Bangalore to Shimoga Distance

Bangalore To Shimoga

(Shimoga To Bangalore)

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Total distance 278 km
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Shimoga is situated at a distance of 270 km from Bangalore. With Jog Falls, one of the highest waterfalls of India as its major attraction, Shimoga is well connected to Bangalore by road, rail and air. However, the best way to reach Shimoga from Bangalore is by car, a journey of around six hours. The road is more or less good, but one needs to be careful about humps and potholes in the stretch between Tumkur and Tiptur. The places covered on the way are Bangalore -68km -> Tumkur -73km -> Tiptur -66km -> Kadur -69km -> Shimoga. There are several eateries and dhabas on the way, including a Caf? Coffee Day which is open 24 hours. Petrol pumps are also available at regular intervals.

Transport options from Bangalore to Shimoga

Bangalore to Shimoga By Car: Hire a cab from Bangalore to Shimoga, which takes around six hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR10 to INR30 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. This mode is suitable for families, kids and group travellers.

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Dr.shabbir Sayeed

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Dr.shabbir Sayeed
6/7
Posted 3 days ago Jul 27, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
After a hectic academic session for both my teen children we decided to cool it at the famous Jog Falls and the logical base station for me was Shimoga. Took off early in the morning in our Ertiga Zdi to beat the traffic from Bangalore and entered the NH47 through NICE Road. Made good distance at about 120 kph to reach the first stop after Sira for breakfast at a Highway joint. Chitradurga Fort was our first sightseeing stop. Mild weather with an occasional drizzle made the climb at the fort easy and the gusty winds left us dehydrated soon. However the overall experience was good. One must keep some fluids handy during this venture!!!

Unlike the NH, road from Chitradurga to Shimoga (100 km) was bad at several stretches as the road works underway in bits and pieces hindered our progress, however we were in time for lunch at our hotel 'Royal Orchid Central'. Afternoon trip to the Lion and Tiger Safari on the Sagar Road made the rest of the day's activity.

Next morning, a short trip to the Elephant Camp and then the 100 km drive to the Jog Falls filled most of our day. The third day was well spent on a trip to the Bhadra River Dam Project and the River Tern Jungle lodge. Overall, the whole journey till this point was comfortable and exciting both because the sightseeing was refreshing and the wayside scenes and anecdotal observations were breaking the monotony of the drive. My son ably assisted me by sharing the drive and demonstrated mature decision making skills, thus taking the stress off my mind!!!!!!!!

Our Ertiga behaved very well even where the roads were not so welcoming such as our return route via Kadur, Tiptur and Tumkur. I will review the attractions and hotels elsewhere separately.
Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:AH 47/NH 4
Trip Includes:  Royal Orchid Central
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Pritvi Kanchi

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Pritvi Kanchi
5.3/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 8, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
I boarded the night bus from Kempegowda Bus Station to Shimoga by the KSRTC " Suvarna Karnataka Sarige" Bus at around 10 PM. It reached Shimoga by around 4 Pm covering a total distance of around 260 kilometers in around 6 hours. The bus goes via Tumakuru, Tiptur, Arsikere, Kadur, Birur, Tarikere and Bhadravathi.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • GPS Tracking
Trip Includes:  Navarathna Hotel | Shimoga
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Srivatsa haridas

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Srivatsa haridas
7/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jun 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The driving distance from Bangalore to Shimoga is approximately 275 km on the NH 206 Bangalore-Honnavar Road. The roads are pretty decent albeit single lane with proper demarcation for opposite lane. You can find Cafe's / places for food / breakfast throughout.

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Bangalore --> Tumkur (can skip via bypass) --> Gubbi --> Tiptur --> Arasikere --> Kadur --> Birur ---> Tarikere --> Bhadravati (can skip via bypass) --> Shimoga.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 206
Trip Includes:  Green View Hotel | Jog Falls
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Ravi shankar

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Ravi shankar
4/7
Posted 1 month ago Jun 27, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Till Tumkur you can enjoy the toll road, but after that the road are average, bumpy and single roads with huge traffic. So be prepared to have a cautious and patience drive.

I went till Chitradurga on the Highway and then took the single road to Shimoga. While returning I travelled to Tumkur and then joined the Highway to Bangalore. Though is it longer route, going via Chitradurga was comfortable.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
Route Taken:Bangalore - Mangalore Hwy/Mangalore-Bangalore Hwy/NH 48 and Bangalore-Honavar Rd/National Highway 206
Trip Includes:  Royal Orchid Central
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Tarun Pundir

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Tarun Pundir
6/7
Posted 1 month ago Jun 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
One of the good journeys I recall in Karnataka, where services are really good. It's a seating car, where I found quite a cooperative crowd, most of them going for holidays with their young ones. I stepped down quite early as it was my first visit to Shimoga.
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Train name (Train no): SHIMOGA EXPRESS (6227)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Bangalore City Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Shimoga Town
 6.50/7
Trip Includes:  Royal Orchid Central
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Bangalore to Shimoga By Train (245 Km)

Bangalore ––› Shimoga
By Train 245 Km
Bangalore to Shimoga by Train (245 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Shi... M T W T F S S
16201 Sbc Smet Exp Bangalore City Junction 16:30 21:17 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16227 Talguppa Exp Malleswaram 23:07 04:33 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
56227 Bangalore Shimoga Town Passenger Malleswaram 16:50 23:17 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
56917 Bangalore Shimoga Passenger Malleswaram 06:35 12:44 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Bangalore to Shimoga By Car/Taxi (245 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 1960
Toyota Qualis 9 2205
Chevrolet Tavera 9 2205
Tata Indica A/C 10 2450
Suzuki WagonR A/C 10 2450
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:245 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 6 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:245 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:245 km
    • Nearest Airport:Mangalore
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Bangalore Shimoga Passenger (56917), Bangalore Shimoga Town Passenger (56227)
    • Last station:Shimoga
    • Total distance:245 km
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 28 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 849
    • Awards: 18 of 60 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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