Reach Siliguri By Air/Flight:
The nearest airport to Siliguri town is the Bagdogra International Airport (IXB) in Bagdogra – about 15 kilometres west from Siliguri city centre. Bagdogra is a major stop in the area as it connects Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Bangalore and Chennai to the northeastern states of India by air. Travellers who are destined to the Hill Station Towns such as Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Mirik, Kurseong and even Gangtok can fly up till the Bagdogra Airport and then switch to other modes of transport. There are daily Helicopter flights to Sikkim’s capital – Gangtok which takes 30 minutes one way. Internationally, the Bagdogra Airport connects to Bangladesh, Bhutan and Bangkok by air. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the nearest international airport to the Bagdogra Airport.
Outside the airport taxis and buses are available for ferrying people to Siliguri which takes about 30 minutes drive time.
Reach Siliguri By Rail/Train:
Siliguri has 3 Railway Stations Siliguri Town Railway Station, Siliguri Junction and the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP).
Siliguri Station is in the heart of the city and the New Jalpaiguri Station is on the outskirts of Siliguri at 3 kilometres south of the town in Jalpaiguri area.
Siliguri Junction is one of the two points of departure of all trains heading to the northeastern states of India and is just one kilometre northeast of the Siliguri city centre.
New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) – the largest railway station in the whole of North East of India connects Siliguri to the rest of the country -
Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow and Delhi - by Rail. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway’s steam tramway – the Toy Train commences here at NJP and goes to Darjeeling via Siliguri.
On the outskirts of the Siliguri city are Bagdogra Railway Station (13 kms) as well as Naxalbari Railway Station (35 kms).
Taxis: State-run buses, and private buses and auto rickshaws are available outside all these railway stations.
Reach Siliguri By Road:
Siliguri is connected by National Highway 34 to Kolkata and National Highway 55 connects Siliguri to the north-eastern States. National Highway 27 and State Highway 12 A also pass through Siliguri making it extensively accessible through a wide network of well-maintained roads on which State-run buses, private buses and taxis ply regularly.
Reach Siliguri Bus Route:
Located adjacent to the Siliguri Junction Railway Station is the Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminus which is a major stop for State owned buses and private buses as well. From here the buses link Siliguri to Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Mirik, Jorethang, Namchi, Kurseong and Gangtok by bus.
5 kilometres north of the Siliguri Town Railway Station is the PC Mittal Bus Terminus is another major bus depot from where all buses heading to the Dooars region in Northeastern India towards the eastern Himalayas.
North Bengal State Transport Corporation-run ‘Siliguri-Rocket’ is an exclusive bus that connects Siliguri to the West Bengal State Capital – Kolkata.
As a joint venture between Bangladesh and Indian Transport Authorities, special buses operate between Siliguri and Dhaka where a bus-change happens at the India-Bangladesh border. There is a similar arrangement with the Bhutan Government. Buses to both these countries commence from the Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminus.