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Kolkata-Dhaka

Tochigi-ken, Japan
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Kolkata-Dhaka

Hi

I was wondering if anyone can tell me whether it is A) possible to travel from Kolkata to Dhaka by train and B) how long it would take and C) if it`s something they`d recommend?

Thanks!

Hyderabad, India
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1. Re: Kolkata-Dhaka

There is no Train route from Kolkata/India to Dhaka/Bangladesh

Calcutta
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2. Re: Kolkata-Dhaka

You can travel to Dhaka from Kolkata in two ways

- Air : the two cities are about 30min of flyingtime away

- Bus : this takes time because of land customs and crowded roads.

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3. Re: Kolkata-Dhaka

I would strongly recommend flying from Calcutta to Dhaka.

Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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4. Re: Kolkata-Dhaka

The train was reintroduced in the spring of 2008. I will take the train this weekend and will try to write a review for those interested.

Newcastle-under-Lyme...
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5. Re: Kolkata-Dhaka

The train, I believe, is called Maitree Express. Looking forward to the review of it.

Holland
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6. Re: Kolkata-Dhaka

As far as I know it's still running

www.seat61.com/Bangladesh.htm#International

New Delhi, India
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7. Re: Kolkata-Dhaka

Yes ! It's running.

In Kolkata the terminus is at Chitpur Station. Boking can be made from the special counter at 6 Fairlie Place in Kolkata. Taxi drivers know this place. You'll need you passport with visa to book.

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8. Re: Kolkata-Dhaka

Yes, it's running.

Now changing shedule little bit.

From Kolkata Deparute every Saturday and wednesday and from Dhaka Sunday and Tuesday.

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