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Transport in Bardhaman


Bardhaman has a good network of transportation that connects it to the major cities of nearby states as well as within the cities and villages of West Bengal. The district of Bardhaman is well-connected with various transportation facilities at major junctions. Visitors can easily reach the city by commuting through airplanes, trains and bus services that can be conveniently accessed at all major places adjoining the district. For travelers within the city, Bardhaman also offers economical public transportation mediums which are extremely convenient for travelling within the city as well as within the district.

Bus Services in Bardhaman

Buses in Bardhaman

Buses are an important mode of public transport in Bardhaman. The South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) plies many government buses every half hour in different routes from Bardhaman to places such as Kolkata, Malda, Midnapur, Bankura, Siliguri, Purulia, Asansol, Kalna, Digha, Berhampore, Habra, Barackpore etc. There are many private and local bus operators as well which operate buses and carry passengers from Bardhaman to other places within as well as outside the city.  The categories of buses vary from AC, non AC Volvo, Deluxe, Super-Deluxe, Luxury, Sleeper and Semi-Sleeper buses, all of which run within the city and the district of Bardhaman. The details of some of the private bus operators in Bardhaman are as follows:

B.D.Bus Association
Address: Bishram Bhavan
Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-342-2663406

Griha Kone
Address: Ratan Abasan
Sripally, Bardhaman - 713103
Phone: + (91)-9339445164

Ghatak Travels
Address: Baidyadanga More
Rasulpur, G.T. Road
Bardhaman - 713151
Phone: + (91)-9434669503

Auto-Rickshaws and Cycle-Rickshaws in Bardhaman

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Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are the easiest modes of transport to cover short distances within the city of Bardhaman. They are quite a convenient and an economical mode of transport and a good alternative to the crowded buses and local trains. The local residents of Bardhaman as well as the tourists coming into the city usually prefer to travel within the city by the auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws plying on the roads. But since these auto-rickshaws rarely operate on meter charges and have no fixed rates for travelling expenses, it is better to check, bargain and fix the hiring charges before boarding these auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws.

Many of the auto-rickshaws in Bardhaman travel on a sharing basis, accomodating a maximum of four people with fixed charges according to the destinations travelled. The auto-rickshaws in Bardhaman function under the transport department of the city and their regular routes and workings are looked after by the auto-stand operators.

Taxis and Car Rental Services in Bardhaman

Taxis in Bardhaman

The city of Bardhaman offers quite a number of taxi and car rental services which people can hire for travelling within the city as well as within the district. These cabs and cars can be hired by booking prior to the period of travel or at any hour of the day by going to the offices of the operators who are in charge of them. The cabs and cars on rent can also be booked online through the internet or via phone calls. Tourists and residents can choose their preferred options in terms of economy, budget and even the type of car they want to travel in.

Taxis are also easily available in Bardhaman on the roads at the various taxi stands in the city as well as in the bus stops, airports, railway stations and the numerous tourist spots. They also provide additional facilities like door to door pick up and drop facility.

The following list contains the contact details of some of the car rental services in Bardhaman:

Bye Bye Travels
Address: 401, Besides Municipality Office
Parat Pukur, Burdwan HO
Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-9434037895

Puja Travels Burdwan
Address: 1st Floor, Electronics Complex
Tinkonia, Burdwan HO
Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-9434200252

Janata Travels
Address: Parbirhata
Sadarghat Road, Burdwan HO
Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-9735127680, 9378426486

Chitra Travels
Address: Laxmipur, Bhangakuthi
G.T Road, Burdwan HO
Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-342-2657724

Mullick Travels
Address: Golapbag, Baburbag
G.T. Road, Bardhaman - 713104
Phone: + (91)-9434108239

Wings Group
Address: 101, N. Bose Road
Burdwan HO, Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-9233310071, 9475052525

Aashirvad Travels
Address: Anandapally, Baranilpur
G.T. Road, Sripally
Bardhaman - 713103
Phone: + (91)-9002566915, 9126186240, + (91)-342-3202363

Bapan Travels
Address: Sehara Bazaar
Sehara Bazaar Road, Sehara
Bardhaman - 713423
Phone: + (91)-9732073538

Easy To Travel
Address: Near New Bus Stand
Memari Road, Memari
Bardhaman - 713146
Phone: + (91)-9233133141, + (91)-342-2251600

Saran Kali Travels
Address: Mankar Bazaar
Hattala Road, Mankar
Bardhaman - 713144
Phone: + (91)-9732027870

The Network
Address: Near Kanksa Police Station
Kanksa Panagarh, Panagarh Bazaar
Bardhaman - 713148
Phone: + (91)-9749822299, 9474600608

Atithi Travels
Address: Badamtala
Shibaji Sangha, Kalna Road
Bardhaman - 713101

New Konark Travels
Address: No. 1, Parcus Road
Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-9434313143, + (91)-342-2567398

Banerjee Tours & Travels
Address: Rehman Complex
Near Merry Bright Club, Than Pukur
Burdwan HO, Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-9732339810

Subhoyatra Travels
Address: Room no. 25, Rupcon Building
Central Market, Near Tinkonia Bus Stand
Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-9832168473, + (91)-342-2541562

Subhoyatra Travelling Enterprise
Address: Ground Floor
Tentultala Bazaar, Near Allahabad Bank
Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-342-2664684

Sagarika Travels
Address: Opposite narrow pass of Palika Bazaar
Mehedibagan, Chalpatti Lane
Bardhaman - 713101
Phone: + (91)-9732070624

Railways in Bardhaman


Bardhaman has a good railway network with well-connected junction stations. The Bardhaman railway station is an important stopping point for trains passing through the district to reach other major towns and cities of the country. One can easily reach Bardhaman by availing the local train services from the Howrah and Sealdah railway stations in Kolkata. The chord line and the main line are also two different train routes which are available from Howrah. Apart from this, the railway station of the Bardhaman junction is a major stoppage point in the Howrah-Delhi railway track and numerous local and domestic trains pass from the city every day.

Air Transport in Bardhaman


Since Bardhaman is a small district, it does not have an airport of its own. The nearest domestic and international airport to Bardhaman is the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata (CCU / VECC) which is approximately 108 kilometres away from Bardhaman and from where taxi and cab services are easily available to reach the city. The following list contains the details of other major international, domestic and local airports near Bardhaman:

International airports near Bardhaman
  • The Gaya Airport in Gaya (GAY / VEGY) (approximately 370 kilometres away)
  • The Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC / VGHS) (approximately 381 kilometres away)
  • The Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri (IXB / VEBD) (approximately 497 kilometres away)

Domestic airports near Bardhaman
  • The Jessore Airport in Jessore, Bangladesh (JSR / VGJR) (approximately 174 kilometres away)
  • The Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi (IXR / VERC) (approximately 303 kilometres away)
  • The Shah Makhdum Airport in Rajshahi, Bangladesh (RJH / VGRJ) (approximately 348 kilometres away)
  • The Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC / VGHS) (approximately 381 kilometres away)
  • The Saidpur Airport in Saidpur, Bangladesh (SPD) (approximately 396 kilometres away)

Local airports near Bardhaman
  • The Malda Airport in Ingraj Bazaar (LDA / VEMH) (approximately 269 kilometres away)
  • The Sonari Airport in Jamshedpur (IXW / VEJS) (approximately 272 kilometres away)
  • The Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi (IXR / VERC) (approximately 303 kilometres away)
  • The Rourkela Airport in Rourkela (RRK) (approximately 331 kilometres away)
  • The Balurghat Airport in Balurghat (RGH / VEBG) (approximately 356 kilometres away)
  • The Purnia Airport in Purnia (VEPU) (approximately 370 kilometres away)
  • The Barisal Airport in Barisal, Bangladesh (BZL / VGBR) (approximately 378 kilometres away)
  • The Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC / VGHS) (approximately 382 kilometres away)
  • The Saidpur Airport in Saidpur, Bangladesh (SPD) (approximately 396 kilometres away)
  • The Ishurdi Airport in Ishurdi, Bangladesh (IRD) (approximately 418 kilometres away)

Highway in Bardhaman


The district of Burdwan has an extensive road network system with inter-state corridors. The historically significant Grand Trunk Road running across the district forms a major part of the National Highway 2 or NH2 as it is more commonly known as. The NH2 has recently been upgraded with four lanes for better facilitation of traffic from the Barakar subdivision in the west to the Panagarh subdivision in the east in the Bardhaman district and is also being extended further up to the Palsit subdivision at the junction point of the Durgapur Express Highway.

The NH2 also connects Bardhaman with the neighbouring cities in West Bengal and other cities as well as some of the major cities in the northern part of the country such as Durgapur, Asansol, Sasaram, Mohania, Kanpur, Kalianpur, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Ambala, Ludhiana and Amritsar.

Thus, the city as well as the district of Bardhaman has a quite effective transportation system that easily connects the various parts of the city and makes them easily accessible and within reach of the residents as well as the tourists. 

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