How to Reach Gangtok

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.

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Most frequently searched routes to Gangtok

Route Name Distance Time
Kolkata to Gangtok 671 km 15 hours 16 mins
Delhi to Gangtok 1,598 km 1 day 3 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
Pune to Gangtok 2,482 km 1 day 18 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 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

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Tentative return flight prices to BAGDOGRA from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 9,942 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 5,423 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 8,509 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 7,825 Non-stop View
Hyderabad ₹ 8,371 View
Kolkata ₹ 3,815 View

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How to reach Gangtok by road

Taxis are available from most of the cities nearby. Buses from Siliguri are also frequent.

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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