There are 5 ways to get from Katihar to Gangtok by train, taxi, bus or car

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Train, taxi  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Katihar Junction (KIR) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Rajdhani Exp / ...
  2. Take a taxi from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Gangtok

$30 - $49

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Katihar Junction (KIR) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) Sikkim Mahananda Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Siliguri to Gangtok

$11 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Purnea to Siliguri
  2. Take the bus from Siliguri to Gangtok

$22 - $31

Taxi  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take a taxi from Katihar to Gangtok 192.4 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Katihar to Gangtok 192.4 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Katihar to Gangtok is to train and bus which costs ₹750 - ₹1,900 and takes 10 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katihar to Gangtok is to taxi which costs ₹4,700 - ₹6,000 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The distance between Katihar and Gangtok is 224 km. The road distance is 307.8 km.

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The best way to get from Katihar to Gangtok without a car is to train and taxi which takes 4 h 51 min and costs ₹2,100 - ₹3,600.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Katihar to Gangtok, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katihar to Gangtok is 308 km. It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to drive from Katihar to Gangtok.

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There are 396+ hotels available in Gangtok. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 140.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Katihar, India and Gangtok, India?

You can take a bus from Katihar to Gangtok via Purnea and Siliguri in around 10 h 20 min.

Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Katihar Junction (KIR) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Katihar Junction (KIR) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ)
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Purnea to Siliguri
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Siliguri to Gangtok
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Gangtok
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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