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

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Fly, taxi  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from Ranchi (IXR) to Bagdogra (IXB) IXR - IXB
  2. Take a taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok

₹5,967 - ₹12,897

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Train, taxi  •  20h 18m

  1. Take the train from Ranchi to New Mal Jn 15661
  2. Take a taxi from New Mal Jn to Gangtok

₹1,668 - ₹1,997

3 alternative options

Bus  •  24h 20m

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

₹1,689 - ₹2,398

Taxi  •  10h 59m

  1. Take a taxi from Ranchi to Gangtok 732.6 km

₹9,500 - ₹12,000

Drive  •  10h 59m

  1. Drive from Ranchi to Gangtok 732.6 km

₹5,000 - ₹8,000

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The cheapest way to get from Ranchi to Gangtok is to train and taxi which costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,000 and takes 20h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Ranchi to Gangtok is to fly and taxi which costs ₹5,500 - ₹13,000 and takes 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ranchi to Gangtok. However, there are services departing from Ranchi and arriving at Gangtok via Purnea and Siliguri. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 20m.

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The distance between Ranchi and Gangtok is 553 km. The road distance is 732.6 km.

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The best way to get from Ranchi to Gangtok without a car is to train and taxi which takes 20h 18m and costs ₹1,600 - ₹2,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from Ranchi to Gangtok, including transfers.

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Ranchi to Gangtok bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Ranchi station.

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There is no direct flight from Ranchi Airport to Bagdogra Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Ranchi to Gangtok bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Gangtok station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ranchi to Gangtok is 733 km. It takes approximately 10h 59m to drive from Ranchi to Gangtok.

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  • Distance: 553.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 10m

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

You can take a bus from Ranchi to Gangtok via Purnea and Siliguri in around 24h 20m.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Ranchi to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,900 - ₹21,000
Flights from Ranchi to Bagdogra via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,900 - ₹21,000
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Ranchi to Bagdogra via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,500 - ₹9,500
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Ranchi to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹22,000
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Ranchi to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹23,000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Ranchi to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹7,000 - ₹24,000
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Ranchi to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹21,000
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 Ranchi to New Mal Jn
Ave. Duration
18h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₹360 - ₹400
Website
irctc.co.in
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12go.asia
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Ranchi to Purnea
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹550 - ₹800
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Redbus
Bus from Purnea to Siliguri
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
₹550 - ₹800
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Redbus
Bus from Siliguri to Gangtok
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
₹550 - ₹800
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Redbus
Other operators
Taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Estimated price
₹1,300 - ₹1,700
Gourik Cab Services
Phone
+91 80 16 00 85 00
Aayush Holidays
Phone
+91 97 33 41 23 40
Website
aayushholidays.com
99 Taxi
Phone
+91 89 00 77 18 88
Website
99taxi.in

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Air India Limited, AirAsia India, Vistara and three other airlines offer flights from Ranchi Airport to Bagdogra Airport.

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There are 80+ hotels available in Gangtok. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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The best way to get from Ranchi to Ranchi Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs ₹160 - ₹200.

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