The nearest airport to Gangtok is in Bagdogra and 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.
Bagdogra is the nearest Airport at 125 km. You can book a taxi in advance to take you up to Gangtok. Helicopter services are also available from Bagdogra to Gangtok. It takes around 4 hours by a taxi to reach Gangtok from Bagdogra airport.
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Nearest Airport: BAGDOGRA - 77 kms from Gangtok
Tentative return flight prices to Bagdogra from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 10,677 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 5,874 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 18,605 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 17,925 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 12,644 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 6,694 Non-stop|
Taxis are available from most of the cities nearby. Buses from Siliguri are also frequent.
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.
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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.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Kolkata to Gangtok||671 km||15 hours 16 mins||View Details|
|Delhi to Gangtok||1,598 km||1 day 3 hours||View Details|
|Hyderabad to Gangtok||2,135 km||1 day 14 hours||View Details|
|Chennai to Gangtok||2,316 km||1 day 17 hours||View Details|
|Bangalore to Gangtok||2,524 km||1 day 21 hours||View Details|
|Mumbai to Gangtok||2,460 km||1 day 17 hours||View Details|
|Pune to Gangtok||2,482 km||1 day 18 hours||View Details|
|Varanasi to Gangtok||861 km||17 hours 45 mins||View Details|
|Jaipur to Gangtok||1,620 km||1 day 4 hours||View Details|
|Ahmedabad to Gangtok||2,191 km||1 day 12 hours||View Details|
|Chandigarh to Gangtok||1,826 km||1 day 6 hours||View Details|
|Amritsar to Gangtok||2,031 km||1 day 9 hours||View Details|