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Howrah Railway Station

Counted amongst the largest railway station in India. Today it is not only one of the oldest railway station but is also one of the busiest railway stations in India. Dozens of long and short distance trains from Rajdhani to Duranto and Satabadi depart from the station. The Howrah Bridge serves as an indicator to the beginning of Howrah Railway station.

Howrah Railway Station: Past & Present

Howrah Junction

Howrah Railway Station was designed by the British architect Halsey Ricardoand brought into service in the year 1905 . Initially it had 15 tracks which was extended to 23 by early 1980’s. Along with this a Rail Yatri Niwas was also added. The station witnesses the confluence of two railway zones. While platform numbers 1-15 are for Eastern Railways, Platform 16-23 are for the South Eastern Railways. 

Trains from Howrah Junction

Trains from Howrah
  • Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Patna
  • Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Grand Chord
  • Howrah-Patna Jan Shatabdi Express
  • Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express
  • Howrah-Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express
  • Puri-Howrah Garib Rath Express
  • Howrah - Dhanbad Double Decker Express
  • Howrah - Ranchi Shatabdi Express
  • Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express
  • Howrah - Puri Shatabdi Express

Apart from these there are many others departing from this grand old railway station.

How To Reach?

Howrah Railway station is well connected with roadways. You can hire taxi or catch bus from Esplanade, Karunamoyee, and Babughat to reach the station on time. Trams are another popular means to reach the station. Today all trams for Howrah station depart from Barhabazar (1 km away).

Howrah Railway Station
Address: Lower Foreshore Rd, Howrah – 711101 West Bengal India
Railway Telephone No.: 22270,  22244 / 22255 / 22266


  • Waiting and retiring rooms for passengers
  • Yatri Niwas with dormitory/ single room/ double room accommodation
  • Pre-Paid taxi and cab service stand
  • Nearby tram and bus terminus at Howrah station
  • Railway Museum displaying artifacts of historical importance

Popular Hotels Near Howrah Railway Station

Kolkata being a principal commercial center of East India attracts investors from far and wide. Most often they prefer to stay in hotels located nearby Howrah station . Apart from business men many tourists also prefer to stay in these budget hotels as they offer the same level of comfort they were looking for.

The Oberoi Grand Kolkata 

Hotel in Kolkata (2.7 km from Howrah Railway Station)

Located in Kolkata’s main shopping district, the New Market and business district, The Oberoi Grand Kolkata houses an outdoor pool, gym and spa.

Address: 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700013

Phone: 033 2249 2323

Hotel Cecil

Hotel in Kolkata (2.5 km from Howrah Railway Station)

Hotel Cecil is situated in Kolkata, 2.4 km from New Market and 2.8 km from Eden Gardens. This 3-star hotel offers a shared lounge and a concierge service.

Address: 52/1/1, College St, Lalbajar, Bowbazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073

Phone: 033 2241 9335

Service Apartments, Park Street, Calcutta 

Kolkata (3.7 km from Howrah Railway Station)

Conveniently located just off Park Street and just 2 km from Sealdah Railway Station, Service Apartment offers a self-catering apartment with air conditioning.

Address: 3rd Floor, 3A, Ripon St, Esplanade, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

Phone: 098301 85080

Calcutta Bungalow 

Kolkata (4 km from Howrah Railway Station)

Situated in Kolkata, 6 km from New Market and 6 km from Eden Gardens, Calcutta Bungalow features accommodation with free WiFi

Address: 5, Radha Kanta Jew St, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700004

Phone: 098301 84030

Neelam Residence

Kolkata (3.7 km from Howrah Railway Station)

Set in Kolkata, 1.3 km from New Market and 1.8 km from Indian Museum, Neelam Residence offers a shared lounge and air conditioning

Address: 61B, Park St, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

SPOT ON 74664 Dalhousie Guest House 

Hotel in Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata (0.9 km from Howrah Railway Station)

In a prime location in the Tata Medical Centre district of Kolkata, SPOT ON 74664 Dalhousie Guest House is located 1.9 km from Eden Gardens, 2.3 km from New Market and 3.8 km from Victoria Memorial.

Address: With Union Bank of India, Binany Building, 38, Strand Rd, opposite Armenian Ghat, Fairley Place, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001.

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