OverviewGetting from Kolkata Airport to your destination:
The Airport is connected by its Biman Bandar station to the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. The 4-km rail track connects the airport station with Dumdum Catonment. However due to lack of patronage, plans are to replace it by an elevated metro.
Air-conditioned bus services on Volvo buses from within the Howrah station premises, to/from the Airport make 7 to 8 daily trips at preset fees.
The Kolkata East-West Metro is ultimately being extended up to the airport.
NOTE: Kolkata's Bus Rapid Transit System has been completed in June 2014, and - 'In a few years' - the Metro's new two lines are to reach the airport's underground station - one from Noapara & Barasat, and one from New Garia.