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.
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.
The State Transport 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.
By 1966-67 the Calcutta State Transport Corporation was able to upgrade it by connecting to almost 90% of the national highways.
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.
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.