How to Reach Cherrapunji


  • By Air: The nearest airport to Cherrapunji is the Guwahati Airport. It is located 181 km from the city. To get to Cherrapunji town, you can hire taxis from Paltan Bazaar bus stand in Guwahati or get a pre-paid taxi from the airport itself. Technically, the Umroi Airport (91 km) near Shillong is the nearest airport to Cherrapunji. However, this airport receives flights from Kolkata only and that too, with very low frequency.
  • By Railways: Guwahati is the nearest railhead to Cherrapunji. From there, you can hire bus services or taxis that are available from the railway station.
  • By Road: Buses for Cherrapunji leave from the Sohra Bus Stand in the Bara Bazaar area of Shillong.


  • On Foot: Most of the attractions of Cherrapunji can be explored on foot. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes as the roads can be really slippery.
  • By Taxi: Hiring a taxi to travel around can be the most comfortable option as it gives you saves you from rains as well.
  • Shared taxis: If you looking for budget travel in Cherrapunji, opt for a shared taxi, available from most of the points.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Cherrapunji. The most preferred mode of transport in Cherrapunji is Walking.

Average distance: 14 km Average time: 52.5 min

  • Walking 50%
    Walking 30 min Overall average time for 4 kms 30 min
  • Car 50%
    Driving 75 min Overall average time for 24 kms 75 min
Route Distance Time
Guwahati to Cherrapunji 3 km 3 mins
Shillong to Cherrapunji 17.57 km 17 mins
Dhaka to Cherrapunji 147.1 km 2 hours 27 mins
Dimapur to Cherrapunji 222.2 km 3 hours 42 mins
Kohima to Cherrapunji 265.53 km 4 hours 25 mins
Siliguri to Cherrapunji 367.15 km 6 hours 7 mins
Kolkata to Cherrapunji 374.08 km 6 hours 14 mins
Petaling jaya to Cherrapunji 1118.33 km 18 hours 38 mins
Chennai to Cherrapunji 1269.46 km 21 hours 9 mins
Singapore to Cherrapunji 1362.21 km 22 hours 42 mins
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