Share Jeep from Darjeeling to Siliguri/Bagdogra Airport

#1 Feb 3rd, 2009, 23:30
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Howdy, me and the lady friend are going to be in Darjeeling for a few days in mid April. we have to get back down to bagdogra airport to fly back to delhi.

have heard that a share jeep is fairly cheap and faster than a bus or anything. anyone have any information on share jeeps and their general usage? do u think a taxi would be much more expensive?

Any views are muchly appreciated Amigos
#2 Feb 6th, 2009, 21:41
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Shared jeeps( Commander jeeps or TATA Sumos) are easily available from NJP ( New Jalpaiguri- the rail head) or Siliguri, a bigger town abt 16 kms away. The price may be abt Rs.150/- per head.

If you hire the whole vehicle, it may cost abt Rs.1000/- to Rs.1200/- approximately depending on the season...or the location ( NJP or Siliguri).

From the railway station- NJP, there are auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws too plying between NJP and Siliguri bus-stand/ taxi-stand.

There is an airport too near Siliguri.......called Bagdogra.

It will take you approx 2 hrs from Siliguri to Darjeeling( abt 74 kms) by jeep, whether shared or individual.

The problem in a shared vehicle is...you have to wait abt half an hour till the vehicle gets full ( 10 persons).........in an individually hired vehicle, you can start right away.


....sorry....just noticed that you had asked quite something else!.
Well......you'll get shared taxi from Darjeeling taxi-stand to the Bagdogra airport for abt Rs.150/- to Rs. 200/- per head. Booking the whole taxi may cost you around Rs.1500/- upto Rs. 2000/- max ( depending on the season.
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cheers blwetorch, is the taxi stand in the middle of town or near the railway station or something?

do u know approx. how long it would take to get down to bagdogra. have heard about 3 hours.

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#4 Feb 6th, 2009, 23:49
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As far as I remember.....it is near the railway station. It takes abt 3 hours...you are right abt that.

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