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About Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)

Serving the city of Kolkata and surrounding areas, Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is the largest air facility in eastern India and is named after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a prominent leader of the Indian independence movement. Our Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport guide provides information on terminal facilities, transportation links and accommodation options nearby.

Information:

Information desks are available in both terminals.

Website:

https://www.aai.aero/en/airports/kolkata

Driving directions:

From the centre of Kolkata, take Acharya Prafulla Road, then turn right onto Bidhan Nagar Road. This road joins Route 1 (VIP Road), which leads directly past the terminal entrance. The total drive time to the airport from central Kolkata is approximately 40 minutes.

Transfer between terminals:

Both the domestic and international areas are housed in one large terminal. The two areas are connected by escalators and within the international area there are several connection points due to its large size.

Airport Info

Code:
CCU
Address:
Dum Dum
Jessore Road
Kolkata
700052
Location:

Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is located at Dum Dum, 17km (10.5 miles) northeast of central Kolkata.

No. of terminals:
1
Telephone:

+91 33 2511 8036

Time Zone:
India Standard Time
GMT +0530

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC) operates an air-conditioned bus service from the airport and various locations in Kolkata. The bus service starts at 0800 and the last bus departs from the Airport at 2130. The WBSTC counter is located in Arrivals (tel: +91 33 2511 8238).

Taxi: Pre-paid Taxis (Yellow Taxi) are available at NSCBI Airport around the clock, and are managed by Bidhannagar Police. Pre-paid Taxi counters are available in the Arrival Level between Gates 3 and 4 (tel: +91 33 2511 1201). RadioTaxis, or mega cabs, are available for transport to and from the airport. Tickets for mega cabs can be purchased in the arrivals area of the airport, online, or by phone (+91 33 4141 4141; www.megacabs.com)

Public transport rail:

Rail: At the moment, there is a metro expansion plan in progress for the airport’s railway, which will include two new metro lines to the airport via Metro Line 6. The expansion is still under construction with plans to be completed by early 2019. Check the airport website for updates on the current travel situation.

Overground: The overground track connects the airport's Biman Bandar station to the centre via Dum Dum Junction and Majerhat Station, running from 0630 until 1830 (with one final train to Sealdah junction, also located in the centre of the city, at 2227). The journey time into the central stations is roughly 15-30 minutes. As with any transportation in India, trains are subject to delay and passengers should arrive at the platform well before the scheduled departure time. More information and live monitoring are available on the Indian Railways website (www.indianrailways.gov.in)

Metro: Currently, the Metro Railway runs between Dum Dum station and the city centre, every 10-15 minutes from early morning until around 2200. Check the airport website to find accurate up to date information about the metro system.

Terminal facilities

Money:

Banks and bureaux de change are located throughout the terminal.

Food:

A selection of eateries are housed in the terminal building with options including coffee chains, bakeries and restaurants serving Indian and oriental cuisine, all run by Travel Food Services Private Limited.

Shopping:

There are small duty-free shops and newsagents in both terminals. Gift shops selling handicraft items are available in the international terminal and a variety of retail stores are located throughout both the domestic and international areas.

Luggage:

Luggage trolleys are available free of charge and a left luggage service is available (tel: +91 33 2569 1011). A lost and found service is available for passengers who have misplaced items within the terminal (tel: +91 33 2511 8036).

Other:

Other facilities at Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport include childcare rooms, a prayer room, a smoking lounge and medical services, offering first aid and assistance in dealing with minor emergencies.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are three lounges at Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport but no conference or business facilities. Any passengers requiring business facilities should head into central Kolkata where a number of large hotels, including the Swissôtel Kolkata (tel: +91 800 6379 4771; www.swissotel.com), offer these services.

Communication Facilities:

A Wi-Fi service is available at Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, granting passengers free access to the internet for a 30-minute period. Additionally, several internet cafés are located within the terminal. A post office is also located within the terminal complex.

Disabled facilities:

Facilities for the disabled are basic at Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, although there are wheelchairs available for use by physically disabled travellers. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

Currently there are 250 parking spaces on-site at the airport, with both long- and short-term options available for all vehicle types.

Car rental:

A car hire counter, operated by Wenz (tel: +91 33 2570 7979; www.wenzcars.com), is located in the Arrivals area of the international terminal and is open around the clock. International chain Avis, also offers a pick-up and drop-off service at the airport. It is highly recommended that any travellers wishing to hire a car also hire a driver, due to the poor road conditions and lack of traffic regulations. Inquiries about car rental can be sent to info@wenzcars.com.