Calcutta-Kolkata is connected with most of the Indian cities by road. The Esplanade Terminus in the heart of the city is the main bus terminus. A new development is the starting of Dhaka-Calcutta bus service. The buses are colorful, air-conditioned, and comfortable.
Most of the domestic airlines have direct services to and from Calcutta-Kolkata to other important cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow, etc. Calcutta-Kolkata provides direct flights to most of the countries in the Southeast Asia. The airport in Calcutta-Kolkata is situated at Dumdum, around 17 km northeast of the city center.
Trains from the other parts of the country connect Calcutta-Kolkata. Super-fast trains such as Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express join the city from Delhi and nearby cities such as Bokaro and Rourkela. Coromandel Express and Gitanjali Express connect Calcutta-Kolkata to Chennai and Mumbai respectively. The city has two major railway stations-one at Howrah and the other at Sealdah.
Mechanized boats and ships are available on a regular basis for Andaman & Nicobar Islands. One should contact the offices of the Shipping Corporation of India on 13, Strand Road for more information on schedules. Luxury cruises are also operational between Calcutta-Kolkata and Haldia, a modern port city nearby.