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There are 6 ways to get from Kolkata to Dhankutā by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly to Bagdogra, drive  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Bagdogra (IXB) CCU - IXB
  2. Drive from Bagdogra to Dhankutā

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Train, drive  •  15h 45m

  1. Take the train from Kolkata to Jogbani 13159
  2. Drive from Jogbani to Dhankutā

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Fly to Darbhanga, drive  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Darbhanga (DBR) CCU - DBR
  2. Drive from Darbhanga to Dhankutā

Train, drive via Bhātpāra  •  16h 39m

  1. Take the train from Naihati Jn to Jogbani 13159
  2. Drive from Jogbani to Dhankutā

Bus, drive  •  19h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Kolkata to Siliguri
  2. Take the bus from Kakadvitta to Damak
  3. Drive from Damak to Dhankutā

Drive  •  9h 25m

  1. Drive from Kolkata to Dhankutā 629.5 km
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Conditions of entry into Nepal from India

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
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Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Nepal from India is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dhankutā is 9851255839.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dhankutā is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dhankutā is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 9851255839.

No, but conditions apply when returning to India from Nepal.

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Last updated: 20 Nov 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Nepal Department of Immigration.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Kolkata to Dhankutā is to train and drive, which costs ₹1,200 - ₹3,000 and takes 15h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Kolkata to Dhankutā is to fly and drive which costs ₹4,300 - ₹16,000 and takes 5h 36m.

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The distance between Kolkata and Dhankutā is 502 km. The road distance is 629.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Kolkata to Dhankutā, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kolkata Airport to Bagdogra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Dhankutā is 15 min ahead of Kolkata. It is currently 2:32 AM in Kolkata and 2:47 AM in Dhankutā.

Yes, the driving distance between Kolkata to Dhankutā is 629 km. It takes approximately 9h 25m to drive from Kolkata to Dhankutā.

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

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The best way to get from Kolkata to Kolkata Airport is to line 154 bus which takes 28 min and costs ₹30 - ₹45.

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Map of how to get from Kolkata to Dhankutā.
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  • Distance: 502.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Kolkata, India and Dhankutā, Nepal?

There is no direct connection from Kolkata to Dhankutā. However, you can take the line 154 bus to Airport, take the walk to Kolkata airport, fly to Bagdogra, then take the drive to Dhankutā. Alternatively, you can take the line 154 bus to Airport, take the walk to Kolkata airport, fly to Darbhanga, then take the drive to Dhankutā.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from Kolkata to Darbhanga
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Go First
Website
flygofirst.com
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $190
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kolkata to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kolkata to Jogbani
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $18
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
$3 - $5
Third AC (3A)
$9 - $13
Second AC (2A)
$14 - $18
Train from Naihati Jn to Jogbani
Ave. Duration
13h 21m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $17
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
$3 - $5
Third AC (3A)
$9 - $12
Second AC (2A)
$13 - $17
Bus operators
NBSTC
Website
nbstconline.com
Bus from Kolkata to Siliguri
Ave. Duration
13h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
nbstconline.com
Pashupathi Darshan
Bus from Kakadvitta to Damak
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Book at
bussewa.com

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