Bandhan Express is the second international passenger’s train between Bangladesh and India. In this article, we discuss the Bandhan Express time schedule and ticket price as well as information related to the journey.
Bandhan Express Details
Bandhan Express is the second modern train service between Kolkata(India) to Khulna(Bangladesh). The Rail route was stopped during the India-Pakistan war in 1965. After 53 years later the rail route was opened. Bandhan Express was begun its commercial service from 16th November 2017 between India and Bangladesh. Bandhan Express is a luxurious train service and it’s a fully air-conditioned train service. Its total seat capacity is 456, where 312 seats are AC chair cars and 144 seats are AC first-class seats. In Khulna to Kolkata, the total distance is 172 km (In India 77 km and Bangladesh 97 km) and it will take 4 hours and 50 minutes. It has two intermediate stoppages, Petrapole in India with the stoppage time is 10 minutes and Benapole in Bangladesh with the stoppage time is 15 minutes. It is a weekly service which starting journey every Thursday from Kolkata at 7.10 am and reaches in Khulna at 12.00 pm. And return journey will start from Khulna at 1.20 pm and reaches Kolkata at 6.10 pm.
Bandhan Express Train Route
Now Bandhan Express use the previous Barisal Express route. The train starts at Kolkata railway station and stopping at Dum Dum station and Bangaon station before reaching the Petrapole station. Then Bandhan Express crosses to Benapole and going through Jhikargachha and Jessore, before reaching Khulna railway station.
Bandhan Express: Substation Name and Time Schedule
Here is the time schedule with their substation name of Bandhan Express are given below-
|Station Name(From Kolkata)||Departure Time||Station Name(From Khulna)||Departure Time|
|Kolkata||7.10 am||Khulna||1.20 pm|
|Petrapole||9.05 am||Benapole||3.55 pm|
|Benapole||10.15 am||Petrapole||4.20 pm|
|Khulna||12.00 pm||Kolkata||6.10 pm|
Bandhan Express Ticket Fare (Kolkata to Khulna)
Ticket price for Bandhan Express from Kolkata to Khulna is Rs 1165 in First AC and Rs 310 in Chair Car in general quota. For Chair Car premium tatkal fare in this route starts from Rs 440.
Bandhan Express Ticket Fare (Khulna to Kolkata)
Bandhan Express ticket price from Khulna to Kolkata is Tk. 2000 (including VAT and Travel Tax) in First AC and Tk. 1500 (including VAT and Travel Tax) in Chair Car in general quota.
How to Book Bandhan Express Ticket
In India, you can book a ticket from Kolkata Railway Station, Dum Dum Station, Bangaon Station, Petrapole Station and in Bangladesh, you can collect a ticket from Khulna Railway Station or Benapole Railway Station. Note that, when you book a ticket then you have to go to counter with your passport, visa, and travel related necessary papers.
Bandhan Express Route Map
Here we show you a route map where Bandhan Express passing from Kolkata to Khulna.
Bandhan Express Video
Here is the Bandhan Express video for your live experience.
Immigration process of Bandhan Express
For Bandhan Express a new immigration system has been put in place to speed up the process. In early days the passengers would have to get off the train with their heavy luggage at the border station, walk through Customs and immigration and board the train again but now things will improve for the honorable passengers.
That’s all for Bandhan Express details information. If you have any question or query for then leave a comment in below comment box. Hope your journey will be safe and pleasant.