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

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

Taxi, train  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shillong to Guwahati (GHY)
  2. Take the train from Guwahati (GHY) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
  3. Take a taxi from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Darjeeling

$55 - $75

Cheapest option

Taxi, train via Kamakhya (KYQ)  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shillong to Kamakhya (KYQ)
  2. Take the train from Kamakhya (KYQ) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
  3. Take the train from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Darjeeling (DJ)

$42 - $72

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Shillong to Darjeeling 361.2 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Shillong to Darjeeling 361.2 miles

$55 - $85

Bus, fly  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Shillong to Gauhati Airport
  2. Fly from Gauhati (GAU) to Bagdogra (IXB) GAU - IXB

$44 - $293

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shillong to Darjeeling is to taxi and train which costs ₹2,900 - ₹5,000 and takes 16 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shillong to Darjeeling is to bus and fly which costs ₹3,000 - ₹21,000 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Shillong and Darjeeling is 396 km. The road distance is 578 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to get from Shillong to Darjeeling, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Shillong to Darjeeling without a car is to taxi and train which takes 8 h 42 min and costs ₹3,800 - ₹5,500.

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Map of how to get from Shillong to Darjeeling.
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  • Distance: 247.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 42 min

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

There is no direct connection from Shillong to Darjeeling. However, you can take the taxi to Guwahati (GHY), take the train to New Jalpaiguri (NJP), then take the taxi to Darjeeling. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kamakhya (KYQ), take the train to New Jalpaiguri (NJP), then take the train to Darjeeling (DJ).

Airlines
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Gauhati to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $270
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Gauhati to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Gauhati to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Gauhati to Bagdogra
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Guwahati (GHY) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kamakhya (KYQ) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Darjeeling (DJ)
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Meghalaya Tourism
Website
megtourism.gov.in
Bus from Shillong to Gauhati Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
megtourism.gov.in
Other operators
Taxi from Shillong to Guwahati (GHY)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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