The cardinal mode of commute in India, the rail network connects Karnataka like no other. Almost all the cities and towns in Karnataka are covered by the Indian Railways and besides, railways in Karnataka is also beautiful and passes through some of the most scenic places on its way. Also known as the Konkan Railways, the rail network is magnificent and convenient for tourists to consider from major Indian cities.
Cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Kochi and Hyderabad are all connected via trains with cities like Mumbai, Mangaluru, Karwar, Shimoga, Badami, and more. The best part is that the same train connects multiple cities and regions in Karnataka, making it all the more easier to book tickets and prepare itinerary.
As far as pricing of the tickets are concerned, it depends on which class of coaches you consider for traveling and if you are booking a thatkal ticket. Thatkal ticketing refers to the process of booking a train ticket just before the day of the train’s departure. Thatkal tickets charge extra reservation charges so you might want to consider the added expenses too.
Duration of Travel: Approximately, the duration to reach Bengaluru from other major Indian cities range from 7 hours to close to 45 hours. For Mangalore, it takes approximately 9 hours to 40 hours.
Approximate Price per Person: It depends on the class of coach you intend to book and the distance. For a sleeper class ticket from any of the cities, the price can be approximately below Rs. 1,000. As the class of luxury increases, the ticket prices correspondingly shoot up. 3Rd AC, 2nd AC and 1st Class AC coaches can cost approximately Rs. 1,500, Rs. 2,500 and Rs. 4,000 respectively.