Kolkata Airport (CCU)
Location: The airport is located 17km (11 miles), or 60 minutes
drive, from the city centre
Time: Local time is UTC/GMT +5.5 hours
There are three terminals at NSCBI Airport: a Domestic Terminal,
an International Terminal and a Cargo Terminal. The passenger
terminals, connected by aero-bridges, are within easy walking
distance of one another. A fourth terminal, scheduled to be
completed in early 2012, will feature two tiers for departures and
arrivals, ensuring international travellers with connecting flights
will have an easier time of it.
Train: NSCBI Airport is linked to the Kolkata Suburban Railway
system via the junction at nearby Dum Dum, three miles (5km) away.
Trains leave for surrounding areas every 10- 15 minutes at peak
times and every hour off-peak. There is a station at the airport
itself, but as trains run infrequently, it might be quicker and
easier to take a taxi to the station at Dum Dum and move on from
there. From Dum Dum, you can also catch the underground Kolkata
Metro train to surrounding areas.
A few car rental companies, including Avis, Europcar, and some
local companies, have desks in the international arrivals hall.
Taxis are available at the airport. Taking the metro to the
airport requires that you take a taxi to cover the final 3 miles
Money and communications: There are ATMs and currency exchange
facilities at the airport.
Luggage: A baggage wrapping service is available in the
international departure area, and there are left luggage offices in
both the International and Domestic Terminals.
Conference and business: NSCBI Airport has yet to construct
business and conference facilities. However, surrounding hotels
offer the full gamut of amenities for the corporate traveller.
Other facilities: The term
There's a 250-bay car park near each terminal, with both short-
and long-term parking facilities. The area is currently being
expanded to include underground parking.
There are a number of hotels within the airport vicinity.
Departure Tax: Rs. 750 (usually included in ticket