Getting to & from Karnataka

The main gateway to Karnataka is Bengaluru (Bangalore), serviced by most domestic airlines and some international carriers. Coastal Mangalore is a transit point for those going north to Goa, or south to Kerala. Hubli, in central Karnataka, is a major railway junction for routes going into Maharashtra and northern India.

By Air – Karnataka has seven airports in Bangalore, Mysore, Hampi, Mangalore, Hubli, Belgaum, and Bijapur. These airports are well connected to other Indian cities and the world. The Bengaluru International Airport in Bangalore and the Mangalore International Airport are the two airports that offer international flights to and from Karnataka.

By Train – All major cities in Karnataka are well linked to other parts of the country by a wide rail network. Bengaluru railway station is the most important railway terminal. Karnataka also has an intrastate rail network which connects cities within the state.

By Bus – An excellent network of roads connects cities internally. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) connects the state to other major cities and states. A number of national highways link Karnataka with Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.


Getting around Karnataka

Several modes of transport operate throughout the cities of Karnataka making it easy and affordable to get around Karnataka. For the budget traveller, there are buses that ply around Karnataka. For travellers who require more comfortable travel options, there are taxis and auto rickshaws which are easily available from anywhere in the cities. Private cars with chauffeurs can also be booked through hotels in the cities.


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