How to Reach Kalimpong - The Easiest Way to Reach Kalimpong


By Air

  • Kalimpong does not have an airport of its own yet, though, it is well connected to quite a few nearby cities with airports.
  • The nearest airways to Kalimpong is at Bagdogra near Siliguri. It is an important domestic airport, which is connected to quite a few major cities of the country. 

By Train

Kalimpong does not have a railway station of its own yet, but there are quite a few nearby railheads.

  • The nearest railway station to Kalimpong is at New Jalpaiguri, which is again connected to most major cities of the country.
  • The other closest railhead is at Dhupguri. Its at a distance of approximately 75 kilometers from Kalimpong.
  • The other most toured and frequented railway station is Aluabari Road at a distance of 100 kilometers from Kalimpong.

By Road

  • Siliguri is said to be the gateway to reach Kalimpong through roadways, in particular buses. Buses are available from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminal located at Siliguri.
  • The Rangpur Bus Station in Bangladesh also provides regular bus services to Kalimpong.
  • There’s the availability of private taxis and shared jeeps from NJP station and Siliguri.
  • From Darjeeling both shared and private jeeps are available at the stands. 


Being a small town, getting around Kalimpong for a trip of a day or two would be more feasible with an independent vehicle. Here’s a list of options one can take to get around the city.

By Local Bus

  • The local bus stops are quite segregated, with only a couple of major bus stops segregated throughout the city. If you wish to go on a crawl of the city in a day, the bus services might slow you down.

By Cab/ Taxi

  • There’s for hire and prepaid cab and taxi services available throughout the city.

Car Rental Services

  • There’s quite a few travel agencies providing car rental services at affordable prices on hourly basis. It is the best means to commute, when on a quick drive.

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Modes of Transportation in Kalimpong

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Kalimpong. The most preferred mode of transport in Kalimpong is Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 8 km Average time: 15 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 100%
    Bus 15 min Overall average time for 8 kms 15 min

How to Reach Kalimpong from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Siliguri to Kalimpong 5.7 km 5 mins
Kolkata to Kalimpong 18.67 km 18 mins
Darjeeling to Kalimpong 23.84 km 23 mins
Guwahati to Kalimpong 362.18 km 6 hours 2 mins
Hyderabad to Kalimpong 1114.77 km 18 hours 34 mins
Bangalore to Kalimpong 1216.27 km 20 hours 16 mins
New delhi to Kalimpong 1250.31 km 20 hours 50 mins
Amritsar to Kalimpong 1512.29 km 25 hours 12 mins
Velha goa to Kalimpong 1622.09 km 27 hours 2 mins
Mumbai to Kalimpong 1735.44 km 28 hours 55 mins
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