How to Reach Gangtok

The nearest well-connected airport from Gangtok is in Bagdogra in West Bengal which lies at a distance of 126 Kms. One can hail a cab or taxi from there to Gangtok. The nearest railway station from Gangtok is in Siliguri, which is directly connected to the major cities of the country. Taxi and state bus services are available from Siliguri to Gangtok.

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Most frequently searched routes to Gangtok

Route Name Distance Time
Delhi to Gangtok 1,598 km 1 day 3 hours
Kolkata to Gangtok 671 km 15 hours 16 mins
Pune to Gangtok 2,482 km 1 day 18 hours
Hyderabad to Gangtok 2,135 km 1 day 14 hours
Chennai to Gangtok 2,316 km 1 day 17 hours
Bangalore to Gangtok 2,524 km 1 day 21 hours
Mumbai to Gangtok 2,460 km 1 day 17 hours
Varanasi to Gangtok 861 km 17 hours 45 mins
Jaipur to Gangtok 1,620 km 1 day 4 hours
Ahmedabad to Gangtok 2,191 km 1 day 12 hours
Chandigarh to Gangtok 1,826 km 1 day 6 hours
Amritsar to Gangtok 2,031 km 1 day 9 hours

How to reach Gangtok by flight

Bagdogra airport in West Bengal is the nearest Airport at 126 Kms. You can book a taxi in advance to take you up to Gangtok. Shared taxis are also available at cheaper rates from Bagdogra to Gangtok. It takes around 4 hours by a taxi to reach Gangtok from Bagdogra airport.

For those who are short on time and willing to spend more money to save their time, helicopter services are also available from Bagdogra airport to Gangtok.

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Nearest Airport: BAGDOGRA - 77 kms from Gangtok

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How to reach Gangtok by road

The national highway 10 or NH10 connects Gangtok to the rest of India. The nearest major city is Siliguri in West Bengal from where taxis and buses ply regularly. 

How to reach Gangtok by train

The closest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri which is around 117 km from Gangtok. You can hire or book Taxis from here to Gangtok. New Jalpaiguri is well-connected to major cities in India. It takes around 4 hours to reach Gangtok from New Jalpaiguri station.

Local transport in Gangtok

Since there are a lot of sightseeing places in Gangtok, taxis are the most convenient modes of transport within the city. There are also state-run buses with very nominal fares which facilitate internal commuting. One can also look for shared buses/jeeps to cover all local sightseeing places with relatively economical charges.

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Gangtok, Sikkim
Nathu La Pass, mountain pass in the East Sikkim district
Tsomgo Lake, glacial lake located at an elevation of 3753 meters
Rumtek Monastery, gompa located near Gangtok

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