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There are 5 ways to get from Kolkata to Darjeeling by train, plane, bus, taxi or car

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Train, fly  •  3 h 46 min

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

$45 - $179

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Kolkata to Siliguri

$22 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  12 h 38 min

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

$24 - $36

Taxi  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kolkata to Darjeeling 395.6 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Kolkata to Darjeeling 395.6 miles

$60 - $95

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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 costs ₹3,300 - ₹14,000 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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

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The best way to get from Kolkata to Darjeeling without a car is to train which takes 12 h 38 min and costs ₹1,700 - ₹2,700.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Kolkata to Darjeeling, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kolkata to Darjeeling is to train which takes 12 h 38 min and costs ₹1,700 - ₹2,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,100 and takes 13 h 2 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 Kolkata to Darjeeling is 633 km. It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to drive from Kolkata 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 344+ hotels available in Darjeeling. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kolkata to Darjeeling.
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  • Distance: 310.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Kolkata to Darjeeling once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $19 and the journey takes 11 h 35 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 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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Kolkata to Darjeeling
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 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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