Train in Kolkata

Metro

Kolkata’s metro has trains every five to 15 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. Only one line (runni…
Airport in Kolkata

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

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…
Ferry in Kolkata

River Ferries

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

Eastern Railways’ International Tourist Bureau

To buy long-distance train tickets with 'tourist quota', foreigners should use the Eastern Railways’ Foreign Tourist Bureau. Bring a book to read as waits can be very long, but there are usually seats. On arrival, t…
Bus in Kolkata

Esplanade Bus Station

For Darjeeling or Sikkim, start by taking a bus to Siliguri (12 to 14 hours). All drive overnight departing the walled yard of Esplanade bus station between 5pm and 8pm (seat/sleeper from ₹550/650, with air-con ₹120…
Ferry in Kolkata

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…
Ferry in Kolkata

Kidderpore Docks

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.
Airline in Kolkata

Druk Air

Book air tickets on Bhutan's national carrier for flights to and from Thimphu here. It's located on the 5th floor of a predominantly residential complex, adjacent to the Bhutanese consulate.
Bus in Kolkata

Bhutan Bus Ticket Booths

Tickets for slow Bhutan government-operated buses to the border town of Phuentsholing are sold from two side-by side booths within the walled northeastern yard of Esplanade bus station.