Ranchi Railway Station comes under the
South Eastern Railways
. The station building reminds one of the crow-stepped exteriors of West Highland railway line of Scotland. Swarna Jayanthi Express,
, Ranchi-Baidyanathdham Express,
and Dhanbad-Hatia Express pass through this station. The nearest main station is Bokaro Steel City Railway Station
A tourist information and aid cell is provided at the station. Computerized reservation facility provided. Interactive Voice Response System service can also be availed. The railway hotel on the Station Road caters to the needs of travelers.
Kwality Inns and Hotel Chinar, located near the station, offer lodging facilities. Places of tourist interest near the station include
Ranchi Hill and Ranchi Lake. Hotel Yuvraj Palace, a government approved 4 star hotel, is 1 km from Ranchi Railway Station.
A short walk from the station is Ranchi Bus Station.
Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport.
Station Code: RNC
Reservation enquiry: Dial local line 136, 137 (IVRS)