The Distance between Kolkata to Durgapur is 178Kms by road. 5 different operators provide bus service from Kolkata to Durgapur with 29 daily buses. Shyamoli Paribahan Pvt. Ltd., Greenline, Royal Cruiser operates the maximum number of services from Kolkata to Durgapur route. Kolkata to Durgapur bus timings vary with different operator, it takes around 2hrs 30min to 4hrs to complete this journey depending on the operator, type of bus and traffic conditions. Buses from Kolkata to Durgapur are available from 06:15 AM to 08:00 PM. Minimum Kolkata to Durgapur bus fare is Rs.300 and maximum being Rs.380, lowest fares provided by redBus depending on the operator you choose and the type of bus.
Travelling from Kolkata to Durgapur 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 Coach, Volvo A/C Seater, A/c Seater (2+2). Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Kolkata to Durgapur 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.
Durgapur is an industrial township located about 160 km from Kolkata, in Burdwan District of West Bengal. A dream project of the great visionary Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the second chief minister of the state, Durgapur was designed by Joseph Allen Stein and Benjamin Polk. Durgapur is home to the Durgapur Steel Plant, which is one of the integrated steel plants of Steel Authority of India Limited. Many other industries like Alloy Steels Plant of S.A.I.L. and Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (C.M.E.R.I.), a C.S.I.R. laboratory, are also located here. Allied ICD Services Limited, four power plants - Durgapur Projects Limited (D.P.L.), Durgapur Thermal Power Station, Damodar Valley Corporation & N.S.P.C.L. and The National Institute of Technology, are some other meritorious institutions found here. As Durgapur is the preferred gateway to the districts of Bankura, Birbhum, and Purulia, which does not enjoy good connectivity, the city is an important hub for road transport. Two major highways, The NH 2 and SH 9, pass through Durgapur. The Asian Highway, which connects various Asian countries, also passes directly through Durgapur. Bhabani Pathak’s Tilla, Rahreswar Shib Mandir, Ichhai Ghosh’s garh and Santiniketan are some of the prominent places of interest located near Durgapur.
Over all the experience of booking through red bus was good and totally hassle free. Only issue was the bus reaching the destination was 30 mins late. Else the travel was comfortable.
Bus was cancelled and was re alloted to a different bus after half an hour ??
I missed the bus, so took the next bus of the same service provider but I had to buy a ticket again.
good service, punctuality & customer touchpoints