Reaching Gokarna is relatively easy whether traveling by air, train, or road. Gokarna is connected well by train and road from all major cities of Karnataka. The nearest airport is at Dabolim, Goa that is approx. 150 km away. The Gokarna railway station is located 10 km away from the centre of the city from where need to take auto or taxi to reach Gokarna. Bus services are also available from Bangalore, Mangalore, Goa, Udupi, Murdeshwara, Kollur, Sringeri, Dharmasthala, Kukke Subramanya, Goa, Hubli via Kumta or Ankola. Let us see ow to reach Gokarna? By Road, By Train, By Flight, By Taxi
How to reach Gokarna by road
Gokarna is well-connected by road with the nearby cities. You can find buses from Bangalore, Mangalore, Goa, Udupi, Murdeshwara, Kollur, Sringeri, Dharmasthala, Kukke Subramanya, Goa, Hubli via Kumta or Ankola. You can also hire or own a taxi to reach Gokarna.
How to reach Gokarna by train
The nearest railway station to Gokarna is Gokarna road railway station at a distance of 10 km away from Gokarna city. You need to hire auto or taxi from Gokarna Road railway station to Gokarna. However, being a small station it is not connected with the major cities. Other railway stations are Kumta & Ankola which are at a distance of approx. 32 Km & 22 km from Gokarna respectively, considered as the nearest well-connected railway stations to Gokarna.
How to reach Gokarna by flight
Nearest airport to Gokarna is Dabolim airport in Goa & Hubli domestic airport that is approx 3.5 hours drive by road. Dabolim airport is well-connected with all the major cities of India and as well as from a few foreign countries. From Dabolim, you can take a taxi, bus or a train to Gokarna.
To reach Gokarna by Road
Here are typical distances to Gokarna from some of the major towns of India:
Bangalore – Gokarna: Approx.500 km via Tumkur, Hiriyur, Chitradurga, Haveri & Sirsi. Another Road is Via Shivamogga.
Mangalore – Gokarna: Approx.230 km via Kundapur, Murudeshwar and Kumta.
Murdeshwara – Gokarna: Approx.78 km via Honnavar, Kumta.
Goa – Gokarna: Approx.160 km via Karwar and Ankola.
Hubli – Gokarna: Approx.140 km via Yellapur and Ankola.
Hampi – Gokarna: Approx.325 km via Gadag,Hubli,Yellapur and Ankola.
Kumta – Gokarna: Approx.32 km via Madanageri Gokarna Cross
Ankola – Gokarna: Approx.22 km via Madanageri Gokarna Cross
Local transport in Gokarna
Although autos and taxis are available within Gokarna, we recommend walking is the best way to explore this small town or else to take auto as the roads are very narrow and difficult in finding the parking slot inside the city excluding limited parking slots.