Asansol is well connected by rail and road. The Grand Trunk Road connects Asansol to Odisha. It was recently widened as a part of the Golden Quadrilateral Project and now allows three-lane traffic both ways.
The nearest international airport to Asansol is the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Airport in Kolkata, at a distance of 213 km. The airport is well connected to primary Indian as well as international cities.
The Asansol Railway Junction is a part of the Eastern Railway Division. Being one of the oldest divisions of the Indian Railways, it has played a significant role in the rail operations. Asansol Railway Division is the heart of services and is well connected to several cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and even Guwahati.
The Sout Bengal State Transport Corporation runs bus services to Asansol from several cities in West Bengal. Plenty of private bus services are also available.
Plenty of transport facilities are available in Asansol, making commute reasonably easy. Auto-rickshaws are the best mode of transport to get around the city. The drivers know all the routes and areas very well. Travellers are advised to negotiate the fairs in advance as there are no fixes prices here. You can easily hire an auto-rickshaw off the street. A cheaper alternative is cycle rickshaws that are great for travelling to nearby places. Alternatively, visitors can hire private taxis for their stay over there.