Howrah is connected to other regions in West Bengal by road, rail and by air. For tourists coming from outside the state, rail and air travel is perfect.
The airport nearest to Howrah is the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. It is located about 23 kilometres away from Howrah and is connected to all the major airports in the country. To travel to Howrah from the airport, taking a taxi ride or hiring a private taxi is much recommended. But, as mentioned above, ample buses are also available to reach Howrah from Kolkata.
The main railway terminus is the Howrah Railway Station which is located barely 1.5 kilometres from the Howrah Bridge and connects the country’s railway system. The Railway Station is one of the oldest and the largest stations in India. Most of the major trains that connect all the metros in the country operate from this station. From the railway station, tourists can easily take an auto ride to reach short distances or hire a cab for longer distances. These services can be chosen on a meter or pre-paid basis. Costs vary depending on the distance of commute.
Tourists can also reach Howrah by intra-regional buses. The Howrah Bus Station is the main bus terminus for all the transport buses that commute between cities and villages in the state. They are classified as the Howrah Bus, Howrah Kolkata and Long Distance Bus Services depending upon the distances they travel. The Howrah Bus Services mostly ply within the district of Howrah and consist of mini, executive and private buses plying within the town. Bus routes number 24 and 34 are maintained for mini and private buses. The district has 31 routes for private buses and 42 routes for executive buses to connect them to other regions around Howrah.