Bagdogra, 9 kms west of Siliguri is the nearest airport and is some 99 kms away from Lava, and 122 kms from Lolegaon.
Intending tourists wishing to reach Lava on the same day must arrive at the airport latest by noon, and proceed directly for Lava on a rented cab, or come to Hill Cart Road / Sevoke Road at Siliguri for a wider choice of vehicles. For renting a cab, call 9830947352.
Lava is well connected by road with Siliguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Gangtok.
To Siliguri via Kalimpong – 99 kms … (120 kms from Lolegaon). To Siliguri via Gorubathan – 119 kms … (140 kms from Lolegaon). To Jalpaiguri – 130 kms … (151 kms from Lolegaon). To Kalimpong – 33 kms … (54 kms from Lolegaon). To Darjeeling – 84 kms … (106 kms from Lolegaon). To Gangtok via Kalimpong – 108 kms … (129 kms from Lolegaon). To Gangtok via Pedong, Rishi, Rorathang, Ranipul – 97 kms … (118 kms from Lolegaon).
Lolegaon is connected by road with Siliguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Gangtok, mainly through Lava which is at a distance of 23 kms.
Note: Ghat section starts from Gorubathan (42 kms from Lava), with occasional dense fog.
Lava does not have good and dependable bus connection.
From Kalimpong, buses depart at 6.30 and 10.30 in the morning and in 2 hours reach Lava. The return buses leave Lava at 8.00 and 9.00 in the morning.
From Siliguri Bidhan Market, the bus to Lava via Gorubathan leaves at 12.30pm and via Kalimpong at 2.30pm. Return buses are available from 8.00am onwards.
It is more convenient to travel in Jeeps that carry passengers between Gorubathan – Lava, and from Kalimpong – Lava. But it is even better to reserve a vehicle on a one-way drop basis.
Lolegaon too does not have good and dependable bus connections. Normally there is only one bus service in the morning and another at noon for Kalimpong and Gorubathan, via Lava, but these services are not dependable.
Alternatively, commute to Lava by share jeeps plying on this route, and then proceed for onward journey.
It is more convenient to travel in Jeeps that carry passengers between Gorubathan – Lava, and Kalimpong – Lava, although it is even better to reserve a vehicle on a one-way drop basis from Lolegaon itself.