The distance between Bangalore and Hassan, is almost 190 km. It takes a little more than four hours, to reach Hassan from Bangalore. The best way to reach Hassan from Bangalore, is by driving oneself. From Bangalore Railway Station, take the Tumkur Road i.e. NH 4 towards Yashwantpur. Keep driving on NH 4 for 30 km, to reach Nelamangala. After crossing Nelamangala, turn left onto NH 48 and drive for 44 km more, to reach Kunigal. Continue on the NH 48 and after 72 km from Kunigal, you will reach Channarayapatna and from there, Hassan is just 40 km away on the NH 48.
Transport options from Bangalore to Hassan
Bangalore to Hassan By Car: Hire a cab or take a car from Bangalore to drive down to Hassan, which takes around 4 hours. The approximate cost of cab ranges from INR8 to INR20 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for group travellers, families, seniors and kids.
Bangalore to Hassan By Bus: Take a bus from Bangalore to Hassan, which takes over 4 hours. Hassan Bus Stand is around a kilometre away from the city centre and can be reached on-foot or by an auto-rickshaw. Travelling by bus is ideal for backpackers, youngsters and individual travellers.
Bangalore to Hassan By Train: Take a train from Bangalore City Junction to Hassan Junction, a journey of about 5 hours. Hassan Junction is around 3 km away from the city centre and can be reached by an auto-rickshaw. Train is comfortable, economical and suitable for seniors, kids and families.
I had been to Hassan on a wet rainy morning in 2014. Hassan is around 190 KMs from Bangalore via Kunigal and Channarayapatna. The bus fare by ordinary bus is Rs 200. The must-visit attractions near Hassan are the temples in Belur, Halebid and Shravanabelagola and Sakleshpur via the Majestic Shiradi Ghat which is under repair and renovation at this point of time. One can see lot of flora and fauna around Sakleshpur near the Shiradi Ghat. The best time to visit Hassan is September to February. A lot of home stays are available these days in Sakleshpur all through the year.
It was a nice trip and the roads are also in a good condition. Can travel by any vehicles. Suitable for 4 wheeler also. Can find restaurants and petrol pumps also. We really had a very good experience in Saalugudda Resort. The hospitality was very good. The response of the resort team was wonderful.
Entire stretch is very good as it is part of the Golden Quadrilateral. You can easily maintain 120 kmph speed throughout. Its a pleasure to drive on this road. We started in the morning and had breakfast on the way. There are many options for breakfast. If you have some patience better to wait for Adiga's or Mayura or Swathi near Kunigal. Only irritants are the toll-gates which may get crowded during long weekends.
The roads upto Hassan was very good but other places we visited like Gorur, Mullayangiri and Kemmangundi was really bad. The roads to Mullayangiri especially bad and only very skilled drivers can handle the roads here. It would be better to hire local taxi for visiting Mullayangiri, Kemmanagundi etc.
Our's was an Alto K-10 car and the routes to travel to Hassan was very good. The best time to start the travel by early morning or by evening. We can enjoy the sightseeing in a good way, without any problems. We covered the route fast.