Sagardwip can be reached by a combination of means of transportation. The island doesn't have direct connectivity at all and requires a journey by road despite the air or rail travel. The nearest major airport and railway station are located in Kolkata from where a break journey is required to get to Sagardwip.
You could take a flight to Netaji Subhash Chandra Airport which is around 118 km away from the island. From here, you will have to take a cab or bus until Kakdwip and complete the rest of the journey by ferry followed by the bus.
Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)
- 118 kms from Ganga Sagar (Sagardwip)
Tentative return flight prices to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) from major cities in India.
The ride from Kolkata to Gangasagar is quite thrilling. First, board a bus to Kakdwip from Esplanade (90 km) to Harwood Point. The ride will take around three hours to travel. From here, cross the river Muriganga by boat and reach Kachuberia. From Kachuberia, a bus service is there that takes you to Gangasagar (30km) within an hour.
When travelling by train, Kolkata Chitpur Railway Station happens to be closest to Sagardwip at a distance of 128 km. However, it's not well connected with the rest of the country. You could also get down at Howrah Junction or Namkhana station. Irrespective of which station you choose, the journey until Sagardwip will still be a combination of taxi, bus and ferry.
Travelling in the city is not a problem. Autos and rickshaws are easy to find. And so are taxis. Just be sure that the taxi fares aren't fixed, so ask your driver to run by the meter.