How to Reach West Bengal

Planning to Visit West Bengal? Find the various ways to travel to West Bengal by Road, Cars, Trains, Indian Railways, Flights, Airlines and Airports in West Bengal.

Location of West Bengal

West Bengal is located in East of India and shares its border with countries of Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, and Indian states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. West Bengal encompasses two broad natural regions: the Gangetic Plain in the south and the sub-Himalayan and Himalayan area in the north.

West Bengal Location
West Bengal Location

Getting here – how to Reach West Bengal

Kolkata is the gateway to the state but there are entry points all around and can be accessed by trains, bus, sea, etc.

By Air (Flights):

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at Dum Dum, Kolkata is the only International Airport in West Bengal. Bagdogra airport near Siliguri is another significant airport in the state.

By Sea:

The Kolkata Port Trust manages both the Kolkata docks and the Haldia docks. There is passenger service to Port Blair on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and cargo ship service to ports in India and abroad, operated by the Shipping Corporation of India. Ferry is a principal mode of transport in the southern part of the state, especially in the Sundarbans area.

By Train:

Railways connects West Bengal with other states and cities. Howrah and Sealdah are the two rail stations in Kolkata, both very crowded and frenetic with activity. All trains to India north-eastern region originate and end at Sealdah and trains to west, central and south India operate from Howrah. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad and other major Indian cities are connected with the towns and cities of West Bengal.

By Road:

The Road transport in West Bengal is managed by Calcutta State Transport Corporation, the North Bengal State Transport Corporation, the South Bengal State Transport Corporation, the West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation, and the Calcutta Tramways Company. There are also many private bus operators which connects various cities in West Bengal. Taxis and auto rickshaws which often used for specific routes in cities.

Major road connections are NH 2 from Delhi, NH 5 from Chennai, NH 6 from western India and NH 31 from Guwahati.

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