Reach Maithon By Flight/Air – People wanting to reach Maithon by air can do so via the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi, which is 217 kms or it takes 3 hours 23 minutes.
Airport in Kolkata is approximately 230 kms from, Maithon.
From Ranchi airport if one is driving down to Maithon then one needs to head west follow the pointers, take the Old Hazaribagh Road continue onto NH 33 and then drive down to NH 23, follow the directions to get onto GT Road, cross the Nirsha Police Station to reach the Maithon Dam Reservoir.
The next option is to catch a train from Ranchi railway station to Barakar Railway Station in West Bengal to Maithon. From Barakar it takes 16 minutes or 10.9 kms to reach Maithon by road. It is best to book the rail tickets from Ranchi to Barakar well in advance to be ensured of a hassle free journey.
Railway Route to Maithon – Since Maithon does not have a railway station of its own, there are two railway stations that are closer to Maithon one in Jharkhand and the other in the state of West Bengal.
Barakar railway station in West Bengal is the nearest railway station to reach Maithon. It is at a distance of just 7 kms and it takes 16 minutes or 10.9 kms to reach Maithon from Barakar. If one is driving down from Barakar, one needs to head east from the station, turn right onto GT Road after crossing 850m take the first right and upon crossing the 8km mark one reaches the city of Maithon.
The Kalubathan Railway Station in Jharkhand is another nearest rail station to Maithon. It takes 47 minutes as Kalubathan Railway Station is just 31 kms from Maithon.
One needs to book tickets well in advance to be assured of a comfortable journey. Dhanbad railway station is approximately at a distance of 48 kms from Maithon.
If one is driving down or has hired a cab from Kalubathan Station to Maithon, then one needs to head south, take a sharp left, after crossing 16.9 kms turn right towards Station Road, take the first left and after driving down for 10.9 kms, one reaches the city of Maithon.
Bus Route to Maithon - Regular bus services ply to Maithon from Dhanbad in Jharkhand, Asansol in West Bengal and Barakar in West Bengal. Local transport in the form of auto-rickshaws, trekkers are also available from all these places to Maithon.