The nearest railway station that is well linked with the Bangalore and Mangalore station is the Tarekere Railway station, which is situated at a distance of 33 km from the heart of the city. Different trains that connect these stations are Chalukya Express, Shimoga Express and Jana Shatabdi Express. Tourists can hire a taxi or take a bus at reasonable fare to reach Kemmanagundi from the Tarekere Railway station.
The nearest domestic airport lies at a distance of 190 km from Kemmanagundi and is situated in Mangalore. Flights that operate at regular intervals from this airport are Kingfisher Airlines, Air India Express and Jet Airways. These flights help travelers to reach Mangalore from different cities, such as Chennai, Mumbai and many more. Tourists can hire a cab from the airport to reach this beautiful hill station, Kemmanagundi.
Tourists can easily reach this hill station as it is well connected by frequent bus service. Two important national highways, NH-48 and NH-206, connect it with major cities. Different state owned and private buses connect Kemmanagundi with Bangalore, Chikmaglur and Mangalore. Various Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) AC and non AC buses ply at regular intervals to help the travelers in reaching their destination. Deluxe buses are also available for the comfort of the tourists.