How to Reach Rourkela

By Air

Rourkela now has its own airport operating flight services from Bhubaneswar and Kolkata.


Rourkela Airport (RRK):

  • Located near Rourkela city.
  • Operates domestic flights primarily from Bhubaneswar and kolkata.
  • Travelers can reach Rourkela directly via the airport, providing convenient access to the city.


Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU), Kolkata:

  • Located approximately 340 kilometers from Rourkela.
  • International flights operate to destinations across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
  • Travelers can then take a taxi or bus from Kolkata to Rourkela, which takes about 8-9 hours by road.

By Train

  • Rourkela is well-connected by rail to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bhubaneswar.
  • The Rourkela Railway Station is an important junction in the South Eastern Railway zone.
  • Various trains such as the Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express, and Superfast Express serve Rourkela.

By Road

  • Rourkela is well-connected to neighboring cities and states by road.
  • National Highways 23, 143, and 520 pass through or near Rourkela, connecting it to major cities like Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Ranchi, and Raipur.
  • Regular bus services operate from nearby cities, offering both state-run and private bus options for travelers.

By Self-Drive

  • Travelers can also reach Rourkela by self-driving or hiring a taxi.
  • The city has well-maintained roads and offers a picturesque journey, especially from nearby tourist destinations like Bhubaneswar and Ranchi.