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How to reach Gangasagar? Ferry Service, Bus & Train Timings Bookings

Many Yatris including us found it difficult to get reliable information about how to reach Ganga Sagar Tirth from Kolkata. Hence, we have written a blog to provide information to Yatris about the route, ferry services, bus, and train timings to Ganga Sagar island.

Ganga Sagar Island:
Sagar Island or the Ganga Sagar Tirth Dham is an important place for Hindu Pilgrimage. The holy river Ganga confluences in the Bay of Bengal here. People take a dip in the holy Ganga river and offer prayers at the Kapil Muni temple.

There is a popular tagline which goes as:

सारे तीर्थ बार बार गंगा सागर एक बार ||

which means the blessings earned by visiting Ganga Sagar once are equivalent to those gained by visiting other pilgrimage destinations several times.

Location:
Ganga Sagar has located around 110 km to the south of Kolkata in the state of West Bengal. The island is also known as ‘Sagardwip’. The nearest major city and airport is Kolkata. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport, Kolkata provides connectivity to almost all the major cities of India.

How to Reach:
For reaching Ganga Sagar one has to avail of Ferry Service from the Kakdwip or the Naamkhana town.
Kakdwip and Namkhana are located 92 km and 104 km respectively from Kolkata.  One can reach kakdwip and Namkhana by the railways or the roadways.

The train timings to reach both Kadwip and Namkhana are scheduled keeping the Ferry service timings in mind. Ferry services point in both these towns are located near the railway stations themselves. Taxis, as well as Bus services, are available from Kolkata to reach these Ferry Services points.

Please note that the timings provided are as per the best of our knowledge. Minor changes might be observed in the timings due to high tides and low tides.

Gangasagar Island Ferry Service Booking:-

Gangasagar Island Ferry Service Booking Website Link Click here

Gangasagar Mela Accommodation Booking:-

Gangasagar Mela Accommodation Website Link Click Here

Ferry Timings to Reach Gangasagar Island:-

  • From Kakdwip (Harwood Point) to Kachuberia – 9.30 AM, 10.15 AM, 1.00 PM, 2.00 PM, 4.00 PM, 8.00 PM
  • From Namkhana to Benuban  – 8.45 AM, 10.45 AM, 12.30 PM, 3.15 PM, 4.00 PM

Ferry Timings From Gangasagar Island:-

  • From Kachuberia To Kakdwip (Harwood Point)  – 9.00 AM, 9.30 AM, 12.30 PM, 2.30 PM, 3.30 PM, 8.00 PM
  • From Benuban To Namkhana – 5.30 AM, 8.20 AM, 12.45 PM, 2.45 PM, 4.00 PM

Trains from Kolkata to Namkhana and Kakdwip:-

  • Sealdah Namkhana Local (34792)
    Departure: 1.20 PM
    Kakdwip: 3.41 PM
    Namkhana Arrival: 4.02 PM
  • Sealdah Kakdwip Local (34782)
    Departure: 8.30 PM
    Kakdwip: 10.56 PM
  • Sealdah Namkhana Galloping Local (34794)
    Departure: 9.30 PM
    Kakdwip: 11.56 PM
    Namkhana: 12.15 AM

Trains to Kolkata from Kakdwip and Namkhana:-

  • Namkhana Sealdah Galloping Local (34791)
    Namkhana Departure: 4.10 AM
    Kakdwip: 4.23 AM
    Kolkata Arrival: 6.52 AM
  • Namkhana Sealdah Local (34793)
    Namkhana Departure: 4.33 PM
    Kakdwip: 4.51 PM
    Kolkata Arrival: 7.20 PM

Reference for Railway Timings*:

*Railway timings are provided as of 2 October 2017. For the latest train timings, please visit the above links.

Major Attractions:

Ganga Sagar Mela organized here during Makar Sankranti (Mid January) every year is the second-largest religious fair held in India after the Kumbh Mela. A large number of devotees experience the dip in the Ganga river despite the chilling winter season. Kapil Muni Temple is another major attraction here.

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Amar yadav
Amar yadav
1 year ago

What we can say about it…… If you had not visited yet…… You are no more religious… …. In shot I wanna summmerize about the toor was that place was very religious….. For Reaching the island.. You must follow further steps…. 🙂 1) A TRAIN GOES FROM SEALDAH TO KARKDWIP…… You should take the Train… ….. https://maps.app.goo.gl/xuzPTaUm2N1s3Fuk9 2) After that you have to take auto… For few kilometres and thereafter you will see lot 8 jetty no 1. 3 after taking boat ride you will reach kuchuberia jett…… there fore you will reach GANGASAGAR by taking bus from kuchuberia jett…. I hope… Read more »

Subramaniam Ravi
Subramaniam Ravi
2 years ago

Would like to go to Gangasagar on 16th March 2020 by INNOVA from Howrah station and return on the same day. How much will it cost ?

Chhatrapalsinh Rana
Reply to  Subramaniam Ravi
2 years ago

Taxi fare from Kolkata to Gangasagar is around Rs.1588. Distance between Gangasagar and kolkata is around 135 km.

Rohit Agarwal
Rohit Agarwal
2 years ago

how much time does Ferry takes to reach ganga sagar.?

M Prasad
M Prasad
3 years ago

If I reach at sealdah rly station on 13 or 14 the jan 2020 than what is the suitable time to reach gangasagar

Koustuv Karan
Koustuv Karan
3 years ago

Very useful information!
Helpful for everyone.

A S TANDON
A S TANDON
3 years ago

I will reach Kolkata on 13 Nov 2019. Please advise how to reach Gangs Sagar from Kolkata Station.

Arindam Chandra Roy
Arindam Chandra Roy
3 years ago

Kakdwip

Shari
Shari
3 years ago

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RUMA DEY BAIDYA
RUMA DEY BAIDYA
3 years ago

Hi BHRUGURAJ
It was a wonderful blog .. Every picture you have posted in your blog that Tells a story.
Looking forward to read your other wonderful experience.

Thanks

Ruma

Santosh Bhattacharya
Santosh Bhattacharya
3 years ago

I desire to go Gangasagar on 14th January’19 from Esplanade, Kolkata & to return on the same day. Is it possible ? If yes, how ?

Priya Shah
Admin
Reply to  Santosh Bhattacharya
3 years ago

For precise details and timings you must check this out. Gangasagar

onkarnath mehrotra
onkarnath mehrotra
3 years ago

i reached at sealdah station at 10.30a.m on 19th jan. 2019 pl .advised how to reach as early at ganga sagar island what conveyance where i night stay

Priya Shah
Admin
Reply to  onkarnath mehrotra
3 years ago

Ferry Timings to Reach Gangasagar Island:Ferry Timings to Reach Gangasagar Island
From Kakdwip (Harwood Point) to Kachuberia – 9.30 AM, 10.15 AM, 1.00 PM, 2.00 PM, 4.00 PM, 8.00PM
From Namkhana to Benuban – 8.45 AM,10.45 AM, 12.30 PM, 3.15 PM, 4.00 PM

Ferry Timings From Gangasagar Island:
From Kachuberia To Kakdwip (Harwood Point) – 9.00 AM, 9.30 AM, 12.30 PM, 2.30 PM, 3.30 PM, 8.00 PM
From Benuban To Namkhana – 5.30 AM, 8.20 AM, 12.45 PM, 2.45 PM, 4.00 PM

Poonam singla
Poonam singla
4 years ago

I want to go to gangasagar with 70 ladies in the month of December 18th 2018 from Kolkata

Priya Shah
Admin
Reply to  Poonam singla
4 years ago

All the details are mention in blog apart from that if you need any help please contact us

Sourav saha
Sourav saha
4 years ago

If I go to train which station is nearest for sagar island Namkhana or kakdwip

Priya Shah
Admin
Reply to  Sourav saha
4 years ago

step down at kakdwip station, you will get ferry to reach gangasagar island.

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