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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Sirshendu Bhattacharyya
  • Sirshendu Bhattacharyya
  • 10 photos
  • 5 Reviews
6/7 Posted 1 month ago
Mode of Transport:Train
We boarded the train from Sealdah station at 20.30 hrs. It was on time and took us to NJP on the next day at about 7.35 am . The journey was nice and comfortable. Toilets were clean and tidy (we were lucky?) There were attendants to look after the passengers. Overall we had a good journey!
Train name (Train no): Kanchan Kanya Express(13149)
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
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Broadway Hotel | Darjeeling
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Bhaiya Babu
  • Bhaiya Babu
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews
6/7 Posted 1 month ago
Mode of Transport:Train
The journey was very comfortable; thanks to the train. I guess all the facilities are really good! It\\\'s clean, neat and tidy and the food that was served in the train was also fresh and healthy. The seats were comfortable too! But before booking for this train one has to keep in mind that the train reaches NJP at after 7.30 pm so one must make the necessary arrangement to spent the night at a hotel in NJP. More »
Train name (Train no): SATABDI EXPRESS(2019)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  | Darjeeling | Lloyd Botanical Garden
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Anindya Pal
  • Anindya Pal
  • 3 Reviews
5/7 Posted 2 months ago
Mode of Transport:Train
It is preferred to travel by this train. Can sleep during the night and feel afresh and ready for the next day trip to Darjeeling. However, sanitary facilities need to be improved. The bedsheets, blankets and pillow covers are also quite old and not properly cleaned. The schedule of the train however is aptly fit for a trip to Darjeeling. This would help one to reach Darjeeling during the afternoon. More »
Train name (Train no): Darjeeling Mail(12343)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • 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
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Trip Includes:  | Darjeeling | Tiger Hill
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Debabrata Bhattacharjee
  • Debabrata Bhattacharjee
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 Reviews
5/7 Posted 2 months ago
Mode of Transport:Train
The train departs at 10.55pm so one can easily attend work in the day and board the train at night without any hurry. The train was not late and was clean. I reaches New Jalpaiguri in the morning. From the station you get all types of taxi services. Even shared taxi facility is available. More »
Train name (Train no): Padatik Express(12377)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
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: New Jalpaiguri
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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Naini gopal
  • Naini gopal
  • 3 Reviews
6.5/7 Posted 4 months ago
Mode of Transport:Train
The train journey was very enjoyable. The train is always on time and the services that they provide is also good. The toilets are clean. Our journey by train was a happy one to say the least. I guess, after Darjeeling Mail this is one train that you must consider if you are planning a trip to Darjeeling. More »
Train name (Train no): PADATIK EXPRESS(2377)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Non-veg food
Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
Last Station: New Jalpaiguri
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
Trip Includes:  Sandrup 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
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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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
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