The Distance between Patna to Kolkata is 720Kms 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 11hrs and can go up to 13hrs depending on the type of bus, operator and traffic conditions. The first bus takes off around 06:00 PM and last bus at 06:30 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 . 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 journey of 11 hours took 17 hour for completion because of which I was 4 hours late for my interview. The bus unnecessary stopped for hours at various places. Bus quality was poor no doubt but even worst was the rash driving. Overall it was the worst journey of my life, the most pathetic ever.
It was most painful experience I ever had while traveling in a long distance bus. The ticket mentioned bus time at 5 PM, but the bus started at 7:30 PM. I got to know from bus staff that this is the time when they start the trip. The bus reached Kolkata at 1 PM next day, having 17 plus hours of travel time. On the way the bus stopped at places where food quality was extremely poor and passenger amenities (toilet) was most dirty. Out of the two drivers, one who drove at night, he was untrained. On the way scores of passenger buses, goods trucks and even tractors overtook him. The bus was driven well only from 5 AM when another driver took over. Please avoid travel by Vaishali travels in Patna-kolkata route.
The bus was damn late . It reached kolkata aroun 9 AM while as per schedule it should have reached around 5 AM
Bus condition with respect to cleaning and maintenance is very bad.Seat was also broken.Bus was not on time as mentioned in bus ticket.