Bhatkal is about 150 km from Mangalore on the National Highway No.17 towards North along the West Coast. There are broad gauge train connections from all over India to Mangalore including Konkan Railway. Train services are available from Mangalore via Bhatkal. Frequent bus connections are available from Mangalore to Bhatkal. Bhatkal is about 220 km from Hubli by road. There are also convenient bus connections from Hubli to Bhatkal. Hubli is connected to Pune and Solapur through broad gauge trains.