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Bagdogra Airport

Located at around 9 km from the town of Siliguri, Bagdogra International Airport is the nearest to North Bengal and even Sikkim. Bagdogra Airport also provides helicopter services to Gangtok and is near to the railway station in Bagdogra which is just 4 km away making it easier for the travelers.

bagdogra Airport Information

Bagdogra Airport Address
Bagdogra Airport
Bagdogra
Darjeeling District, Siliguri
West Bengal 734421

Enquiries Number: 91 353 269 8431

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Bagdogra International Airport, Bagdogra

Bagdogra airport, previously an Air Force base station, now caters to both domestic and international flights. It was earlier known as the Civil Aerodrome Bagdogra. Located at around 9 kilometers from the Siliguri Township, this airport is the nearest one for passengers from North Bengal and Sikkim. There was a rise of 40 % in passenger traffic in 2016-17, totaling it to 15,24,516 passengers per year. This made the Bagdogra airport the 27th busiest airport in India. The airport also provides helicopter services to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim.

Terminals Trivia

There are 2 terminals at Bagdogra Airport. The terminal has many facilities and can cater to more than 400 passengers per hour. However, the airport sees passenger traffic of 600-1000 per hour and is looking for expansions. The domestic terminal has the capacity of handling around 300-400 passengers and has 2 boarding gates. Jet Airways, Air India, GoAir, and SpiceJet are the main domestic airlines that operate from the airport. The international terminal has plenty of facilities and amenities for the comfort of passengers. Druk Air is the main international airline that offers services from Terminal 2.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

Bagdogra Airport provides many amenities and facilities to the passengers. There is a restaurant with a fine bar, many juice centers, coffee shops, and tea and snack counters at the airport. There are plenty of shops to buy books, gifts and souvenirs, and apparels. Duty-free shops of beauty and skin products, chocolates, alcohol and many other items are available at the international terminal.

Wi-Fi is available at the airport and luggage trolleys can be availed for free. The domestic terminal provides STD/ISD booths. Medical room, childcare room, assistance for the disabled, aged, and physically challenged individuals, and wheelchairs for passengers in need are provided at both the terminals.

Transport Facilities

There are various transport options to travel to/from Bagdogra Airport. The airport has a prepaid taxi counter in the arrivals section that helps you travel to the city. Metered taxis are available in the ground transportation area of the airport. There are also auto rickshaws available in plenty outside the airport. You can rely on train services as the station is just around 4 km from the airport. There are many buses available to reach the city.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

You can find plenty of accommodation options near Bagdogra Airport. Here is a list of some elite hotels within 5 kilometers from the airport: The Marinas Hotel, the Barsana Hotel and Resort, Airport Summit Hotel & Spa, Hotel Monarch Aachal, The Orbit Bagdogra, and the Hotel Heritage. Some of the budget hotels include Mount Embassy Hotel, Hotel Prakash, Balaji Inn, Greenwood Hotel, Phoenix Lodge, and CHAS Rajdarbar Hotel & Banquets.

Explore Bagdogra!

There are many beautiful places to visit near the Bagdogra Airport. Some of these places are ISKCON Temple, the Science City, Savin Kingdom, Kanchenjunga Stadium, Shopper’s Stop, Bengal Safari: North Bengal Wild Animals Park, Vega Circle Mall, Salugara Monastery, and Sed-Gyued Monastery. Shopping at the Bagdogra Airport Market, Sevoke Road, and Hillcart Road are also quite popular with travelers.

FAQs

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Bagdogra airport?
A. Air Asia, IndiGo, and SpiceJet are some of the cheap flights that operate from Bagdogra airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Bagdogra airport?
A. The airport code for Bagdogra airport is IXB.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Bagdogra airport? 
A. The most frequent international route from Bagdogra airport is Bagdogra to Paro with 97 flights weekly.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Bagdogra airport? 
A. The most frequent domestic route from Bagdogra airport is Bagdogra to New Delhi.

Q. Which is the first flight from Bagdogra airport?
A. Druk Air 131 is the first flight from Bagdogra Airport that leaves from Bagdogra to Paro at 7:00 AM.

Q. Which is the last flight from Bagdogra airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Bagdogra Airport is IndiGo 894 to New Delhi that leaves the airport at 6:05 PM.

Q. Are there local buses from Bagdogra airport to Uttarayon?
A. Yes, there are local buses from Bagdogra airport to Uttarayon.

Q. Can I get a taxi to Darjeeling from Bagdogra airport?
A. Yes, you can get a taxi to Darjeeling from Bagdogra airport.

Q. Is there local train connectivity from Bagdogra airport?
A. Yes, there is a local train connectivity from Bagdogra airport.

Q. How long will it take me to get from Bagdogra airport to Pradhan Nagar?
A. It will take around 30-35 minutes to get from Bagdogra airport to Pradhan Nagar.

Q. What transport options are available from Bagdogra airport?
A. Taxis, car rental, buses and prepaid taxis available from Bagdogra airport.

Q. What is the best means to get to Dreamland Amusement Park from the Bagdogra airport?
A. The best means to get to Dreamland Amusement Park from the Bagdogra airport is by taking a cab.

Q. How do I get to Sevoke road from Bagdogra airport?
A. You can take a cab to get to Sevoke road from Bagdogra airport.

Q. What are the entry timings at the Science city?
A. The entry timings at the Science city are from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Q. Can I get a chance to see film shooting in Bagdogra?
A. A lot of Bollywood movies have been shot in the tea gardens and hills surrounding Bagdogra and you might be able to see a film shooting while you’re there.

Q. What is the local food of Bagdogra one should try?
A. The momos, thukpa and other Tibetan food are a delicacy that one should try.

Q. What are the must-buys in Bagdogra?
A. The chilli pickles, the shawls and other winter wear and various imported edible and beauty products are some of the must-buys in Bagdogra.

Q. What are the good budget shopping markets of Bagdogra?
A. Hong Kong market is a good budget shopping market of Bagdogra.

Q. What are the must-see monuments of Bagdogra?
A. The ISKCON temple, Salugara Monastery, The Science City and Sevoke Kali Mandir are some of the must-see monuments in Bagdogra.

Q. What are the timings for the bus to Darjeeling?
A. The timings for the bus to Darjeeling are from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Q. Is Coronation Bridge safe to stroll around in at night?
A. It is advisable to not stroll around Coronation Bridge post 6:00 PM.

Q. Are there any other attractions near Savin Kingdom?
A. There is a Loknath Mandir near Savin Kingdom.

Q. How far is Salugara Monastery from the Bagdogra airport?
A. Salugara Monastery is located 18.5 km away from the Bagdogra airport.

Q. Which 4-star hotel would you recommend within 10 km of Bagdogra airport?
A. There are no 4 star hotels within 10 km of Bagdogra airport.

Q. What is a good family hotel near the Bagdogra airport?
A. Hotel Jagat is a good family hotel near the Bagdogra airport.

Q. Are there decent budget hotels in Sevoke?
A. Mount Milestone Hotel and Banquets are decent budget hotels in Sevoke.

Q. What are some cheap hotels in Siliguri?
A. Hotel TSA, Hotel Breeze and Hotel Vinayak are some of the cheap hotels in Siliguri.

Q. Would you recommend the Hotel Monarch Aachal as a good option to stay with family?
A. Yes, Hotel Monarch Aachal is a good option to stay with family.

Q. Name some three star hotels near Salugara Monastery?
A. Royal Sarovar Premiere is a three star hotel near Salugara Monastery.

Q. Is there any cheap hotel near Bagdogra airport?
A. Hotel City Plaza is a cheap hotel near Bagdogra airport.

Q. Can you tell me names of some budget hotels near Bagdogra airport?
A. Royal Palace Hotel and Bagdogra Lodge are some of the budget hotels near Bagdogra airport.

Q. Which 5-star hotel is near Bagdogra airport?
A. There are no 5 star hotels near Bagdogra airport.

Q. What are the most popular hotels near Bagdogra airport?
A. Orbit Hotel Bagdogra, OYO Rooms 013 near Bagdogra Airport and Hotel Jagat are some of the most popular hotels near Bagdogra airport.

Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Bagdogra airport?
A. Druk Air, Jet Airways, and IndiGo are the most popular airlines that operate from Bagdogra airport.

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