Bangalore to Chikmagalur

   Bangalore to Chikmagalur Road Distance 243 km
   Bangalore to Chikmagalur Aerial Distance 201 km
  Bangalore to Chikmagalur Travel Time 4 hours 3 mins

How to reach Chikmagalur from Bangalore

The Preferred Way of Going from Bangalore to Chikmagalur

The road distance from Bangalore to Chikmagalur is about 243 kms. Hence, the most preferred way of travelling from Bangalore to Chikmagalur is by road - by car or by bus.

Knowing The Details

1. Bangalore to Chikmagalur by Car
2. Bangalore to Chikmagalur by Bus
3. Bangalore to Chikmagalur by Train
4. Bangalore to Chikmagalur via Mangalore - By Flight
5. Popular Routes to Chikmagalur
6. Popular Routes from Bangalore
7. Places to Visit in Chikmagalur
8. Hotels in Chikmagalur

1. Bangalore to Chikmagalur by Car

Located at a distance of about 250 kilometres from Bangalore via road, Chikmagalur is a perfect getaway destination. Traversing these distances via the NH75 is the fastest and the most convenient option for a traveller. Flanked by the scenic Western Ghats, the best time to visit this destination is during September to March; the cascading waterfalls during the monsoons serve as the perfect backdrop for a family photograph.
Available Route Options
Route 1: Via the NH75 

240 kilometres are traversed within 4 hours assuming that one encounters no traffic during the journey.

From Bangalore to Yediyur to Channarayapatna to Hassan to Belur and to Chikmagalur.

Route 2: Via the NH73 

250 kilometres or so are commuted within 5 hours subject to traffic conditions. 

From Bangalore to Kunigal to Yediyur to Dasarighatta to Arsikere and to Chikmagalur.

Route 3: Via the NH48

Opt for this route only if traffic congestion is expected on the other two routes. With a distance of about 300 kilometres, one can traverse the distance within 6 hours.  

From Bangalore to Tumkur to Sira to Hiriyur to Ajjampur to Kadur and to Chikmagalur.

Road Conditions
Flanked by the scenic Western Ghats on both sides of the road, one is subject to picturesque views along the way wherein one can expect a relatively comfortable journey. In terms of traffic, the roads do not face traffic congestion; however, during the monsoons, an uprooted tree may cause traffic disruptions.

Eating Options on the Way
Majority of the route is via the national highway (NH 48) which means that one can find restaurants at regular intervals. Some good options include that of ‘Mayura’ located in Bellur or ‘Athithi’ and ‘Kamat Upachar’ in Udyapura. Another good restaurant in terms of cleanliness and quality of food is the Suvarna Regency (Hassan).

2. Bangalore to Chikmagalur by Bus

Several buses including AC and non AC seater and sleeper buses operate on the route from Bangalore to Chikmagalur: the 250 kilometres being traversed within 6 hours. In addition to the buses run by the KSRTC which can be boarded at the Kempegowda bus stand, private travel operators include that of Cauvery Travels, VRL Travels, Sri Balaji Travels, Safari Travels, Greenline Travels and Holidays and Himachal Volvo Tour.
Available Bus Options
1. Cauvery Travels (Non AC Sleeper)

Departure - 11:30 PM
Arrival - 5:00 AM 
Duration - 5:30 hours
Fare - INR 550

2. Pooja Travels (Non AC Sleeper)

Departure - 11:30 PM
Arrival - 5:00 AM 
Duration - 5:30 hours
Fare - INR 550

3. Sugama Tourist Route No.- 05 (Non AC Sleeper)

Departure - 10:15 PM
Arrival - 3:10 AM 
Duration - 4:55 hours
Fare - INR 510

3. Bangalore to Chikmagalur by Train

Kadur provides the nearest rail link from Chikmagalur and is about 38 kms away from Bangalore. Once you de-board the train at Kadur station, you can continue your onward journey to Chikmagalur via a taxi or bus which will take about 50 minutes to traverse the distance.
Available Train Options
1. YPR CMGR PASS 56278

(YESVANTPUR JN (YPR) to CHIKMAGALUR)
Operating Days: Daily.

2. Ajmer Express 16210

( KSR BANGALORE CY JN (SBC) to HUBLI JN (UBL))
Operating Days: Tuesday, Thursday.

3. Barmer AC Express 14805

( YESVANTPUR JN (YPR) to HUBLI JN (UBL))
Operating Days: Monday.

4. Chalukya Express 11006

( YESVANTPUR JN (YPR) to HUBLI JN (UBL))
Operating Days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday. 

5. Hubballi Passenger Express 56515

( KSR BANGALORE CY JN (SBC) to KADUR (DRU))
Operating Days: Daily.

4. Bangalore to Chikmagalur via Mangalore - By Flight

There is no direct flight connectivity from Bangalore to Chikmagalur. However, one can take a flight to Mangalore (about 110 kilometres from Chikmagalur) and then the onward journey can be made via a prepaid taxi and will take about 3 hours to commute.

Available Flight Options - Bangalore to Mangalore

1. Flight Carrier - Spicejet

Departure - 04:15 PM (BLR)
Arrival - 5:20 PM (IXE) 
Duration - 1 hour 5 minutes

2. Flight Carrier- Spicejet

Departure - 07:15 PM (BLR)
Arrival - 8:20 PM (IXE) 
Duration - 1 hour 5 minutes

3. Flight Carrier- Indigo

Departure - 11:10 AM (BLR)
Arrival - 12:15 PM (IXE) 
Duration - 1 hour 5 minutes

4. Flight Carrier - Indigo

Departure - 05:25 AM (BLR)
Arrival - 06:35 AM (IXE) 
Duration - 1 hour 5 minutes.

Popular Routes to Chikmagalur

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Bangalore to Chikmagalur 4 hours 3 mins 243 km
Hyderabad to Chikmagalur 11 hours 14 mins 647 km
Chennai to Chikmagalur 9 hours 16 mins 596 km
Mumbai to Chikmagalur 13 hours 50 mins 874 km
Pune to Chikmagalur 11 hours 50 mins 731 km

Popular Routes from Bangalore

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