Access - Calcutta

Air: Calcutta is on the international network and has connections to south-east Asia, the far-east, the middle-east, as well as London and New York. Calcutta is connected by Indian Airlines to several destinations in the country. In addition, there are private airlines operating to/from Calcutta to various destinations in India. Indian Airlines Booking Office: Indian Airlines House, 29 C.R. Avenue, Calcutta 700 012. Tel: 263390, 266633.

Rail: Calcutta is connected to all major cities in the country by efficient and fast train services. Howrah Railway Station is the usual starting point for trains to the north, south and the west.

Eastern Railway Booking and Information Center, 6 Fairlie Place - Tel: 2206811.

Round the Clock Railway Information: For incoming trains - Tel: 2203535, 2203544.

Road: Calcutta is linked to Delhi and Mumbai by the National Highways 2 and 6 respectively. In case of travelling by road it is best to contact: The Automobile Association of Eastern India, 13 Promothesh Barua Sarani, Calcutta 700 019 - Tel: 4755131.


Calcutta State Transport Corporation and private transport operators run an extensive network in the city. The city bus services are supported by mini-bus services.

The underground metro can be used for quick transportation. Trams, Circular Railway, Suburban Electric Trains, Yellow top taxis and auto-rickshaws are the other means of traveling within the city. Pre-paid taxis from the airport to the city are available round the clock.

Ferry services are available at several points for crossing the River Hoogly.

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