Bangalore to Shimoga Trains

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Bangalore to Shimoga Train Information

Distance
221 kms
Duration
03h 28m
Trains During Day
9
Trains At Night
15

Online Train Ticket Booking from Bangalore to Shimoga

Looking to book Bangalore to Shimoga trains? Booking a train ticket from Bangalore to Shimoga is now easier than ever on redRail. Whether you want to check the timetable for Bangalore to Shimoga trains or find the train seat availability from Bangalore to Shimoga, redRail is one-stop for all train enquiries. Bangalore to Shimoga are two of the popular cities in India, and trains are considered as one of the most efficient and convenient ways to travel between these cities.

To book a train from Bangalore to Shimoga, all you need to do is to enter your travel details on the top of the page, choose from the list of trains available, check out the desired train seat availability, and proceed to train ticket booking by entering your details and paying the cost. You can then receive the confirmed tickets shortly. The easy-to-understand and adaptable interface, easy railway ticket booking process, and affordable train fare make redRail a great choice for those looking to book a Bangalore to Shimoga train.

There are 24 trains running from Bangalore to Shimoga covering an approximate distance of 221 kms. While some trains run on a daily basis, others run weekly. A large number of travelers choose to reach Shimoga from Bangalore by train. The first train from Bangalore to Shimoga is SBC UBL EXP (17391), departing at 00:15 from Ksr Bengaluru City (SBC). YPR PVR EXP (16541) is the fastest among the Bangalore to Shimoga Trains. It departs from Ksr Bengaluru City (YPR) at 18:15 and arrives at Birur Junction (RRB) at 20:58, covering the distance in just 2 hrs 43 mins. The last train from Bangalore to Shimoga is SBC UBL SPL (07340), departing at 23:55 from Ksr Bengaluru City (SBC). You can get detailed information about Bangalore to Shimoga train timetable, availability, fare, running status, coach position, and PNR on redRail.

Weekly Trains from Bangalore to Shimoga

VASCO EXPRESS (17316) departs every Wednesday from Bangalore at 11:58 and arrives at Shimoga at 15:20, covering the entire distance in 3 hrs 22 mins.

TJ UBL SPL (07326) departs every Wednesday from Bangalore at 03:50 and arrives at Shimoga at 07:43, covering the entire distance in 3 hrs 53 mins.

GANDHIDHAM EXP (16506) departs every Saturday from Bangalore at 22:20 and arrives at Shimoga at 01:13, covering the entire distance in 2 hrs 53 mins.

YPR TATA EXP (18112) departs every Sunday from Bangalore at 12:30 and arrives at Shimoga at 15:20, covering the entire distance in 2 hrs 50 mins.

YPR PVR EXP (16541) departs every Thursday from Bangalore at 18:15 and arrives at Shimoga at 20:58, covering the entire distance in 2 hrs 43 mins.

MAS UBL SF EXP (17311) departs every Friday from Bangalore at 21:55 and arrives at Shimoga at 00:43, covering the entire distance in 2 hrs 48 mins.

JP SUVIDHA EXP (82653) departs every Thursday from Bangalore at 11:30 and arrives at Shimoga at 14:19, covering the entire distance in 2 hrs 49 mins.

RMM UBL SPL (07356) departs every Monday from Bangalore at 12:30 and arrives at Shimoga at 15:20, covering the entire distance in 2 hrs 50 mins.

KCVL UBL EXP (12778) departs every Friday from Bangalore at 03:45 and arrives at Shimoga at 07:43, covering the entire distance in 3 hrs 58 mins.

Daily Trains from Bangalore to Shimoga

MYS TLGP EXP (16227) departs daily from Bangalore at 23:15 and arrives at Shimoga at 05:05, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 45 mins.

VISHWAMANAV EXP (17326) departs daily from Bangalore at 08:45 and arrives at Shimoga at 12:24, covering the entire distance in 3 hrs 39 mins.

SBC HPT EXP (06243) departs daily from Bangalore at 05:00 and arrives at Shimoga at 09:19, covering the entire distance in 4 hrs 19 mins.

SBC UBL EXP (17391) departs daily from Bangalore at 00:15 and arrives at Shimoga at 03:46, covering the entire distance in 3 hrs 31 mins.

SBC UBL SPL (07340) departs daily from Bangalore at 23:55 and arrives at Shimoga at 02:48, covering the entire distance in 2 hrs 53 mins.

RANI CHENNAMMA (16589) departs daily from Bangalore at 23:00 and arrives at Shimoga at 02:00, covering the entire distance in 3 hrs 0 mins.

GOLGUMBAZ EXP (16535) departs daily from Bangalore at 18:50 and arrives at Shimoga at 22:03, covering the entire distance in 3 hrs 13 mins.

SBC UBL SPL (07353) departs daily from Bangalore at 07:30 and arrives at Shimoga at 10:23, covering the entire distance in 2 hrs 53 mins.

SMET INTERCITY (16579) departs daily from Bangalore at 09:15 and arrives at Shimoga at 14:30, covering the entire distance in 5 hrs 15 mins.

YPR VSG EXP (17309) departs daily from Bangalore at 15:00 and arrives at Shimoga at 17:48, covering the entire distance in 2 hrs 48 mins.

YPR BJP EXP (06545) departs daily from Bangalore at 21:30 and arrives at Shimoga at 00:44, covering the entire distance in 3 hrs 14 mins.

Bangalore to Shimoga Train Ticket Price

If you are looking for affordable train tickets to travel from Bangalore to Shimoga, redRail is the best place to be. You can find numerous train tickets to choose from to suit your budget. The Bangalore to Shimoga train ticket price varies based on the journey date, the type of coach, and your preference. Passengers can travel from Bangalore to Shimoga on a desired date at a cost ranging from just ₹115 to ₹1175. The Cheapest price for the journey is ₹115.
Here are the cheapest train ticket prices from Bangalore to Shimoga for all classes:
ClassMinimum Price
1A₹1175
2A₹710
3A₹505
CC₹420
SL₹195
2S₹115
EC₹1130

Bangalore to Shimoga Train Timings

One can find a large number of trains running from Bangalore to Shimoga. Hence, travelers need not worry about the train seat availability on the Bangalore to Shimoga route. The total time taken by different trains running from Bangalore to Shimoga can be different and passengers can choose the train based on their suitability. Boarding a train from Bangalore is extremely comfortable with the presence of various stations.

About Shimoga

Shimoga, officially deemed Shivamogga, is a city and the headquarters of the Shimoga district in Central Karnataka. It is a part of the Malnad region and lies on the banks of the Tunga River. It serves as the gateway to the hilly regions of the Western Ghats. The city boasts a lush and sprawling landscape surrounded by green paddy fields, coconut groves, and areca nut trees. In addition, Shimoga's rich history, heritage, and spiritualism have captivated people for centuries.

Shimoga is 267 km from Bangalore and 196 km from the port city of Mangalore. It has a robust transportation network, well connected to major cities like Hubli, Mangalore, Bangalore, etc., by roadways, railways, and airways. In fact, Shimoga has two railway stations with multiple trains frequenting to and from Bangalore. Therefore, many people from Bangalore opt for train ticket booking while visiting Shimoga.

Places to Visit in Shimoga

Shimoga is the perfect getaway from the bustle and din of city life. Some of its best attractions include:

Jog Falls

Located at the border of Shimoga and Uttar Kannada, Jog Falls are India's second-highest waterfalls. Jog Falls is enveloped by dense forests, and its water cascades down rocky cliffs from a height of 250 meters. You can trek to Watkin's platform to bask in the breathtaking beauty of Jog Falls or even take a swim in the plunge pool formed at its base.

Sakrebailu Elephant Camp

If you are an animal lover, then Sakrebailu Elephant Camp near Shimoga is a must-visit. It is located on Thirthahalli Road, around 14 kilometres from the city centre. The camp boasts 50 elephants and offers an enthralling opportunity for people to interact with these friendly beings. Other activities in the Sakrebailuu camp include trekking, camping, bird watching, etc.

Kodachadri Hills

Located in the Western Hills, the Kodachadri Hills serve as a mesmerizing and picturesque tourist stop. It is around 114 kilometres away from Shimoga's city centre. Apart from sightseeing, you can also opt for trekking and hiking at Kodachadri and visit the Mookambika Devi Temple nearby.

Sacred Heart Church

It is the second largest church and a must-visit spot near Shimoga. The catholic church sprawls across 18000 square feet, and its architecture is a combination of Gothic and Roman styles. The prayer hall of the church can accommodate 5000 people.

Hosahalli

It is a unique tourist attraction near Shimoga. The village of Hosahalli is the only place in the world where people speak Sanskrit on a daily basis. Hosahalli was a part of the Vijaynagar empire, and you can find remnants of several temples in the area. Some of the fun activities you can do in Hosahalli include photography, trekking, and sightseeing.

Major Railway Stations

The train journey from Bengaluru to Shimoga takes 5 hours and 32 minutes on average. The eight major stations along the Bengaluru-Shimoga rail route include:

  • Bhadravati (BDVT)
  • Tarikere (TKE)
  • Birur Junction (RRB)
  • Kadur Junction (DRU)
  • Arsikere Junction (ASK)
  • Tiptur (TTR)
  • Tumkur (TK)
  • Yesvantpur Junction (YPR)

If you have booked train tickets from Bengaluru to Shimoga, do not forget to check your train's timetable and halt at each junction before getting down at any of the stations mentioned above.

Nearest Metro Stations to the Railway Stations

Reaching the railway station on time is always a hassle, especially during hours. Moreover, in a city like Bangalore, which is infamous for its traffic, having details about the easiest route to reach the railway station comes in handy. Bangalore is well connected by metro stations, providing a sigh of relief from its dreadful traffic. However, Shimoga is yet to receive metro lines. Here are the ideal means of transit for both stations:

For Bengaluru

Most trains from Bengaluru to Shimoga depart from the KSR Bengaluru City Junction. The City Railway Metro Station serves the train station on the Namma Metro's Purple Line. You can take Exit Point A to depart towards the KSR rail junction. In addition, the Majestic station on the Purple Line may also be a good option for some travellers.

Furthermore, you can also opt for bus services, as the Kempegowda Bus Station is located directly opposite the KSR Bengaluru junction. However, you might encounter unusual traffic on your bus journey to the train station, especially during peak hours. Thus, exercising vigilance is essential.

For Shimoga

The most feasible way to leave from Shimoga train station is by bus, as the Shimoga Bus Station is only 4 km from the junction. In addition, you can always opt for private taxis and cabs like Ola, Uber, and Meru cabs that are readily available 24/7.

Bus from Bangalore to Shimoga

If your train ticket is not confirmed, need not worry. Alternatively, you can travel by bus from Bangalore to Shimoga through redBus bus booking app. Book now!

FAQs

How many trains run from Bangalore to Shimoga?
There are 24 trains that run from Bangalore to Shimoga route. Some trains run on a daily basis. On the other hand, some trains run weekly and can be booked in advance. You can find the list of available trains when you enter the travel date while looking to book a train from Bangalore to Shimoga.
How can I book a train from Bangalore to Shimoga?
You can make an online train ticket booking from Bangalore to Shimoga by entering the travel details like source, destination, and date of travel. From the list of available trains on the mentioned date, you can choose the most suitable one and check the seat availability. After this, you can continue to pay and wait to receive your train booking confirmation.
How many days in advance can I make a railway reservation?
Advance railway reservation generally opens 120 days before the date of journey. This excludes the date of the journey. So, you can start checking the seat availability during the period of 120 days and make a booking in advance.
What is the maximum number of passengers I can reserve the seats for in a single train ticket booking from Bangalore to Shimoga?
A maximum of 6 seats can be booked in a single train ticket booking. Also, 2 children who are below 5 years of age are allowed with the ticket, but tickets will not be generated for them. Therefore, if you are booking a Tatkal ticket from Bangalore to Shimoga, you can reserve seats for a maximum of 4 passengers.
Which documents are required for online railway reservation from Bangalore to Shimoga?
When making a railway ticket booking, you do not require any special travel documents and only need to fill up the details required. However, during the train journey, you will need to carry valid ID proof such as Aadhar, Voter ID, Driving License, Pan Card, Passport etc..
How many railway stations are there in Bangalore?
There are 25 stations in Bangalore.
How many railway stations are there in Shimoga?
There are 2 stations in Shimoga.
How to get the cheapest train tickets from Bangalore to Shimoga?
redRail offers you the best deal to book the cheapest IRCTC train tickets. Use code: BIGRAIL and get a flat Rs. 150 Off on your first ticket booking.