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:
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. 🙂
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.