Darjeeling Tour From Kolkata | Full Itinerary

If you are planning to visit Darjeeling from Kolkata, this guide will provide you all the information that you may need before you commence your holiday. At the end of this blog, you’ll find the Full Itinerary. Darjeeling Tour From Kolkata is the best inexpensive getaway you can imagine with a limited budget.

How to Travel?

There are several ways you can travel from Kolkata to Darjeeling.

Kolkata to Darjeeling by Bus


If you’re planning on a Darjeeling Tour From Kolkata by bus the best way would be to take a bus from Esplanade to Siliguri and then from Siliguri to Darjeeling. Here are the bus timings from Esplande to Siliguri

Bus NameDepartureArrivalPrice
Shyamoli Paribahan Pvt Ltd
Volvo Multi-Axle Sleeper A/C (2+1)
6:00 PM 6:50 AMApprox Rs. 1300
Shyamoli Paribahan Pvt Ltd
Volvo B11R Multi Axle Seater (2+2)
6:30 PM 6:50 AM Approx Rs. 900
Poulami Paribahan
Volvo A/C B11R Multi Axle Semi Sleeper (2+2)
6:00 PM 6:55 AM Approx Rs. 950
Volvo A/C B11R Multi Axle Semi Sleeper (2+2)
6:30 PM 7:00 AM Approx Rs. 900
Aradhana Bus Service
NON A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+2)
5:45 PM 7:00 AM Approx Rs. 600
Lokenath Bus Service
Volvo Multi-Axle A/C seater/sleeper (2+1)
5:45 PM 6:45 AM Approx Rs. 1000

These are the timings scheduled currently, you can check the latest schedule using Makemytrip or Redbus. Kolkata to Darjeeling by Bus should take around 20-22 hours.

Kolkata to Darjeeling by Train

There’s no direct train from Kolkata to Darjeeling. You will have to make a stop at Siliguri and then take a ride ahead from Siliguri uphill. To get the latest rail schedule please search IRCTC website.

Sealdah to Darjeeling

You can either board the train from Howrah Jn or Sealdah Station to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP).

Cost of Tickets:

A train ticket from Kolkata will depend on the train you select and the coach you board. For example a Sleeper ticket on a Darjeeling mail (Train No. 12343) running between Sealdah to NJP will cost you around Rs. 450 while an AC ticket may cost you between Rs. 1300-2000 depending on the class.

Kolkata to Darjeeling by train should take around 20 Hours.

Kolkata to Darjeeling by Flight

If you’re planning on a Darjeeling Tour From Kolkata and you intend to fly to your destination at the queen of hills then the best way would be to reach Siliguri’s nearest Airport Bagdogra from Kolkata’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.

Searching the web for CCU to IXB will bring up several flights from Kolkata to Siliguri. Once you’re at Siliguri you can either take a direct Taxi or cab from the Airport or proceed in one of the several ways. We’ve covered the ways to travel from Siliguri to Darjeeling on another blog.

Kolkata to Darjeeling by Flight should take around 4 Hours excluding the Airport waiting time.


A lot of tourist inflow the majestic hills of Darjeeling from Kolkata, it is definitely one of the cheapest and best getaways that people of kolkata are always fond of. You can take this whole experience within a very limited budget. A two person trip for 3 days from Kolkata to Darjeeling will not cost you more than Rs. 10-15000 at the lowest.

All these hassle of travelling, Where have you reached? To the Majestic Queen of Hills

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