. From NJP, one can go to Siliguri and get the Toy train from the Old station. It is one of the leisurely ways to reach Darjeeling.
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Train name (Train no): PADATIK EXPRESS (2377)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.00/7
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I had gone to Darjeeling with two friends for a leisure trip for 2 days. During that time we had stayed at Spandan for 1 night. We had booked from Siliguri itself. We had to book in a hurry, so didn't expect what amenities would be there. TV, Hot water were available. Rooms are a bit small....more »
Trip Includes:  | Darjeeling
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Debojyoti Paul

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Debojyoti Paul
6.3/7
Posted Aug 14, 2015 Aug 14, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
I went there many times by this bus service. Excellent bus service from Sangita Travel Agency. Arrival and departure time is always very good. Comfortable level was very good.
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Bus operator: Sangita Travel Agency
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • Reading Light
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Monojit .
5.3/7
Posted Jul 31, 2015 Jul 31, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The timing was pre-poned but we managed to reach on time. The bus left before schedule. The bus was clean and tidy. The A/c was well regulated and the audio for the movie was good. The journey was peaceful with required halts. The place of halt was crowded and clumsy but the food was good. The bus was stuck in a traffic jam at some place at midnight. So the bus reached slightly late from its scheduled time.
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Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Water Bottle
  • Reading Light
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Everything was good in Darjeeling except for the hotel we stayed in. Hotel princess was nothing like, what was promised by our booking agent at Siliguri. View was OK, but room condition was not good. Definitely not the worth they were charging us for. Room service was pathetic. Despite of...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: 144 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 6676
    • Awards: 57 of 233 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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