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About KOLKATA Railway Station

Formerly known as Chitpur Station, the Kolkata KOAA Railway Station lies in the northern part of Kolkata in the Chitpur locality and serves Kolkata and Howrah. This railway station was built to offload the passenger traffic of Sealdah Railway Station. It caters to express trains and passenger trains and is operated by the Eastern Railway zone under the Sealdah zone. The station has 5 platforms.
The Kolkata-Dhaka Maitree Express is the only international train which runs towards Bangladesh from this Kolkata Railway Station. Maharajas’ Express, which is a luxury tourist train, departed from this station for the first time in 2010.

Trains Departing from Kolkata to Other Stations

The number of trains that originate from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station is 42. Around 40 trains terminate here.

Trains to Top Pilgrimage Sites:

The Kolkata - Jammu Tawi (Sealdah) Express connects Kolkata Railway Station to Jammu Tawi, from where alternate modes of transport can be availed to reach the religious shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi. Durgiana Express connects KOAA Railway Station to Amritsar. The Golden Temple in Amritsar is the holiest place of worship for Sikhs. The Kolkata - Ajmer Weekly Express connects Kolkata KOAA Railway Station to Ajmer Junction (AII). You can pay a visit to Dargah Sharif in Ajmer. The Kolkata – Guwahati Garib Rath Express runs to Guwahati, where the famous pilgrim center and tourist attraction, the Kamakhya Temple is located.

Trains to Metros Cities:

There are no trains from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station to any of the metro cities in India.

Popular Trains:

The Maitree Express train is the only international train running from Kolkata Railway Station to Bangladesh. It runs 6 days a week. The Kolkata – Garib Rath Express train operates at lower fares and offers excellent service and facilities. The Durgiana Express is a popular superfast train operating at a high speed. It is known to be punctual and clean. The Kolkata - Agra Cantt Weekly SF Express is superfast train that runs from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station to Agra in less than 23 hours.

The Maitree Express links Kolkata railway station to Dhaka in Bangladesh (DAKA).
The Kolkata – Patna Garib Rath Express the KOAA railway station to Patna Junction (PNBE).
The Durgiana Express provides connectivity to Amritsar (ASR).
The Kolkata - Agra Cantt Superfast Weekly Express connects the Kolkata KOAA railway station and Agra (AGC).

Popular Places Near Kolkata Railway Station

You can visit many interesting places near the KOAA Railway Station. The city of Kolkata is known for its culture and history. Visit the Pareshnath Jain Temple, an architectural wonder in Kolkata. It is less than 2 km from the station. The Howrah Bridge, a cantilever bridge built over the Hooghly River, is a popular attraction here. Other places of attraction in the city are Victoria Memorial, Jorashanko Thakur Bari, which was the home of Rabindranath Tagore, and Indian Museum which is one of the largest museums in the country. Those interested in shopping can visit the New Market and Park Street areas.

FAQS

How many inter-state stations are there in Kolkata?
There are around 4 inter-state railway stations in Kolkata.
What are the names and codes of different stations in Kolkata?
Here are names and codes of the main stations in Kolkata:
Howrah Station - HWH
Sealdah Station - SDH
Shalimar Station - SHM
Santragachi Junction Railway Station - SRC
What are the top train routes from Kolkata Railway Station?
Kolkata to Lalgola, Kolkata to Jammu, Kolkata to Amritsar, and Kolkata to Agra are top train routes from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station.
Which city has maximum trains connecting it to Kolkata Railway Station?
Agra is one of the cities that have the maximum number of trains connecting it to Kolkata Railway Station.
Which is the fastest train originating from Kolkata?
The Durgiana Express that runs from Kolkata to Amritsar is one of the fastest trains from here.
Which train originating from Kolkata, covers the longest route?
The Saare Jahan Se Accha Express originates from Kolkata Railway Station and covers the longest route (2621 km from Kolkata to Ahmedabad).
How many trains originate from Kolkata?
About 42 trains originate from KOAA Railway Station.
Does Kolkata have flight connectivity?
Yes, it does have flight connectivity. The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport serves the city of Kolkata.
FAQs

Q. How do I get to Sundarbans from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station?
A. Road public transport is the best way to reach Sundarbans from Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA).

Q. How can I get to Sealdah from Howrah?
A. You can take a connecting train from Howrah Junction (HWH) to Sealdah (via Dakuni) or hire a taxi to travel to Sealdah.

Q. What is the best means to travel to Sealdah from Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA)?
A. You can take an auto-rickshaw to Sealdah from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station.

Q. How long does it take to reach Kalyani from Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA)?
A. It takes around 2 hours to reach Kalyani from Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA).

Q. Can I get a taxi to Kalighat from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station in Kolkata?
A. Yes. You can get a taxi to Kalighat from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station.

Q. Is there local train/metro connectivity from Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA)?
A. Yes. There is a local train connectivity from Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA). Also, Kolkata has metro connectivity.

Q. How long will it take me to get from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station to Kalighat?
A. It takes around 1 hour to get to Kalighat from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station.

Q. What is the transport means available from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station in Kolkata?
A. Buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws, and local trains are available for transport from Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA).

Q. What is the best means to get to Hooghly from the Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA)?
A. There are trains from Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA) to Hooghly.

Q. How do I get to Victoria Memorial from Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA)?
A. You can take a taxi from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station to Victoria Memorial.

Q. What is Kolkata famous for?
A. Kolkata is famous for the Howrah Bridge and festivals like Durga Puja and Kali Puja.

Q. What are the food items that one must try while in Kolkata?
A. Roshogulla, Sondesh, and Kosha Mangsho are some food items to try in Kolkata.

Q. What are some recommended restaurants for Bengali cuisine in Kolkata?
A. Oh! Calcutta, Koshe Kosha, and Kasturi Food Plaza are some of the best restaurants for Bengali cuisine in Kolkata.

Q. Are there tourist buses for a sightseeing tour of Kolkata?
A. Yes, there are.

Q. What are the must-see places of Kolkata?
A. Sundarbans, Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, and Dakshineswar Kali Temple are some must-see places in Kolkata.

Q. What are the timings for the Indian Museum in Kolkata?
A. The Indian Museum remains open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Q. How far is the Hooghly Imambara from Kolkata city center?
A. It is around 62 km from central Kolkata.

Q. What are some attractions in Hooghly?
A. The Hangseshwari Temple and Chandannagar Museum are some must-see places in Hooghly.

Q. How far is the Howrah Bridge from Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA)?
A. The Howrah Bridge is around 7 km from the Kolkata KOAA Railway Station.

Q. Which 4-star hotel would you recommend within 10 kms of Kolkata KOAA Railway Station?
A. The Peerless Inn Kolkata is a good 4-star hotel located around 7 km from Kolkata KOAA Railway Station.

Q. What is a good family hotel near the Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA)?
A. The Golden Tulip is a good family hotel near Kolkata KOAA Railway Station to stay at.

Q. Are there decent budget hotels in or around Maheshtala?
A. Yes.The Buildtech Residency hotel lies around 6 km from Maheshtala.

Q. What are some cheap hotels in Howrah?
A. Hotel Sita, Uma Hotel, and Hotel Natraj are some options of cheap hotels in Howrah.

Q. Would you recommend The Fern Residency as a good option to stay with family?
A. Yes. It is a good family hotel.

Q. Name some 3-star hotels near the Howrah Bridge.
A. The Howrah Hotel, Hotel Natraj Residency, and Lytton Hotel are few 3-star hotels near Howrah Bridge.

Q. Is there any cheap hotel near Kolkata KOAA Railway Station?
A. Yes. Coral Residency is a cheap hotel near Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA).

Q. Can you tell me the names of some budget hotels near Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA)?
A. OYO 6729 Landmark AB Block and New City Hotel are some budget hotels near Kolkata KOAA Railway Station.

. Q. Which 5-star hotel is near Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA)?
A. The Park Plaza Kolkata Ballygunge and Great Eastern Hotel are some 5-star hotels near Kolkata KOAA Railway Station.

Q. What are the most popular hotels near Kolkata Railway Station (KOAA)?
A. Dee Empressa Hotel and The Oberoi Grand are some popular hotels near Kolkata KOAA Railway Station .


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