updated on January, 2013
The Bardhaman to Kolkata Bus Service introduced by South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) has proved itself as the most convenient, affordable and above all hazard-free way to connect Bardhaman (formerly known as Burdwan) with Kolkata.
Even few years ago the only swift way to reach Kolkata is the railways; Bardhaman station is the most important junction next to Howrah. Barddhaman is situated on the very busy and important line that is joining the Howrah and New Delhi stations. Thus there are so many express and super fast trains available to reach Howrah. Beside those trains Bardhaman also enjoys the facility of having local EMU trains which join Barddhaman and Howrah via two different railway tracks viz. Chord line(via Dankuni, 95 Km) and Main line(Via? Bandel, 107 Km). The local fare is Rs.20, mail/express/intercity fare is Rs.35 and the superfast fare is Rs. 43.
Instead of availability of such a plenty of trains now-a-days people are avoiding the railway service only to avoid the rush and the hazards of Howrah Station. In the weekdays it becomes almost impossible to purchase a ticket from the ticket-counters in Howrah. Seat availability is also a matter of luck. The fare of SBSTC bus to Esplanade (also called Dharmatala) is Rs. 52(A.C. Rs. 115) and that is to Salt Lake(also called Korunamoyee) is Rs. 57. That may be quite higher than the train fare, but still it is affordable.
Other facilities are also available like advance booking, advance ticket cancellation etc.
The Time-table of those non-stop buses are as given bellow-
(Via Santragachi, Second Hoogly Bridge)
Departure from Bardhaman: 5-00 AM, 5-45 AM, 6-15 AM, 6-30 AM, 7-00 AM, 7-25 AM, 7-35 AM(AC), 7-45 AM, 8-05 AM(AC), 8-15 AM, 8-35 AM, 9-00 AM, 9-15 AM(AC), 9-30 AM, 9-45 AM, 10-00 AM, 10-30 AM, 11-00 AM, 11-30 AM, 12-00 PM, 12-30 PM, 01-00 PM, 01-30 PM, 01-45 PM(AC), 2-00 PM, 2-15 PM, 2-30 PM, 3-00 PM, 3-15 PM(AC), 3-40 PM, 4-00 PM(AC), 4-30 PM, 5-00 PM, 5-45 PM, 6-30 PM
Departure from Esplanade: 06-30 AM, 07-15 AM, 08-05 AM, 08-30 AM, 08-45 AM, 9-00 AM, 9-15 AM, 9-45 AM, 10-00 AM, 10-20 AM(AC), 10-30 AM, 11-00 AM(AC), 11-15 AM, 11-45 AM, 12-15 PM(AC), 12-30 PM, 01-00 PM, 01-30 PM, 02-00 PM, 02-30 PM, 03-00 PM, 03-15 PM, 03-30 PM, 04-00 PM, 04-15 PM, 04-30 PM, 04-45 PM(AC), 05-00 PM, 05-15 PM(Sonamukhi), 05-30 PM, 05-50 PM(AC), 06-15 PM, 06-45 PM(AC), 07-15 PM, 07-45 PM, 08-30 PM
(Via Dhakineswar, Dunlop More, Airport, Haldiram, Baguihati and Lake Town)
Departure from Bardhaman: 05-50 AM(Monday Only), 06-25 AM, 07-10 AM, 07-30 AM, 08-00 AM, 08-30 AM, 09-00 AM, 09-30 AM, 10-15 AM, 11-30 AM, 12-10 PM, 01-10 PM, 02-10 PM, 03-10 PM, 04-10 PM, 04-45 PM, 05-30 PM, 06-30 PM
Departure from Salt lake: 06-30 AM, 07-30 AM, 08-15 AM(Monday Only), 09-00 AM, 10-00 AM, 10-30 AM, 11-15 AM, 12-00 PM, 12-30 PM, 01-00 PM, 01-45 PM, 02-50 PM, 03-15 PM, 04-00 PM, 05-00 PM, 06-00 PM(Via New Town), 06-45 PM(Via New Town), 07-30 PM(Via New Town)
The above information are given according to the leaflet distributed by SBSTC office, Tinkonia Bus Stand, Bardhaman. For further information one may contact these nos.
During Inauguration of Bardhaman-Kolkata
Duronto AC Bus Service
|Seating arrangement in the Bus|
(it varies with different buses)
Bardhaman (Tinkonia Bus Stand): +91-342-2560968, Korunamoyee: +91-9836943355, Esplanade: +91-33-22486259
:: TICKET BOOKING ::
Time : Morning 5-30 AM to Evening 7-30 PM