Malda is on the main line between Calcutta and New Jalpaiguri, served by numerous trains such as the Janasatabdi Express, the Gour Express, the Kanchenjungha Express, the Teesta Torsa Express, the Kamrup Express, the Hate Bajare Express, and the Darjeeling Mail, to name a few.
It is 347 Km away from Kolkata towards the north and 256 Km from Siliguri towards the south. The National Highway –34 passes through the District. NBSTC, SBSTC, CSTC buses, and many privately operated buses ply between Calcutta and Malda. The buses, leaving from the Shahid Minar and the Ultadanga bus terminuses, take about eight hours to complete the journey.