The nearest airport to Burdwan is at Kolkata. You can a get flight to/from Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport on regular basis. Take a cab from the airport to reach Burdwan by road. The cab fare starts from ₹15 per km.
The main Howrah-Delhi rail track passes through Burdwan. One can take a local train from Howrah to reach in 2 hrs. One can also travel along the Sahibganj Loop, which branches off, one station after Burdwan. The narrow gauge line to Katwa is being upgraded (as of 2017) to broad gauge.
The Grand Trunk Road runs across the city, NH 2 bypasses the city. South Bengal State Transport Corporation and private operators operate buses from Esplanade and Karunamoyee in Saltlake. It takes around 2-21/2 hours. Burdwan is well connected by bus with numerous places all around. Most of the buses arrive and leave from Uttara and Purbasa Bus Stands.