The nearest International Airport is Mangalore Airport, roughly 195 km from Shimoga city. Shimoga has its own Railway Station named as Shimoga Nagar Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Karnataka and other states like Mangalore, Hampi, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. You can also reach the place via bus. There are frequent buses from Bangalore to Shimoga. You can also hire a taxi to reach Shimoga and you can continue with the same taxi to explore the city.
|Route Name||Distance||Time||More Information|
|Bangalore to Shimoga (Shivamogga)||311 km||5 hours 17 mins||View Details|
|Hyderabad to Shimoga (Shivamogga)||617 km||10 hours 30 mins||View Details|
|Chennai to Shimoga (Shivamogga)||664 km||10 hours 31 mins||View Details|
|Mumbai to Shimoga (Shivamogga)||781 km||11 hours 49 mins||View Details|
|Pune to Shimoga (Shivamogga)||638 km||9 hours 49 mins||View Details|
|Goa to Shimoga (Shivamogga)||361 km||6 hours 24 mins||View Details|
The nearest International Airport is Mangalore Airport, Mangalore, roughly 195 km from Shimoga city. Frequent flights to various national and international destinations such as Hyderabad, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kozhikode, Bangalore, and Chennai take off from here. You can hire a taxi from the airport to reach the main town.
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport (IXE)
- 132 kms from Shimoga (Shivamogga)
Tentative return flight prices to Mangalore International Airport (IXE) from major cities in India.
|Starting city||Return price (approx)|
|Mumbai||₹ 5,365 Non-stop||View Details|
|New Delhi||₹ 16,955||View Details|
|Bengaluru||₹ 4,242 Non-stop||View Details|
|Chennai||₹ 5,213||View Details|
|Hyderabad||₹ 9,071 Non-stop||View Details|
You can also take a bus from the main cities in both Karnataka and Maharashtra to reach Shimoga. There are many state transport buses plying on this route. However, the best thing to do to explore Shimoga is to hire a car. You can use the same car to explore the city of Shimoga. You can hire car from various companies that will charge you by the car you hired, the number of days and the kilometers you covered.
With a railway station of its own, Shimoga District is well connected to many major cities in the country. A regular rail service also connects the region to Bangalore directly which is 280 km away. Avail a bus or a taxi from outside the station to commute anywhere in the district.
Shimoga as a town is a small place which also serves as the district headquarters. Commuting with the city is quite easy with taxis, although you might want a guide to explore the place. Auto rickshaw is other option which charged minimum of Rs. 20 for commuting from one city to another. However, bargaining might come as a useful tact.