The Distance between Patna to Kolkata is 765Kms by road. 2 different operators provide bus service from Patna to Kolkata with 2 daily buses. Major operators who operate buses from Patna to Kolkata are Bengal Tiger, Vaishali Travels having the maximum number of services. On Average, Patna to Kolkata travel time is 12hrs and can go up to 13hrs 30min depending on the type of bus, operator and traffic conditions. The first bus takes off around 05:00 PM and last bus at 06:00 PM. The lowest Patna to Kolkata bus fare being Rs.400 and the highest being Rs.450 depending on the type of bus.
Travelling from Patna to Kolkata 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 Non A/C Seater & Sleeper, Non A/C Push Back Seater. Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Patna to Kolkata has become very easy.
Patna, the capital of Bihar, is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. Ancient Patna, known as Pataliputra, was the capital of Magadha Empire and was the seat of learning and fine arts. Situated on the banks of River Ganga, Patna is a well known Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrimage center. Some of the important places to be visited in Patna are are Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Gaya, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri. All these places are included in the Buddhist circuit. Patna is also a sacred city for Sikhs as the last Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, was born here. One can visit Kumhar and Agam Kaun which are the sites of the ruins of Pataliputra during King Asoka’s time. Didarganj Yakshi contains remnants of the Mauryan Empire. Patna is an agricultural center of trade where cash crops like sugarcane, sesame, and medium-grained rice are exported.
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.
The bus was in very bad condition... seats are nt reclining it was in slant mode. The suppose to start at 5pm but actually journey begins at 7pm. On the way the driver took us to a shabby hotel for dinner. They took 80 inr for 4 chapati and dal and a hlrroble sabji.... yes yhe gave one cum milk too. I left the bus at burdwan with back pain and cold. Though my seat was a2.
Although online timing is 5pm, the actual time of departure is 6:30pm and the bus reaches Kolkata after 9am. The take lots of extra people, charging them low. They either sit on the floor or cabin or some even stand.
Lot of rattling noise in the bus, seemingly there was a patch in the wheel, on low speed, the bus was continually bumping. Scheduled departure being at 6 PM, the bus started at 7.15 PM. Scheduled to reach at 7.30 AM the next day, the bus was in the outskirts of Kolkata only at 9AM. I had to take a cab from the outskirts to catch my flight. Im sure the bus could not have reached the bus deport before 10:30 AM. The staff were friendly and well mannered.
Bengal Tiger bus is very good bus services. Timing is very good, staff behavour is so good.