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How To Reach Amritsar From Kolkata

A golden city of kirtans, kulchas, phulkari suits, and papad wariyan
Tourism in Amritsar

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Best time to visit

Oct - Mar

Ideal Duration

5-6 Days


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Rs. 10,000
  • Jallian wala Bagh
  • Wagah Border
  • Temple

Kolkata to Amritsar Guide

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Kolkata to AmritsarN/A5.0 hours16.0 hours29.0 hoursN/A

Being one of the ‘culinary hub of India’, Amritsar is popular not only for housing religious places like the renowned Golden Temple, but also for the rich culinary experience it offers. Thousands of tourists travel to Amritsar every year through the various well developed means by which it is connected to the rest of India and the world. One can travel from Kolkata to Amritsar quite conveniently by air, railways or road. For those wondering how to reach Amritsar from Kolkata, listed below are some options.

By air:

Kolkata is well-connected to different cities by means of air and hence, offers a convenient commutation. The nearest airport to Amritsar is Guru Ram Das Jee airport. The aerial  distance between Kolkata and Amritsar is 1665 Kms. A number of airlines like Indigo, Vistara, Air India etc operate from Kolkata to Amritsar. Time taken to reach Amritsar from Kolkata by air is around 5-6 hours.

By train:

Travelling by train is an excellent option if one has enough time and if one doesn’t wish to spend those extra bucks on flight tickets. One can easily board trains like Durgiana Exp, Jalianwalab Exp, and Amritsar mail to reach the reach Amritsar from train. Time taken to reach Amritsar from Kolkata via train is approximately 28-30 hours.

By road:

Another option to commute from Kolkata to Amritsar is by road. Kolkata to Amritsar distance by road is 1,925 Kms. As there are no direct buses running between Kolkata and Amritsar, one can either take a bus or hire a private cab to reach Delhi and then board a bus to Amritsar. Another option is to either hire a cab or take one’s own vehicle via NH 19 to directly commute to the place. The approximate time taken to commute to Amritsar from Kolkata via roadways is 33 hours.

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Regular taxis and buses are available for tourists in Amritsar. One can plan a day trip to Wagah Border and Pul Kanjri from Amritsar.  

One can simply contact other volunteers at the kitchen or visit the main office for more information.

People can find dormitories, AC and non-AC rooms at the Golden Temple for accommodation. The langar at this gurudwara offers free food.

The ideal time to visit Amritsar is between October and March. Although it’s a little crowded, this time of the year has perfect weather and plenty of festivals.

Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (ATQ) has direct flights from cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Jammu.

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