Ferry in Kolkata (Calcutta)

River Ferries

Crossing the Hooghly River is generally faster and more agreeable by boat than by clogged road bridges, especially during rush hour. Ferries depart every 15 to 20 minutes from Howrah to jetties in central Kolkata. C…
Train in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Metro

Kolkata’s busy and crowded metro has trains every five to 12 minutes (fewer on Sundays). For Sudder St, use Esplanade or Park St. Some trains are air-con, although you pay the same fare for fan-cooled carriages. Onl…
Airport in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

Rebuilt in 2013, the glassy Netaji Subhash Bose International Airport has an impressive terminal building, although services can get strangely bottlenecked at times, especially in the departures area. If you're flyi…
Ferry in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kidderpore Docks

Shipping Corporation of India has five ships that depart on scheduled monthly dates to Port Blair (Andaman Islands). The vessels sail from Kidderpore Docks, accessed via Gate 3 opposite Kidderpore commuter train sta…
Ferry in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shipping Corporation of India

Shipping Corporation of India has five ships that depart on scheduled monthly dates to Port Blair (Andamans). The vessels sail from Kidderpore Docks, accessed via Gate 3 opposite Kidderpore commuter train station. T…
Transport Office in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Eastern Railways’ International Tourist Bureau

To buy long-distance train tickets with 'tourist quota', foreigners should use the Eastern Railways’ International Tourist Bureau. Bring a book to read as waits can be very long. On arrival, take and fill in a booki…
Ferry in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Belur Jetty

Just downriver from Belur Math but accessed by a somewhat convoluted walk, Belur Jetty has regular open boats to Dakshineswar and hourly river ferries on the same route. The only timetabled southbound boats are ferr…
Bus in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Esplanade Bus Station

For Darjeeling or Sikkim, start by taking a bus to Siliguri (12 to 14 hours). These coaches drive overnight departing Esplanade bus station between 5pm and 8pm (seat/sleeper from ₹550/650, with AC ₹1200/1400). An NB…
Bus in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Buses to Bihar & Odisha

Buses to Bihar and Odisha line up along the road running parallel to the riverbank south of Eden Gardens commuter train station. Most run overnight, departing between 5pm and 8.30pm. Arrive very early if you have ba…
Bus in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Airport Bus AC-39

The punctual AC-39 departs hourly for the Esplanade bus station (₹80, one hour) before terminating at Howrah train station (₹100, 1½ hours). Night service buses leave on the hour between 11pm and 4am.