Kolkata to Santiniketan Distance

Kolkata To Santiniketan

(Santiniketan To Kolkata)

Best way to travel from Kolkata to Santiniketan

Total distance 166 km
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Santiniketan is situated at a distance of 179 km from Kolkata. Known for the Visva Bharati University and made famous by Rabindranath Tagore, Santiniketan is well connected to Kolkata by road and rail. However, the best way to reach Santiniketan from Kolkata is by road, a journey of about 3? hours by car. The places covered between Kolkata and Santiniketan are Kolkata - 38 km -> Singur - 73 km -> Bardhaman - 6 km -> Godda - 60 km -> Bolpur - 2 km -> Santiniketan. On the way, there are several ATMs, rest stops and eating joints. Well maintained restrooms are available in most places. Several fuelling stations of Hindustan Petroleum are also available at regular intervals on the way.

Transport options from Kolkata to Santiniketan

Kolkata to Santiniketan By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Santiniketan, which takes about 3? hours. This mode is suitable for group travel or for families with senior citizens and kids. Estimated cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 9 and 16 depending upon the car hired.

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Debayan Bhowmik

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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Debayan Bhowmik
6/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Aug 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Taking the SH 15 after crossing the hustle and bustle of Kolkata is the best bet to reach Santiniketan from Kolkata. If you are travelling by your own car, you can reach Santiniketan in bare 4 hours 30 mins to 5 hours. The road though a bit narrow but is in an excellent condition.

There is nothing much on the way though the scenic beauty on both sides of the road would at times mesmerise you. Try to start early in the morning so as to get comparatively empty roads and reach Bolpur safe and early.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:SH 15
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Sarbajit Ghosh

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Sarbajit Ghosh
5/7
Posted 2 months ago Jun 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Santinikletan Express, being a super-fast train has limited stoppages. It started from Howrah dot on time and reached Bolpur a little in advance. The A/c coach was quite clean and comfortable. One thing which I will remember for long is that a singer, who boarded the train after Burdwan, sang some Rabindrasangeets beautifully.
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Train name (Train no): SANTINIKATANEXP (2337)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 5.00/7
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Sarbajit Ghosh

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Sarbajit Ghosh
5/7
Posted 3 months ago Jun 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
This train, one of the prestigious ones, deserve a much better treatment from the Railways. This train is one of the busiest short-journey trains and almost goes full everyday, and earns good revenue for the Railways. Unfortunately the compartments, especially the AC. Chair cars and its toilets are neither clean nor well in shape.

In my opinion this train should be upgraded to Shatabdi and Duronto Express status.
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Train name (Train no): Santinikatanexp (12337)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 5.00/7
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Sourav roy chowdhury

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Sourav roy chowdhury
7/7
Posted Jan 7, 2015 Jan 7, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The view was very good and vintage. When we where going we saw many villages that use the ancient way off living which we can never find in towns. The used patsalas and etc and I must say you should go by car and experience different nature of people (they are friendly and treat the guest very well).
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
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Priya Roy

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Priya Roy
6/7
Posted Oct 19, 2014 Oct 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
My family and I went to Shantiniketan for some weekend trips. We booked the Basundhara Hotel for our stay. It was a great hotel.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:AH 1/NH 2
Trip Includes:  Basundhara Hotel
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Kolkata to Santiniketan By Train (143 Km)

Kolkata ––› Howrah
By Taxi 6 Km
Howrah ––› Bardhaman
By Train 86 Km
Bardhaman ––› Santiniketan
By Taxi 53 Km
Kolkata to Howrah by cab (6 Km)
Vehicle Rs/Km Estimate (Rs)
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 15 90
Ford Endeavor 35 210
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 108
Ford Ikon A/C 18 108
Honda Accord 60 360
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Howrah to Bardhaman by Train (86 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Kol... San... M T W T F S S
11448 Shaktipunj Exp Kolkata Howrah Junction 14:35 15:53 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13005 Amritsar Mail Kolkata Howrah Junction 19:10 20:16 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13007 U Abhatoofan Ex Kolkata Howrah Junction 09:35 11:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13009 Doon Express Kolkata Howrah Junction 20:30 22:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13011 Hwh Mldt Int Ex Kolkata Howrah Junction 15:25 17:20 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Kolkata to Santiniketan By Car/Taxi (143 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 1430
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1716
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1716
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 1859
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 14 2002
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:143 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:143 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:143 km
    • Nearest Airport:Bagdogra
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Howrah-rajgir Passenger (53043), Howrah-muzaffarpur Jansadharan Express (15271)
    • Last station:Bardhaman
    • Total distance:143 km
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 26 Guest Houses |
    • Hotel reviews: 829
    • Awards: 15 of 54 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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