Transport in Gangtok
The state capital Gangtok in Sikkim witnesses large number of tourists round the year who come to enjoy the splendid beauty of the place. Gangtok is a hilly place and so railways and airways are not properly developed here. However, the road transport in Gangtok is well developed and modes of transport like buses, taxis, jeeps amongst others are available in Gangtok. Though there are no railways and airports in Gangtok, but railway stations and airports are situated nearby which makes travel to Gangtok easy and convenient.
Gangtok by Air
There is no airport facility in Gangtok. The nearest airport to Gangtok is Bagdogra airport in West Bengal, situated at a distance of 124 km from Gangtok. Flight services are available to major cities and towns of India from the airport. The Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation operates daily helicopter services from Gangtok to Bagdogra airport and it takes only 20 minutes to reach Gangtok from Bagdogra.
Reaching Gangtok by RailGangtok does not have railway station. The nearest railway stations to Gangtok are Siliguri (situated at 114 km) and New Jalpaiguri (125) in West Bengal. Train services are available to the major towns and cities of India by railways.
Reaching Gangtok by RoadThe capital Gangtok is well connected with the rest of India by the national highways. National highways 31A and 31 link Siliguri in west Bengal to Gangtok. State transport buses, jeeps and taxis are available from Siliguri to Gangtok. Local transport in Gangtok is facilitated by regular bus, jeeps and taxi services within the city.
Helicopter Services in GangtokThe Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation operates daily helicopter services from Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport and back.
Important Contact Numbers of transport in GangtokSikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC)
Tejpal Pradhan (Manager Ops): 9647883992
Gangtok Booking Office: 03592 - 203960
Sikkim Nationalised Transport
Phone: (0353) 2517528, 2432751, 2511496
Indian Airlines booking office
Address: Green Hotel, First floor, M. G. Marg, Gangtok.
Phone: 223354, 225057
Address: M. G. Marg, Gangtok.