How to reach Kolkata
How to Reach Kolkata by Air
The airport in Kolkata is situated at Dumdum, around 17 km northeast of the city center. Most of the domestic airlines have direct services to and from Kolkata to other important cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow, etc. Kolkata provides direct flights to most of the countries in the Southeast Asia.
How to reach Kolkata by Rail
The city has two major railway stations-one at Howrah and the other one at Sealdah.
Trains from the other parts of the country connect Kolkata. Super-fast trains such as Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express connect the city to Delhi and nearby cities such as Bokaro and Rourkela. Coromandel Express and Gitanjali Express connect Kolkata to Chennai and Mumbai respectively.
How to reach Kolkata by Road
Kolkata is connected with most of the Indian cities by road. The Esplanade Terminus in the heart of the city is the main bus terminus. A new development is the starting of the Dhaka-Kolkata bus service. The buses are colorful, air-conditioned and comfortable.
How to travel in Kolkata
Travel in Kolkata is fairly convenient as the city has virtually all the different modes of transport - trams, buses, rickshaws, metered taxis, minibuses, Metro.
For local transport, Kolkata Metro
is India's first underground railway network and a clean, efficient mode of getting around the city. Other options to explore the city are taxis, trams, and buses. The services are basic and can be crowded but cost effective. Recently, there are AC buses available too, though in only a few selected routes.