How to Reach North East India

Northeast India is one of the most promising holiday destinations in India. Some parts of the northeast are still not developed and considered as remote areas. However, if you wish to visit this paradise, there are various ways to access the same.

Check out the ways to reach North East India below:

By Air

There are various cities in India, which have direct flights to the states of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, and Tripura. The only metro city in Northeast- Guwahati serves as the gateway for the other northeastern states. Guwahati has both direct and indirect flights from different Indian cities. From Guwahati, you can board a flight to Dimapur, Silchar, Aizawl, Agartala, Tezpur, Jorhat, and Dibrugarh. All the states do not have a working airport; hence the only means of communication is by road after reaching a certain destination. There are also helicopter services to Aizwal and Naharlagun.

By Road

Most people prefer road transportation to reach northeast India to have a breathtaking experience of the picturesque landscape.

By Bus

Buses to northeast run from the state of West Bengal to Guwahati.You can get down at Guwahati and board anASTC bus from Paltan Bazar that run to other states in Northeast India. There are many privately run buses and Volvo that run within the northeastern states.

Other options:

Other options to travel locally include Sumo or shared taxis to travel within the urban areas. The tourist taxi services available in Northeast states make it quite convenient to travel around the different states.

A few important things to remember while travelling in Northeast India are to travel with an experienced driver and to never drive alone. Since this is a hilly region with lots of rainfall, hilly terrains, sharp curves, and potholes, an experienced driver will know how to navigate these areas. Driving in private cars is the most flexible way to travel in Northeast states as one can be in control of travelling as per their convenience.

By Train

There are various trains, which connect northeastern states to other parts of the country. The Rajdhani express runs from Delhi to Dibrugarh, with various stops in between like Lumding, Bongaigaon, Morioni, Kokrajhar, etc and takes about 28 hours to reach. Northeast Express and Brahmaputra Rail also travel to Northeast India regularly.

  • The Saraighat Express runs between Guwahati and West Bengal.
  • The state of Mizoram and Tripura can be accessed by travelling to the closest railway stations at New Jalpaiguri and Kumarghat.
  • Train is the slowest mode of transport as trains mostly get delayed from their usual time especially in winters when the delays are unexpectedly long.

Popular Cities to reach Northeast

How to Reach North East India from Mumbai

By Air : There are various direct and indirect flights from Mumbai to Guwahati, Imphal, Agartala, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Aizawl, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Shillong, and Pasighat. You can board a flight to Guwahati and head to other places via road. People also choose to fly to Jorhat and explore the nearest places including Majuli.

By Train : There are two trains that run between Mumbai and Guwahati, namely, Guwahati Express and Karambhoomi Express.

By Road : Road trips are also very common from Mumbai to Northeast. A typical road journey from Mumbai to Guwahati takes about 52 hours.

How to Reach North East India from Delhi

By Air : There are various direct and indirect flights from Delhi to Guwahati, Imphal, Agartala, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Aizawl, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Shillong, and Pasighat. You can board a flight to Guwahati and head to other places via road. People also choose to fly to Jorhat and explore the nearest places including Majuli.

By Train : Trains that run between Delhi and northeast are Northeast express, Rajdhani Express, Brahmaputra mail, Kamakhya Express, Avadh Assam, Delhi Dibrugarh Special, Guwahati Express and Karambhoomi Express.

By Road : Delhi to northeast by road could take about 48 hours via National Highways 31, 37, 38 or 40. There are not any public transport services and people prefer travelling in their private cars.

How to Reach North East India from Hyderabad

By Air : There are various direct and indirect flights from Delhi to Guwahati, Imphal, Agartala, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Aizawl, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Shillong, and Pasighat. The most convenient stop is Guwahati, which serves as a gateway for the rest of northeast India.

By Train : There is one train that runs everyday between Guwahati to Hyderabad is Guwahati Express, which takes about 46 hours.

By Road : There are not any public transport services to travel via road. People prefer travelling inprivate cars. However, the road journey might take too long. Only people who are fond of road trips prefer this mode more.

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