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.
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:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 9,281 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 6,845 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 7,905 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 8,781 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 4,640 Non-stop|
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Delhi to Kolkata||1,488 km||23 hours 32 mins||View Details|
|Mumbai to Kolkata||1,939 km||1 day 10 hours||View Details|
|Hyderabad to Kolkata||1,490 km||1 day 0 hours||View Details|
|Bangalore to Kolkata||1,879 km||1 day 7 hours||View Details|
|Agra to Kolkata||1,278 km||20 hours 55 mins||View Details|
|Varanasi to Kolkata||683 km||12 hours 12 mins||View Details|
|Goa to Kolkata||2,123 km||1 day 12 hours||View Details|
|Amritsar to Kolkata||1,920 km||1 day 6 hours||View Details|
|Chandigarh to Kolkata||1,716 km||1 day 3 hours||View Details|
|Gangtok to Kolkata||671 km||15 hours 35 mins||View Details|
|Chennai to Kolkata||1,672 km||1 day 3 hours||View Details|
|Ahmedabad to Kolkata||2,080 km||1 day 9 hours||View Details|
|Pune to Kolkata||1,843 km||1 day 9 hours||View Details|
|Jaipur to Kolkata||1,510 km||1 day 1 hour||View Details|
|Gurgaon to Kolkata||1,492 km||23 hours 35 mins||View Details|
|Ernakulam to Kolkata||2,308 km||1 day 13 hours||View Details|
|Udaipur to Kolkata||1,823 km||1 day 5 hours||View Details|
|Jodhpur to Kolkata||1,845 km||1 day 6 hours||View Details|
|Shimla to Kolkata||1,815 km||1 day 6 hours||View Details|
|Srinagar to Kolkata||2,310 km||1 day 14 hours||View Details|
|Manali to Kolkata||2,009 km||1 day 10 hours||View Details|