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

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Taxi, train  •  11h 34m

  1. Take a taxi from Shillong to Kamakhya
  2. Take the train from Kamakhya to New Mal Jn
  3. Take a taxi from New Mal Jn to Gangtok

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  16h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Shillong police bazar stand to Guwahati paltan bazar
  2. Take the train from Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri
  3. Take the bus from Siliguri SNT Bus Terminus to Gangtok SNT Bus Station

3 alternative options

Bus to Gauhati, fly to Bagdogra, taxi  •  8h 44m

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

Fly Shillong to Bagdogra, taxi  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Shillong (SHL) to Bagdogra (IXB) SHL - IXB
  2. Take a taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok

Drive to Sylhet, fly to Saidpur, drive  •  10h 30m

  1. Drive from Shillong to Sylhet
  2. Fly from Sylhet (ZYL) to Saidpur (SPD) ZYL - SPD
  3. Drive from Saidpur to Gangtok

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The cheapest way to get from Shillong to Gangtok is to bus and train which costs ₹600 - ₹1,800 and takes 16h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Shillong to Gangtok is to fly and taxi which takes 7h 21m and costs ₹4,600 - ₹11,000.

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The distance between Shillong and Gangtok is 380 km.

The best way to get from Shillong to Gangtok without a car is to taxi and train which takes 11h 34m and costs ₹3,700 - ₹5,500.

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It takes approximately 11h 34m to get from Shillong to Gangtok, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Gauhati Airport to Bagdogra Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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AirAsia India, GoAir and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Gauhati Airport to Bagdogra Airport.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Gangtok. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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The best way to get from Shillong to Shillong Airport is to taxi which takes 27 min and costs ₹700 - ₹900.

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Map of how to get from Shillong to Gangtok.
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  • Distance: 379.7 km
  • Duration: 11h 34m

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

There is no direct connection from Shillong to Gangtok. However, you can take the taxi to Kamakhya, take the train to New Mal Jn, then take the taxi to Gangtok. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shillong to Gangtok via Guwahati paltan bazar, Guwahati, New Jalpaiguri, and Siliguri SNT Bus Terminus in around 16h 6m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Gauhati to Bagdogra via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹3,600 - ₹11,000
Flights from Gauhati to Bagdogra via Madras
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₹3,600 - ₹11,000
Flights from Gauhati to Bagdogra via Agartala, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹3,600 - ₹11,000
Flights from Gauhati to Bagdogra via Aizawl, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹3,600 - ₹11,000
Flights from Shillong to Bagdogra via Silchar, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₹2,600 - ₹7,500
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Website
biman-airlines.com
Flights from Sylhet to Saidpur via Dhaka
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹38,000
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Gauhati to Bagdogra via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹7,500 - ₹15,000
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Gauhati to Bagdogra via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹1,800 - ₹9,500
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 Kamakhya to New Mal Jn
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
₹230 - ₹1,200
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹230 - ₹290
Third AC (3A)
₹650 - ₹850
Second AC (2A)
₹900 - ₹1,200
Train from Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₹230 - ₹1,200
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹230 - ₹300
Third AC (3A)
₹650 - ₹850
Second AC (2A)
₹950 - ₹1,200
Bus operators
Assam Transport
Phone
0361-2730726, 2739552
Email
astc2009@gmail.com
Website
transport.assam.gov.in
Bus from Shillong police bazar stand to Guwahati paltan bazar
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹170
Schedules at
transport.assam.gov.in
Sikkim Nationalised Transport
Phone
+919002012099
Email
sntd@yahoo.com
Website
sntd.in
Bus from Siliguri SNT Bus Terminus to Gangtok SNT Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹110 - ₹280
Schedules at
sntd.in
Price Range
₹110 - ₹280
bus
Bus from Shillong to Gauhati Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₹250
Schedules at
meghalayatourism.in
Other operators
Taxi from Shillong to Kamakhya
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Estimated price
₹2,200 - ₹2,700
Travenjo
Phone
+91 94 36 76 73 33
Website
travenjo.com
Royal Taxi
Phone
+91 70 05 23 13 63
Meghalaya Tour Cabs
Phone
+91 70 05 65 13 38
Website
meghalayatourcabs.com

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