KOLKATA to DARJEELING, Train, Bus from Kolkata to Darjeeling, fare, timings
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Kolkata to Darjeeling

distance is

615 km.


It takes

11 hrs, 20 mins

by road to travel from Kolkata to Darjeeling.

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Darjeeling, the quintessential and most charming hill station in West Bengal is located at a distance of 624 km from Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. Due to non-existence of a broad gauge railway station or an airport, direct trains or flights are not available for Darjeeling from Kolkata. The closest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra near Siliguri and is connected to Kolkata airport. Bagdogra is 65 km from Darjeeling and daily direct flights are available. Tickets are moderately priced and flights take around 1 hour to reach Bagdogra from Kolkata. From the airport taxis are available for Darjeeling which takes 2 hours and charges around Rs 1,200 for a drop. Taking a flight and taxi will be the fastest way to travel from Kolkata to Darjeeling.

In absence of a broad gauge railway track at Darjeeling, direct trains are not available. Tourists planning a trip to Darjeeling from Kolkata can take the Guwahati Express or Paharia Express till New Jalpaiguri, which is 70 km from Darjeeling. Trains take 10 hours to reach New Jalpaiguri and from here tourists can take the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Operated toy train which reached Darjeeling in 7 hours. Taxis take around 6 hours to reach Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri and charge Rs 1,500 onwards. The Darjeeling toy train is an important tourist attraction that should not be missed.

Due to the long distance direct buses are not available for travel between Kolkata and Darjeeling and tourists will have to take buses till either Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri. Buses taking 15 hours and charging Rs 600 onwards are operated by both state as well as private operators. Hiring a direct taxi, which costs anywhere between Rs 12,000 to Rs 17,000 for a round trip is another convenient way to travel to Darjeeling from Kolkata.
Kolkata
Siliguri
Darjeeling
4 hrs, 20 mins

Kolkata
Darjeeling
11 hrs, 20 mins

Kolkata
Guwahati
Darjeeling
12 hrs

Darjeeling Packages

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Comments (6) Reviews (1)
hi, we have booked a ticket for august 14th to kolkatta. we would like to go darjeling from kolkatta.
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Posted by Indira Roy 4 year, 7 months ago
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