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|
|Jharsuguda||135 Km, 1 hrs 30 mins||135 Km, 2hrs 30 mins|
|Kolkata||413 Km, 6 hrs||525 Km, 9hrs|
|Bhubaneswar||462 Km, 7 hrs||320 Km, 5hrs|
|Ranchi||166 Km, 3 hrs 30 minutes||222 Km, 4hrs|
|Raipur||417 Km, 6 hrs 30 mins||448 Km, 6hrs 30 mins|
Rourkela railway station is 7 km away from the NIT campus. The Howrah-Mumbai line and Ranchi-Bhubaneswar line passes through this city.
Rourkela is well connected by State Highway no. 10 and National Highway no. 23. It connects to the cities like Ranchi, Raipur, Sambalpur, Bhubaneswar 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.