Bhubaneswar has an airport of its own and can be reached from cities across the globe like London, New York and Melbourne, availing flights from Air India. This major airline connects Bhubaneswar seamlessly to the rest of the world. If you are looking for other airlines, you have to land at the international airport in Kolkata (450 km away) and then board a bus/train/domestic flight to Bhubaneswar. For tourists within the country, Go Air, Indigo, Spice Jet and Air India fly to Bhubaneswar quite often connecting the city with Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, etc.
Nearest Airport: Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport connecting both international and domestic passengers with the city.
Safety Suggestion: Travelling via air to Bhubaneswar is quite safe. However, in monsoon season, during heavy rainfall there could be chances for turbulence in the aircraft and incessant rains may delay the schedules sometimes, but this happens rarely.
Several bus services, both government-operated and privately owned, connect you to Bhubaneswar from different parts of the country. Komitla, Dolphin Tours and Travels, Royal Cruiser and Reliance Travels are some popular private operators, which provide services to/from Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Ranchi. OSRTC (Odisha State Road Transport Corporation) also runs buses from the city to neighbouring towns. The Baramunda Bus Stand in Bhubaneswar is the primary bus terminus in the city. There are buses to many major cities in Orissa and neighbouring cities like Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ranchi, Vishakapatnam, etc.
Journey Suggestion: Bhubaneswar is known for its well-maintained national highways, so a journey by the road is a good idea. However, it is not advisable during the rainy season when the roads tend to break off and the conditions of potholes exacerbate.
Bhubaneswar is the divisional headquarters for the East Coast Railways. The city is well connected to most of the major cities across the nation. Some of the major trains connecting the cities are Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express to New Delhi, Lokmanya Tilak Express to Mumbai, Coromandel Express, Chennai-Howrah Mail to Chennai and Kolkata, Prashanti Express, Yeshwantpur-Howrah Express to Bangalore and the list goes on.
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