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

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Line 172 bus, fly  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 172 bus from Howrah to Ultadanga
  2. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Bagdogra (IXB) CCU - IXB

$46 - $180

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Train  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Howrah Junction (HWH) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) Sbc - Ntsk Superfast Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) to Darjeeling (DJ) Njp-Kgn-Dj Passenger

$11 - $32

4 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  10 h 59 min

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

$25 - $38

Bus  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Kolkata to Siliguri

$22 - $30

Taxi  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Howrah to Darjeeling 397.5 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Howrah to Darjeeling 397.5 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Howrah to Darjeeling is to bus which costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,300 and takes 14 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Howrah to Darjeeling is to line 172 bus and fly which costs ₹3,300 - ₹14,000 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Howrah to Darjeeling. However, there are services departing from Howrah Junction (HWH) and arriving at Darjeeling (DJ) via Siliguri Junction (SGUJ). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 20 min.

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The distance between Howrah and Darjeeling is 496 km. The road distance is 636.1 km.

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The best way to get from Howrah to Darjeeling without a car is to train and taxi which takes 10 h 59 min and costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,800.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Howrah to Darjeeling, including transfers.

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Howrah to Darjeeling train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Howrah Junction (HWH) station.

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The best way to get from Howrah to Darjeeling is to bus which takes 14 h 19 min and costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹800 - ₹2,400 and takes 17 h 20 min.

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

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Howrah to Darjeeling train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Darjeeling (DJ) station.

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Map of how to get from Howrah to Darjeeling.
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  • Distance: 309.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

RedBus operates a bus from Howrah to Darjeeling 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 12 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Howrah to Darjeeling via Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) in around 17 h 20 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Howrah Junction (HWH) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Howrah Junction (HWH) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ)
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) to Darjeeling (DJ)
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
CSTC
Website
transport.wb.gov.in
Bus from Howrah to Ultadanga
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
aboutkolkata.com
Other operators
Taxi from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Darjeeling
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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