Chikmagalur is located at a distance of around 257 km from Bangalore. The town is located in the south-western part of Karnataka and is well-connected to Bangalore by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Chikmagalur from Bangalore is by car, a journey of about 5 hours. The places covered during the journey from Bangalore to Chikmagalur are Bangalore – 32km -> Nelamangala – 43km -> Tumkur – 74km -> Tiptur – 41km -> Banavara – 30km -> Halebeedu – 39km -> Chikmagalur. Several petrol pumps, multi-cuisine restaurants, ATMs of banks like Indian Bank, SBI and Canara Bank, Indo-American Hospital are located on the way to Chikmagalur.
Transport options from Bangalore to Chikmagalur

Bangalore to Chikmagalur By Car: Take a cab from Bangalore to Chikmagalur, which takes around 5 hours. The approximate cost of cab ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and seniors.

Bangalore to Chikmagalur By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Chikmagalur, which takes around 6 hours. Chikmagalur bus station is situated at a distance of about 15 km from the city centre and can be reached by bus, taxi or auto-rickshaw. Ideal for individual travellers, youngsters and backpackers.

Bangalore to Chikmagalur By Train: No direct train is available from Bangalore to Chikmagalur. However, you can take a train from Bangalore to Kadur railway station, which is the nearest railway station to Chikmagalur. This journey takes around 5 hours. The Chikmagalur city centre is around 40 km from Kadur railway station and can be reached by auto-rickshaw, rickshaw or bus. Ideal for families, seniors and groups.