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There are 5 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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Kolkata to Siliguri

$22 - $29

3 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Howrah Junction (HWH) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) Sbc - Ntsk Superfast Exp / ...

$24 - $36

Taxi  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Howrah to Darjeeling 397.5 miles

$140 - $170

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 - ₹2,200 and takes 14 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Howrah to Darjeeling is to line 172 bus and fly which costs ₹3,400 - ₹14,000 and takes 3 h 56 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 which takes 10 h 48 min and costs ₹1,700 - ₹2,700.

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

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The best way to get from Howrah to Darjeeling is to train which takes 10 h 48 min and costs ₹1,700 - ₹2,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,200 and takes 14 h 21 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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Yes, the driving distance between Howrah to Darjeeling is 636 km. It takes approximately 9 h 16 min to drive from Howrah to Darjeeling.

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

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There are 350+ hotels available in Darjeeling. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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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?

Indian Railways operates a train from Howrah to Darjeeling 3 times a week. Tickets cost $10 - $19 and the journey takes 9 h 45 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Howrah to Darjeeling 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 12 h.

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 18 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 10 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
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 Howrah to Darjeeling
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Mega Cabs
Phone
+91 33 4141 4141
Website
megacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 80 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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