Kolkata to Santiniketan Distance

Kolkata To Santiniketan

(Santiniketan To Kolkata)

Best way to travel from Kolkata to Santiniketan

Total distance 167 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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Pronab raha
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  • 2 Reviews
Pronab raha
6.5/7
Posted 2 months ago 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.
Train name (Train no): Howrah - New Jalpaiguri 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
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  • 4 Reviews
Debasis sil
5/7
Posted 3 months ago 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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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
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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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Bipasha ghosh
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  • 7 Reviews
Bipasha ghosh
6.5/7
Posted 3 months ago Apr 8, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
We had hired a big car as we were 11 people in the team. We started very early in the morning. It was December so the weather was really pleasant as it is around Kolkata by the time of the year. A long drive by the NH2 is a travel to remember. The road is one of the Golden Quadrilateral, so is smooth and wide. We were on a high speed and it did not take up to the Darjeeling more. From here, it was not that smooth ride. Bur after a while, the road was again good and the total road trip can be called a enjoyable one.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • SUV
Route Taken:AH 1/NH 2
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Subardhan Bhattacharya
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 29 photos
  • 29 Reviews
Subardhan Bhattacharya
6/7
Posted 5 months ago Jan 28, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Best mode of transport till the road gets fully reopaired is TRAIN--- NH2 road condition is very good but once you are off from Bardhaman from NH2 then you must take all precautions to be alive if you are going on a hatchback-- approximately 20 km there is no tar road due diversion from Bolpur road horrible kutchha road with endless potholes - more so due loaded trucks going thru the same road. Happy journey but once you are clear of that bad patch which might take about 2-3 hrs to cross. Take feedback before entering thru Bardhaman otherwise take route via Panagarh; there the road condition is also not good except a few patches and the stretch over AJAY bridge
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
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Stay at Ranga Mati would have been much better if service provided by the hotel would have been better. First, though the room was neatly done but bed linen was not changed after last guest checked out it was full of various spots: as request for another room was made due bed linen, it was...more »
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Kallol Banerjee
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  • 2 Reviews
Kallol Banerjee
5/7
Posted 9 months ago Oct 16, 2013
Mode of Transport:Train
The train was quite punctual and on time. It had departed on time. It had quit less number of stations on the go. The atmosphere was quit enjoying with heavy rains. The train had arrived at bhp which was quite unexpected because it was not a good weather. The train has 19 coaches(may increase occasionally) with two ac chair car coaches, 4 reservation coaches & 13 unreserved coaches. This train is regularly hauled by a WDMN 3D of Jamalpur shed. It has 2 halts -Bardhaman & Guskara.
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Train name (Train no): Shantiniketan Express (12337)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 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
 2.00/7
This station has
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
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 Express Kolkata Howrah Junction 14:35 15:53 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13005 Howrah-Amritsar Punjab Mail Kolkata Howrah Junction 19:10 20:15 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13007 Udyan Abha Toofan Express Kolkata Howrah Junction 09:35 11:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13009 Doon Express Kolkata Howrah Junction 20:35 22:32 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13011 Howrah - Malda Town InterCity Express 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:Vibhuti Express (12333), Shantiniketan Express (12337)
    • Last station:Bardhaman
    • Total distance:143 km
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 18 Guest Houses |
    • Hotel reviews: 640
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