Flying from Washington DC to Kolkata
The Best DC Airports
Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.
Long-Term Parking Options
The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.
Public Transportation Choices
The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.
Places to Eat
Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
The Orbitz.com website makes it easy to find cheap flights to Kolkata. The website searches both domestic and international flights to find tickets with a low fare. The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is located in Rajarhat, approximately eight miles from Kolkata. Over 20 airlines service the airport, including AirAsia, Air India, Dragonair, Jet Airways and Singapore Airlines.
Transportation from the Airport
If you prefer public transportation, you can take the rail or the bus into Kolkata. Buses transport passengers to Dum Dum Station. From there, you can take the Metro Railway to the city's center. Trains run every 10 to 15 minutes. You can also take the bus into Kolkata. Buses operate until 11:00 p.m. on a daily basis. Taxis line up outside the terminals, but you can also book a prepaid taxi at the service counter. If you want your own transportation, you can use Orbitz.com to reserve a rental car.
Climate in Kolkata
Kolkata has a tropical wet and dry climate. During the winter months, the low temperatures range from the mid-50s to the low 60s, and the high temperatures range from the high 70s to the low 80s. In the summer, the temperatures range from the high 70s to the low 90s. The rainy season lasts from June through September. If you want to avoid the rain, use Orbitz.com to book your vacation in April, May or October.
Highlights and Attractions
The Belur Math Shrine, Victoria Memorial Hall and Howrah Bridge are popular things to see in Kolkata. If you like to shop, visit College Street. The entire area is filled with open-stall shops. When you use Orbitz.com to find cheap flights to Kolkata, the website handles every detail of your trip.
The HHI Kolkata235/1 Ajc Bose Road, Kolkata 4.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Kolkata, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Forum Shopping Mall and Victoria Memorial. Eden Gardens is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.
The Peerless Inn - Kolkata12 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Kolkata, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of New Market and Eden Gardens. Victoria Memorial is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.
Tatvam Residency171/1/M Picnic Garden Road, Kolkata 3.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Kolkata, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Milan Mela, Science City, and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute. Park Street Cemetery ...
Park Plaza Kolkata Ballygunge17th Garcha 1st Lane, Kolkata 4.5 out of 5.0
Situated in Kolkata, this luxury hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Rabindra Sarobar Stadium and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Victoria Memorial. Kalighat and Forum Shopping ...
Sapphire Suites15, Lindsay Street, Kolkata 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Kolkata, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of New Market and Eden Gardens. Victoria Memorial is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) away.
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