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Calcutta Travel Guide

Calcutta Airports

Kolkata Airport (CCU)


The airport is located 17km (11 miles), or 60 minutes drive, from the city centre


Local time is UTC/GMT +5.5 hours


Transfer Terminals: 

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.

Transfer City: 

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.

Car Rental: 

A few car rental companies, including Avis, Europcar, and some local companies, have desks in the international arrivals hall.

Airport Taxis: 

Taxis are available at the airport. Taking the metro to the airport requires that you take a taxi to cover the final 3 miles (about 5km).

Airport Facilities: 

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

Car Parking: 

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.

Airport Hotels: 

There are a number of hotels within the airport vicinity.

Departure Tax: 

Rs. 750 (usually included in ticket price)
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