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How to Reach Kolkata

Kolkata being a major metropolis and the second largest city in India is connected via its own domestic and international airports, railway station and the roadways. Taxis outside the airport and railway station are easily available for pick-up and drop.

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How to Reach Kolkata by Flight

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport connects Kolkata to Southeast Asia and some countries of Europe. The domestic terminal is one of the best in the country and is connected to all the major towns and cities. Prepaid taxis are available from the airport to the city, which is located at a distance of 20km. There is also a rail link connecting the airport to the Circular rail station in Dum Dum, though very trains operate on this line presently.

Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)

Tentative return flight prices to Kolkata from major cities in India:

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Starting City Return price (approximate)
Mumbai ₹ 7,370 Non-stop Check
New Delhi ₹ 10,201 Non-stop Check
Bengaluru ₹ 8,588 Non-stop Check
Chennai ₹ 6,773 Non-stop Check
Hyderabad ₹ 5,006 Non-stop Check
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How to Reach Kolkata by Road

There are regular bus services for Kolkata from almost any part of India. From Delhi, via NH 19, it takes almost a day to reach Kolkata. Buses are also available from nearby cities like Kharagpur, Haldia etc. You can also alternatively hire taxis for the same, although the fares would be a bit cumbersome. Alternatively, you can also pick up cabs or shared taxis, although the fares might be a bit cumbersome, to begin with.  

How to Reach Kolkata by Train

Kolkata has two main railway stations- Howrah and Sealdah. It is connected to all the big stations in India and is a gateway to NorthEastern India. If you are coming to Kolkata via Sealdah, you can take a prepaid taxi to travel to the city. Ferries are available from the Howrah to get you to the other side of the river at Babu Ghat or Fairlie Place from where you can take a taxi, bus or autorickshaw to all the parts of the city.

How to Reach Kolkata by Waterways

The river Hooghly that runs through the west part of the city is one of the less crowded but slow-medium of traffic. There are several points from where you can board several regular ferry services. These services are a good way of avoiding the traffic snarl if you are travelling without luggage. It offers a spectacular view of the Howrah Bridge as it passes beneath it.

Local Transport in Kolkata

Kolkata is well connected by metros, local trains, taxis and cabs. Although trams are the archetypal colonial remains, they now remain limited to certain sections of the city only. You can also take a horse-carriage ride or tonga ride around some parts of the city.

Most Frequently Searched Routes to Kolkata

Route Name Distance Time
Delhi to Kolkata 1,488 km 23 hours 32 mins
Mumbai to Kolkata 1,939 km 1 day 10 hours
Hyderabad to Kolkata 1,490 km 1 day 0 hours
Bangalore to Kolkata 1,879 km 1 day 7 hours
Agra to Kolkata 1,278 km 20 hours 55 mins
Varanasi to Kolkata 683 km 12 hours 12 mins
Goa to Kolkata 2,123 km 1 day 12 hours
Amritsar to Kolkata 1,920 km 1 day 6 hours
Chandigarh to Kolkata 1,716 km 1 day 3 hours
Gangtok to Kolkata 671 km 15 hours 35 mins
Chennai to Kolkata 1,672 km 1 day 3 hours
Ahmedabad to Kolkata 2,080 km 1 day 9 hours
Pune to Kolkata 1,843 km 1 day 9 hours
Jaipur to Kolkata 1,510 km 1 day 1 hour
Gurgaon to Kolkata 1,492 km 23 hours 35 mins
Ernakulam to Kolkata 2,308 km 1 day 13 hours
Udaipur to Kolkata 1,823 km 1 day 5 hours
Jodhpur to Kolkata 1,845 km 1 day 6 hours
Shimla to Kolkata 1,815 km 1 day 6 hours
Srinagar to Kolkata 2,310 km 1 day 14 hours
Manali to Kolkata 2,009 km 1 day 10 hours


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