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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Travelling tips from Kolkata to Santiniketan

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Priya Roy
  • Priya Roy
  • 7 Reviews
Priya Roy
6/7
Posted 1 month ago 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.
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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Basu
  • Basu
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
Basu
7/7
Posted 3 months ago Aug 31, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
Just within two hours I reached in AC chair-car. Good lunch was served inside around 2.40 pm, train starting was just at 2.15 pm. At 16.05 arrived Bolpur (Santiniketan) Station.

Quite comfortable journey with food/mineral-water being served inside the train. Toilets also were neat and clean. Relaxing seats.
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Train name (Train no): Shatabdi Express (12041)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
Trip Includes:  Basundhara Hotel | Tagore's Ashrama
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S ghosh
  • S ghosh
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
S ghosh
6/7
Posted Jul 29, 2014 Jul 29, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
This train leaves Howrah early in the morning at round 6.30 and it is a good AC chair car with food facilities. Train generally reaches there on time. I had been on this train many a times and I am quite happy about the journey.
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Train name (Train no): Ganadevta Exp (13018)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 6.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Trip Includes:  | Santiniketan
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Pronab raha
  • Pronab raha
  • 2 Reviews
Pronab raha
6.5/7
Posted Apr 29, 2014 Apr 29, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
Food and snacks served onboard. Best train for the route. Cleaner toilets and pantry boys were nice. Reaches Bolpur at around 5 pm. Can get auto's or rental cars to the destination. Great view of rural bengal on both sides all the way. It was a too good experience.
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Train name (Train no): Shatabdi Express (12041)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Trip Includes:  Rater Tara Diner Rabi
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Debasis Sil
  • Debasis Sil
  • 4 Reviews
Debasis Sil
5/7
Posted Apr 23, 2014 Apr 23, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
The road from Kolkata to Shantiniketan is just great except for the stretch near Panagarh and also from Darjeeling More towards Shantiniketan (you need to take a right turn from Darjeeling More towards (Shantiniketan).

Please travel during the day, if possible, for better driving pleasure and safety. You can have food on the go - there a Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) around 60 km from Kolkata. Great Dhabas on the stretch from CCD to Bardhaman and also at Darjeeling More. You can also try 'Langchas' - a great sweet at Shaktigarh. You can also go directly to Shantiniketan and have lunch there as it is typically 4 hours ride.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
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Santiniketan is a great place to relax and to be with yourself. Its the place to unwind yourself from the pace of city life. My travel to Saantiniketan always give me that inner peace.

Rater Tara Diner Rabi gives the perfect ambience for that. Very homely and the best part is the...more »
Trip Includes:  | Santiniketan | Visva Bharati University
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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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Road/Route Map For Kolkata To Santiniketan

Driving directions from Kolkata to Santiniketan
  • 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: 18 Guest Houses |
    • Hotel reviews: 726
    • Awards: 15 of 40 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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