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For South Indians Murudeshwar doesn’t need any introduction at all. Located in the interiors of Northern Karnataka, Murudeshwar bears immense religious importance for people of southern Indian. It is home to iconic Murudeshwar temple – from whom it derives its name – and also world's second-tallest Shiva statue, which sits cozily besides a very beautiful beach. Needless to say, for people of Bangalore Murudeshwar is even more special, as it is located in their own home state.
Murudeshwar from Bangalore by Train
Murudeshwar does have a railway station, but very few long distance trains halt here. The easy way out is to go to Bhatkal railway station in Bhatkal town, merely 15 km away from Murudeshwar. From Bhatkal there are innumerable KSRTC and private buses for Murudeshwar after every 10 minutes.
Bangalore to Bhatkal train
Yeshvantpur - Karwar Express/16515 – departs Yeshvantpur station at 7:30 A.M and reaches Bhatkal station: 3:40 PM; runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Bhatkal to Murudeshwar KSRTC buses schedule
As of today there are 6 KSRTC buses for Bhatkal to Murudeshwar
Murudeshwar doesn’t have an airport. The nearest airport is Mangalore airport, approximately 154 kms away from Murudeshwar. Although Mangalore and Bangalore airports are quite well connected by innumerable flights, traveling via air to Murudeshwar must be best avoided. It is time consuming as well as very expensive. However if you do chose to travel via air, then from Mangalore you can either opt for KSRTC bus service or train service to reach Murudeshwar.
As of today there are 3 KSRTC buses for Mangalore to Murudeshwar, but all the buses are available after midnight, i.e. between 12 A.M to 6 A.M.
Schedule for KSRTC buses for Mangalore to Murudeshwar
1st KSRTC Bus: departs at 03:00 A.M from Mangalore: Fare: Rs 260.
2nd KSRTC Bus: departs at 04:00 A.M from Mangalore: Fare: Rs 245.
3rd KSRTC Bus: departs at 04:50 from Mangalore: Fare: Rs 280.
As for trains, there is one passenger train from Mangalore to Murudeshwar which runs on all days. Mangalore-Madgaon Passenger/ no 56640 – depart Mangalore Central station at 6:20 A.M and reaches Murudeshwar station at 10: A.M; runs on all days.
Murudeshwar from Bangalore by Road
Traveling to Murudeshwar is by far the best option. Its inexpensive as well as less time consuming. The total distance between Bangalore and Murudeshwar is 625Km. it takes around 9hrs to 11hrs bus journey from Bangalore to Murudeshwar. If you’re choosing to travel by road, then you can either opt for state run KSRTC buses or private tour & travel agencies.
As of today there are only 3 KSRTC buses between Bangalore and Murudeshwar.
Trip Code Departure Time Starting Bus Stand 2130BNGMRD 21:30 P.M Kempegowda Bs [Majestic] 0701BNGBKL 07:01 A.M Kempegowda Bs [Majestic] 1847BNGBKL 18:47 P.M Kempegowda Bs [Majestic]
Travel agencies in Bangalore providing bus services to Murudeshwar