Bangalore To Shimoga

(Shimoga To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Shimoga

Total distance 302 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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Muthu
  • Muthu
  • 3 Reviews
5/7 Posted 4 months ago
Mode of Transport:Bus
The bus experience is not so great. But I am enjoying the travel by hearing some songs and playing games on my phone. One time they halt at good hotel to refresh. I got a comfortable seat. The road is in good shape, I was able to see the sight seeing while traveling itself, that made me feel good.
Bus operator:KSRTC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
  • Good halts
Bus Type:
  • A/C
Trip Includes:  Hombuja Residency | Jog Falls
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Praveen kumar Kundyana
  • Praveen kumar Kundyana
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 8 Reviews
5.5/7 Posted 5 months ago
Mode of Transport:Car
Leaving Bangalore in the early morning is recommended. Keep enough snacks and light food for the travel as there are no good hotels till you reach Shimoga, except for a Coffee Day, mid way. Careful driving is must as it is a single road. Tumkur bypass road is awful. Enroute, you can visit Belur by taking a deviation from Banavara, but be prepared for a bumpy ride-better to go via Chikamagalur if this is on your itinerary. More »
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
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Krupakaran
  • Krupakaran
  • 3 Reviews
7/7 Posted 5 months ago
Mode of Transport:Bus
It is good traveling by bus and it was my official trip.\r\nNormally traveling by bus is good always for Shimoga, as we have sufficient bus facilities to Shimoga from Bangalore.\r\nAlso the bus facilities and comfort level of buses are good\r\nWe can get buses from Bangalore at any time to Shimoga which is added advantage More »
Bus operator:KSRTC
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
  • Good halts
Bus Type:
  • A/C
Trip Includes:  Surya Comforts Hotel | Shimoga
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Aslam
  • Aslam
  • 4 Reviews
4.5/7 Posted 6 months ago
Mode of Transport:Car
The best journey I ever had. I will go there again and again. There were very good trees and best sceneries and we enjoyed it all way long to Shimoga. We have visited so many dhabas while going to Shimoga. And the dhabas have got best tastes in there. And overall we have enjoyed the ride. And our car was also good didn\'t gave any kind of problem\'s while travelling. More »
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Sedan
Trip Includes:  Surya Comforts Hotel | Shimoga | Jog Falls
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Dines
  • Dines
  • 4 Reviews
5.5/7 Posted 6 months ago
Mode of Transport:Car
Very good road to travel from Bangalore to Shimoga. Very nice picture along roadside. On the way there are many good locations to visit. I truly enjoyed my travel with my friends. I suggest my Friends to visit Shimoga because it is centre of attraction for tourism places. Near to Shimoga there is Jog falls which is a nice place to visit. More »
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Trip Includes:  Surya Comforts Hotel | Shimoga | Kodachadri
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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 Bangalore City-Shimoga InterCity Bangalore City Junction 16:30 21:29 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16227 Bangalore-Talaguppa Express Malleswaram 23:05 04:21 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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Road/Route Map For Bangalore To Shimoga

Driving directions from Bangalore to Shimoga
  • 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: 21 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 433
    • Awards: 12 of 46 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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