If it's your first visit to Shillong, we have compiled the following for you:
Address: Me-ba-ai Plaza, Polo Market Shillong -793001, Meghalaya, India
Tel: 0364 2506597|8|9 Mob: +919774078230 Email: email@example.com
Howto Reach Us?
There is a small airport at Umroi, about 35 km from Shillong. At present, Air India operates with ATR42 type of aircraft on this route. Buses / Taxis are available from Shillong to Umroi and back.
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Another convenient airport, the Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati (128 km from Shillong) is connected to rest of India with regular flights. Shared cabs (typically small cars from the airport, and larger Tata Sumos from Guwahati town center) are available from outside airport connecting to Shillong. The rate is Rs. 300/-* per passenger from Guwahati Airport to Shillong and personally booked tourist Cabs could be hired for approximately Rs.2000/-* without A/C additional Rs.500/- for A/C. En route from Guwahati to Shillong, you may stop mid way at Nongpoh to freshen up and get some refreshments.
M.T.C. Bus Service from Shillong to Umroi Airport
Departure time from Shillong : 11.00 hrs
Departure time from Umroi : On Arrival of flight from Kolkata
Embarking and Disembarking point : M.T.C. Station, Police Bazar
Type of Bus : 28 seater Starbus
Fare : Rs.100/-* per passenger
Schedule days : Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Helicopter is available from Guwahati to Shillong and Shillong to Guwahati daily except on Sunday.
It takes approx. 20 mins. to reach Shillong from Guwahati . This means of transportation is very economical and convenient.
For details and bookings, you may contact:
Meghalaya Helicopter Service MTC Bus Stand, Police Bazar Tel 2223129
Sheba Travels Tel 2227222
Tower Tours & Travels Tel 2220075
There are no rail lines in Meghalaya. The nearest railway station is Guwahati. It is 104 km from Shillong and very well connected with all major cities of India.
Tourist Taxi services coordinated as per the timing of the train arrivals at Guwahati. The tourist cabs leave Guwahati to Shillong (three and a half hrs). Reciprocal services from Shillong to Guwahati also leave at the same time. Taxis are available at Guwahati Railway Station and Shillong Tourist Taxi Stands.
National Highway 40, an all-weather road, connects Shillong with Guwahati. State’s Transport Corporation and private transport operators have services to various places in Meghalaya and to neighbouring states. Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) and Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) operates bus services from Shillong to Guwahati and Guwahati to Shillong from 0600 hours to 1700 hours daily. Tourist Taxis, Tata Sumo Taxis, Tourist coaches are also available for travel between Shillong to Guwahati and vice-versa. Shillong is well connected by a net work of roads with all important cities in the neighbouring states and major cities in the country.
In Guwahati, the State’s Transport Corporation buses leave from the Inter State Bus Terminus, Beltola, while the Private run buses, Sumos and Taxis leave from Paltan Bazar. In Shillong, the bus stand is located in Police Bazar for Government buses and for private buses it is located in Polo Grounds. The Sumos and Taxis leave from Police Bazar in Shillong. Buses usually take around 4 hours with a mid-way stop at Nongpoh. Sumos and Taxis take around 3 hours to reach Shillong from Guwahati.
Buses and Unmetred Yellow-top Taxis are available for travelling to various destinations in the city. Tourist Taxis/Tata Sumo Taxi Associations, Shillong also provide cars for local as well as for long distance tours..
Taxis – Black and Yellow unmetered shared taxis ply within city limits. These are faster and are always shared; rates may vary from Rs 10/-* to Rs 20/-* per person. Being shared taxis, drivers often pick up additional passengers en route to the same destination, in order to make a better fare. If one decides to negotiate the “hire” of a taxi, however, the driver will not pick up any more passengers (or stop roadside to find more) but the fare will be significantly higher than if one had just hailed the taxi as it passed by.
For sightseeing it is a good idea to hire a taxi cab for full day. The fares should be fixed before travel. Our duty manager will be glad to assist you, giving you an idea of the prevalent reasonable rates and with booking them.
* Fares mentioned above are for guest guidance only, have been sourced from MTDC office, Shiilong and are subject to changes. Fares by private cabs are subject to change based on availability and seasonal passenger flow.
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