Agartala Airport IATA: IXA is located 12km northwest of the city in Singerbhil. The airport is served by most of the major airlines of India from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai & nearly all other major airports in the country via Kolkata or Guwahati. There are several non-stop flights everyday from Kolkata and Guwahati. Typical airfare for these flights varies from Rs. 1800 USD 35 to Rs. 3500 USD 70, but can be much higher during peak travel seasons Durga Puja in October/November, Christmas and New Year unless tickets are booked several months in advance.
To travel from the airport to the city: Taxis and auto-rickshaws are available outside the airport. The drivers flock around the arrival gate and are mostly reliable. Expect to pay around Rs. 150 USD 3 for an auto-rickshaw and Rs. 300 USD 6 for a taxi, but it is better to negotiate a price before boarding the vehicle. The drive to city takes approximately 20 minutes.
Most of the hotels also have pickup services. Contact your hotel in advance to make an arrangement for you. Although public transports buses and shared auto-rickshaws are available just outside the airport gate, they are typically very crowded and not advisable for first time travellers.
Agartala can be reached directly by train from Silchar and Lumding in Assam. From Guwahati one have to come to Lumding by B.G. train, then from Lumding there is an Overnight Express train for Agartala. Tickets can be booked online from the Indian railways website (http://www.irctc.co.in) or from any computerized railway reservation counter in India.
Agartala railway station is located a few kilometers south of the city center. It is modeled after the Ujjayanta Palace. The beautiful and grand architecture makes it a place worth visiting. One can hire an autorickshaw or a taxi from the station to travel to any part of the city.
Agartala can be reached directly by bus from Guwahati, Shillong and Silchar. The escort facility in the norther part of Tripura has been lifted recently as a result of the decrease in dominance of the insurgent groups.
The Akhaura Checkpost also connects Agartala to Dhaka, the capital of the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. This route extends to Kolkata in West Bengal.