How to Reach Gangtok, India

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
Darjeeling to Gangtok 108.93 km 1 hour 36 mins
Siliguri to Gangtok 127.41 km 4 hours 30 mins