Once upon a time, there was the only way to visit from Dhaka to Kolkata, and it was by air. But now you can visit Dhaka to Kolkata both by bus and train quickly. Though bus service is commonly available, most people choose the train over the bus. That is because the train is pretty faster than the bus. Dhaka to Kolkata is a long way, and it takes around 17 hours to reach there by bus. But the train can reach you there at a faster speed.
There is currently one train in the Dhaka to Kolkata route. The name of the train is Maitree Express. Today we will let you know Dhaka to Kolkata train ticket price as well as other information about the train service.
Dhaka to Kolkata Train Ticket Price
The exciting thing about the Maitree Express is it offers you a low-cost journey. As per we know, the first-class air-conditioned cabin seat of the train will cost you 1640 BDT or 20 USD. On the other hand, the chair coach who is also air-conditioned will cost you around 985 BDT or 12 USD. However, you will need to pay the travel tax as well as VAT along with the ticket price. You will need to pay 500 BDT for this purpose, and it will need to be paid for every ticket. The ticket fare will be reduced by 50% for kids.
|AC first/Cabin||1640/$20 +||VAT 15%||Travel Tax 500||2386 Tk|
|AC Chair Coach||985/$12 +||VAT 15%||Travel Tax 500||1633 TK|
Dhaka to Kolkata Train Schedule
The Maitree Express train service operates it journey four days of the week. The operating days include Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. It departs the Dhaka station at 8.10am according to Bangladesh time. The train operates its journey from Kolkata to Dhaka route on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.
|From||Departure||Arrival||Runing Days||Start at|
|Dhaka||08:10 am (bd time)||04:00 pm (india time)||Mon Tues & Thursday||Dhaka Cantt|
|Kolkata||07:10 am (india time)||04:05 pm (bd time)||Wed Thus & Friday||Chittapur station|
From Dhaka to Kolkata Train Schedule
Operating Day: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday
Time of Departure: 8.10 (Bangladeshi Time)
Departing Station: Dhaka Cantonment station, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Reaching time: 18.10 (India Time)
From Kolkata to Dhaka Train Schedule
Operating Day: Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
Time of Departure: 7.10 (India Time)
Departing Station: Kolkata Terminal Railway Station, Chitpur, India
Reaching time: 18.05 (Bangladeshi Time)
The train departs the station from Kolkata station at 7.10 am according to the time of Kolkata. It takes around 13 hours to reach the destination station. The time includes the formalities in the custom. The customer passport and other belonging are checked in cantonment station of Dhaka and Kolkata Chitpur station at Kolkata.
Where to Buy Ticket?
You can buy the ticket from the Dhaka Komolapur Railway station. Apart from Dhaka Station, you can buy the ticket from Chittagong. You can also buy the ticket from Kolkata station. The ticket is sold at 9.00 to 19.00 in the mentioned counter in Bangladesh stations. You can buy the ticket 29 days before the date of the journey. You need to buy the ticket some days ago before the journey date. Else, you may not get the ticket because of huge demands.
You must have a passport and visa paper for buying the ticket. You should start applying for the visa month before the journey. Otherwise, you may not get it.
Luggage facilities on Dhaka to Kolkata Train route
Maitree Express allows you to take luggage with you. You can take up to 35 kg of luggage with you during the journey. For additional weight, you will need to pay some extra price. For 35 to 50 kg, you need to pay $2 for per kg. On the other hand, after 50kg, you need to pay $10 for per kg.
Train service is the best way to travel from Dhaka to Kolkata. You can reach quickly without paying much.