The Distance between Siliguri to Kolkata is 561Kms by road. 4 different operators provide bus service from Siliguri to Kolkata with 5 daily buses. Major operators who operate buses from Siliguri to Kolkata are Royal Cruiser, Greenline, Shantanu Travels having the maximum number of services. On Average, Siliguri to Kolkata travel time is 12hrs and can go up to 15hrs 30min depending on the type of bus, operator and traffic conditions. The first bus takes off around 06:00 PM and last bus at 07:30 PM. Siliguri to Kolkata bus fare ranges from Rs.500 to Rs.1200 depending on the type of bus.
Travelling from Siliguri 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 Siliguri to Kolkata has become very easy.
Siliguri is one of the most significant towns located in the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal. It is strategically located along the Siliguri Corridor (also known as the Chicken’s neck), which is a thin strip of land connecting the mainland India with the northeastern part of India. Siliguri is one of the major towns in that part that it is often called the commercial centre of North Bengal. Furthermore, it serves as the transit base for those who travel to the neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar among others. Siliguri is also the gateway to several other major hill stations in the Himalayan ranges like Gangtok, Mirik, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Kurseong, to name a few. All these hills stations are accessible only through Siliguri. Siliguri is also famous for tea plantations and hence many people come here to enjoy the beauty of this town as well.
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.
Bus providing a online ticket booking but the behavior with the online customer at their counter at siliguri. We went 2 hours before the bus timing they ask us to leave the fully vacant seats.
No sense of punctuality what so ever. Please dont write arrival time as 9am when it actually arrived at 2pm.
Firstly the pick up point mentioned on sms was incorrect, it said adjacent to BP but it was Indian oil petrol pump. Secondly when called to find out about location the person didnt have any courtesy to hear or help, instead was rude and disconnected the call. Thirdly no one helped with the baggage to be stored. Fourth point, the bus was very poorly maintained. There was a staunch smell as soon as we entered the bus. AC was not switched on till the bus started which made it worse as there was no air circulation. Last but not the least the bus was delayed by 3 hours and thought the last drop point was supposed to be salt lake they dropped us off at esplanade.
Stopage were at very poor locations where facilities of sanitation was bad. Is there no midway hotels like i saw in Rajasthan.