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Kolkata Airport

The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport also called the Kolkata Airport was previously called Dum Dum airport. It is located 17 km away from the city and is also the 5th busiest airport in India. It was awarded as the Best Improved Airport in the Asia Pacific region by the Airport Council International in the year 2014.

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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Address
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Jessore Rd
Dum Dum, Kolkata
West Bengal 700052

Enquiries Number: 91 33 2511 8036

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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata

The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the 5th busiest airport in India. It was previously known as the Dum Dum Airport and is recognized for its excellent customer services. Located 17 km away from the city, this is the primary airport in Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. In 2016, the passenger traffic of the airport was over 25.8 million. The Kolkata Airport won the award for ‘Best Improved Airport’ in the Asia Pacific region in 2014.

Terminals Trivia

The Kolkata airport had one single terminal with 5 floors that catered to both the domestic as well as international airlines. A new L-shaped terminal was constructed in 2013 and operations were provided for domestic and international flights. With the opening of this terminal, the number of people that it could accommodate increased to 25 million and it also attracted more airlines. Go Air, Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet, and IndiGo are the major airlines operating from the Kolkata airport.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

The NSCBI airport offers a range of amenities like television, a post office, duty-free shops, ATMs, and currency exchange centers.

Flemingo’s duty-free shops, Lucknow Chikan, and Tantuja for traditional Bengali fabric are some of the best shopping options. The airport has many fine dining options, quick food services, bars, and pubs. Chimney, a fine dining restaurant with a rustic ambiance and the Tea Shop are also present in the airport.

Wi-Fi connection is provided throughout the airport and there are also prayer rooms, child care units, medical assistance, and left luggage facilities available. Differently-abled passengers can avail staff services and wheelchair facilities. 12 retiring rooms with good amenities are available at nominal costs. A Travel Club Lounge is present at both the domestic and international departures of the airport.

Transport Facilities

There are many facilities of transport that can be availed to get to the city. Trains from the Dum Dum station near the airport (6 km) ply to two stations – Howrah and Sealdah. Pre-paid taxis and the famous yellow cabs of Kolkata are available from the airport and are an economical option of commute. Many state owned and private AC buses and regular buses frequently travel from the airport to the city. There are several options of rental cars to book a personal vehicle. The services of Meru cabs, Ola cabs, and Uber cabs are also available here that operate at a cost-effective price.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

There are plenty of hotels near airport in Kolkata. Some of the luxurious hotels that you can stay at are the Swissotel Kolkata, Hotel O2 VIP, and the Ethnotel. For pocket-friendly options, there are places like the Hotel Eastern Plaza, the Jagannath Hotel, and the Vesper Guest House. Hyatt Regency Hotel offers business spaces and is a good elite business hotel.

Explore Kolkata!

The city of Kolkata has many sightseeing options. Some of the noteworthy ones to visit are the Victoria Memorial, Aurobindo Bhavan, the Marble Place, the Eco Tourism Park, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Belur Math, Howrah Bridge, the Eden Gardens, Nicco Parks and Resorts Limited, St. John’s Church, and the Park Street. Sign up for the Calcutta Walks to explore the City of Joy on foot. Also, don’t forget to visit the revered Kalighat Kali Temple in the city.

FAQs

Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Kolkata airport?
A. SpiceJet, Dragonair, and Cathay Pacific are the most popular airlines that operate from Kolkata airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Kolkata airport?
A. SpiceJet, Go Air, and Indigo are the cheap flights that operate from Kolkata airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Kolkata airport?
A. The airport code for Kolkata airport is CCU.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Kolkata airport? 
A. The most frequent international route from Kolkata airport is to Bangkok with 911 flights weekly.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Kolkata airport? 
A. The most frequent domestic route from Kolkata airport is to Chennai.

Q. Which is the first flight from Kolkata airport?
A. The first flight from Kolkata airport is at 12:05 AM that is SpiceJet 83 to Bangkok.

Q. Which is the last flight from Kolkata airport?
A. The last flight from Kolkata airport is at 11:55 PM that is Singapore Airlines 517 to Bangkok.

Q. How do I get to Princep Ghat from Kolkata airport?
A. You can take a bus or book a cab to Princep Ghat from Kolkata airport.

Q. How can I get to Nicco Park from Jadavpur?
A. You can take local trains, buses or cabs to reach Nicco Park from Jadavpur.

Q. What is the best means to tour Kolkata city?
A. The best means to tour Kolkata city is to take a yellow cab or book an Ola rental.

Q. Are there local buses from Kolkata airport to Dum Dum?
A. Yes, there are a number of local buses from Kolkata airport to Dum Dum.

Q. Can I get a taxi to Digha from Kolkata airport?
A. Yes, many taxi services offer drop services to Digha. You can also book an Ola Outstation to Digha from Kolkata airport.

Q. Is there local train connectivity from Kolkata airport?
A. Yes, local train connectivity is available from Kolkata airport. Plans for metro connectivity are also underway and would connect the aiirport from two lines - Noapara via Barasat and another from New Garia.

Q. How long will it take me to get from Kolkata airport to Behala?
A. It will take you around 1 hour 30 minutes to get to Kolkata airport from Behala.

Q. What all transport is available from Kolkata airport?
A. There are number of buses, train services and prepaid taxi services that are available from Kolkata airport.

Q. What is the best means to get to Nicco Park from the Kolkata airport?
A. You can take a bus or you can book a cab to get to Nicco Park from the Kolkata airport.

Q. How do I get to Park Street from Kolkata airport?
A. You can take the bus or you can book a cab to reach Park Street from Kolkata airport.

Q. Are there any amusement parks in Kolkata?
A. Wet O Wild, Pirates Bay and Snow Park are some of the amusement parks in Kolkata.

Q. Can I get a chance to see film shooting in Kolkata?
A. If you head towards Base Bridge or Tollygunge, you might be able to see film shooting.

Q. What is the local food of Kolkata one should try?
A. The fish curry and the Kolkata Biryani are some of the local food of Kolkata that one should try.

Q. What are the must-buys in Kolkata?
A. There are a vast variety of Kolkata cotton sarees - a must-buy for ladies, as also sarees in Tussar and Vishnupuri silk. Other popular items in Kolkata are terracotta wares, jute handicraft and of course the mouth-watering Kolkata sweets.

Q. What are the good budget shopping markets of Kolkata?
A. Some of the good budget shopping markets of Kolkata are Bara Bazaar, Howrah AC market, Esplanade and Hatibagan.

Q. What are the must-see monuments of Kolkata?
A. Victoria memorial, Shahid Minar, Writer’s building, GPO and Metcalfe Hall are the must-see monuments of Kolkata.

Q. What are the timings for the ferry boat from Ahiritola ghat?
A. The timings for the ferry boat are from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM.

Q. Is Princep Ghat safe to stroll around in at night?
A. It is not safe to stroll around Princep Ghat at night.

Q. Are there any other attractions near Nicco Park?
A. Bowler’s den is an attraction near Nicco Park.

Q. How far is Victoria memorial from the Kolkata airport?
A. Victoria memorial is 22 km from Kolkata airport.

Q. Which 4-star hotel would you recommend within 10 km of Kolkata airport?
A. Pipal Tree Hotel is a 4 star hotel within 10 km of Kolkata airport.

Q. What is a good family hotel near the Kolkata airport?
A. Geetanjali Regency is a good family hotel near the Kolkata airport.

Q. Are there decent budget hotels in Barrackpore?
A. Orchid Hotel and Restaurant, Ivy Hotel and Malancha Tourist Lodge are some of the decent budget hotels in Barrackpore.

Q. What are some cheap hotels in Bardhaman?
A. Kalyani Hotel, Hotel Preet and Hotel Barddhaman Inn are some cheap hotels in Bardhaman.

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

Q. Name some three star hotels near Victoria memorial in Kolkata?
A. Hotel Victerrace International, Hotel Niharika and The Corporate are some of the three star hotels near Victoria memorial.

Q. Is there any cheap hotel near Kolkata airport?
A. The Jagannath Hotel is a cheap hotel near Kolkata airport.

Q. Can you tell me names of some budget hotels near Kolkata airport?
A. The Hotel Avisha, OYO Flagship 354 Kolkata Airport and Hotel Eastern Plaza are some of the budget hotels near Kolkata airport.

Q. Which 5-star hotel is near Kolkata airport?
A. Hyatt Regency Kolkata is the nearest 5 star hotel near Kolkata airport.

Q. What are the most popular hotels near Kolkata airport?
A. Airport City Hotel, Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport and Hyatt Regency Kolkata are some of the most popular hotels near Kolkata airport.

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