Calcutta is a good place for competitive air fares to other parts of Asia. Most airline offices are around Chowringhee. Flights are usually with Air India, Indian Airlines, Thai International, Royal Nepal Airlines or Tarum Romanian. Netaji Subhash Airport is situated at Dumdum, around 17km northeast of the city centre.
Indian Airlines connects Calcutta with Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Patna,
Ahmedabad, Port Blair, Ranchi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Visakhapatnam,
Bhubaneswar, Ban- galore, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Silchar, Imphal, Guwahati, Agartala, Bagdogra, Lilabari, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Shillong, Jamshedpur, Aizawl and Rourkela.
Phone : 033-22114433/ 22110730
Reservation Enquiry : 141
International carriers connect Calcutta with Rome, London, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai, New York, Osaka, Moscow, Kathmandu and Dhaka.
Calcutta is served by two railway station, Haora (Howrah) and Sealdah and is connected to major cities all over the country. At Howrah Station, platforms 1 to 16 are in the old main building, platforms 17 to 22 are in the new annex next door. The tourist railway booking office is on the 1st floor at 6 Fairlie Place near BBD Bagh. It's open Monday to Saturday from 9an to 1pm and 1.30 to 4pm and on Sunday between 9am to 2pm.
|Centralised Railway Enquiry (Manual)||131, 22203535|
|Centralised Railway Enquiry (Recorded)||1331, 22203545|
|Railway Reservation Enquiry (Manual)||135, 22203496|
|Railway Reservation Enquiry||136(Eng), 137(Hindi), 138(Bengali)|
|Bidhan Nagar Enquiry||23347119, 1311|
|Howrah Enquiry (Interactive Voice)||26603535|
|Howrah Enquiry (Manual)||26602581, 26603542|
|Metro Railways||22261054, 22457348, 22678081, 22678082|
|Sealdah Enquiry||23503535, 23503536, 23503537, 23506825|
|Train Information||22202789, 1310, 1311, 1312|
|Train Time Information||1332|
|Train Accident Information for Metro Railways||10720|
|Train Accident Information for S.E. Railway (Garden Reach)||10721|
|Train Accident Information for S.E. Railway Howrah Station||10722|
|Train Accident Information for E. Railway Howrah Station||10723|
|Train Accident Information for E. Railway D.R.M. Bldg Howrah||10724|
|Train Accident Information for E. Railway Sealdah Station||
Calcutta is connected by an extensive network of national highways with major cities and towns of tourist interest nearby. Buses generally depart from the Esplanades bus stand area at the northern end of the Maidan near Chowringhee Road. But there are a number of private companies which have their own stands. Buses to and from the South generally use the bus stand near Fort William at Babu Ghat.
Local Transport :
Taxi -Yellow top taxis are much cheaper in Calcutta than some other Indian Cities. Rickshaw -Calcutta is the only city to have hand-pulled rickshaws many of which are hired for the day by the pullers. These sort of rickshaws only exist in small parts of central Calcutta and they are restricted to the small roads. Across the river in Howrah or in other Calcutta Suburbs, there are auto and cycle-rickshaws.
|CSTC, Local Enquiry||22482401|
|CSTC, Long Distance Enquiry||22481916|
|Calcutta Tramways Corporation||22481731, 22481732|