Kolkata and Durgapur are two major cities in the state of West Bengal, India. They are well connected by Bus, Train, and Car. The distance between them is about 180 kilometers.
Depending on the availability, cost, time, and convenience, you can choose any of the options to reach Kolkata from Durgapur.
In this article, you will get to know about the following ways to reach Kolkata from Durgapur,
Let’s see each of these routes in detail.
Durgapur to Kolkata by Bus
One of the best ways to reach Kolkata from Durgapur is by bus. It is convenient and safe. Some of the famous bus operators are SBSTC, WBTC (CTC), Shyamoli Paribahan, Greenline, and Royal Cruiser.
The bus fare ranges from ₹150 to ₹1000 depending on the type of bus and the operator you choose. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach Kolkata from Durgapur by bus, depending on the traffic and road conditions.
Durgapur to Kolkata SBSTC Buses
SBSTC runs several Non-AC and AC buses between Durgapur and Kolkata. You can get buses to Esplanade Bus Stand, Karunamoyee Bus Terminus, Garia, Dunlop, Dankuni, etc.
The best places to catch SBSTC buses in Durgapur are City Center Bus Stand and Muchipara Bus Stand.
Durgapur to Kolkata AC (Volvo) Buses
You can get several AC buses from Durgapur to Kolkata that are run by reputed operators such as SBSTC, WBTC (CTC), Shyamoli Paribahan, Greenline, and Royal Cruiser. The seats are cozy and the journey is also quite comfortable.
The best places to catch AC (Volvo) buses from Durgapur to Kolkata are City Center Bus Stand and Muchipara Bus Stand.
Durgapur to Kolkata by Train
Several trains run between Durgapur Railway Station and Howrah or Sealdah Railway Stations in Kolkata.
The train journey takes about 3 to 4 hours depending on the train. The cost of a train ticket varies from ₹70 to ₹800 depending on the class and the quota of the ticket.
There are no direct local trains that run between Howrah or Sealdah 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 Howrah or Sealdah to reach Kolkata.
The ticket fare is Rs. 40 (may vary). You can book tickets at the counter or online through the UTS app.
You can find many express trains that connect Durgapur directly with Howrah or Sealdah. Some famous ones are Shatabdi Express, Coalfield Express, Asansol Intercity Express, and Agniveena Express.
The cost of a train ticket varies from ₹70 to ₹800 depending on the class and the quota of the ticket.
Durgapur to Kolkata by Car
The best route to take to reach Kolkata from Durgapur is the Durgapur Expressway. It passes through Bardhaman and Dankuni. There are a total of 3 tolls on the route, the Baskopa Toll Plaza, the Palsit Toll Plaza, and the Toll Plaza of the Nivedita Setu or Vidyasagar Setu (depending on the route you take).
Renting a cab
The most convenient way to reach Kolkata 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 between Rs. 3000 – 6000 depending on the type of car.
Traveling by private car
The distance between Kolkata and Durgapur by road is about 180 kilometers. It will take about 3-4 hours to reach, depending on the road conditions.
The cost for a round trip varies from Rs. 500 – Rs. 3000 depending on your car’s mileage. There are also several petrol pumps and charging stations on the way.
These are some of the ways you can reach Kolkata from Durgapur. You can choose any option that fits you based on cost, convenience, and time.
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