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Bus Services in Jalpaiguri

Buses have always been an important mode of transportation in India. In the last few decades, there has been a major transformation in the quality and number of buses plying along different regions in India. Luxury buses like the Volvo as well as the Mercedes-Benz have taken care of long distance transportation since 2001. Their comfort level and efficiency have often made bus transportation the first choice for travelling to nearby regions in India, especially since last minute train bookings are always uncertain.

Bus Services in Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri Bus Service

Jalpaiguri too has a fleet of bus services to cater to the passenger’s needs. There are luxury and deluxe buses, sitter, semi-sleeper and sleeper categories, as well as government and private buses to choose from. The East-West corridor or NH 31D is in the northern part of the town of Jalpaiguri city. Jalpaiguri is about 45 km from the twin city Siliguri and most of the long distance state owned and private buses taking you to the nearby hill stations start from the Tenzing Norgay Central Bus Terminus in SIliguri. Many Dooars bound buses also ply from the P.C.  Mittal Bus Stand in Sliguri.

There are frequent bus services between Jalpaiguri- Siliguri route and one can reach Siliguri from Jalpaiguri town in less than an hour. Some of the important bus stands in Jalpaiguri are:

  • The Kadamtala Bus Terminus situated within Jalpaiguri town operates private buses to Siliguri.

  • NBSTC depot- All state government buses start from the North Bengal State Transport Corporation depot here in Jalpaiguri and operate buses travelling to different regions within the state of West Bengal.

  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Private Bus Terminus- This bus terminus is useful for tourists who wish to go to the Dooars region, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar, Mathabhanga and other nearby areas.

  • Super Bus Stand -Besides these, there are super bus services which operate from the Jalpaiguri Railway Station offering non-stop bus services to Siliguri.

  • Haldibari Bus Stand- This bus stand offers bus services to Haldibari.

Besides, there are city buses plying along the roads from 8 am in the morning to 8 pm at night at minimal rates.

Bus Services between Jalpaiguri and Kolkata

The NBSTC operates rocket service and express buses between Kolkata and Jalpaiguri. West Bengal Tourism Buses take you to Jaigaon near Bhutan gate in Jalpaiguri from Kolkata. These buses usually leave Kolkata at 6 p.m. and take 12 hours to reach the destination via Berhampur, Mada, Raiganj, Siliguri, Malbazar and Jaldapara. The fare is around Rs. 140.

The Jalpaiguri NBSTC (Rocket Service) bus leaves Kolkata around 8 p.m. and travels through Malda and Siliguri . It again leaves Jalpaiguri at 7 p.m . You can avail the tickets from the bus and tourist office. The Jalpaiguri NBSTC (Express) leaves Kolkata also leaves Kolkata 8 p.m. There are other private bus services which also operate along this well travelled route.

Bus Services between Jalpaiguri and Siliguri

Siliguri is at a distance of about 50 km from Jalpaiguri. Buses leave at regular intervals between every 10 to 15 minutes from the Tenzing Norgay Bus terminus for Jalpaiguri. From Jalpaiguri, both private and state owned buses take you to Siliguri from the Kadamtala and Super bus stands. From New Jalpaiguri station, there are also local auto services to Siliguri bus stand costing about Rs. 15/- and are faster and convenient.

Besides these, there are regular bus services every hour from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to Gangtok. With a few stops in between for refreshments and a moderate ticket price, it is an enjoyable way to reach the hills.

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