Agartala is connected by air, via Agartala Airport which connects it to other cities in India. There are direct flight connections to Kolkata, Imphal, Delhi, Silchar, Aizwal, Guwahati, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Agartala airport is the second busiest airport in north east India after Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. The airport is located in Singerbhil 12.5 km (6.7 nautical miles) northwest from the heart of the city of Agartala. The major airlines are Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet.
Planning is going on to upgrade the Airport building with better facilities & modern equipments along with more apron, expansion of runway better CAT and navigation system
National Highway 44 connects Agartala to Assam and the rest of India by road, also known as the lifeline of Tripura. The highways (NH44, NH 44A) connects Agartala with Silchar (317 km), Guwahati (599 km), Shillong (499 km), Dharmanagar (200 km) and Aizawl (443 km). A bus service connects it to Dhaka (150 km).
National Highway 44 (India) – Connected to Tripura to Shillong & Mizoram(NH 44A)
National Highway 44A (India) – Connected to Tripura to Mizoram
Agartala is well connected by road to other parts of Tripura state. National Highway 44 has been extended to the south, thus improving the road connectivity between Agartala and south Tripura. Buses, Jeeps, Trekkers and SUVs are the most popular public carriers, and cars and vans are usually used for private hire. The Highway generally passes through hilly terrains, while travelling from the city towards the North one can experience the lavishing and lush green Baramura Hill Range Atharamura Hills and the Longtharai Hills and while moving towards the South Debatamura Hills can be seen.
The main mode of public transportation within the city consists of a network of cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws and buses.
Agartala has been connected to other cities in India since June 2008 through Agartala Railway Station. The foundation stone for the 119 km Kumarghat-Agartala railway project was laid in 1996 by former prime minister H D Deve Gowda.
Agartala railway station
Agartala is the second capital city (after Guwahati, Assam) in the northeast which is connected to the country's railway network. The railway station is located approximately 5.5 km (2.96 nautical miles) from the heart of the city and a lot of modes of transportation are available to reach the city from the station. The lines connect from Lumding with a meter gauge track to Agartala and is almost in its way for a connection towards the extreme end point of the state to Sabroom. There were total 14 stations in Tripura with Churaibari being the last one in the North. New stations in South are under construction. Total length of track in this state is approximately 153 km following which the territory of Assam starts.
Expansion of the station and laying more tracks is under way, which will increase the traffic and passenger capacity, and set up a completely new broadgauge track for faster trains and more comfortable journey.
Broad-gauge conversion work in the Lumding-Silchar segment was completed in March 2015. Gauge conversion work till Agartala is completed by the end of March 2016 & trains between Agartala & Silchar started. During the laying of rail lines from Kumarghat to Agartala, provisions were kept for swiftly converting it to broad gauge. Presently local trains between Agartala to Dharmanagar and Silchar is functional Also express train connecting Agartala to Delhi,Kolkata,Guwahati and Dibrugarh has started.
A rail link between Agartala and Akhaura in Bangladesh was approved by the Government of India in September 2011.IRCON is constructing this 15 km long track that will directly connect northeast India to Chittagong international sea port. The construction would begin in 2015. TripuraSundari Express is a new Super Fast weekly train connecting Agartala to Anand Vihar Terminal, Delhi.