To and From the Airport

Bagdogra (IXB):

Location: 3 km/2 Miles from the town of Baghdogra, 38 km/24 Miles S of Darjeeling/Darjiling, 12 km/7 miles W of Siliguri & 77 km/48 Miles SSW of Gangtok in Sikkim.
By Road: 90 km/56 Miles/4 hrs to Gangtok in Sikkim, 16 km/10 Miles to Siliguri & 124 km/78 Miles to Darjeeling.
By Taxi: Private Taxi to Darjeeling ~INR 700-850. Shared taxi to Darjeeling ~INR 150 per person. Taxi to Siliguri INR 225 (pre-paid rate), or Bagdogra ~INR 35.
By Bus: To Darjeeling INR 75/3½ hrs.
Updated Jul06 www

Calcutta/Kolkata - Dum Dum (CCU):

Location: 17 km/11 miles NE of the City Centre.
By Taxi: To the city centre: Pre-paid taxis from the booth inside the terminals ~INR 135-200/40-120 mins depending on traffic. Regular taxis ~INR 200

By Bus:
City Bus: A bus also runs to the city every 10 mins 0530-2200.
Indian Airlines Coach: There is a 24 hour coach service to the Indian Airlines city office & to major hotels.
Public bus #S10: Public bus #S10 runs from BBD Bagh to the airport for INR 8.
Bus #L33: Bus #L33 goes from the Esplanade bus station also for INR 8.

By Train: The underground railway network connects Dum Dum (note Dum Dum terminus is 5 km from the airport) to Tollygunge in Central Calcutta via Belgachia, Shyambazar, Sovabazar, Girish Park, M.G. Road, Central, Chandni Chowk, Esplanade, Park Street, Maidan, Rabindra Sadan, Netaji Bhavan (Bhowanipore), J.D. Park, Kalighat and Ravindra Sarovar. Minimum fare INR 2 (up to 6 stations) Max fare INR 5. Runs 0715-2140. Taking the metro to Dum Dum still requires a taxi to cover the last 5 km.
Rental Cars: It is claimed that EUROPCAR operate at the airport.
Dep Tax: INR 750 for Intl Deps, but usually included in the ticket price.
Airport Website:
Airport Tel No: +91 33 552 9977.
Updated Jul06 www. Visited Airport.

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