Karnataka has a well-developed transport system. Bengaluru city has one of the busiest airport in india and well connected with domestic and international flights. It is  also the headquarters of the airlines Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines. Roads are the arteries of Karnataka State and many state and National Highways pass through the State.

In case of Rail transport The headquarters of the South-Western Railway division of Indian Railways is located at Hubballi .Konkan Railway considerd as engineering marvel and one of the toughest engineering projects passé through the State.  Buses, cars and trains are the means of transport for moving across distant places in Karnataka.

Air Transport

Karnataka is the leading state in the aerospace infrastructure. The State has five operational airports.  Bangalore and Mangalore are the International Airports in the state.

International Airports -2

Defence Airports -2

Domestic Airports -3

Network of regional/ minor airports, airstrips and helipads fuel industrial growth, connectivity amongst tourist areas, and provide backup for emergency services. Kalaburagi Airport, Bijapur Airport and Shivamogga Airport, built under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, was opened for commercial use by July 2013.

Land Acquisition is under progress for Hassan and Bellary Airports. Airports Authority of India expanding airports in Hubli and Belgaum with investments of US$ 31-million (INR 155 crore) each.



  • the total length of rail track in Karnataka is 3089 km.
  • The South Western Zone, headquartered atHubballi was created in 2003 thus fulfilling a long-standing demand of the state. Several parts of the state now come under this zone with the remaining being under Southern Railways.
  • Coastal Karnataka is covered under theKonkan Railway network, a project that is regarded as one of the feats of Indian engineering.
  • PPP-based projects for expansion of railway connectivity planned such as Bijapur-Shahbad, Hubli-Ankola and Dharwad-Belgaum
  • Proposed Rail coach factory at Kolar
  • Udupi-Mangalore Mass Rapid System
  • High speed train to Bangalore International Airport



  • New Mangalore Port: 9th major port in India, with the deepest inner harbor on the west coast
  • 10 minor ports;Karwar, Belekeri, Tadri, Honnavara, Bhatkal, Kundapur, Hangarkatta, Malpe, Padubidri and Old Mangaluru.
  • Karnataka has a coastline of 320 KM between Karwar (at the North) and Mangalore (at the South) flanked by Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts, with favorable and strategic port locations
  • Adjacent districts are rich with mineral and natural resources and well connected by National Highways and the Konkan Railway broad-gauge line, both running parallel to the coastline
  • Scope for development of additional ports in next 5 years



  • Karnataka is well connected with all the six neighboring states and other parts of India through 14 NHs, accounting for 6% NH network of India
  • Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project (KSHIP) has developed 2,394 Km of road with an expenditure of US$ 474 million
  • Road length in Karnataka increased by 43% in the last 10 years
  • Karnataka Road Development Corporation Ltd. has undertaken construction of 853 bridges, of which 613 bridges have been completed
  • Road development implemented through PPP models such as Build-Operate-Transfer‘ (Tumkur-Nelmangala, Elevated Expressway to Electronic City) and annuity projects (Bengaluru-Maddur)
  • Government of India has provided US$ 34.4-million (INR 165 crore) in Viability Gap Funding grant.
  • Government of Karnataka has planned 5 other projects with the total cost of US$ 19.2-million (INR 92 crore) for PPPbased projects on development of roads
  • National Highway connectivity: US$39.6-million (INR 190 crore) for 83-km road from NH-63 near Ginigere – Gangavathi.



  • has nine transshipment centers catering to the imports and exports of the state. Four of these centers are located in Bangalore
  • Development in Karnataka’s logistic infrastructure targeted at paralleling growth of national logistic in rastructure to harness increasing opportunities in sector
  • Imports / exports from Karnataka mainly take place through the through the four centers – NMPT, Karwar, BIAL and the dry port Banglore.
  • 9 transhipment centres
  • container Depot Bangalore
  • 2 Container Freight Stations, Bangalore
  • New Mangalore Port, Mangalore
  • Karwar Port
  • Belekeri Port
  • Container Freight Station, Mangalore
  • Container Freight Station, Belgaum



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