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Transportation in Murshidabad

Located on the banks of Bhagirathi River in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, the city of Murshidabad is an important historic city, known for its colonial past. This city thus boasts of many historic structures and tourist attractions that make it quite popular among the people and attract visitors from far and wide. Its strategic location and easy accessibility have contributed in increasing the popularity of this city. It is therefore well connected to major Indian cities by rail, road as well as airways.

Rail Connectivity in Murshidabad

Transport in Murshidabad
Murshidabad Railway Station

There is the Murshidabad Railway Station (MBB) in the city that connects this city to Indian cities like Bengaluru, Mysore, Delhi, Lucknow, Siliguri, Suri, Asansol, Dhubri, Patna and Gaya via frequent and regular trains like Lalgola Passenger, Lalgola Fast Passenger, Bhagirathi Express, Hazarduari Express etc. Berhampore, at a distance of about 12 kilometres from Murshidabad is a major railhead, nearest to Murshidabad and connects this city to Kolkata, and the Khagraghat station. Farraka station, at a distance of about 98 km from Murshidabad is another important station that connects Murshidabad with distant cities like Delhi, Darjeeling, Guwahati etc.

Murshidabad Railway Station
Code: MBB
Elevation: 24 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern
Division: Sealdah

Air Connectivity to Murshidabad

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, formerly called as Dum Dum Airport at Kolkata is the airport nearest to the city of Murshidabad. It is located at a distance of about 198 kilometres from the city and it takes about 4 hours by road to reach this airport from Murshidabad. It is known to be one of the largest and busiest airports in the entire country. It has regular flights to major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Patna, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad etc as well as to North Indian states like Guwahati, Aizawal, Agartala etc. It is also well connected to Bhutan, Bangladesh, China and Southeast Asia by means of regular flights run by leading airlines.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Address: Jessore Rd, Dum Dum, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700052
Code: CCU
Elevation: 7.00 m
Phone No: 033 2511 8036

Road Network in Murshidabad

The city of Murshidabad has a well organised and systematic network of roads that connect this city to major nearby destinations. This city is easily accessible from Kolkata, the state capital and this proves extremely advantageous for the visitors. Frequent buses play between this city and places like Kolkata, Berhampore, Malda, Durgapur, Burdwan etc in West Bengal. Apart from the buses run by West Bengal State Road Transport Corporation (WBSRTC), numerous private travel agencies also offer bus and cab services that are useful in commuting within the city as well as to nearby destinations.

Local Transport in Murshidabad

Cycle rickshaws are the most widely used means of commuting within the city. Tourist cars, hired vehicles and auto rickshaws form other popular means of local communication. Nowadays, scooters, cars and other private vehicles can also be seen on the roads here. Besides, private cars, luxury coaches, mini buses services offered by private travel agencies can be availed at reasonable rates for sight-seeing within as well as around the city of Murshidabad.

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