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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Bijoylaxmi Koley
  • Bijoylaxmi Koley
  • Lives in Durgapur
  • 3 Reviews
Bijoylaxmi Koley
5/7
Posted 5 days ago Apr 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Flight
The flights were just on scheduled time, the supporting staff are very helpful. Along with the newly built Kolkata Airport is very good compared to decade old Bagdogra Airport. The stalls at the Airport are nice and full of varieties stock. Though the flight is of 1 hour, but delicious food was served.
Airline name: Jet Airways
Boarding airport:Kolkata
Rating:
5/7
Last airport:Kolkata
Rating:
5/7
Trip Includes:  Sandrup Hotel | Darjeeling
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Beas Banerjee
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  • 2 Reviews
Beas Banerjee
5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Apr 7, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
All you have to do is secure your ticket for the train. Otherwise its a very comfortable journey as I booked for two tire A/C. The timing is quite good to as you have to spend only one night. Bathroom was clean, and seriously I don't know about food as I didn't have to taste it. All over its a comfortable journey.
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Train name (Train no): DARJEELING MAIL (2343)
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
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 3.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Trip Includes:  Sailung Hotel
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  • 28 votes

Aditya Kedia
  • Aditya Kedia
  • 5 Reviews
Aditya Kedia
1/7
Posted 1 month ago Apr 2, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
The train was late and not good for journey. We love if train was on time but we could not help. The stations food are very poor and not good to eat. And the Railway Station was full of crowd.
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Train name (Train no): DARJEELING MAIL (2344)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 4.00/7
Last Station: To Darjeeling
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
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  • 23 votes

Rishav Sancheti
  • Rishav Sancheti
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
Rishav Sancheti
5.5/7
Posted 2 months ago Mar 20, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
It was a great experience to be there amid the mountain and nature. The taxi travel was from Kolkata to Darjeeling was good.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH34
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  • 19 votes

Dona sheth Agarwal
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  • 9 Reviews
Dona sheth Agarwal
6/7
Posted 2 months ago Mar 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Four friends and an overnight train journey for a long-awaited vacation. What more to say! We enjoyed every minute of it. From having dinner out of paper use-and-throw boxes, kitchen foils, waking every 10 min to check the luggage, tugging and pulling at each others blanket and super excitement as we were getting closer to NJP. Since it was a short distance train, the toilets were ok not in that bad condition.
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Train name (Train no): Kanchankanya Express (13150)
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
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.00/7
This station has
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  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
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  • 43 votes

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
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