Although Dhanbad has an airport, it is used only for small aircraft, mostly by dignitaries who travel by helicopters. For public transport, 85 km from Dhanbad, the Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport near Durgapur provides flight connectivity to Delhi and Kolkata by Air India.
At 140 km from Dhanbad, the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi provides flights by GoAir for Patna, Bengaluru, and Mumbai in addition to Delhi (covered by Air India also). Additionally, IndiGo flies to Kolkata as well.
At 207 km, the Gaya Airport provides international carriers to countries that have a strong Buddhist influence like Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar besides Air India for Calcutta, Benares, Rangoon and Delhi
Nearest Airport: Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport near Asansol- Durgapur at 85 km
Safety Suggestion: Dhanbad sometimes experiences storms during the rainy season and this coupled with a cloudy sky hinders pilot's visibility. In such cases, it may be advisable to plan your journey in such a way that you can cover a part of the journey by train to avoid flight delays and cancellations because of the unpredictable weather.
National Highway 2 connects Dhanbad to Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, Allahabad, Banaras, Mughal Sarai, Asansol, Durgapur, and Kolkata. Buses operated by State Transport Corporations of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal run on it. The National Highway 32 starts from Gobindpur, moves through Bokaro, reaches Bengal, passes through Purulia, returns to Jharkhand and ends in Jamshedpur.
Journey Suggestion: The road conditions in Jharkhand are not reliable. National Highway 2 is being converted into a six-lane expressway. However, for longer distances, it is always advisable to use the railways as trains give you more room to move around and therefore, you enjoy a smoother ride.
Dhanbad is the most important railway station in Jharkhand, it serves a hundred thousand passengers every day and offers train services to important cities like Delhi, Madras, Bombay, Calcutta, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Gwalior, among others.
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