Various financial hubs like Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Chennai and Delhi are connected on a daily basis via domestic airlines. Foreign cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Doha, Kuwait, Dammam and Bahrain are connected through the international segment on weekly and bi-weekly basis. Mangalore International Airport located at Kenjar Bajpe is just 16 kilometres away from the heart of the city. It’s the second international airport of the state. Maximum number of flights to Mangalore operate from Bangalore and Mumbai. From Bangalore there are four to seven flights to Mangalore every day, whereas from Mumbai there are five to six.
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport India is one of the nearest airports, approximately 16 km away from the city. It is just a 25 minutes ride from the main city to the airport.
Safety Suggestion: Mangalore experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season, which could cause delays in flight schedules.
There are numerous bus services from Mangalore to all the nearby towns in Karnataka and Kerala run by both the state government transport department (KSRTC) and numerous private companies like SRS, VRL, Durgamba Motors and others. The long distance buses ply to major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Hubli-Dharwar, Goa and Kerala. Even though the buses are operated by different private companies, the bus numbering scheme is unified and quite useful. However the destination and routes are all written in Kannada. The best way to use these busses is to check with the local people who are more than willing to help you. For the long distance bus service, the Karnataka state Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses are highly recommended because of its comfort and low fare.
Journey Suggestion: The highways leading to Mangalore are in good condition. There are hardly any issues affecting road travel, except for traffic during weekends.
Mangalore Central is located at Hampankata, in the heart of the city. It is a terminus and is used only by the trains which terminate at Mangalore. Most long distance trains interconnected with different cities stops here at Mangalore Junction. Some important trains like Yesvantpur-Karwar Express and KSR Bengaluru City-Kannur Express connect Mangalore with the city capital, Bangalore. From Mumbai, one can take Mumbai LTT-Mangaluru Jn to come to Mangalore.
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