How to Reach

By Air

There is no commercial air strip in Rourkela; however Steel Authority of India Limited has an airport that is routinely used for charter flights and private aircrafts. Major airports in the proximity of Rourkela are Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Raipur as per details given below:
Airport Rail distance from
Rourkela, journey time
Road distance from
Rourkela, journey time
Kolkata 413 km, 6 hrs 525 km, 9 hrs International flights, all major cities of India connected
Bhubaneswar 462 km, 6 hrs 320 km, 5 hrs All major cities of India connected
Ranchi 166 km, 3 hrs 222 km, 4 hrs Some cities of India are connected
Raipur 417 km, 6 hr 30 mins 448, 6 hrs 30 mins Some cities of India are connected

By Train

Rourkela is well connected by train routs with all parts of the country. It is situated on the Howrah-Mumbai line and as well as on Ranchi-Bhubaneswar line.

By Road:

Rourkela is connected to various towns of the state by State Highway no 10 and National Highway no. 23. Thus it is also connected with cities like Ranchi, Raipur, Sambalpur etc. Several buses ply between Rourkela and the major cities of the state like Bhubaneswar, Puri, sambalpur etc.

How to Reach NIT

Rourkela railway station is situated 7 km away from the NIT campus. Autos/taxis are available round the clock there. Local transport facility is also available from nearby state and private bus terminus. Official guests are normally received at the railway station.

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