- Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata Campus is 19.7 KMS away from
the nearest airport, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. There
are two railway stations viz. Sealdah(11.4 kms from campus) and Howrah(18.1
Kms from campus) connecting the city with other parts of the country. While
the distance from Airport or from Howrah Railway Station to campus can be
covered comfortably in an hour’s time by road (depending as per the traffic
congestion), travel time from Sealdah Railway Station should not take more
than 45minutes. In case you plan to reach Kolkata by train, beware of touts,
who you may face outside the railway stations offering for help.
- Prepaid taxis or yellow ‘No refusal’ cabs may be availed (located just
outside the exit gate) to reach the address mentioned below:
o INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE
1583, Madurdaha, Ward – 108, Borough – XII
Chowbaga, Kolkata – 700107
(Landmark: Opposite Heritage School and behind Ruby
- Smart phone users may opt for App cabs like ‘Uber’ or ‘Ola’ to reach the
campus. There is a designated Ola/ Uber parking area outside the airport and
railway stations. Radio taxis may also be availed at the arrival. You may
choose to call one of the following service providers: Meru Cabs (+91 33
44224422), Mega Cabs (+91 9090909090). The fares may vary roughly between
INR 300-400 from the airport and Howrah railway station. The fare from
Sealdah railway station should be lower, around INR250-350. The charges may
however vary depending on surcharges applicable, traffic congestion and odd
hour travel charges.
- IIFT is located 2kms off the EM Bypass road (which is the main road
connecting the airport and south Kolkata). Buses may not be a convenient
mode to travel to the campus, especially with your luggage. In case someone
wants to travel by bus, he/ she can avail the bus routes listed below.
o From Airport: AC 37A, AC 37B (located just outside the exit
o From Howrah Station: AC 24 (located outside the station area)
o From Sealdah Station: There is no specific bus stand outside
the station. So it won’t be convenient.
- Nearest bus- stop: Ruby More. From the bus stop, auto-rickshaw shuttles
and cycle rickshaws are available, which can bring you to the campus.
However, taking a cab would be the most convenient way while travelling to
IIFT, Kolkata Campus.
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