Kolkata to Ranchi

   Kolkata to Ranchi Road Distance 402 km
   Kolkata to Ranchi Aerial Distance 324 km
  Kolkata to Ranchi Travel Time 8 hours 3 mins

How to reach Ranchi from Kolkata

Kolkata and Ranchi, both the cities have a flourishing tourism industry and are barely 400 kms apart. The presence of airports in both Ranchi and Kolkata makes the journey even more easier and significantly reduces the travel time. The aerial distance between the two cities is just 325 kms. But if you are looking for a budget trip, then you can choose to travel by train. A total of four direct trains connect the two cities which are 411 kms away by rail. Alternatively, you can also choose to travel in a bus or by road covering a distance of 412 kms. Given below is everything you need to know about travelling from Kolkata to Ranchi

Knowing The Details

1. Kolkata to Ranchi by Flight
2. Kolkata to Ranchi by Rail
3. Kolkata to Ranchi by Bus
4. Kolkata to Ranchi by Car
5. Popular Routes to Ranchi
6. Popular Routes from Kolkata
7. Places to Visit in Ranchi
8. Hotels in Ranchi

1. Kolkata to Ranchi by Flight

Kolkata Airport
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There are direct flights available from Kolkata Airport to Ranchi Airport on a daily basis. The major airlines operating on this route are Vistara, Indigo and Air India. The total duration of the flight is around 1 hour which may increase depending on the nature of the flight and the airport is just 5 km away from Ranchi city centre.

Starting Price: INR 1999
Departure Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Arrival Airport: Birsa Munda Airport
Travel Time: 55 minutes

2. Kolkata to Ranchi by Rail

Kolkata Rail
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There are a total of three direct trains that are available from Kolkata to Ranchi. These are Shatabdi Express (12019), Hwh Rnc Int Exp (22891) and Kriya Yoga Exp (18615). The journey takes a total of 7 to 8 hours to complete.

Option 1: Shatabdi Express (12019)

Boarding Station: Howrah Jn  (HWH)
Deboarding Station: Ranchi (RNC)
Frequency of Trains: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Approximate Train Duration: 7 hours 10 min
Approx train Fare: INR 900

Option 2: Hwh Rnc Int Exp (22891)

Boarding Station: Howrah Jn  (HWH)
Deboarding Station: Ranchi (RNC)
Frequency of Trains: Wed, Thu and Sat
Approximate Train Duration: 8 hours 20 min
Approx train Fare: INR 185

Option 3: Kriya Yoga Express (18615)

Boarding Station: Howrah Jn  (HWH)
Deboarding Station: Ranchi (RNC)
Frequency of Trains: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Approximate Train Duration: 8 hours 50 min
Approx train Fare: INR 255

3. Kolkata to Ranchi by Bus

Kolkata Bus Stand
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Ranchi is just 412 kms away from Kolkata by road. There are a total of 8 buses that operate on the route on a daily basis. The buses start from several points in Kolkata including Esplanade, Santragachi, Dankuni and Babughat and they also have a number of Drop Stations in Ranchi that include Khadgara, Khelgaw Chock and Kanta Toli. The ticket price starts from INR 450 and the journey can be completed in a total of 8 to 12 hours.

4. Kolkata to Ranchi by Car

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The roads between Kolkata and Ranchi can make for a wholesome road trip. Blessed with beautiful views of the surroundings and the hills in the backdrop, the roads in Ranchi add to the charm of the road trip. There are three ways that you can take for the road trip and it may take around 8 hours for the entire journey.

Route 1: Via Dhanbad through NH19 and NH320
Route 2: Via Bokaro through NH19, NH314, NH16 and NH14
Route 3: Via Jamshedpur through NH16, NH19 and SH2

Route 1 is considered the best route for road trips since it boasts of beautiful scenery and gorgeous landscape views on the way.

Popular Routes to Ranchi

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Delhi to Ranchi 19 hours 46 mins 1,231 km
Hyderabad to Ranchi 23 hours 39 mins 1,378 km
Kolkata to Ranchi 8 hours 3 mins 402 km
Bangalore to Ranchi 1 day 7 hours 1,967 km
Mumbai to Ranchi 1 day 6 hours 1,705 km
Varanasi to Ranchi 8 hours 27 mins 426 km

Popular Routes from Kolkata

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Kolkata to Gangtok 15 hours 16 mins 671 km
Kolkata to Siliguri 11 hours 51 mins 558 km
Kolkata to Guwahati 20 hours 18 mins 986 km
Kolkata to Delhi 23 hours 7 mins 1,486 km
Kolkata to Shimla 1 day 5 hours 1,813 km
Kolkata to Ooty 1 day 11 hours 2,180 km

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