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Airport to Howrah Station

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Airport to Howrah Station

Can anyone plz suggest me what is the current prepaid taxi rate going on from Airport to Howrah station?Also where do I need to buy the prepaid taxi coupon? Is it inside the airport?Guess there is no bus service from the airport to the station or does it?

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11. Re: Airport to Howrah Station

Soumen K , There is no railway booking counter inside or nearby the airport.

Edited: 11:21 pm, September 10, 2012
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Hi Ashis

Do Volvo buses only charge Rs 40- only between Dum Dum airport and Howrah station. That looks real cheap. Are these also available between Howrah Rly station and Dum Dum. What time do they start and what will be the travel time during office hours on week days (i.e between 8-10 a.m). Does Howrah sation also have pre-paid taxis to Dum Dum, How much do they charge?

I am travelling from Bangalore to Rourkela in Dec 2012 and need to fly to and from Dum Dum and then use surace transport between Dum Dum and Howrah on both legs?

Thanks

Chandra

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13. Re: Airport to Howrah Station

Swami C

Volvo bus from Howrah station follows the same schedule as the Airport. The journey time cannot be predicted during office hours, it depends on traffic movement. However, normally it takes approx 50 mins.

Edited: 5:49 am, September 16, 2012
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Howrah-Airport to and fro service schedules donot exist and is decided by the operators at their sweet will for each trip. Airport service essentially has to be a very punctual service and schedule need to be followed very strictly. Alas, what Bangalore could do Kolakata could not. If the operator could do 10% of what BRTC is doing, that will perhaps be enough here. BRTC operates Airpot Volvo Service Vayu-Vajra in 14 different routs throughout the city each maintaing departure timengs strictly at an interval of 10-15 minutes almost 24 hrs. a day.The Airport Volvo service here is just like another city bus service and does not care for passenger requirent to use the service as a ferry service from Rail head to Airport. The WB working culture is perfectly displayed at the way the service is operated. Those who make it to Howarah station finds no bus to Airpot for catching the flights. Apart from the cost the Taxi service is very uncomfortable owing to rough climatic condition, pollution, slow speed etc.

Govt may look into the poor service as far as the timings are concerned and make the passenger know about the schedule, which at the moment is not known to anybody other than the operators. (Incidentally, BRTC has the schedule on its website which can be targeted and availed absolutely without frills). Without this one cannot target a bus for using the Howrah-Airport-Howrah service and this is not advantageous for either Passengers or the Operators. When they will understand, god knows.

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16. Re: Airport to Howrah Station

I will be reaching Kolkatta airport at 5.30am. what is the cheapest way to reach Howrah station at that time? I dont think bus service will start so early in morning

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Taxi will be convenient in the early morning journey.

Edited: 1:41 am, December 22, 2012
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18. Re: Airport to Howrah Station

Hello Ashis. I will arrive Kolkata Airport at 4 am. Is the pre-paid taxi booth open at that time?

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The prepaid taxi booth is very prominently located after the custom and before the exit. It is open at 4 am. But there might be a few cabs in early morning.

Edited: 1:08 am, December 24, 2012
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20. Re: Airport to Howrah Station

is there any Volvo bus service from Howrah station(new Platform) to Kolkata airport.