How to Reach Shimoga (Shivamogga)

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.

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Most frequently searched routes to Shimoga (Shivamogga)

Route Name Distance Time
Bangalore to Shimoga (Shivamogga) 311 km 5 hours 17 mins
Hyderabad to Shimoga (Shivamogga) 617 km 10 hours 30 mins
Chennai to Shimoga (Shivamogga) 664 km 10 hours 31 mins
Mumbai to Shimoga (Shivamogga) 781 km 11 hours 49 mins
Pune to Shimoga (Shivamogga) 638 km 9 hours 49 mins
Goa to Shimoga (Shivamogga) 361 km 6 hours 24 mins

How to reach Shimoga (Shivamogga) by flight

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)

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Tentative return flight prices to Mangalore International Airport (IXE) from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 7,345 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 11,669 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 4,429 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 6,680 View
Hyderabad ₹ 11,688 Non-stop View
Kolkata ₹ 12,100 View

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How to reach Shimoga (Shivamogga) by road

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.

How to reach Shimoga (Shivamogga) by train

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.

Local transport in Shimoga (Shivamogga)

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.

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