Santiniketan cannot be reached directly via airways due to the lack of air connectivity. You have to rely on Kolkata's international airport if you are travelling via plane. Santiniketan doesn't have a railway station either, but Bolpur's railway station is quite near Santiniketan and can be used as the deboarding place. Santiniketan has an excellent connectivity via roadways, as taxis and buses are available.
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How to reach Santiniketan by flight
Santiniketan is not equipped with its own airport. If you plan to fly to West Bengal, then Kolkata is the nearest airport from Santiniketan. Cabs are easily available to drive you to Santiniketan, but the drive is a good 200 km and 3 hours long.
Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)
- 139 kms from Santiniketan
Tentative return flight prices to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) from major cities in India.
How to reach Santiniketan by road
Travelling by road is another comfortable option. Santiniketan is well connected by roads. Buses from major surrounding areas like Kolkata, Guwahati and Durgapur are available at nominal prices. Taxis and buses take you to Santiniketan from nearby areas at affordable prices. You also have the option to drive on your own.
How to reach Santiniketan by train
The most convenient way to reach Santiniketan is by train. The nearest station is Bolpur Station which is hardly 2-3 km away. You can easily hire a bus or a cab to drive you to your accommodation's location.
Local transport in Santiniketan
Commuting in the city is mainly done with tourist cars and cycle rickshaws. Many of them are pre-arranged for by the guest house you choose to stay in. However, the best way to explore this beautiful, sleepy town is on foot. You can also hire bikes and cycles for yourself from one of the numerous suppliers in the region for under 2,000 for 2-3 days.