Bangalore to Shimoga Distance

Bangalore To Shimoga

(Shimoga To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Shimoga

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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Atul

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Atul
5.6/7
Posted 2 months ago Dec 3, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Ksrtc a/c bus service from Bangalore to Shimoga. For breakfast & lunch the bus stops at decent hotel/restaurant. Bus service is good & maintains time. Comfortable journey. It's a pleasure to drive if you like the 2-lanes. Else take the 4-lane till Chitradurga followed by not so good roads till Shimoga. Shimoga tiger & Lion safari must see.
Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Water Bottle
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Shridhar1 Rao
6/7
Posted 2 months ago Nov 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The Bangalore Mangalore highway is the best route as it has fairly less traffic. I had my own car and the overall journey costed Rs 4000 for fuel. The route had fairly good trees and the journey was painless to the eyes.

There are a few temples on the way though not big or famous. There is also a dam on the way. Carry lots of water as there are not good restaurants on the way and also carry reserve fuel just in case.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:Bangalore - Mangalore Hwy and Bangalore-Honavar Rd
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The rooms were quite small for a family of 4. The beds were fairly comfortable with bathrooms being just large enough. There was supply of hot water during mornings and good heaters in the room.

The service by the staff was average though some items in the menu were exceptional....more »
Trip Includes:  | Shimoga | Bhadra River Project Dam
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Saranya Devanathan

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Saranya Devanathan
6/7
Posted Sep 10, 2015 Sep 10, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
I planned a day journey to enjoy the post monsoon crops on the way. I booked a window seat in non-AC compartment so that the window is open to experience the gentle breeze.

Only Rs. 65 for senior citizen female.

I wondered the magnificence of world trade center near Yeshwanthpur itself.

Then the coconut, date, arecanut trees all the way from Tumkur to Tiptur. Especially the arecanut trees look like a cobweb removing stick.

Near Bhadravathi, the MPL factory and flame from the chimney can be seen for quite some distance. I was told that the factory plants as many trees as use for making paper.

Definitely I enjoyed the small lakes with some birds and the beautiful sunset.

All sorts of local snacks were sold. There is a TV with cartoons, ads and song sequence. It felt like a muted TV because there was so much noise in the compartment.

Somehow 2 beggars also got entry - not troublesome.

Unlike other junctions, Shimoga junction is a small station. One should get down at Shimoga Town to get autos and taxis.

Very convenient train after lunch get in and get down by dinner time. Enjoy the snacks sold in the compartment though there is no pantry car.

The train was in time. The train arrives at platform 10 which is the back of city station. Since it is intercity one has to choose the bogie which goes to Shimoga and get in.
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Train name (Train no): Sbc Smet Exp (16201)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Bangalore City Junction
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Shimoga Town
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
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I stayed in the hotel to attend a conference. The rooms were very big. There were bed lamps with flexible tube, one can move it to any angle. The whole staff were very friendly and helpful. I stayed for 4 hours after vacating my room in the lounge. The front office staff made me comfortable...more »
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Ms savithri

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Ms savithri
4.5/7
Posted Aug 5, 2015 Aug 5, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
As I was reaching Shimoga from Goa, the way is very scenic and I enjoyed the driving. I covered Kemmanagudi and Mulliangiri areas. In these ares, roads are not so good.

When you travel to Kemmanagudi and Mulliangiri areas, make sure that you carry food. There are no good hotels around these areas.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Bangalore-Honavar Rd/National Highway 206
Trip Includes:  Royal Orchid Central | Shimoga
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Subramaniyam Nainappa

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Subramaniyam Nainappa
5.5/7
Posted Aug 5, 2015 Aug 5, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The enroute to Shimoga was a good drive and a memory to cherish. The place is very scenic and loved the drive to and fro in both ways and it has many beautiful stops in between to relish the nature's beauty. Totally the official trip turned to be a good journey, good stay and good memories.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Bangalore - Mangalore Hwy/Mangalore-Bangalore Hwy/NH 48 and Bangalore-Honavar Rd/National Highway 206
Trip Includes:  Royal Orchid Central | Shimoga
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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
Toyota Qualis 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
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