Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur is located in the city of Howrah - just across the River Hoogly, from the city of Kolkata - and is well connected to other parts of the country by road, rail or air. The campus is situated adjacent to the AJC Bose Indian Botanic Garden which boasts of the 250 year old Great Banyan Tree.
Kolkata has direct air services from/to Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai with connectivity to all major cities in the country and direct train services from/to all the metropolis and other major cities. Most of the domestic airlines have direct services to and from Kolkata to other important cities of India such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow, etc. Kolkata also provides international flights to most of the countries in Southeast Asia.
It is around 20 minutes away by car from the heart of the city and around 90 minutes drive from the airport. The Howrah Railway Station is about 5 km away from the institute.
Commuting to the Institute from the city
For commuting from Kolkata to the institute campus, bus services are available. Bus Route 55 connects the campus to Esplanade via Howrah Station, with buses plying every 15-20 minutes.
Bus Route 213A plies between the institute and Rabindra Sadan via the Vidyasagar Setu.
Flights to Kolkata
There are direct flights from/to Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai with connectivity to all major cities in the country. Air India, Jet Airways, Jetlite, Kingfisher, Spicejet, Indigo, Go Air operate regular flights to and from Kolkata. Getting to the IIESTS from the airport (which may take around 90 minutes) will cost around ₹350/- in a pre-paid taxi available in the airport.
The most convenient mode of transport within Kolkata is the Metro Rail. Metered taxis are also available. There is also an extensive network of city bus service, and tramways.