The nearest station lies at a distance of 40 km and is the Kadur Railway Station. At a distance of 239 km lies the nearest major railhead which is Hubli and is well linked with all the major cities in India. Different trains that operate to and from the Kadur Railway Station at regular interval are Sharavathi Express, Dharwar Mysore Express, Ranichennama Express to name a few. Tourists can easily hire a cab to reach their destination from this station.
The nearest airports that serve domestic and international travelers are the Mangalore Airport and the Bangalore International Airport situated at a distance of 146 km and 248 km respectively. Flights operate at regular which help the visitors in reaching their destination easily. For these airports, tourists can hire a cab to reach Chikmagalur. Fare charged by these cab drivers is reasonable.
Travelling by bus is the preferred mode of transport as two national highways, NH-13 and NH-206 connect this hill station with different cities such as Birur, Sringeri and many more that lie in the vicinity. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses help the tourists to reach their destination comfortably. Different state owned and Volvo buses charge reasonable fare and connect different cities that lie in the state of Karnataka with Chikmagalur.