Being a quick beach getaway for the folks of Kolkata and the nearby places, Digha enjoys a top spot on every weekender’s list. Kolkata to Digha distance by bus is 4 hours and 30 minutes depending on the traffic and the hour you chose to start your journey. There are several Kolkata to Digha buses that run on regular intervals and offer services on frequent basis from the Garia Route 6 Bus Terminus, Dharamtala, Kudghat or Dumdum bus stand. The private buses provide services from Kharagpur to Digha bus every 30 minutes. WBTC runs a non-AC seater (2+3) which leaves Kokata at 6 pm and reaches Digha at 10.15 pm. The boarding point for the bus is Esplanade. It will drop you at Old Digha Bus Stand. Opt for the air conditioned push backs if you want to spend the five hours in comfort. The bus is also GPS enabled and has water bottles. Or go for an AC executive bus which reaches Digha in almost 5 hours and has amenities like reading light, movie, GPS, and emergency contact number. There are non-AC seaters (2+3), AC push backs, AC seater push backs, AC seaters, AC executive, AC sleeper/seater buses available for a bus journey from Kolkata to Digha. There are no Kolkata to Digha Volvo buses available, you can get Leyland buses though. The best option is to book air conditioned push backs for a comfortable travel.
Kolkata to Digha Bus Timetable
WBTC offers frequent services from Kolkata to Digha. The buses are not air conditioned and are pretty basic when it comes to amenities. The Kolkata to Digha bus timings for WBTC buses are 4.15 pm to 8.15 pm, 5.15 pm to 9.45 pm, 6 pm to 10.15 pm. SBSTC non-AC seater departs from Esplanade at 1.15 pm and reaches the beach getaway by 5.45 in the evening. Various private bus operators also run buses on the route frequently and some even provide better comforts than the non-AC buses. An AC seater push back from Parmeshwar Travels leaves Kokata from Esplanade Bus Stand at 11.45 pm and reaches Digha at 5 pm covering the distance in 5 hours 15 minutes. To know more go through our list of buses available on the route.
Kolkata to Digha bus fare for a non-AC bus is Rs 145 whereas for an AC bus the rate starts from Rs 300. Kolkata to Digha bus ticket price for a push back AC seater bus is Rs 330 onwards.
Kolkata to Digha bus Travel Time is 4 hours 24 minutes via NH16 and NH116B. The maximum time to reach Digha from Kolkata is five hours. Kolkata to Digha distance is 183 km.
Boarding Points in Kolkata
Most of the buses to Digha are boarded from the Esplanade Bus Stand, or Mecheda in Kolkata.
Drop Points in Digha
Old Digha bus stand is the main drop point in Digha where the buses from Kolkata arrive.
Kolkata to Digha Bus Booking
Yatra is your best bet to book a trip from Kolkata to Digha by road and you don’t have to rack brains over how to reach Digha anymore. Head to our bus section and type in Kolkata as your departure city and Digha in the destination city bar. Choose the date when you want to travel and the number of seats you want to book and hit the search button. You will see a list of available buses for the chosen date from where you can make further choices among the type of the bus, the boarding points, tariff and the duration taken by a particular bus to reach Digha. Go through the seating plan and choose the seats you would like for yourself and head to the payment section. Booking your bus tickets online is that easy. Check you inbox for the mail from Yatra with your confirmed ticket details and pack your bags already.
Restaurants on Kolkata to Digha Route
The Kolkata to Digha bus route is pretty busy with buses and cars being the only option to reach Digha. The road to NH16 pretty much comprises the traffic leading to Digha and there are several food stops where you can halt for a quick meal and freshen up for the journey ahead. Sher-e-Punjab located on the Bombay Road in Kolaghat is a traveller’s paradise while you can also stop by at Food Plaza for its many food offerings.
Hotels in Digha
There are more than 300 properties in Digha listed on Yatra and all of them offer comfort and basic amenities. Hotel Green Gate, Hotel Ishani, Hotel Royal Heritage, Hotel Ambalika, Wilco Hotel are a few options to choose from. Go through the entire list basis your preference, location, budget and the month before you reserve a room while planning your trip.
Kolkata to Digha Bus FAQ's
Q. What are popular bus operators on Kolkata to Digha route?
A: Top bus operator on Kolkata to Digha routes are WBTC, Arathana Travels, SBSTC, City Express, and Friends Travels.
Q. What are other popular bus route from Kolkata?
Other top bus routes from Kolkata are Kolkata to Siliguri bus, Kolkata to Dhanbad, Kolkata to Patna bus, Kolkata to Puri bus, Kolkata to Asansol, Kolkata to Durgapur bus.
Q. What are the places to see on a trip to Digha?
A: It’s obvious that if you are planning a trip to Digha it is for its beaches. But there are other places to visit in the coastal town like Marine Aquarium cum Regional Centre which has the largest aquarium in India, the man-made, cleaner and better New Digha Beach, Amarabati Park - the perfect haunt for families, or the beautiful Chandaneshwar Temple.
Q. What is the ideal time to visit Digha?
A: The best time to visit Digha is the winter season between October to February. This is the time which witnesses tourists coming in huge numbers to the beach land. Besides this is also the time for the Durga Puja celebrations in the state and flights will be expensive. Ideally you should make the bookings for hotels and flights much before if you plan to travel to Digha during the peak tourist season. The average temperature around this time remains around 28 degree Celsius and the beaches might be crowded but beautiful nonetheless.
Q. How can you reach Digha by air?
A: Although Digha doesn’t have an airport of its own, the nearest airport you can find from Digha is the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Kolkata located 190 km from Digha. It takes around 4 hours to reach Digha from the Kolkata Airport. It is well-connected to the cities in India by airlines like Air India, IndiGo, Air Asia, Jet Airways, Vistara among others.