Dhanbad can be accessed through almost all means of transport and is well connected to all Indian metropolitan cities, hence making it a popular tourist spot.
The airport at Dhanbad allows private helicopters and small aircraft to commute. However, the airport is not open for public use. The closest municipal airport to Dhanbad is the Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in Asansol, Durgapur which is 85 kilometres away. Other airports that can be used to reach Dhanbad are Ranchi, Gaya Airport, Kolkata and Patna Airport.
The major highways passing through Dhanbad are the NH2 and the NH32. While the NH2 passing through Dhanbad is part of the Kolkata - Delhi link of the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) highway network, the NHR32 joins Dhanbad to Bokaro, Jamshedpur. All transport systems including buses, taxis, cabs and private cars are available for transport in and out of the city limits and can be used according to the traveller’s discretion.
Aside from select exceptions, every train passing by Dhanbad makes a stop at the Dhanbad Railway Station, making it well connected to all neighbouring as well as other cities in India.