The nearest airport is Mangalore which is one and half hours drive by road
The closest railway stations are at Udupi (2 km from Manipal) and Mangalore (65 km from Manipal).
Manipal is well connected with 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.