Travel Information



Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
Department of Atomic Energy
Government of India
1/AF, Bidhannagar
Kolkata - 700 064
West Bengal, India



Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre(VECC) is situated in the city of Kolkata (Calcutta).  Kolkata is well connected by both air and rail routes with all the major cities of India. VECC is about 12 kms. from the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport and Howrah Station from where prepaid taxis are available to reach the Centre. From Howrah Station, some buses (215A, 71 and mini buses) are also available.

Bus stop/Landmark: CAP camp or Baisakhi



By Air:
Kolkata is well connected by air. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport (CCU) is destination for many national and international flights. Pre-paid taxis are available at airport to travel to VECC at Saltlake. The pre-paid taxi booth is located near the exit gate of the airport. It can be accessed both from inside as well as outside of the exit gate. ( Just ask for Salt lake, Sector 1 at Prepaid Booth)
Taxi-route: Airport-to-Ultadanga-to-Saltlake (Fare : Approx INR 260 prepaid)
By Train:
There are three major railway stations - Howrah, Sealdah and Kolkata (Chitpur).  Prepaid taxis are available at Howrah/Sealdah/Kolkata station to travel to VECC at Saltlake.
Taxi-route: Howrah/Sealdah/Kolkata (Chitpur)-to-(via)Ultadanga-Saltlake.
(Fare : Approx INR 200 prepaid from Howrah & Approx 150 from Sealdah/Kolkata)