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TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

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Communication by Air:

AIR: The nearest airport Bagdogra is primarily for Darjeeling Hill areas. Bagdogra is 90 kms (56 miles) from Darjeeling. Journey Time – about 3 hours( by road, no air facility is available from Bagdogra to Darjeeling ).

Indian Airlines, Jet Airways operate regular services to Calcutta, Delhi and Guwahati. (from Bagdogra)


Airlines Offices:

(1) Indian Airlines Office : Chowrasta, Darjeeling, Tel: 91-0353-54230/54231

(2) Clubside Tours & Travels, J.P. Sharma Road, Tel: 91-0353-54646/54647/55123

The two closest railway stations are Siliguri( 80 kms ) and New Jalpaiguri( 88 kms ) from Darjeeling. These railway stations have direct railway connections with Calcutta, Delhi, Guwahati, Varanasi, Mumbai and other major big cities of India.

DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY ‘WORLD HERITAGE’

This locomotive with little changes still running over hundred years as Toy Train. The Train gains its gradient with the help of loops and zigzags, is a marvel of engineering feat. The highest point in this line is Ghoom Railway Station which is 7407 ft. The journey takes more than 7 hours and line passes through green forests and tea gardens. A must for the steam locomotive enthusiast. Diesel Engine introduced on 21st May 2000 from Darjeeling to NJP and vice versa.

Click here for brief information on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or " The Toy Train "

Timings:

Departute: 9 AM ( From Darjeeling ) to Kurseong and Siliguri. Kurseong- 45 KM, Siliguri- 90 KM. Average Time to Reach Kurseong: 4 Hrs, and to Siliguri: 7 - 8 Hrs.

ROAD

Darjeeling is connected by road with Gangtok, Siliguri and from there to all the major cities of India.

Gangtok: 119 kms
Guwahati: 590 kms
Calcutta: 728 kms
Delhi: 1389 kms
Kathmandu: 667 kms
Siliguri: 80 kms

BUS RATES per head from DARJEELING


Gangtok 119 kms 5 hrs Rs. 80/-
Rimbick 86 kms 4 ˝ hrs Rs. 47/-
Maneybhanjyang 29 kms 2 hrs Rs. 20/-
Pashupati 31 kms 2 hrs Rs. 22/-
Mirik 49 kms 3 hrs Rs. 28/-
Kalimpong 74 kms 3 ˝ hrs Rs. 42/-
Siliguri 80 kms 3 ˝ hrs Rs. 45 to 50/-
Bagdogra 90 kms 3 ˝ hrs Rs. 100/-
NJP(Siliguri) 90 kms 3 ˝ hrs Rs. 65/-
Bijanbari 35 kms 2 hrs Rs. 63/-
Kaijalay 43 kms 2 hrs Rs. 24/-
Mungpoo 35 kms 2 hrs Rs. 24/-
Sukhia 20 kms 1 ˝ hrs Rs. 14/-
Kurseong 34 kms 1.15 hrs Rs. 25/-

TAXI RATES per head from DARJEELING

Gangtok 98 kms 4 ˝ hrs Rs. 110/-
Jorethang 90 kms 2 hrs Rs. 60/-
Rimbick 86 kms 3 ˝ hrs Rs. 62/-
Maneybhanjyang 29 kms 1 ˝ hrs Rs. 25/-
Pashupati 31 kms 1 ˝ hrs Rs. 50/-
Mirik 49 kms 2 ˝ hrs Rs. 42/-
Kalimpong 52 kms 3 hrs Rs. 65/-
Bijanbari 35 kms 1 ˝ kms Rs. 25/-
Kaijalay 43 kms 2 hrs Rs. 30/-
Lodoma 78 kms 3 ˝ hrs Rs 52/-
Mungpoo 35 kms 1 ˝ hrs Rs. 40/-
Sukhia 20 kms 1 hr Rs. 15 to 20/-
Kurseong 34 kms 45 mins Rs. 30/-

North Bengal State Transport Corporation links by road almost all the important places of North Bengal as well as some cities of South Bengal. They have also introduced long distances buses to neighbouring states of Sikkim, Assam, Bihar and U.P. 

SOME IMPORTANT NORTH BENGAL STATE TRANSPORT CORPORATION BUSES

Siliguri Mirik 2 ˝ hrs
Siliguri Gangtok 5 hrs
Siliguri Calcutta 12 hrs
Siliguri Guwahati 16 hrs
Siliguri Patna 14 hrs 
Passengers traveling by ROCKET to Calcutta can avail rocket bus tickets from Darjeeling.
Contact:
N.B.S.T.C. Office
1st floor, Old Super Market, Darjeeling.

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Information given on the tables may vary from the latest one due to inflation of bus, taxi and train fares. 

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