How To Go Darjeeling From Delhi | How To Reach Darjeeling By Train

Hey readers! Are you wondering how to go Darjeeling from Delhi? If yes, then you will come to know how in this article! Darjeeling is a beautiful city in West Bengal and one of the beautiful cities that everyone must visit at least once. The city is well-connected by road and easily accessible through all modes of transport from Delhi. Read the article until the end and learn how to reach Darjeeling from Delhi!

How To Go Darjeeling From Delhi By Air

  1. Delhi Airport to Bagdogra Airport

If you ask me how to go Darjeeling from Delhi, I would say by air as it is the quickest way to get there. The aerial distance between Darjeeling and Delhi is about 1100 km. However, as there is no airport in Darjeeling, you need to get to the Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal which is the nearest one. It takes only about 2 hours to reach Bagdogra Airport from Delhi by air.

Flights From Delhi (DEL) to Bagdogra (IXB) Airport

These flight details have been taken from the official IRCTC Air website for May 31st. To check the availability, and the price for next month, visit the IRCTC Air website.

Flight No. Departure Delhi Arrival Bagdogra Duration Stops Price Notes
India Exp… 15-713 15:50 DEL 18:00 IXB 2h 10m 0 ₹8227 Partially Refundable
Vistara UK-725 08:00 DEL 10:00 IXB 2h 0 ₹8689 Partially Refundable
IndiGo 6E-2521 14:10 DEL 16:10 IXB 2h 0 ₹8957 Only 1 Seat Left, Partially Refundable
IndiGo 6E-5317 07:30 DEL 09:35 IXB 2h 5m 0 ₹9658 Only 3 Seats Left, Partially Refundable
IndiGo 6E-2239 13:20 DEL 15:30 IXB 2h 10m 0 ₹9658 Partially Refundable
SpiceJet Ltd SG-8903 08:55 DEL 11:00 IXB 2h 5m 0 ₹9913 Only 3 Seats Left, Partially Refundable
Air India Exp… 15-1553 09:55 DEL 12:00 IXB 2h 5m 0 ₹10178 Partially Refundable
Air India Exp… 15-767 09:35 DEL 11:35 IXB 2h 0 ₹10932 Partially Refundable
SpiceJet Ltd SG-841 14:30 DEL 16:40 IXB 2h 10m 0 ₹11063 Only 3 Seats Left, Partially Refundable


2. Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling

Once you reach the Bagdogra Airport, you will be just 72 km away from Darjeeling. You can take a taxi or drive yourselves to Darjeeling and enjoy the scenery during the drive. Here are the details on how to reach Darjeeling from Bagdogra Airport by road and train.

By Road:

1. Take the NH110 that leads to Siliguri. Once you reach Siliguri, keep driving on NH 110 and follow the signs that lead to Darjeeling. The distance is exactly 70 km and you will reach Darjeeling in about 2 hours and 41 minutes!

How To Go Darjeeling From Delhi – Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling

2. You can also take the Bagdogra – Panighata MainRd and NH110 which adds 2 more kilometers, in case there is traffic on the first route. The time taken would be the same, maybe you will need 5 more minutes.

By Train:

There is only one train that runs to Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri. You can take a local mode of transport like a bus, or auto that runs to New Jalpaiguri which is only about 19 km from Bagdogra Airport. It will take you about half an hour to 40 minutes to reach the New Jalpaiguri railway station. From there, the NJP-Darjeeling Passenger, 52541 will take you to Darjeeling the next morning. All you have to do is enjoy a peaceful night travel on the toy train and see the beautiful Darjeeling when you wake up!

How To Go Darjeeling From Delhi By Train

As shown in the above table, reaching Darjeeling by air can be a bit costly. So, how do you to go Darjeeling from Delhi at an affordable price? Of course by train! The total distance from Delhi to Jalpaiguri by train is about 1450 km. The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is in Jalpaiguri which is about 110 km away from Darjeeling. So you need to arrive at Jalpaiguri from Delhi and then use a means of local transport to reach Darjeeling. Here are the train details from Delhi to Jalpaiguri.

1. Train details from Delhi (DLI) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP):

Train Name Train Number Departure (Delhi) Arrival (NJP) Duration Frequency
Rajdhani Express 12424 16:20 12:35 (+1 day) 20h 15m Daily
Rajdhani Express 20504 11:25 11:25 (+1 day) 24h Daily
North East SF Exp 12506 07:40 08:10 (+1 day) 24h 40m Daily
Brahmaputra Mail 15657 23:40 04:00 (+2 days) 28h 20m Daily
Sikkim Mahananda Express 15484 07:35 14:50 (+1 day) 31h 15m Daily
Avadh Assam Express 15910 07:22 16:40 (+1 day) 33h 18m Daily


All these trains take almost a day or more to reach the New Jalpaiguri from Delhi. So, plan accordingly for a day-long stay on the train.

2. New Jalpaiguri To Darjeeling 

After a day of travel on the train from Delhi, you will reach the New Jalpaiguri railway station. Now, you have to travel to Darjeeling which is about 88 km away from the New Jalpaiguri station. You can either take another train that leads to Darjeeling or use the road to reach there.

Train From New Jalpaiguri To Darjeeling:

Train Name Train Number Departure (NJP) Arrival (DJ) Duration Classes Available Price Range
NJP-Darjeeling Passenger 52541 10:00 17:20 7h 20m CC, FC ₹100 – ₹650


Now you might be wondering why it takes 7.5 hours for a mere 88 km rail distance. Well, it is a toy train that has two stoppages and travels all night to reach Darjeeling. It is one of the best trains to have a joyride having fun activities. This train’s status doesn’t appear online, so you need to call the station and enquire about the details.

How To Go Darjeeling From Delhi – New Jalpaiguri To Darjeeling

How To Go Darjeeling From Delhi By Road

Well, the final question is, how to go Darjeeling from Delhi by road? The distance between these two places is about 1520 km and will take you not less than 24 hours traveling by road. There are private luxury buses like Volvo that run to Siliguri from Delhi in 25 to 33 hours.

For example, JGD Travels Pvt Ltd. runs buses from Delhi to Siliguri to transport people who want to visit Darjeeling. Once you reach Siliguri, you can choose any other local transport like train, bus, etc to reach Darjeeling.

Delhi To Darjeeling: All Possible Routes By Road

Route Via Major Cities Covered Estimated Distance (km) Estimated Travel Time
NH 27 Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Muzaffarpur Siliguri 1525 28 hours

Via Purvanchal Expy

Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Sultanpur, Patna, Siliguri 1544 29 hours

Via Bundelkhand Expy

Delhi, Agra, Pryagraj, Varanasi, Patna, Siliguri 1648 31 hours


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  • Beautiful view of Mount Everest on clear days.
  • Located at an altitude of about 2,590 meters.
  • You can access this place by jeep or trekking.
  • Close to Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary.

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  • Symbolizes peace and spiritual harmony.
  • Features traditional Japanese architecture.
  • Provides a serene meditation space.
  • Amazing views of Darjeeling and the Himalayas.
  • Enhances the area’s spiritual ambiance.

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  • It is a breeding center for red pandas and snow leopards.
  • Home to various Himalayan species.
  • Focuses on conservation and education.
  • Named after Padmaja Naidu.
  • Showcases the region’s biodiversity.

4. Darjeeling Ropeway

  • Have a beautiful view of tea gardens and valleys.
  • Known as the Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car.
  • Provides a unique perspective of Darjeeling’s landscapes.
  • One of the longest ropeways in Asia.
  • Connects Singamari and Tukvar.

5. Batasia Loop

  • A unique spiral railway track.
  • Features a war memorial and garden.
  • Offers views of the Eastern Himalayas.
  • Located 5 km from Darjeeling.
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