The nearest airport to the city is Bagdogra in Siliguri, almost 50 km away from Kalimpong. The nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri, which is well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Kalimpong does not have its own airport. The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport in Siliguri. On reaching the airport, you can hire a taxi to get to Kalimpong, which will take you around 2 hours.
Nearest Airport: BAGDOGRA - 43 kms from Kalimpong
Tentative return flight prices to Bagdogra from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 8,609 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 4,808 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 8,567 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 9,390 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 21,750 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 3,327 Non-stop|
There are regular buses to Kalimpong from cities like Gangtok and Siliguri. Alternatively, you can also drive down to Kalimpong from nearby cities like Siliguri, Darjeeling and Kurseong. The road network is quite good with a stunning view of the mountains.
The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, 72 km from the main town. It connects all the major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Cochin, Chennai, etc.
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Buses, cars, trains and ferries are common modes of transport in Kalimpong. Jeeps can also be hired on a daily basis.