Bakkhali is a bit difficult to reach as it can be directly accessed by road only.
If you plan to fly to West Bengal, then the nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. From there, you will need to hire a cab for Bakkhali. Another option is to travel to Dharamtala Bus Stand and take a bus to Bakkhali.
Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)
- 123 kms from Bakkhali
Tentative return flight prices to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) from major cities in India.
|Starting city||Return price (approx)|
|Mumbai||₹ 11,121 Non-stop||View Details|
|New Delhi||₹ 5,575 Non-stop||View Details|
|Bengaluru||₹ 7,648 Non-stop||View Details|
|Chennai||₹ 6,481||View Details|
|Hyderabad||₹ 5,380 Non-stop||View Details|
No matter which mode you prefer, a part of your journey has to be covered by road. And thankfully so. Travelling to Bakkhali is an experience in itself. The road to Bakkhali crosses Diamond Harbour and Kakdwip to Namkhana. Here, your vehicle is transported across the Hatania-Doania creek in a special ferry. The ferry is operational throughout the day except for the lunch hour (12 noon to 1:00 pm). A steady car ride from Kolkata will take around 3.5 hours. Regular buses are available from Dharamtala (Kolkata) to Bakkhali.
The nearest rail station is at Namkhana. Once you get off your train, you need to go to the creek on a bus (the buses are easily available at the station) to the Hatania-Doania creek. Trains are available from Sealdah on a daily basis.
Most of Intercity Commuting is done on rickshaws and vans. They are cheap, spacious and widely available. Also, you need to hire a vehicle only to travel long distances which aren't too many in Bakkhali. All the other times, the beach haven is best experienced on foot. Buses are easily available when travelling out of the city.