Location, Travel & Accommodation Information

Reaching India

India is a country with a beautiful landscape and is considered among the most visited tourist destinations of the world. From historic monuments to modern attractions, amazing wildlife to lofty mountain peaks, beautiful waterfalls to serene beaches, gushing rivers to picturesque lakes, colorful fairs to religious festivals, India offers almost everything to please the visitors.

India is easily accessible from any part of the globe. Air travel to India is considered the best way to reach this charming country. The major international airports are located at Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. However, the foreign delegates coming to attend the Winter School are advised to board a flight to either Kolkata or Delhi.

Many international airlines offer flight services for air travel to India. All international airports in India are well served by over 50 international airlines like United Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, KLM Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Ethopian Airlines, Emirates, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, etc. including Air India, which is the national carrier of India and flies on all the international routes.

Reaching Guwahati

Guwahati serves as the main gateway to the northeastern region of India. The distance of the city from the nearest metro, Kolkata, is 1151 km. Reaching Guwahati gets easier with the accessibility of a variety of transportation options. Following are the various alternatives of transportation access for and in Guwahati :

By Air

The Guwahati Airport is located at 23 km from the city and connects Guwahati to major Indian cities by air. Regular flight services to the city of Guwahati are available from Delhi (2.5 hours) and Kolkata (1.5 hours) besides other Indian cities. Indian Airlines and most private airlines operate regular flights to this city. For more information on these flights please visit the respective sites of the airlines :

By Rail

The Main Railway Station of Guwahati connects various parts of India by several train services. Four trains ply from/to Delhi, and plenty of others to/from cities like Kolkata, Chennai, New Jalpaiguri, Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore, Kochi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram. It is also well linked to the other important places of the state. For trains connecting Guwahati with other parts of India visit Indian Railways website.


By Road

The Guwahati Bus Station offers a number of private and Assam State Transport Corporation buses linking Guwahati to other major cities of India. Cars on hire can also be availed of from travel agencies.

Reaching IIT Guwahati Campus

From Airport

IIT Guwahati is located on the north outskirts of the city of Guwahati. It is around 20 km from the heart of the city and around 30 min drive from the airport. Getting to the IIT Guwahati Campus from the airport will cost about Rs. 550 in a reserved taxi, which is available at the airport.

From Railway Station

For commuting from the railway station to the IIT Guwahati campus, taxi and auto-rickshaws are available. IIT Guwahati has also its own transportation facilities to ply to and fro from the campus to the city. The bus starting point  is opposite to Hotel President, Panbazar, which is at 15 minutes walking distance from the railway station.  Please see the bus timings below :

Bus Timings

Transport within the City

Taxis are available for transport within the city also but are without meters and fares have to be negotiated and the same applies to auto-rickshaws. There is also an extensive network of city bus services. Ferry services help you cross the Brahmaputra River at nominal rates.