Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, India

Flights to Kolkata (CCU)

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Kolkata travel information

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Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of West Bengal and the second largest city in India after Mumbai. Famously known as the City of Joy, Kolkata offers artistic, cultural and vibrant experiences. Wander the streets which are vivid, chaotic and brim with life and creativity with countless bazaars to explore. As the former capital of colonial British India, Kolkata retains a lot of colonial-era architecture, which can be seen at the incredible Victoria Memorial. It is the ideal place to experience the taste of Bengali cuisine, the lively nightlife that stretches along Park Street houses or to relax in Millennium Park, where you can take a boat ride or cruise.

When to visit

 The autumn and winter months between October and February are the best time to visit Kolkata, as the weather is perfect with lots of festivities, especially during Durga Puja. The average temperature during this time is around 28°C. It's a lovely time to visit Fort William Kolkata, Indian Museum and Belur Math buildings. Kolkata has an eastern tropical climate, light winters, hot and humid summers.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU).Opens in a new tab or window It is also known as Kolkata Airport and Calcutta Airport, serves Kolkata, capital of West Bengal state, India. Kolkata Airport is located in Dum Dum, 17 km from Kolkata city centre.    

Arriving in Kolkata

The staff at Kolkata Airport will greet you when you land and from there, getting into town is easy.   

Getting into Kolkata from Kolkata Airport

There are a number of bus, taxi, shuttles  and car rental options available at the airport to take you to your destination. Public transport options include the West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC) that operates regular bus services from Kolkata Airport. The average trip time is around 1 hour and 20 minutes. To get to downtown Kolkata by train, take the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. A quicker way to get to the city is on the Kolkata Metro or take a taxi to get to town in approximately 50 minutes. Taxi counters are available in the arrival level between gates 3 and 4. It's easy to book a ride share service such as Ola and Uber, with counters available in the arrival lower level. If you wish to rent a car, car rental counters are in the arrival level.

Getting around Kolkata

Kolkata is well connected and it's easy to get around the city. Public transport is provided by the Kolkata Suburban Railway, the Kolkata Metro, trams, rickshaws, taxis and buses. To see some of the major sites, such as Tagore's House or New Market why not rent a car to explore the city at your own pace, though the traffic can be busy. The river Hooghly runs through the west part of the city, with regular ferry services to cruise along the river. Alternatively, you may wish to join one of the many tours.

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* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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