New Jalpaiguri(NJP) is the nearest rail head and is also about 88 kilometers from Darjeeling. NJP is also connected with all the major cities of the country with most of trains heading for the north-eastern states making a stop at this junction. Once in NJP, there are several options to get to Darjeeling including taxi, shared jeep, bus, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway operated Toy Train etc.
New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling
There will be hundred of taxis outside the railway station, The taxis are usually small cars or vans. You get larger vehicles like Sumo, Tavera etc as well. Hire the Taxi or share with other travelers going to Darjeeling. Usually it takes 3, to 4 hrs to reach Darjeeling from NJP. Additionally there are also pre-paid taxi counters at NJP station where you can book a private taxi . Pre-paid taxi counter at NJP station is located opposite to the station entrance. It’s a small booth outside the station building.