There are 6 ways to get from Darjeeling to Kolkata by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Bagdogra (IXB) to Kolkata (CCU) IXB - CCU

$47 - $180

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Train  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Darjeeling (DJ) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) Dj - Kgn - Njp Passenger
  2. Take the train from Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) to Sealdah (SDAH) Kanchan Kanya Exp

$11 - $32

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Taxi, train  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
  2. Take the train from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Howrah Junction (HWH) Saraighat Exp / ...

$26 - $38

Bus  •  13 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Siliguri to Kolkata

$23 - $29

Taxi  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Darjeeling to Kolkata 389.8 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Darjeeling to Kolkata 389.8 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Darjeeling to Kolkata is to bus which costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,200 and takes 13 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darjeeling to Kolkata is to fly which costs ₹3,400 - ₹14,000 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Darjeeling to Kolkata. However, there are services departing from Darjeeling (DJ) and arriving at Sealdah (SDAH) via Siliguri Junction (SGUJ). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 55 min.

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The distance between Darjeeling and Kolkata is 497 km. The road distance is 623.7 km.

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The best way to get from Darjeeling to Kolkata without a car is to taxi and train which takes 10 h 50 min and costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,800.

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It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from Darjeeling to Kolkata, including transfers.

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Darjeeling to Kolkata train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Darjeeling (DJ) station.

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The best way to get from Darjeeling to Kolkata is to fly which takes 2 h 48 min and costs ₹3,400 - ₹14,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,200 and takes 13 h 4 min, you could also train, which costs ₹800 - ₹2,300 and takes 19 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Bagdogra Airport to Kolkata Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Darjeeling to Kolkata train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Sealdah (SDAH) station.

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Map of how to get from Darjeeling to Kolkata.
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  • Distance: 310.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 48 min

What companies run services between Darjeeling, India and Kolkata, India?

Air India Limited, IndiGo Airlines and three other airlines fly from Darjeeling to Kolkata every 3 hours. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Darjeeling to Kolkata twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 12 h.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Bagdogra to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Bagdogra to Kolkata via Gauhati
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Bagdogra to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $240
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Bagdogra to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Bagdogra to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Bagdogra to Kolkata
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Howrah Junction (HWH)
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Darjeeling (DJ) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ)
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) to Sealdah (SDAH)
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Darjeeling to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Estimated price
$15 - $19

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Yes, the driving distance between Darjeeling to Kolkata is 624 km. It takes approximately 9 h 14 min to drive from Darjeeling to Kolkata.

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Air India Limited, GoAir, AirAsia India and two other airlines offer flights from Bagdogra Airport to Kolkata Airport.

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There are 631+ hotels available in Kolkata. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport is to taxi which takes 1 h 10 min and costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,400.

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