Book flights from Boston to Kolkata with Qatar Airways
On flights from Boston to Kolkata with Qatar Airways, travel to one of India’s most colourful and exciting cities in real comfort. Come on-board a stylish, modern aircraft that incorporates all the latest design features. A spacious cabin and ergonomic seats let you stretch out in complete comfort, so you can sit back and simply relax during your flight. Enjoy a selection of premium services and gourmet cuisine throughout your journey, served to you by attentive, friendly cabin crew.
Kolkata is the heaving capital of West Bengal and is packed with exciting attractions to explore when you visit with Qatar Airways. The city started out as a humble trading post for the East India Company and went on to become the capital of the British Raj, which left it a grand legacy of beautiful colonial mansions. The mixture of these and modern art galleries and museums lend a unique atmosphere to this cosmopolitan metropolis.
Flying from Boston
Logan International Airport in Boston is both a U.S. and international transport hub, connecting to destinations across the United States and beyond.
Transportation and parking
Logan International Airport is well served by public transport, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority runs a metro service right into the heart of the airport.
Buses also run by the MBTA and the Silverline service run into the centre of Boston, with a journey time of between 20-30 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. The Boston Water Taxi runs to and from Logan Dock, and is a pleasant alternative to overland transport. Taxis are easily arranged by your hotel concierge and a limousine service can also be pre-booked.
At the airport
Customers flying from Boston with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal E, also known as the John A. Volpe International Terminal. Departures leave from the third level, while level 2 is for passport control.
Several lounges are available for customers, including First class and Business class executive lounge areas. As with all U.S. airports, security is incredibly tight, so allow extra time to check-in and clear security and customs checks.
Facilities and amenities
Logan International Airport has excellent facilities, and thanks to recent upgrades these are now regarded as some of the best in the U.S. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, with good, stable connectivity.
Conference facilities are provided by the on-site hotels, and the Boston Convention Center is just 5km from the airport. Restaurants and cafés provide an excellent selection of food and beverage, including international cuisine, on-the-go snacks as well as drinks and fast food.
Shopping and retail is good, with Duty Free available and a selection of outlets selling fashion, jewellery and luxury goods. Other amenities include baby-changing facilities, a public art space and kids’ play areas in some terminals.
Arriving in Kolkata
Formerly known as Calcutta, this huge city is the second largest in India and one of the country’s true commercial powerhouses. A juxtaposition of ultra-modern developments and traditional values, it’s a maelstrom of sounds, smells and sites that can be almost overwhelming to start with. But you’ll also find this to be an incredibly friendly city, and once you’ve adjusted to the frenetic pace of life here, truly inspiring too.
Book a flight to Kolkata with Qatar Airways and you’ll be immersed in a truly unique destination from the moment you step off the plane. There are moments of serenity to be discovered in its parks and gardens, before you’re off again, swept along on a tide of energy and enthusiasm.
Kolkata is a vast city, so it pays to plan your trip carefully so that you can see the best that each region has to offer. In central Kolkata your focal point is the magnificent open parkland known as Maidan, which offers a tranquil respite from the traffic and noise for a while. Close by you’ll find a clutch of attractions including the imposing citadel of Fort William (visits by prior arrangement only), and the city’s most famous landmark, the towering Victoria Monument, carved from white marble.
Head to northern Kolkata and you’ll discover the beautiful Nakhoda Mosque, the city’s largest and a truly stunning example of Islamic architecture and art. The Marble Palace, built in 1835, is a must see, set in a perfectly manicured acre of tropical gardens.
The south of the city is a little less congested and is known for its open spaces, including the park and boating lake of Rabindra Sarovar and the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, the second oldest golf club in the world. You’ll also find the wonderfully lively Big Bazaar, where you can buy just about anything you can imagine.
Flights to Kolkata with Qatar Airways land at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Kolkata please check the visa and passport requirements.