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About the Bagdogra Airport : -

Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is an airport located in about 9 km (5.6 miles) west of the city of Siliguri, 125 km (77.67 mi) away from Gangtok and 65 km (40 mi) away from Darjeeling, the cities which the Bagdogra Airport mainly serves, at Bagdogra in Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal, India. It is the gateway airport to the hill stations of Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kuresong, Mirik and the whole of Sikkim and other portions of the North Bengal region in the Indian state of West Bengal, and sees thousands of tourists annually. The Bagdogra Airport is a major stop in the region with flights connecting Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Guwahati and has international linkage connecting with Paro (Bhutan), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Bangkok (Thailand). Air traffic at Bagdogra Airport crossed 1 million for the first time growing at 43.6% percent in 2014-15.

How to get a taxi from Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok – Taxi fares / Shared Taxi fares / other options.

Bagdogra Airport is the closest you can get to by air / flight if you are coming to Gangtok so you need to travel in a taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok. The Bagdogra Airport serves flights mostly coming in from New Delhi to Bagdogra, Guwahati to Bagdogra and Kolkata to Bagdogra. Recently direct flight services from Mumbai to Bagdogra, Hyderabad to Bagdogra and Bangalore to Bagdogra have also started from the Bagdogra Airport. The Bagdogra Airport is the common entry point for all hill towns of Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong and the rest of Sikkim and North Bengal. So if you have been planning to travel to Gangtok, you will have to take a taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok.

If you wish to travel from Bagdogra to Gangtok, The following are the travel options for you :-

1. Helicopter Service from Bagdogra to Gangtok, Sikkim : -

The Helicopter ride takes approximately 35 mins to reach from Bagdogra to Gangtok. While the time duration is shortest to reach from Bagdogra to Gangtok, there are other restrictions on weight of luggage that you can carry (not more than 10 kgs and no hand baggage allowed) and other issues like cancellation due to bad weather or in case of VIP movements.

2. Private Taxis from Bagdogra to Gangtok : -

Road transport is the most common and reliable way to travel from the Bagdogra to Gangtok. The distance to be covered in a taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok is approximately 125 kms. The road conditions are mostly tough with rough patches till Gangtok for most times around the year. Landslides and rains further keep the road conditions a bit challenging during the monsoons, hence we suggest people travelling from Bagdogra to Gangtok to opt for luxury SUVs like Toyota Innova, Xylo or similar type of car rather than going for a Hatchback for a comfortable travel.

However getting a taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok is pretty much full of challenges because of the following reasons: -

a. The interference from Local Touts/ Brokers at the Bagdogra Airport: -

The Taxis that are available on Hire out side the Bagdogra Airport are reachable only through a network of local touts/ brokers who quote the rates for these taxis that go from Bagdogra to Gangtok.

While you can get a hire a taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok through this process, this interaction might leave you pretty much exhausted, still wondering whether you got the right deal. The prices quoted are mostly inflated as much as double and 4 to 5 times as well during season times compared to the normal rates charged from Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok.

b. Unavailability of Cabs during peak Season time for Bagdogra to Gangtok: -

During the peak season, huge crowds of people waiting outside the Bagdogra Airport to travel from Bagdogra to Gangtok and Bagdogra to Darjeeling, is a common scenario due to unavailability of taxis.

c. Exorbitant rates charged by taxis for Bagdogra to Gangtok during Peak season: -

This has always been the biggest cause for concern for travellers travelling from Bagdogra to Gangtok or Bagdogra to Darjeeling. As the number of tourists increases exponentially during tourists season period, the availability of taxis from Bagdogra to Gangtok become the biggest challenge. The Bagdogra to Gangtok Taxi fares also go exponentially high as a result of high demand and shorter supply. These charges during season time goes up sometimes as much as 4 to 5 times the normal rates.

Below are the approximate taxi fare from Bagdogra to Gangtok: -

Taxi fare from Bagdogra to Gangtok: Rs. 2800 Hatchback (Small Taxi), Rs. 3300 SUV or similar (Big Taxi).

Taxi fare from NJP to Gangtok: Rs. 2700 Hatchback (Small Taxi), Rs. 3200 (Big Taxi).

Taxi fare from Darjeeling to Gangtok: Rs. 2700 Hatchback (Small Taxi), Rs. 3000 (Big Taxi).

Taxi fare from Kalimpong to Gangtok: Rs. 2500 Hatchback (Small Taxi), Rs. 2900 (Big Taxi).

3. Pre-paid Taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok: -

There is a pre-paid counter inside the Bagdogra airport arrival hall. While you can book a taxi from the pre-paid counter for Bagdogra to Gangtok, however, the same problems persists during peak season time and these people face unavailability of cabs.

4. Shared Taxi available from the Siliguri to Gangtok: -

You might also take a Shared taxi TATA SUMO from Siliguri town to go from Siliguri to Gangtok. However, you will have to pay around 300 - 400 Rs. to reach from Bagdogra to Siliguri taxi stand in a local taxi first and then have to pay 250 - 300 Rs. on a per seat basis in a shared taxi Tata Sumo along with 10 passengers. During Peak season time this fare can go up to 1000 Rs. Per person. Travelling in these cars is normally cheap but very uncomfortable since the time duration for travel from Bagdogra to Gangtok is slightly more than 4 hours. Also sometimes you will need to wait for a longer time at these Shared Taxi Stands while the taxi gets full which means these Shared taxis do not have scheduled departure time and might easily take a couple of hours extra to depart.

Below are the approximate Shared taxi fares from Siliguri to Gangtok: -

Shared taxi fare from NJP to Gangtok: Rs. 200 per person

Shared taxi fare from Siliguri to Gangtok: Rs. 200 per person

Shared taxi fare from Darjeeling to Gangtok: Rs. 175 per person

Shared taxi from Kalimpong to Gangtok: Rs. 150 per person

5. Wizzride Luxury Shared Taxi – WizzSHARE (Luxury Only max. 5 passengers) ( Rs. 749/- Inclusive of all taxes) : -

Wizzride is the first, one of its kind, Luxury Shared taxi concept in the region. Striking the right balance between comfort and price, Wizzride Shared taxis offer people travelling from Bagdogra to Gangtok the best travel experience at the best price. Wizzride has a fleet of Luxury SUVs like Toyota Innova / Innova Crysta and Xylo, and cabs across different variants operating as Shared Taxi. Wizzride Shared Taxi also offers various other facilities as mentioned below.

Inter City Luxury Shared Taxi Concept that strikes the right balance between Comfort and Pricing.

Wizzride Shared taxis leave as per scheduled Time of Departure. Wizzride Shared Taxis DO NOT wait extra for seats to get filled.

Wizzride Shared Taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok is a daily service. Our shared taxis from Bagdogra to Gangtok run even if there is only one or no passenger/s.

Spacious and comfortable ride. (1 + 2 + 2 max. passengers allowed) Max. only 5 passengers allowed on our Wizzride Shared Taxis.

Wizzride Shared taxi provides you with Air Conditioning facility.

Wizzride Shared taxi provides complimentary snacks for your travel.

Wizzride Shared taxi implements the ease of Flight Booking Systems into Inter City Cab Travel.

Wizzride Shared taxi lets you travel while you Pay only for Your Seat.

Our Luxury Shared Taxi SUV fleet - Toyota Innova Crysta / Innova / Mahindra Xylo.

You can further search for reviews on Wizzride’s Facebook page.

NOTE : Please note that apart from providing the Shared taxi service from Bagdogra to Gangtok and Bagdogra to Darjeeling, Wizzride also provides full taxis on hire at the best rates in the Sikkim Darjeeling Region.

About the Bagdogra Airport : -

Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is an airport located in about 9 km (5.6 miles) west of the city of Siliguri, 125 km (77.67 mi) away from Gangtok and 65 km (40 mi) away from Darjeeling, the cities which the Bagdogra Airport mainly serves, at Bagdogra in Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal, India. It is the gateway airport to the hill stations of Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kuresong, Mirik and the whole of Sikkim and other portions of the North Bengal region in the Indian state of West Bengal, and sees thousands of tourists annually. The Bagdogra Airport is a major stop in the region with flights connecting Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Guwahati and has international linkage connecting with Paro (Bhutan), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Bangkok (Thailand). Air traffic at Bagdogra Airport crossed 1 million for the first time growing at 43.6% percent in 2014-15.

How to get a taxi from Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling – Taxi fares / Shared Taxi fares / other options.

Bagdogra Airport is the closest you can get to by air / flight if you are coming to Darjeeling so you need to travel in a taxi from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. The Bagdogra Airport serves flights mostly coming in from New Delhi to Bagdogra, Guwahati to Bagdogra and Kolkata to Bagdogra. Recently direct flight services from Mumbai to Bagdogra, Hyderabad to Bagdogra and Bangalore to Bagdogra have also started from the Bagdogra Airport. The Bagdogra Airport is the common entry point for all hill towns of Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong and the rest of Sikkim and North Bengal. So if you have been planning to travel to Darjeeling, you will have to take a taxi from Bagdogra to Darjeeling.

If you wish to travel from Bagdogra to Darjeeling, The following are the travel options for you :-

1. Helicopter Service from Bagdogra to Darjeeling: -

The Helicopter ride takes approximately 35 mins to reach from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. While the time duration is shortest to reach from Bagdogra to Darjeeling, there are other restrictions on weight of luggage that you can carry (not more than 10 kgs and no hand baggage allowed) and other issues like cancellation due to bad weather or in case of VIP movements.

2. Private Taxis from Bagdogra to Darjeeling : -

Road transport is the most common and reliable way to travel from the Bagdogra to Darjeeling. The distance to be covered in a taxi from Bagdogra to Darjeeling is approximately 125 kms. The road conditions are mostly tough with rough patches till Darjeeling for most times around the year. Landslides and rains further keep the road conditions a bit challenging during the monsoons, hence we suggest people travelling from Bagdogra to Darjeeling to opt for luxury SUVs like Toyota Innova, Xylo or similar type of car rather than going for a Hatchback for a comfortable travel.

However getting a taxi from Bagdogra to Darjeeling is pretty much full of challenges because of the following reasons: -

a. The interference from Local Touts/ Brokers at the Bagdogra Airport: -

The Taxis that are available on Hire out side the Bagdogra Airport are reachable only through a network of local touts/ brokers who quote the rates for these taxis that go from Bagdogra to Darjeeling. While you can get to hire a taxi from Bagdogra to Darjeeling through this process, this interaction might leave you pretty much exhausted, still wondering whether you got the right deal. The prices quoted are mostly inflated as much as double and 4 to 5 times as well during season times compared to the normal rates charged from Bagdogra to Darjeeling.

b. Unavailability of Cabs during peak Season time for Bagdogra to Darjeeling: -

During the peak season, huge crowds of people waiting outside the Bagdogra Airport to travel from Bagdogra to Gangtok and Bagdogra to Darjeeling, is a common scenario due to unavailability of taxis.

c. Exorbitant rates charged by taxis for Bagdogra to Darjeeling during Peak season: -

This has always been the biggest cause for concern for travellers travelling from Bagdogra to Gangtok or Bagdogra to Darjeeling. As the number of tourists increases exponentially during tourists season period, the availability of taxis from Bagdogra to Darjeeling become the biggest challenge. The Bagdogra to Darjeeling Taxi fares also go exponentially high as a result of high demand and shorter supply. These charges during season time goes up sometimes as much as 4 to 5 times the normal rates.

Below are the approximate taxi fare from Bagdogra to Darjeeling: -

Taxi fare from Bagdogra to Darjeeling: Rs. 2800 Hatchback (Small Taxi), Rs. 3300 SUV or similar (Big Taxi).

Taxi fare from NJP to Darjeeling: Rs. 2700 Hatchback (Small Taxi), Rs. 3200 (Big Taxi).

Taxi fare from Darjeeling to Darjeeling: Rs. 2700 Hatchback (Small Taxi), Rs. 3000 (Big Taxi).

Taxi fare from Kalimpong to Darjeeling: Rs. 2500 Hatchback (Small Taxi), Rs. 2900 (Big Taxi).

3. Pre-paid Taxi from Bagdogra to Darjeeling: -

There is a pre-paid counter inside the Bagdogra airport arrival hall. While you can book a taxi from the pre-paid counter for Bagdogra to Darjeeling, however, the same problems persists during peak season time and these people face unavailability of cabs.

4. Shared Taxi available from the Siliguri to Darjeeling: -

You might also take a Shared taxi TATA SUMO from Siliguri town to go from Siliguri to Darjeeling. However, you will have to pay around 300 - 400 Rs. to reach from Bagdogra to Siliguri taxi stand in a local taxi first and then have to pay 250 - 300 Rs. on a per seat basis in a shared taxi Tata Sumo along with 10 passengers. During Peak season time this fare can go up to 1000 Rs. Per person. Travelling in these cars is normally cheap but very uncomfortable since the time duration for travel from Bagdogra to Darjeeling is slightly more than 3 hours. Also sometimes you will need to wait for a longer time at these Shared Taxi Stands while the taxi gets full which means these Shared taxis do not have scheduled departure time and might easily take a couple of hours extra to depart.

Below are the approximate Shared taxi fares from Siliguri to Darjeeling: -

Shared taxi fare from NJP to Darjeeling: Rs. 200 per person

Shared taxi fare from Siliguri to Darjeeling: Rs. 200 per person

Shared taxi fare from Gangtok to Darjeeling: Rs. 175 per person

Shared taxi from Kalimpong to Darjeeling: Rs. 150 per person

5. Wizzride Luxury Shared Taxi – WizzSHARE (Luxury Only max. 5 passengers) ( Rs. 749/- Inclusive of all taxes) : -

Wizzride is the first, one of its kind, Luxury Shared taxi concept in the region. Striking the right balance between comfort and price, Wizzride Shared taxis offer people travelling from Bagdogra to Darjeeling the best travel experience at the best price. Wizzride has a fleet of Luxury SUVs like Toyota Innova / Innova Crysta and Xylo, and cabs across different variants operating as Shared Taxi. Wizzride Shared Taxi also offers various other facilities as mentioned below.

Inter City Luxury Shared Taxi Concept that strikes the right balance between Comfort and Pricing.

Wizzride Shared taxis leave as per scheduled Time of Departure. Wizzride Shared Taxis DO NOT wait extra for seats to get filled.

Wizzride Shared Taxi from Bagdogra to Darjeeling is a daily service. Our shared taxis from Bagdogra to Darjeeling run even if there is only one or no passenger/s.

Spacious and comfortable ride. (1 + 2 + 2 max. passengers allowed) Max. only 5 passengers allowed on our Wizzride Shared Taxis.

Wizzride Shared taxi provides you with Air Conditioning facility.

Wizzride Shared taxi provides complimentary snacks for your travel.

Wizzride Shared taxi implements the ease of Flight Booking Systems into Inter City Cab Travel.

Wizzride Shared taxi lets you travel while you Pay only for Your Seat.

Our Luxury Shared Taxi SUV fleet - Toyota Innova Crysta / Innova / Mahindra Xylo.

You can further search for reviews on Wizzride’s Facebook page.

NOTE : Please note that apart from providing the Shared taxi service from Bagdogra to Gangtok and Bagdogra to Darjeeling, Wizzride also provides full taxis on hire at the best rates in the Sikkim Darjeeling Region.