Airports in Kolkata
Formerly known as simply Dum Dum Airport, Kolkata's main airport is now saddled with the long-winded name Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (but locals refer to it as just Kolkata Airport).
The airport is located 11 miles (17km) outside of downtown Kolkata, and is a basic facility with only a few shops and restaurants to keep passengers entertained. The real fun at Kolkata Airport is to be had in people-watching, with a diverse mix of eastern and western passengers running about the terminal. Passengers may also stroll around and admire the writings of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, which are inscribed on the walls of the terminal.
Seeing nearly 10 million passengers each year, the airport tends to be a bit crowded, however renovations are underway, along with the addition of a fourth terminal that will hopefully relieve the congestion.
The airport is located 17km (11 miles), or 60 minutes drive, from the city centre
Getting to the city
Transport from the airport includes trains, taxis and buses. All modes of transport are easily accessible from the terminals.
Local time is UTC/GMT +5.5 hours
+91 (0)33 2511 9977, +91 (0)33 511 8787
Kolkata Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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