The closest railway station lies in Darjeeling and is located at a distance of 92 km from Rumtek. Various passenger and express trains operate at regular intervals and help the tourists with their journey. Different towns, such as Sukna, Mahanadi, Siliguri, Ghum and Jorebungalow are connected to Rumtek with the help of direct train services. Travelling by train is one of the economical ways of reaching Rumtek. From the railway station, tourists can take a bus or hire a taxi in order to reach Rumtek.
At a distance of 124 km from Rumtek lies the closest airport, Bagdogra. Frequent and regular flights operate to and fro different cities, such as Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. International tourists travelling from various destinations which include Bangkok and Paro can also reach the Bagdogra airport with the help of scheduled flights. From the air terminal, tourists can hire a pre paid taxi or take a local bus to reach Rumtek comfortably. Availability of all these services has made travelling to Rumtek easier.
Frequent and affordable bus services help in connecting Rumtek with the beautiful city of Gangtok. State government run as well as privately operated bus services help the tourists to travel in a comfortable manner. Tourists can also avail direct bus services from Bagdogra and Siliguri to access Gangtok from where they can easily reach Rumtek. A road trip can help the vacationers to view the beauty of the city in a better manner.