How to Reach Rourkela

The most convenient way of travelling to Rourkela is by train, as it is connected to most parts of the country by super fast trains. It does not have its own airport and the nearest airport is located in Ranchi, 250 km away. If you wish to travel by road, you can get to Rourkela from Bhubaneshwar. The state has good and well-developed roadways.

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How to reach Rourkela by flight

The nearest airport is Ranchi, it is 250kms away from the town, Rourkela also has its own airstrip but it mostly used by the officials of SAIL.

Nearest Airport: Birsa Munda Airport (IXR) - 127 kms from Rourkela

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Tentative return flight prices to Birsa Munda Airport (IXR) from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 8,507 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 4,703 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 10,503 View
Chennai ₹ 10,406 View
Hyderabad ₹ 11,817 View
Kolkata ₹ 4,412 Non-stop View

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How to reach Rourkela by road

There are regular busses which run from Bhubaneswar and nearby cities, the road journey is pleasant and easy to drive.

How to reach Rourkela by train

Rourkela station is well connected to most parts of the country. The Rourkela Junction railway station is a part of the Howrah-Mumbai line under the South-Eastern Railway system with a total of 5 platforms. Important trains from here include Dhanbad Bhubaneswar Garib Rath Express, Rourkela - Jammu Tawi Express, Rourkela - Gunupur Rajya Rani Express, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Tatanagar Antyodaya Express and Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express.

Local transport in Rourkela

To commute within the city autos and buses are the two most popular mediums of transport. Autos are cheap and easily available. Taxis and rental cabs are also convenient modes of transport. However, app-based services such as Ola, Uber or Meru cabs are not yet available in Rourkela.

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