Dhanbad lies in Kolkata-Delhi link of the Golden Quadrilateral network. NH2 is being converted into six lane expressway; NH 32 connects Dhanbad to Bokaro, Purulia and Jamshedpur. Private and State buses are available for inter-city traveling.
Dhanbad is connected with almost all states through rail network.Grand Chord rail-line passes through Dhanbadjunction, it connects Howrah and New Delhi. Rajdhani Express, Duranto Express, Purva Express connects Delhi and Kolkata. Dhanbad is directly connected with Puri, Ludhiyana, Jamshedpur, Chennai, Mumbai, etc.
There is no public air-link at the Dhanbadairport. However, this Airport is used for private small aircraft and helicopters.The nearest public airports to Dhanbad are KaziNazrul Islam Airport, Asansol-Durgapur (85 km), BirsaMunda Airport, Ranchi (140 km), Gaya Airport (207 km), NetajiSubhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata (269 km), and LokNayakJayaprakash Airport, Patna (271 km).