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Kolkata Road Transport

Located in the eastern part of the country, Kolkata is well connected with road to other parts of the country.Tourist destination in West Bengal are well connected to Kolkata via network of bus routes. National Highway 6 links Kolkata to major parts of the country. The Dharmatala/Esplanade Bus Terminus, Babughat Bus Terminus are main bus terminus in  the city from where you can board a bus.

Bus in Kolkata

Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC), North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) & South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC)  are the major operators of bus services in Kolkata and West Bengal.You can book your ticket for Digha beach, Mandarmani or any other places of interest. Here you can find fully air-conditioned Volvo buses connecting to other cities of West Bengal and parts of  India.

Calcutta State Transport Corporation

Calcutta State Transport Corporation also known as (CSTC) is the prime body looking after the road transport in the city of Kolkata. The history of bus services goes back to 1920. However, the State Kolkata Public TransportTransport Services under the auspice of Directorate of Transportation, Government of the then Government of West Bengal in form of organized public sector came into existence of July 31, 1948.

Later on June 15, 1960 the State Transport Services was changed into Calcutta State Transport Corporation under the Road Transport Corporation Act, 1950. The principal objective was to provide efficient, adequate, economical and properly coordinated passenger bus service particularly in and around the city of Kolkata and in the state of West Bengal in general.

By 1966-67 the Calcutta State Transport Corporation was able to upgrade it by connecting to almost 90% of the national highways. It could have done much better but unfortunately due to financial stagnation the government was not able to meet the ever increasing passenger demand. As the result of this government allowed the private operators to run their buses in the city of Kolkata.

On the other side with an objective of providing bus services to the rural customers the first Long Distance Bus service (LDS) was started from Calcutta to Digha from April 14, 1968, by Calcutta State Transport Corporation to meet the demand of increase in passengers of rural areas.

As the part of its expansion programme Calcuatta State Transport Corporation was able to set up number of bus routes in the southern part of the state which were not connected to any means of transport. Apart from this CSTC is operating a huge fleet of buses in the northern part of the Kolkata, adjoining :-Calcutta to Siliguri, Calcutta to Malda, Calcutta to Raigunge, Calcutta to Balurghat, Calcutta to Farakka, Calcutta to Khajuria-Ghat etc.

Belghoria 5, Nilgunje Road, Kolkata – 700 056 Fax No : 2553-3017
E-Mail :
Phone Numbers.: 2553-3014/015/016

Kolkata CSTC Bus Time Table and Route

Ramlal Bazar (Haltu) – B.B.D. Bag Via – Garfa Rd., Haltu Main Rd., Kasba Main Rd., Rash Behari Avenue, Sarat Bose Rd., Hazra Rd., Harish Mukherjee Rd., Acharya J.C. Bose Rd., Chowringee Rd., Esplanade.

Ballygunge Stn. – Esplanade     Via – Ekdalia Rd., Rash Behari Avenue, Sarat Bose Rd., A.J.C. Bose Rd., Chowringhee (B.B.D. Bag).

Esplanade – Amtala     Via – Dufferin Rd., Casurina Avenue, Kidderpur Rd., D.H. Rd., Thakurpukur 3A Bus Stand, Pailan, Bhasa, Bakrahati, Bishnupur.

Rathtala (Belgharia) – Howrah Stn.     Via – B.T. Rd., Sinthi More, Chiria More, Hemanta Setu, Shyambazar, Acharya Profulla Ch. Rd., Sealdah, Mahatma Gandhi Road.

Dum Dum Stn. – Howrah Stn.     Via – Dum Dum Stn.Rd., B.T. Rd., Shyambazar, Acharya Prafulla Ch. Rd., Manicktala Bazar, Beadon St., Rabindra Sarani, Ganesh Talkies, Kalikrishna Tagore St., Strand Road.

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Important Facts About Calcutta State Transport Corporation

Founded  : 31st July 1948[1]
Headquarters : Belghoria, West Bengal, India
Service area : Mainly Kolkata
Operator : Government of West Bengal
Website  :

South Bengal State Transport Corporation

Bus Route KolkataHeadquartered in Durgapur, S.B.S.T.C  with numerous bus depots in West Bengal including one at Esplanade Bus Terminus, Kolkata is a connecting link between Jharkhand and nearby areas of West Bengal. The bus ran by the corporation are well maintained, keeping in mind the safety and comfort of the passengers. You will be amazed to know that compared to other parts of India, bus fare is cheap and economical. Now a days you can also find hi-tech Volvo buses standing at the depots. Enjoy traveling to interior parts of West Bengal without sacrificing your freedom. Get down to roadside eating outlets to enjoy the local cuisines of Bengal prepared using natural ingredients.


Durgapur Corporate & Divisional Office
Dr. B.C. Roy Avenue    
Durgapur-713201(West Bengal)    
Phone no.-0343 2556682    

Belghoria Divisional Office
5/5 B.T.Road, Belghoria, Kolkata - 700056
P.H.- 033-25442194/033 25645260

Popular Routes of SBSTC

Today buses operated by South Bengal State Transport Corporation covers major destinations connecting major portions of West Bengal and adjoining areas. Important regions covered by South Bengal State Transport Corporation are Santiniketan, Mushidabad Hazarduari,Susunia Hill, Bishnupur, Ajodhya hill, Kangsabati project, Tarapit temple, Digha, Tarakeswar, Mukutmonipur, Farakka barrage,  Siliguri & Darjeeling,  Gour,  Garbeta forest and Nabadip & Mayapur. Buses operated by SBSTC also ply to nearby state of Jharkand connecting Durgapur and Dumka, Durgapur to Kolkata and Durgapur to Gangajalghati.

Important Facts About South Bengal State Transport Corporation

Founded :1st August 1963
Headquarters : Durgapur, West Bengal, India
Service area : South Bengal
Operator : Government of West Bengal
Website :

North Bengal State Transport Corporation

Local Transport in KolkataHeadquartered in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, it plies buses in North Bengal and also to  some parts of Assam, Sikkim and Bihar. Most of the buses in the fleet are fitted with CD/DVD, Air Condition System making you enjoy every bit of your travel. To avoid rush and crowd during peak hours you can book the services online. The licensed drivers are familiar with every route and make all possible effort to reach the destination in time without any inconvenience to the passengers.


Calcutta Office
14, Chandni Chowk
Telephone: 2237-1806
Esplande (5.00 AM - 7.00 PM)
L 20, Bus Stand, Esplanade, Kolkata - 700069
Telephone : (033) 2243-0736
L 20, Bus Stand, Esplanade, Kolkata - 700069

Important Facts About North Bengal State Transport Corporation

Founded  : 1 April 1945
Headquarters : Cooch Behar, West Bengal
Service area : Entire West bengal and Some Parts of Assam, Sikkim and Bihar
Operator : Government of West Bengal
Website :

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