The Distance between Asansol to Kolkata is 239Kms by road. 4 different operators provide bus service from Asansol to Kolkata with 17 daily buses. Major operators who operate buses from Asansol to Kolkata are Shyamoli Paribahan Pvt. Ltd., Greenline, Nilanjana Liners having the maximum number of services. Asansol to Kolkata bus timings vary with different operator and bus type, the journey takes 3hrs 34min to 4hrs 10min to complete this journey depending on the operator, type of bus and traffic conditions. The buses start from 11:50 AM to 05:30 PM in the night, which provides the flexibility to the customer. Minimum Asansol to Kolkata bus fare is Rs.420 and maximum being Rs.420, lowest fares provided by redBus depending on the operator you choose and the type of bus.
Travelling from Asansol 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 Volvo A/C Seater, VOLVO (2+2). Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Asansol to Kolkata has become very easy.
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.
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 ride was not comfortable as there was persistent drumming sound from the rear wheel which was vibrating the floor board.
Today it was only 6 passengers including me on that bus. I must appreciate the Driver. The bus actually managed to reach at Esplanade 15mins before its scheduled time.
Drive was very rude. He refused to drop me on my stop and took me more than 500 m ahead of my stop. No only that, he used unparliamentary words when I requested to drop me on my desired stop.
I travelled from Asansol to Kolkata by the 6 am bus on 01.08.16 which was a non-stop trip and the departure time and reaching time at Kolkata was dot on schedule. I performed the return journey by the same bus leaving Kolkata at 12 noon by purchasing tickets at the counter at Kolkata. This time also the timing was dot on schedule. However, this time the TV was switched on with a movie and the sound quality seemed quite poor. (I was sitting in the front row seat no 3.)