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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Kolkata to Siliguri

$23 - $31

4 alternative options

Train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Howrah Junction (HWH) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) New Tinsukia Exp / ...

$26 - $39

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

$27 - $40

Train via Sealdah  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Sealdah (SDAH) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) Kanchankanya Exp

$26 - $39

Drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Howrah to Darjeeling 397.5 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Howrah to Darjeeling is to bus which costs ₹1,500 - ₹2,200 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 takes 3 h 56 min and costs ₹3,100 - ₹13,000.

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The distance between Howrah and Darjeeling is 496 km. The road distance is 636 km.

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

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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 - $21 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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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 Siliguri Junction (SGUJ)
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Howrah Junction (HWH) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Sealdah (SDAH) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ)
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $21
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
Schedules at
aboutkolkata.com
Other operators
Taxi from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Darjeeling
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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