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 Kolkata Airport

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)

 

The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) serves Kolkata, the cultural capital of the country. Its name is taken from one of the leaders of the Independence Movement of India, and this is one of the busiest airports in the nation, seeing well over six million travellers per year, seeking to spend time in the city’s museums, mosques, memorials, and vibrant shopping districts.

 

Passengers will be pleased with the range of amenities at this airport. There are cash machines, and bureau de change counters that can take care of any last minute monetary admin you need to do. You can also access WiFi, but this airport also has internet cafes available for anyone that doesn’t have a mobile device.

 

The shopping options aren’t extensive here, but you can find a few duty-free outlets that sell most of the big brand cosmetics, fragrances, alcohol, and tobacco. For dining, there are both international and Indian restaurants, bars and cafes that you can find a bite to eat in. There are also a few coffee bars if you are just looking for something on the go.

 

Look out for a couple of other highlights at this airport, which include amenities like private lounges, a first aid centre, and information desks.

 

Flying to Kolkata from Australia can be done on a number of carriers, such as Air India, Silkair, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air Niugini, Singapore Airlines, and Qantas.

 

Travel Information

 

·         Generally, it is not recommended that visitors to this country drive in India. However, most car companies will supply a driver with the cost of the rental. You can organise this when you land, but often it is easier to arrange a car online before you even leave. You must take the NH12 into the city, and expect the 14km drive to be around an hour with traffic.

 

·         There are several different transportation options into the city: there is the Metro line and the overground trains that are usually the fastest ways into the city. However the line connecting the airport to one of Kolkata’s major stations (Dum Dum Station) can be infrequent, so some passengers take a taxi to this station to then continue on their journey.

 

·         Buses also operate routes, and there are a few nice air conditioned options tat will stop throughout various points in this city. Be warned though, this is one of the slowest ways into town. A good side option may be to book an airport transfer, which will have the convenience of a taxi, but can be secured for less money depending on the company you use.

 

·         You can snag a taxi right outside of the airport, any time of day, as these operate 24/7. As this is one of the primary ways to get into the city, the fare is actually very reasonable. Make sure the driver turns on the meter, go for the pre-paid option, or agree a price beforehand. Aim for a fare of around 250-400INR ($5-8).

 

Please note that information is correct as of January 2017.

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Kolkata Airport

Address:
Kolkata 700052,
INDIA

Tel:+91 (0)33 5119977

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 Location Details

Longitude:88° 26' 57'' E
Latitude:22° 39' 9'' N
IATA code:CCU
ICAO code:VECC

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