Kolkata being the commercial city of India and one of the four metropolises is well connected to other parts of India and abroad. For local public it has broad network of metro rails, trams, private buses. Kolkata’s metro rail system is one of the oldest underground railway systems of the world.
As far the connectivity to other parts of the country is concerned, the city has all modern means that keeps it connected to other parts of India and globe.
Since Howrah and Sealdah are under separate rail networks, do remember to check which station you need to board your train from, while buying your ticket.
Local trains are also available from both the stations for traveling to different parts of West Bengal. For more details click here
Kolkata by Roadway
Kolkata is well connected with road to other parts of the country.
Travel to popular tourist destination via roadways.
Compared to other parts of India, Kolkata road transport services are much flexible and smooth. Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC), North Bengal
State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) & South Bengal State Transport
Corporation (SBSTC), are the major operator of bus services in Kolkata and West Bengal.
Buses from Orissa and Bihar ply regularly to Kolkata and vice versa. Buses are also available to nearby towns, especially if you wish to visit Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri.
Bus stands at Chowringhee Road and Babu Ghat near Fort William are the main transit points. The road transportation will be more convenient as the proposed four lane express highway will connect with Chennai.
Buses, both privately owned and government run are equally favored by the commuters of Kolkata. The government run buses are easily identified as you will find the symbols like CSTC or WBSTC on the bodies.
Yellow colored taxis are available if someone wants a taxi safari of the metropolis by saving his time. Besides that rickshaw and auto-rickshaw services are the conventional way of transportation for short distance coverage.
Kolkata by Water Routes
Ferry service will give you the delight of traveling through aqua routes of the River Hooghly . Y
ou can find number of ships ferrying people to adjoining parts of Kolkata. Most of the shipping companies offer exciting packages to nearby Sunderban forest.
Enjoy the picture view of mangrove forests, lush Sundari trees,winding rivers,crocodiles, long-tailed monkeys, spotted deer, and other creatures of forests. You will certainly enjoy your trip while traveling to this beautiful part of Bengal.