AC Bus Service From Kolkata To Digha At Night

By Abhijit Gupta • In Travel Chit Chat, Travel News57 Comments

AC Bus Service – Kolkata To Digha

In many occasions we opt to set off for Digha at night. Especially on weekends like Friday nights are great time to go for Digha and spend some cool time by the beaches. Most of us set of for Digha at night from Kolkata so that we can spend the entire day, i.e. Saturday there in Digha.

We all know that there is no train service from Kolkata to Digha at night and there is no CSTC and Volvo bus service at night from Kolkata to Digha. You can take your own vehicle if you want to leave at night or the only option you have is an AC bus service from Kolkata to Digha. There are many AC coaches and buses from Kolkata to Digha throughout the day which leaves from Esplanade bus depot but at night you have only one option.

Kolkata To Digha AC Bus Service At Night

Friends Travels is the only AC bus operator in Esplanade which has AC bus service at night from Kolkata to Digha. They have the service everyday and the bus leaves in between 10.45 pm to 11.00 pm from Esplanade. Friends Travels is approved by S.T.A. Govt. of West Bengal. They don’t have any online booking service but you can book your ticket offline by visiting their booking office at Rani Rashmoni Road, Esplanade.

AC Bus Operator At Esplanade – Kolkata To Digha

Bus Ticket Booking Details

Here are the address details for Kolkata booking office:
Friends Travels
Opposite to CSTC Bus Terminus
Rani Rashmoni Road

Friends Travels contact details:
Phone: (L) 033-65483056
(M) 9433725860 / 9830040440

AC Bus Fare from Kolkata To Digha

The bus fare was Rs 270 till last month but now the fare is Rs 300 per head. The bus ticket is not refundable. In case the AC doesn’t work from the beginning, Rs 50 will be refunded. Don’t worry, I have traveled so many times but it never happened that AC didn’t work. πŸ™‚

The bus halts at Kolaghat around 1.00 am and halts for 30 to 40 minutes. It takes around 4 and half hour to reach Digha from Kolkata including the halt time at Kolaghat. The bus reaches Digha at the wee hours around 3.30 am. The bus stops at various tourist points like Chaulkhola More (to go Mandarmani), Balisahi (to go Tajpur) etc. if there anyone wants to drop there. You have to wait till check-in time of hotels. Sometimes if you can negotiate, you can manage to get in your hotel early in the morning otherwise you have to wait.

I love this wait. I have taken this journey many times. Each time I waited by the beach and experienced the lovely sun rise early in the morning. You would not realize when the time would pass by if you have a great company.

Stay tuned to for more travel updates on Digha and other beach destinations in India.

About Abhijit Gupta A traveler by passion and a digital marketing project manager by profession.


  1. SOURABH DATTA GUPTA July 12, 2013 6:59 am

    useful and precise information !

  2. souvik dutta September 13, 2013 11:40 am

    Really useful information. Looking forward to your future posts.

  3. saumick Maity April 11, 2014 6:10 am

    Any ac bus from Kolkata to digha at morning? How much fare

    • Abhijit Gupta April 11, 2014 9:10 am

      Hi Saumick,

      Considering Espanade bus depot as point of departure, there are a few AC buses leave in morning around 7-7.30 am run by private operators but I am not sure if they are regular. On Saturday, you can get one for sure. There is an AC bus service operated by CSTC from Espanade which is regular, I am not sure about the timing as I hardly travel to Digha in morning. Be sure that there is no real Volvo service between Kolkata and Digha.

  4. swastik dasgupta April 17, 2014 10:07 am

    Need 2 seats in bus from kolkata to digha on 18th april 2014

    ph no 9674645689

    • Abhijit Gupta April 17, 2014 10:30 am has got no seats available so you can check Friends Travels who run AC/Non-AC buses between Kolkata and Digha. The ticket counter is located at Esplanade just opposite CSTC terminus. In case you don’t get any confirmation as tomorrow is a peak time, I would suggest you to viist Esplanade within 7 am and you can get many buses from CSTC and WBSTC. There will be many private buses too.

  5. Sanat Singha May 4, 2014 10:29 am


    Thanks for providing the Bus details. I would like to go on 10th May, Friday night. Is there Volvo AC available from Friends Travels? I want to drop at Balishai. Any idea what time does the bus reach at Balishai? Please let me know.

    • Abhijit Gupta May 5, 2014 6:20 am

      Hi Sanat,

      There are no actual Volvo service from Friend’s Travels but you can surely get an AC Bus service from them at night. I usually avail their service. 2 AC buses leave at night. The last one leaves around 11pm. If there is demand, they ad one more bus in to service. You can check their booking outlet at Esplanade bus depot. If you need the contact number, just mail me at “”.

      Actual Volvo service is available in morning. The Volvo buses leave around 7am in the morning. This Friday, a Volvo from Ex-Service Man is available. The fare is Rs 300.

      If you avail the night bus which departs around 11pm from Esplanade, it reaches Balisai around 3am. The bus halts at Kolaghat for nearly an hour.

  6. Cat_Ph June 5, 2014 1:25 pm

    Is there any AC bus services during afternoon? for example some time between 1.00 to 4.00…….if yes do let me know ASAP… by today

  7. Biswaroop June 11, 2014 9:32 pm

    Thanks abhijit for the infos. It really will be helpful. We 10 friends are planning to catch the night bus of 20th june. Do u think tkts will be available? Looking forward for ur reply. Thanks. And finally… reaching so early in the morning & waiting in the beach… do u think dats safe??

    • Abhijit Gupta June 12, 2014 4:45 am

      I suggest you to book the tickets in advance because there is always a rush for the night tickets on Friday and AC buses are limited. If you need the contact details and other information do mail me at “”. Reaching early is not an issue. Make sure you do not talk to strangers and those touts who force you to take hotels through them. The bus will drop you at old Digha near the Sea Hawk hotel. Take the by lane and reach up to the shore where you can spend the early morning in ease. 2 or 3 tea stalls will be open.

  8. Atin Singharoy June 16, 2014 4:43 am

    many thanks to you….for this information ….

  9. joydeep June 16, 2014 5:09 pm

    i’m planning to visit digha around next week.i’ll travel with my gf.Is it safe travelling at night bus service?and also reaching so early at 3:30….
    please advice..

    • Abhijit Gupta June 18, 2014 5:07 am

      It is safe but as you are traveling with a girl, I would suggest you to set off early in the morning rather than night. When the night buses reach Digha around 3.30 am there are hardly any tourists on road except a few who lands with you or from other night buses. Hotels will only allow you to get in around 11am – the check-in time in most of the hotels. If you have booked your hotel and your hotel allows you to get in such early in the morning then you can visit in the night bus. Do not talk to any touts when they come to you to get you a hotel. Just let them know that you have booking. If you are traveling in the night bus, try to take a hotel near old Digha bus stand. All night buses drop tourists in old Digha near the Sea Hawk hotel or the old Digha main crossing.

  10. deboshree banerjee July 9, 2014 10:46 am

    Is there attached washroom facility in the bus?

  11. Sam July 9, 2014 5:31 pm


    Me and my 4 office colleagues will go to Digha on 11th July, so i just want to know is there any AC bus available from Kolkata that day? we want to travel at night, as we will go directly from our office.

    Please let me know as its a bit urgent.

  12. Sam July 10, 2014 4:09 am

    Is the any A.C bus available tomorrow for Digha at night, we need 4 seats, Please let me know or else i have to look for any other alternative.

    • Abhijit Gupta July 14, 2014 5:37 am

      Hi Sam,

      I am not a bus operator but I can surely help you with all contact details of the operators who run buses between Kolkata and Digha. Do mail me at “” for all information on ac, non-ac buses from kolkata to Digha.

  13. Deep Chatterjee August 21, 2014 4:12 pm

    I want to go New Digha in morning around 9-10 am. Plz let me some information about the buses and fair.

    • Abhijit Gupta August 23, 2014 6:15 am

      Hi Deep,

      You can get Volvo buses to Digha from Esplanade between 7-8 am. The fare is Rs 300-400. There are CSTC buses between Kolkata and Digha with fare Rs 110-150. There are private buses too. In morning there are many options.

  14. Vinay May 10, 2015 1:31 am

    Avi I remember KRL use to have a Volvo Bus Service to Vizag but they do not have it anymore. Any idea if there is a plan to resume the service. It was a good alternative to beat the train rush during peak hours

  15. Sanjib October 5, 2015 8:49 am

    Can I kno d timing of departure 4m kol to digha during noon hours?

  16. Sunny October 30, 2015 10:34 am

    Dear Avijit,

    Can I get AC Volvo Bus 2*2 in night for Digha from Esplaned???
    Please help me and provide me correct Tour & Travellers adrees.

    Thank You.

  17. Sunny October 30, 2015 10:35 am

    Can I get AC Volvo Bus 2*2 in night for Digha from Esplaned???
    Please help me and provide me correct Tour & Travellers adrees.

    Thank You.

  18. bSudipta November 21, 2015 6:23 am

    I want to travel Tajpur in the mid of December ’15 and want to book 8 seats from Esplande. I heard that, we have to drop at Chowlkhola.ok. But return time can the bus pick up us at Chowlkhola or from Digha?

    • Abhijit Gupta November 23, 2015 12:31 pm

      If you have approved/confirmed tickets, the bus can surely pick you up from Chaulkhola more but you have to communicate this to the bus operator. There is no need to go up to Digha to board the return bus but make sure you talk to the bus operator and let them know your intention. You can also return by train, Duronto Express which is much more comfortable and gives you more time to spend by beach and sea. You can book a vehicle up to New Digha and board the train. Duronto leaves around 3.30 pm. A vehicle takes around Rs 600-650 for a drop to New Digfha rail station from Tajpur.

  19. Anup Sharma November 29, 2015 5:49 pm

    I want to plan a holiday to digha and for that i want to know whether any bus service available at night on 8th of december. Is there any good budget hotels in new digha. I have comany so if u can guide me for this holiday. I want to make it special

    • Abhijit Gupta February 20, 2016 8:46 am

      Wish I could help you but I was stuck with other things and I just checked this comment. Please don’t mind and let me know if you need any information in future. Keep traveling and stay healthy.

  20. Bidyut Chowdhury June 6, 2016 3:27 pm

    Hi i need to know if there is any bus available from esplanade to Chawalkhola on 17th June 2016 around 4 pm to 5 pm. –

  21. Abhijit Dhar June 18, 2016 5:47 am

    Hi Abhijit,

    This is Abhijit 2o. Can u help me with an information, i.e, is there any AC bus service between 5 to 7pm from esplanade to tajpur

    • Abhijit Gupta June 18, 2016 6:11 am


      Usually there are no AC buses on Redbus and from other popular operators during that period of time. Most AC buses run in morning till late noon and the at night. As there are many bus operators, you can visit Esplanade and then check on.

  22. Subhadra Bhattacharjee June 22, 2016 8:06 am

    Hi i need to know if there is any bus available from esplanade to digha on 24thJune 2016 around 4 pm to 6pm.

  23. Sajal August 29, 2016 1:02 pm

    Hi Abhijit
    thanks for this useful info. can you let us know are there any AC services from Esplanade or from HWH after 12 am (midnight) to chaulkhola/Digha

    • Abhijit Gupta August 31, 2016 5:54 am

      On Weekends when there is rush, you can get private AC buses from Esplanade to Digha via Chaulkhola. On other days when there is not that much traffic to the sea beaches, you can get private buses till 11.30-12 at night.

      • Anupam January 7, 2017 10:08 am

        Hi Abhijit,
        I and my 2 office colleagues will go to Digha on 11th night 11PM between 12PM can i get VOLVO and any A/C buses ?? please confirm.

        • Abhijit Gupta January 9, 2017 9:08 am

          AC buses will be available but you will not get any Volvo. There are no private Volvo services to Digha. As this is not peak season now, there will be less number of AC buses at night. Friend’s Travels has got a AC bus that departs at 10.45 pm.

  24. suman December 2, 2016 6:22 pm

    Hi, i m planning to go mandarmani by ac bus at night with my gf.
    So, will it be safe to travel.

  25. Sandeep Das April 8, 2017 7:37 pm

    Hi Abhijit,,

    I need an ac bus service from esplanade to digha on 10th April at 11am to 11:30am.
    Is there ant bus service on that time?

    Pls rply me as soon as possible.

  26. Debabrata August 12, 2017 9:50 am

    Any night bus service Digha to kolkata ,?

  27. Anita das June 4, 2018 5:24 pm

    Any bus service available after 6.30pm from Kolkata to digha

  28. Amit Sarkar October 4, 2018 5:30 am

    Plzz send your contact no ….to khow detail

  29. Partha Sarkar December 22, 2018 4:52 pm

    Is there any AC bus service in the morning (7:00 am) from Esplanade to Digha?


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    Thank you Abhijit for all those information. Your details really helped me in completing my journey with a very satisfying note. Will consult you next time for sure.

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