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How to Reach Gokarna from Hyderabad

Gokarna is a small temple town located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Known for its pristine beaches and ancient temples, Gokarna has emerged as a popular weekend getaway from major cities like Bangalore and Hyderabad. If you are planning a trip to Gokarna from Hyderabad, this travel guide will provide complete information to make your journey smooth and memorable.

How to Reach Gokarna from Hyderabad

By Train

The most convenient way to reach Gokarna from Hyderabad is by train. The distance between Hyderabad and Gokarna is about 700 km and covers major stations like Secunderabad, Raichur, and Guntakal Junction on the way.

Some of the best train options from Hyderabad are:

  • Godavari Express - Departs Hyderabad at 9:45 pm and reaches Gokarna at 11:00 am the next day

  • Rayalaseema Express - Leaves Hyderabad at 6:10 pm and arrives in Gokarna at 8:30 am

  • Marusagar Express - Departs at 11:10 pm from Hyderabad and reaches Gokarna at 1:00 pm

The average travel time is 14 to 16 hours and covers the distance overnight. So the train can be a good option if you want to save on accommodation.

By Bus

There are plenty of state-run and private buses that ply between Hyderabad and Gokarna on a regular basis.

Some popular bus operators on this route are:

  • KSRTC - Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation

  • VRL Travels

  • SRS Travels

  • Orange Tours And Travels

Buses generally take 16 to 18 hours to cover the 700 km distance and have stops for food and rest. Both sleeper and seater buses are easily available from Hyderabad to Gokarna.

Though buses take more time than trains, they provide flexibility to stop over at places like Hampi if you wish to break the journey.

By Flight

The nearest airport from Gokarna is Dabolim Airport in Goa located 140 km away. If you wish to travel by flight, you can take a flight from Hyderabad to Goa and then take a taxi or bus to reach Gokarna.

Some popular airlines offering flights on this route are:

  • SpiceJet

  • AirAsia

  • IndiGo

The aerial distance from Hyderabad to Goa is just 490 km and flight time is around 1 hour. So in just 3 hours of flight time, you can travel from Hyderabad all the way to the coastal paradise of Gokarna.

By Road

While the road may not be the fastest way due to the long distance, you can still drive down to Gokarna from Hyderabad via the NH48 route. This 16-lane expressway passes through towns like Maharashtra, and Karnataka and enters Goa. After crossing Goa, Gokarna is just 140 km away.

The total road distance is about 780 km and the approximate driving time would be 15 hours with stops. So you can split the journey into 2 days and enjoy the ride through the scenic Western Ghats.

Final Tips

  • Book train or bus tickets in advance during festivals and peak seasons

  • Hire a taxi from Goa airport to Gokarna if traveling by flight

  • Carry plenty of snacks and water while traveling by bus or train

We hope this travel guide gives you a good idea to plan your trip from Hyderabad to Gokarna. Let us know in comments if you need any help or have a specific query. Have a safe and memorable trip!


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