Reaching Karwar

Karwar is 107 kilometers from Panjim (Goa), 540 kilometers from Bangalore, 117 kilometers from Dandeli, 881 kilometers from Chennai, 701 kilometers from Mumbai, and 268 km from Mangalore.

By Air

The nearest airport is Dabolim Airport (Goa). You can also take a taxi from Goa. It'll take about 3 hours to get here.  If you are traveling from other destinations in Karnataka, you can reach Mangalore airport and take a bus or taxi from there.

It'll take you about 4-6 hours from Mangalore to reach here. If you are flying to Bangalore airport (540 Kms), it is best to take a train or bus to reach here on an overnight journey.

By Train

Karwar is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Cochin and other important places through the Konkan Railway.

Fast trains do not stop at Karwar; so one has to alight at Madgaon (Goa) or at Ankola and then reach Karwar by road. However, there are quite a few slower trains that stop at Karwar.

The journey between Mangalore & Karwar takes not more than 4 hours. Visitors from Chennai can enter via Mangalore. For details, kindly enquire with the Railway authorities.

Travelers from Bangalore and Hyderabad should get off at Hubli and proceed by road to Karwar. The road between Hubli & Karwar, is one of the best in Karnataka and passes through thick jungle. 

By Bus

Overnight Buses are available from Bangalore. You can check and book tickets from websites such as and

You can also hop onto a bus at Mangalore in the morning reach Karwar late afternoon (travel time of about 4 to 6 hours)

  1. Go back to Karwar tourism guide

  2. or see popular tourist destinations around Karwar