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How To Reach Dibrugarh
An administrative district in Assam, Dibrugarh is actually an industrial town encompassed by expansive tea estates, by the Brahmaputra River, in line with Guwahati and Bhubaneshwar. It is also an emerging communication centre for North East India. One of the two cities to have received Urban Aid for Development from ADB, Dibrugarh is situated about 273 miles to the East of Guwahati. As an upcoming city, it is developing vibrantly and has been in demand off late from a tourism perspective as well as from a business purview for flight connectivity internationally as well as in railways. Here's how to reach Dibrugarh.
Dibrugarh is well connected to most major cities in the country and the Mohanbari Airport is the closest airport to Dibrugarh. Connected well with other cities like Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and more, both in terms of direct and stop-over flights, there are several operators like Indigo, Air India, Pawan Hans and more, flying regularly on the route. While visitors from cities like Pune, Hyderabad, Indore or Bengaluru have a direct flight to New Delhi or Kolkata and then take a flight to Dibrugarh, international visitors can fly to the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati.
Every day about 14 flights operate from the Dibrugarh Airport. One of the fastest ways of reaching Dibrugarh from New Delhi is to fly at an estimated fare of INR 4,900 in about 2 hours and 35 minutes on the flight and then it takes about 15 minutes from the airport to the city by cab. While from Kolkata it’s about 3 hours on the flight to Dibrugarh. Other popular air routes include Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune
Dibrugarh is well connected with other cities in the country through its rail network as well. The closest rail station here is the DBRT (Dibrugarh Town) or Dibrugarh (DBRG), where on an average 24 trains pass every day. Some of the most popular rail routes to Dibrugarh include Guwahati and Lumding. From New Delhi, it takes about 40 hours by train, while from Kolkata it takes roughly 30-37 hours. There’s a direct train from New Delhi for Dibrugarh, operational daily at a travel time of approx. 38 hours and 50 minutes at an estimated fare of INR 950-1,100.
Besides the rail and flight connectivity, there are regular bus services as well that connect the cities in the North East to Dibrugarh. From Kolkata, Dibrugarh is about 18 hours drive on the road at an estimated fuel cost of Rs. 10,000. Other bus routes to Dibrugarh include buses from Guwahati, Tezpur, Mangaldai and Dimapur. With a number of bus operators in the city, the buses facilitate a comfortable journey for visitors in the city and these include ASTC, AirBus Travels, Network Travels and more.
In terms of finding your way around in Dibrugarh, a number of bus services can be availed, along with autorickshaws and cycle rickshaws. Taxis are also available near the train station and the airport, bus terminals and some popular tourist sites. These services are all pocket-friendly and comfortable. There are battery-operated rickshaws as well. You can also choose to rent chauffeur driven cars to be taken around the city.