The Distance between Kolkata to Asansol is 241Kms by road. 4 different operators provide bus service from Kolkata to Asansol with 24 daily buses. Major operators who operate buses from Kolkata to Asansol are Shyamoli Paribahan Pvt. Ltd., Greenline, Royal Cruiser having the maximum number of services. Kolkata to Asansol bus timings vary with different operator and bus type, the journey takes 3hrs 30min to 4hrs 45min to complete this journey depending on the operator, type of bus and traffic conditions. The buses start from 08:15 AM to 08:00 PM in the night, which provides the flexibility to the customer. Minimum Kolkata to Asansol bus fare is Rs.420 and maximum being Rs.440, lowest fares provided by redBus depending on the operator you choose and the type of bus.
Travelling from Kolkata to Asansol can be comfortable and easy as there are many types of buses available for travellers. Different type of buses are available in this route like Volvo A/C Seater, Volvo A/C Coach. Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Kolkata to Asansol has become very easy.
Kolkata is the capital city of West Bengal. The former capital of British India, Kolkata is home to one of the oldest ports in the country. Kolkata has an old world charm that is reflected in its old Victorian era buildings, yellow ambassador cabs, hand pulled rickshaws and trams. Though the city has been restructured with flyovers, skyscrapers, multiplexes and business centers, Kolkata has been able to retain its essence. Victoria Memorial built in the memory of Queen Victoria is the landmark of this city. The other attractions include the Indian Museum, Marble Palace, State Archaeological Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts and Mother’s house. Kolkata has its own collection of bridges. The Rabindra Setu Bridge, popularly known as Howrah Bridge, Hooghly Bridge and Bally Bridge are a few of them. Dakshineshwar Kali temple, Kalighat temple, Tipu Sultan Mosque, and St. John’s Church are some of the popular places for worship.
Asansol is the second biggest city in West Bengal after the state capital, Kolkata. Located in the Burdwan District, it is one of the important cities of the country. It has been listed as one of the 100 fastest-growing cities. Asansol lies on the Howrah Delhi National Highway NH 2 and as such, it enjoys great connectivity by road. Asansol has the Grand Trunk Road (now called the NH 2) running across the place. As the highway was broadened as part of the Golden Quadrilateral project, it now enjoys greater comfort and smooth flow of traffic. There are many tourist attractions located near Asansol like the Sacred Heart Church. People from all over the country come here to pay their respects at the venerated site. Apart from this, there are many rivers and other attractions in the Damodar Valley, which lies very close to Asansol. There are many buses plying back and forth from the town, connecting travellers from various part of the state. As the main mode of transport inside the city is Public Bus Service, it is rather easy to travel within the city as well. Both state transport corporation buses and privately run buses are available to travel to Asansol.
I booked the bus online from Kolkata to asansol.I boarded the bus shyamoli travels and after travelling for an hour was told by the conductor that the bus was in fact going to bokaro and would not enter asansol at all.I was surprised that how can the bus give a ticket for a city that it wont enter.Conductor told me bluntly that such mistakes happen in online booking.I had to deboard the bus at durgapur with my luggage and forced to take another bus for asansol by paying extra.Anyone booking online must check again by phone to not be in the same mess I was in.
The bus was very late ....shyamoli paribhan of 8:00 clock crossed us as we departed late 15 min...the bus should take 3:30 but it took 5 hrs
staff behaviour was extremely rude. We were 3 people and carried 2 bags weighing 10 kg each and a microwave of 7kg. Although its written in their ticket that 15kg luggage is allowed per person and any extra is chargeable @10/kg; but they randomly charged us 170? extra for the microwave without even weighing it although it was very much within the weight limit per passenger. On enquiry regarding rule book for luggages, they literally misbehaved and threatened to cancel our tickets right away. That was really unprofessional and ruthless behaviour!
No snacks was given, as the other bus operators are providing. During the departure itself from Kolkata, the bus delayed.