How to Reach Gangtok - The Easiest Way to Reach Gangtok


  • Train: The closest railway station is 124km away. You will be able to find taxis from to reach Gangtok from the New Jalpaiguri station.
  • Air: Bagdogra airport is the closest airport. There are others in the vicinity too but the best way to reach Gangtok is by taxi after landing on Bagdogra Airport.


  • Rented Tourist Vehicle: Tourism being a huge industry the best way to travel is to hire a tourist vehicle. This will give you a lot of flexibility. You can walk to the places nearby.
  • Public Transport: Public Transport isn’t frequently used.  There is a bus system but it isn’t used by the tourists and you won’t be able to find buses to all the places of interest.

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How to Reach Gangtok from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Siliguri to Gangtok 20.05 km 20 mins
Santipur to Gangtok 22.05 km 22 mins
Kolkata to Gangtok 30.37 km 30 mins
Darjeeling to Gangtok 38.23 km 38 mins
Malda to Gangtok 52.23 km 52 mins
Panskura to Gangtok 97.58 km 1 hour 37 mins