How to go to Leh Ladakh from Kolkata by Flight, Train, Bus and Bike

Ankita | Updated on June 13, 2022

Up for a Leh Ladakh trip from Kolkata? You have come to the right place. The serene beauty of the Ladakh region has grabbed the attention of many and tourists from West Bengal, especially from Kolkata are nowhere behind who all the way travel from the eastern part of India to completely North India to witness pristine nature, picturesque landscapes, snow-laden mountains, alpine lakes, ancient monasteries, and indulge in a plethora of things to do like trekking, camel and jeep safari, bike tours, photography tours. But reaching Ladakh from Kolkata is not quick as there is no direct flight or rail connectivity between Kolkata and Leh (Ladakh). But don’t worry, we have got your back. Below we have information about how to reach Ladakh from Kolkata by air, train and road.

How to Reach Leh Ladakh from Kolkata by Air?

Travelling from Kolkata to Leh Ladakh by air would be the fastest and the most convenient way to reach Leh Ladakh from Kolkata. Leh’s Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport has connecting flights from Kolkata via New Delhi. Upon reaching Leh, you can either take a shared or private taxi to reach the desired destination in the shortest possible time. Kolkata to Ladakh distance by flight would be approx 1662 km.

How to Reach Leh Ladakh from Kolkata by Road?

Well, this would be a long route, but if Kolkata to Leh Ladakh by road trip is what you are willing to take, here you go. There are two routes to travel to Leh Ladakh from the road- one is from Manali and the other from Srinagar. But first, you have to reach Delhi or Chandigarh by flight or rail from Kolkata, and then board a bus to Manali or take a cab. From Delhi, the distance and duration would be 536km/ 14-15hrs, and from Chandigarh, it would take around 304km/ 8-9hrs. From Manali, regular buses are run by both HRTC and HPTDC on the Manali-Leh Highway covering a distance & duration of approx 427 km/ 11-12 hrs.

Other than travelling by bus or cab, if you want to experience a thrilling bike riding experience you start a bike expedition either from Delhi or Manali.

If you start a bike trip from Delhi to Ladakh the route would be:

Delhi > Jalandhar > Jammu > Srinagar > Kargil > Leh > Tanglang La > Sarchu > Manali > Delhi.

And if you start a bike trip from Manali to Ladakh the route would be:

Manali > Sarchu > Leh > KhardungLa > Nubra Valley > Kargil > Srinagar > Delhi.

In case you need any assistance, we are there to guide you with all the best possible information, bike tour packages and more.

How to Reach Leh Ladakh from Kolkata by Train?

As Ladakh has no rail connectivity to other parts of the country, you can’t enjoy Kolkata to Ladakh by train journey. But you can board a train from Kolkata to Jammu and from there take a taxi to reach Leh Ladakh covering a distance and duration of 685km/ 17-18 hrs.

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