There are 4 ways to get from Kolkata to Darjeeling by train, plane, bus 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

Train, fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Sealdah‎ to Dum Dum Cantonment
  2. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Bagdogra (IXB) CCU - IXB

$46 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Kolkata to Siliguri

$24 - $31

2 alternative options

Train  •  12 h 33 min

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

$26 - $39

Drive  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Kolkata to Darjeeling 395.6 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kolkata to Darjeeling is to bus which costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,100 and takes 13 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kolkata to Darjeeling is to train and fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs ₹3,100 - ₹13,000.

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The distance between Kolkata and Darjeeling is 497 km. The road distance is 633 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Kolkata to Darjeeling, including transfers.

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Kolkata to Darjeeling once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $21 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Kolkata 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
Chennai Suburban
Website
erail.in
Train from Sealdah‎ to Dum Dum Cantonment
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
erail.in
Kolkata Suburban Railway
Phone
+913322203535
Website
er.indianrailways.gov.in
Train from Sealdah Station to Dum Dum Cantonment
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
kolkatalocaltrain.info
Bus operators

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