How To Reach Udupi
By Air: Mangalore International Airport , (previously known as the ‘Bajpe Airport’), located about 54 kilometers to the southeast of Udupi is the nearest aviation base that provides this land of Lord Shri Krishna with both domestic as well as international air connectivity. In service since 1951 AD and upgraded to the status of an international airport in 2006, the Mangalore International Airport is honored to be the second international airport of the state of Karnataka. Some of the most notable airlines those cater their services at the Mangalore Airport include Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Kingfisher Airlines, Air India Express and Saudi Arabian Airlines. Some of the major domestic and foreign destinations accessible from Mangalore Airport via air are; Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Chennai, Kozhikode, Kochi, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bahrain, Kuwait, Sharjah, Muscat, Mecca and Medina, etc. State transport as well as private buses and cabs or taxis are easily available from Udupi to reach Mangalore and vice versa.
By Rail: The Udupi Railway Station (UD) positioned close to the Budnar Primary School right in the heart of the city endows this land of celestial beauty with efficient connectivity to several important Intra and Inter state destinations by train. The Udupi Railway Station being one of the crucial stoppages on the ‘Konkan Railway Line’ of the Indian Railway operates around 31 daily and weekly trains. Some of the remarkable trains those connect Udupi to rest of the country are; Bikaner Exp, Darbhanga Exp, Ernakulam Exp, Gandhidham Exp, Kochuveli Garib Rath, Madgaon Ernakulam Exp, Mangala Ldweep, Maru Sagar Exp, Matsyaganda Exp, Mumbai Exp, Nagercoil Exp, Netravathi Exp, Okha Exp, Poorna Exp, Rajdhani Exp, Sampark Kranthi, Veraval Exp, etc. The major Indian cities directly linked to Udupi by train include Mangalore, Ernakulam, Nagercoil, Trivandrum, Tirunelveli, Kochuveli, Hapa, Madgaon, Mumbai, Pune, Okha, Veraval, Ahmedabad, Gandhidham, Ajmer, Bikaner, Delhi, Chandigarh, etc.
By Road: National Highway 66 (Kanyakumari – Panavel Road) passes through Udupi and connects it to Panavel, Ratnagiri, Panaji, Margao, Karwar, Kumta, Haldipur, Maravanthe, Hemmadi, Brahmavar and Kallianpur to its north and to Udyavara, Kaup, Ullal, Kannur, Kozhikode, Chavakkad, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari to its south. NH 66, SH 70 and SH 67 together link Udupi to Mangalore. Other state highways viz. SH 37 and SH 65 also traverse through Udupi and adjoin it to Udyavara, Malpe, Manipal, Karkala, Dharmasthala, Shimoga, Srinari, and many other towns and cities. Udupi is connected to various parts of Karnataka as well as neighboring states through both private and state transport buses. Tourists can avail KSRTC buses (both ordinary and AC), Airbuses, private Volvo buses or hire cabs according to their budget. Udupi is located 6 km from Malpe, 7 km from Manipal, 8 km from Kallianpur, 13 km from Kaup, 15 km from Brahmavar, 37 km from Karkala, 64 km from Ullal, 109 km from Dharmasthala, 147 km from Kumta, 148 km from Shimoga, 194 km from Kannur, 217 km from Karwar, 321 km from Panaji, 405 km from Bangalore and 486 km from Kochi.