Railway: The closest railway stations are Udupi (Indrali, 5 Km from Manipal) and Mangalore (65 km from Manipal). These railway stations lie on the Konkan raliway along the west coast of India. Delhi and Mumbai(to the north) and Ernakulam(to the south) are linked to Udupi station. Mangalore station is connected to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum, Mumbai and other major cities. Those travelling from Kolkata can travel via Chennai/Mumbai/Bangalore/Goa and then take a connecting train to Mangalore. There is also a train operating from Jammu to Mangalore once a week.
By Road: Manipal is well connected with all the major cities in Karnataka, Kerala, Goa etc. Buses run between Mangalore and Manipal frequently. Direct buses are also available from Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai and other cities.
By Air: The nerest airport is in Mangalore (65 km from Manipal).
Pre-paid taxis are available at Mangalore airport to go to Manipal.