Chennai to Shimoga

   Chennai to Shimoga Road Distance 664 km
   Chennai to Shimoga Aerial Distance 515 km
  Chennai to Shimoga Travel Time 10 hours 31 mins

How to reach Shimoga from Chennai

Shimoga is 654 kms away from Chennai and an ideal destination to relax and unwind away from the chaos of the city. There is no airport in Shimoga. However, there are several alternate routes that you can take to reach Shimoga from Chennai. You can take flights and buses or flights and trains or trains and buses to reach here. There are interconnecting flights and a combination of different modes of travel that you can opt for. Here’s a detailed article on how you can most easily reach from Chennai to Shimoga.

Knowing The Details

1. Chennai to Shimoga in Flight and Bus
2. Chennai to Mangalore in Train and Bus
3. Chennai to Shimoga in Bus
4. Popular Routes to Shimoga
5. Popular Routes from Chennai
6. Places to Visit in Shimoga
7. Hotels in Shimoga

1. Chennai to Shimoga in Flight and Bus

Chennai Airport
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Option 1:

Since there is no airport in Shimoga, there is no possibility of a direct flight from Chennai to Shimoga. However, the next best option is to take a flight from Chennai to Mangalore and then take a bus to Shimoga. Chennai is separated from Mangalore by an aerial distance of 704 kms and this distance can be covered in a flight in around 2 hours.

Starting Price: INR 2656
Departure Airport: Chennai International Airport
Arrival Airport: Mangalore Airport
Travel Time: 2 hours 05 minutes

Option 2:

Another option is to take a flight from Chennai to Bangalore which will be cheaper and will also take less time. This journey can be covered in 5 to 7 hours.

Starting Price: INR 1097
Departure Airport: Chennai International Airport
Arrival Airport: Kempegowda International Airport
Travel Time: 1 hours 05 minutes
Mangalore Bus Stand
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Once you land in Mangalore, there are several buses that can take you to Shimoga. The distance between the two towns is just 191 kms and can be covered in 5 to 6 hours. The distance between Bangalore and Shimoga is around 301 kms and can be covered in 6 to 7 hours. These buses usually leave at night or in the late evening and reach Shimoga in the early hours of morning. So you will have to make your preparations accordingly.

Option 1: Mangalore to Shimoga

Starting Price: INR 240
Travel Time: 5 to 6 hours

Option 2: Bangalore to Shimoga

Starting Price: INR 350
Travel Time: 6 to 7 hours

2. Chennai to Mangalore in Train and Bus

Chennai Railway Station
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Again, there are two ways to reach Shimoga from Chennai in trains and buses. You can either take a train to Mangalore or to Bangalore, depending on what works for you. While there are several trains available on the Bangalore route like Shatabdi Exp, Lal Bagh Exp, Brindavan Exp and Bangalore Mail etc., there are only four direct trains to Mangalore. Here’s listing them -

Train 1: Mangalore Mail

Boarding Station: MGR Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Mangaluru Cntl
Frequency of Trains: All Days
Approximate Train Duration: 16 hours 05 minutes
Approx train Fare: INR 435

Train 2: Mangalore Exp

Boarding Station: MGR Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Mangaluru Cntl
Frequency of Trains: All Days
Approximate Train Duration: 16 hours 05 minutes
Approx train Fare: INR 435

Train 3: West Coast Exp

Boarding Station: MGR Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Mangaluru Cntl
Frequency of Trains: All Days
Approximate Train Duration: 16 hours 25 minutes
Approx train Fare: INR 440

Train 4: MS Mangalore Express

Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
Deboarding Station: Mangaluru Cntl
Frequency of Trains: All Days
Approximate Train Duration: 23 hours 0 minutes
Approx train Fare: INR 260

Once you have reached either Mangalore or Bangalore, you can take a bus to Shimoga like listed above (Refer to the above section).

3. Chennai to Shimoga in Bus

Chennai Bus Stand
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In case you want to travel only on a bus, then there are several options that you can consider. Although there are no direct buses available, there are a plethora of interconnecting buses.

Option 1: Chennai to Kundapur and then Kundapur to Shimoga

Boarding Station 1: Head Office Durgamba
Deboarding Station 1: Shimoga Bus Stand
Starting Price: INR 1150
Travel Time: 17 hours 30 minutes
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Boarding Station 2: Koyambedu
Deboarding Station 2: Kundapur New Bus Stand
Starting Price: INR 240
Travel Time: 4 to 5 hours

Popular Routes to Shimoga

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Bangalore to Shimoga 5 hours 17 mins 311 km
Hyderabad to Shimoga 10 hours 30 mins 617 km
Chennai to Shimoga 10 hours 31 mins 664 km
Mumbai to Shimoga 11 hours 49 mins 781 km
Pune to Shimoga 9 hours 49 mins 638 km
Goa to Shimoga 6 hours 24 mins 361 km

Popular Routes from Chennai

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Chennai to Pondicherry 3 hours 13 mins 170 km
Chennai to Tirupati 3 hours 13 mins 135 km
Chennai to Bangalore 5 hours 45 mins 346 km
Chennai to Wayanad 10 hours 43 mins 612 km
Chennai to Shirdi 21 hours 13 mins 1,364 km
Chennai to Ooty 9 hours 27 mins 558 km

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