Kolkata's Nataji Sbuha Chandra Bose International Airport, formerly known as Dum Dum Airport, is the largest airport in eastern India. The airport is named after a leader of the Indian independence movement.
The Kolkata airport is a major hub for flights between India and Southeast Asia as well as to other airports in northeast India. It has one brand-new (opened in 2013), state-of-the-art, integrated terminal with different concourses for domestic and international passengers.
Nataji Sbuha Chandra Bose International Airport is located within the city, about 17 km to the northeast from Kolkata city center.
There is a rail link from the airport's Biman Bandar station to Dum Dum but not many trains operate and it is not used by many passengers. Better to take the airport shuttle bus. The WBSTC operates air-conditioned buses on five different routes for a fare of up to Rs 60 to the city centre. Best tell the driver your destination and he will tell if his bus is the best one. You can find the buses outside the arrival gate at the domestic terminal. Unfortunately this means that if you arrive on an international flight you need to walk about 800 meters to the domestic terminal. Ignore the many touts saying the bus does not operate anymore and who try to talk you into taking a taxi.
Prepaid taxis can be booked at one of the booths inside the arrival hall. Expect to pay about Rs 250 for a destination in the city center.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is not a large airport so there are not many flights departing here. There are only a few destinations that you can reach from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, most of these are operated by Air India. Many people take a flight to Dhaka and transfer to another flight there.