Durgapur and Bolpur are two cultural and famous cities in West Bengal (India). They are well connected by Car, Bus, and Train. The distance between them is about 55 kilometers. Depending on the availability, cost, time, and convenience, you can choose any of the options to reach Bolpur from Durgapur.
In this article, you will get to know about the following ways to reach Bolpur from Durgapur,
Let’s see each of these routes in detail.
Durgapur to Bolpur by Car
One of the fastest and most comfortable ways to reach Bolpur from Durgapur is by car. You can either drive your own car or rent a cab from any of the local or online car rentals.
The best route to take to reach Bolpur from Durgapur is the SH14 and Bolpur-Kabi Joydeb road. It passes through Illambazar.
Renting a cab
The most convenient way to reach Bolpur from Durgapur is by renting a cab. You can rent from any of the local car rentals.
You can also book a cab online from Ola, Uber, Makemytrip, etc. It would cost you between Rs.2000 – 3500 depending on the type of car you choose.
Traveling by private car
The distance between Bolpur and Durgapur by road is about 55 kilometers. It will take about an hour to reach, depending on the road conditions.
The cost for a round trip varies from Rs. 500 – Rs. 850 depending on your car’s mileage. There are also several petrol pumps along the way.
Durgapur to Bolpur by Bus
Another good way to reach Bolpur from Durgapur is by bus. It is cheap and frequent. The bus fare ranges from ₹60 to ₹200 depending on the type of bus and the operator you choose. It takes about an hour and a half to reach Bolpur from Durgapur by bus, depending on the traffic and road conditions.
Durgapur to Bolpur SBSTC Buses
SBSTC runs several buses between Durgapur and Bolpur. You can get buses to Bolpur Bus Stand or Santiniketan Bus Stand. Most of these buses are the Durgapur- Berhampore route buses.
The best places to catch SBSTC buses in Durgapur are City Center Bus Stand and Muchipara Bus Stand.
Durgapur to Bolpur private buses
Several private buses also ply the Durgapur – Bolpur route. You can catch them from the City Center Bus Stand. With their frequent schedules and reliable services, these buses have become a preferred choice for many travelers.
Durgapur to Bolpur by Train
There are no direct local or express trains between Durgapur and Bolpur. You have to travel via Bardhaman or via Khana Junction.
The nearest station to Bolpur is Bolpur Shantiniketan. There are no direct local trains that run between Bolpur Shantiniketan and Durgapur. From Durgapur, you need to catch an Asansol – Bardhaman local and get off at Bardhaman. Then you need to catch another local train from Bardhaman to Bolpur Shantiniketan.
The ticket fare is Rs. 30 (may vary). You can book tickets at the counter or online through the UTS app.
There are no direct express trains to Bolpur from Durgapur. You can catch any Howrah or Sealdah-bound express train and get off at Bardhaman. You can then catch another express train such as Patadik Express, Gour Express, Maa Tara Express, etc. It will take you 45 minutes to reach Bolpur from Bardhaman.
These are some of the ways you can reach Bolpur from Durgapur. You can choose any option that fits you based on cost, convenience, and time.
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