Gokarna train station to bus stand. how to get from gokarna road railway station to near beach by bus. to zostel gokarna hostel, to hostelavie gokarna. Backpacking South India

 

 

Hi there!

 

So you’re headed to Gokarna!

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. best things to do in gokarna. places to visit in gokarna. Backpacking South India

 

And you’re arriving to Gokarna by train.

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. train to gokarna. Backpacking South India

 

 

Is it easy to get to the tourist area of Gokarna from the train station?!

Well, you’ll be a bit further away from the main Gokarna beaches if you arrive to Gokarna by train compared to if you arrive to Gokarna by bus, but it can still be relatively simple to get to where you’re staying… and you can even get to Gokarna town in part by bus from near the train station!

 

 

So…

Since I was staying at Zostel Gokarna…

Here are the basic steps on how to get from Gokarna Road train station to Zostel Gokarna!
  • Arrive at Gokarna Road train station
  • Walk to bus stop near Gokarna train station (about 15 minutes)
  • Wait for next bus to come!
  • Get on the bus!
  • Take bus to Gokarna bus station in town (20 minutes)
  • Walk towards Kudle Beach to Zostel Gokarna (15 minutes)… or elsewhere you’re staying! (or take a rickshaw)
  • Arrive at the place you’re staying!

 

Arrive at Gokarna Road train station

Gokarna train station to bus stand. how to get there - arrive at gokarna train station. Backpacking South India

 

Walk to bus stop near Gokarna train station

Gokarna train station to bus stand. how to get there - gokarna train station to bus stop how far. Backpacking South India

 

Wait for next bus to come!

Gokarna train station to bus stand. how to get there - bus timings to beach. Backpacking South India

 

Get on the bus!

Gokarna train station to bus stand. how to get there - bus ride to near beach. Backpacking South India

 

Take bus to Gokarna bus station in town

Gokarna train station to bus stand. how to get there - gokarna main bus station in town near beach. Backpacking South India

 

Walk to the place you’re staying!

Gokarna train station to bus stand. how to get there - walk from gokarna main bus station in town to near beach. Backpacking South India

 

Arrive at your accommodation!

Gokarna train station to bus stand. how to get there - walk from gokarna main bus station in town to zostel gokarna near beach. Backpacking South India

 

Enjoy Gokarna!!

Gokarna train station to bus stand. how to get there - best things to do in gokarna - gokarna beach trek on cliff. Backpacking South India

 

 

And if you’re headed to Goa after Gokarna, see about taking the train from Gokarna to Goa!

 

 

🌴 Side note!

If you haven’t booked your accommodation in Gokarna yet, book now at Zostel Gokarna! (partner website.) This is THE most popular place to stay in Gokarna. I stayed here when it was solidly off-season and they were nearly completely booked up every night! This place is especially good if you’re a solo traveler, and it’s good if you’re a small group too. There’s the Mantra Cafe on-site which means you can eat and drink (beer available) with ocean views without going far at all! There’s also a group trek you can sign up that comes with amazing cliff views. (Costs extra – sign up when you get there.) If Zostel is booked up, then go for Hostelavie Gokarna. This place has ocean views of its own, plus it’s right next to Zostel so you can still go to Mantra Cafe easily! Another activity when you’re in Gokarna is a trip to Honey Beach.

Also see:

/end side note 🌴

 

 

Now…

How much does a rickshaw cost from the Gokarna train station to Gokarna town?

So when you arrive to the Gokarna Road train station, you’ll find a number of rickshaws waiting for you just outside the train station. 

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. rickshaw from gokarna road railway station. Backpacking South India

 

It seems that the cost from the train station to Zostel Gokarna is around 250 rupees (US$3).

If you aren’t staying at Zostel, for reference, this is located somewhere between Gokarna town and Kudle Beach. 

Hostelavie Gokarna is also located right near Zostel.

 

Taking a rickshaw from the train station would be the easiest option to get to where you’re going!

 

But, if you want to leave the train station in a cheaper way, or you just want to take the bus, the bus IS an option!

And, it’s really not too difficult.

It will just require time and patience since it will take longer than getting a rickshaw to take you directly to where you want to go, whether that’s somewhere around Gokarna town, Om Beach, or another area! 

 

 

So…

How to take the bus from the Gokarna train station

 

Arrive at Gokarna Road train station

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna road railway station. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna road railway station arrival. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna road railway station arrival. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna road railway station. Backpacking South India

 

I arrived by overnight train from Kerala!

 

 

Walk to bus stop near Gokarna train station

So once I got to the train station, I went towards the main exit since I didn’t know where to go for the bus stop. 

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna road railway station exit. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna road railway station exit. Backpacking South India

 

I then went to the train station ticket window and asked about the bus.

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. buy train tickets at gokarna road railway station, ticket booking counter for reservations. Backpacking South India

 

I was told that it was like 1 km away and he pointed me in the direction.

Well, there is really only one direction to go once you exit the train station.

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna road railway station entry. Backpacking South India

 

You will see one road leading away from the train station.

So you really can’t mess it up! 

And then basically, you just start walking on the road until you come to what feels like the main road. 

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. walk from gokarna road railway station to get to bus to gokarna beach and to town. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. walk from gokarna road railway station to get to bus to gokarna beach and to town. Backpacking South India

 

This will be about a 15 minute walk.

 

You’ll pass by a little temple…

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. walk from gokarna road railway station to get to bus to gokarna beach and to town. Backpacking South India

 

And that means you’re getting close!

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. walk from gokarna road railway station to get to bus to gokarna beach and to town. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. near bus stop. walk from gokarna road railway station to get to bus to gokarna beach and to town. Backpacking South India

 

Once you come to the intersection…

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. near bus stop. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. near bus stop. Backpacking South India

…to the right…

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. near bus stop. Backpacking South India

…to the left…

 

And most importantly…

Look directly across the street!

You will find a shelter area, and that’s where the bus stop is.

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus stop to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

 

I asked a guy that was sitting outside the shop about where to go for a bus to Gokarna Beach, and he pointed me to the bus stop.

This bus doesn’t go directly to Gokarna Beach, but it goes to the bus station in Gokarna town… which will get you close enough to Gokarna Beach! There are many beaches in Gokarna, and the one that’s near town is called Gokarna Beach.

 

So, to be on the side of the street of the bus that goes to Gokarna town, you need to cross the street.

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus stop to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

 

 

And then, once you’re at the bus stop…

 

Wait for next bus to come!

In my case, I didn’t even wait for 5 minutes and the bus arrived. 

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus arrival timings to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus arrival timings to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus arrival timings to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus arrival timings kumta to gokarna to kumta. to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

 

It does seem like buses come frequently enough though for you to make taking the bus to town a reliable option. 

 

 

Get on the bus!

For reference, on the front of the bus it said it was a bus for Kumta to Gokarna to Kumta.

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus arrival timings kumta to gokarna to kumta. to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

 

Although I did not pay attention to this, and once I got on the bus I confirmed that it was a bus to Gokarna Beach. 

 

 

Take bus to Gokarna bus station in town!

It wasn’t an overly crowded bus, but I was standing for most of the bus ride.

And since the roads are a bit curvy, it did require having to hold onto something well to avoid falling over!

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus ride to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus ride to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus ride to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

 

This bus ride was around 20 minutes.

 

 

How much is the bus ride?

Gokarna train station to bus stand. bus ticket cost how much. to gokarna beach, to gokarna town, to near om beach, to near kudle beach. Backpacking South India

 

There will be a guy who will come around to collect the ticket fare, and the cost of the bus ticket was 10 rupees (US$0.15). 

 

 

Arrive at Gokarna bus station!

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna town main bus station. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna town main bus station arrival timing. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna town main bus station. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand. gokarna town main bus station. Backpacking South India

 

 

Walk to the place you’re staying!

Once you get to the bus station, you can find rickshaws just outside the bus station. 

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Kudle Beach or to Om Beach by rickshaw from bus station. how much. Backpacking South India

 

From the Gokarna bus station to Zostel Gokarna is around 80 rupees for a rickshaw. 

Coming from the bus station, Kudle Beach is a little further than Zostel Gokarna, and Om Beach is even further than Kudle Beach.

Or… you can walk! 

I started walking towards Kudle Beach to get to Gokarna. 

It was a nice little walk through town. 

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Kudle Beach or to Om Beach by walk. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Kudle Beach or to Om Beach by walk. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Kudle Beach or to Om Beach by walk. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Kudle Beach. street through town. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Kudle Beach or to Om Beach by walk. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Kudle Beach or to Om Beach by walk. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Kudle Beach or to Om Beach by walk. Backpacking South India

 

This walk was around 15 minutes.

 

 

Arrive at your accommodation!

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Zostel Gokarna hostel or hostelavie gokarna. how much. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Zostel Gokarna hostel or hostelavie gokarna. how much. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Zostel Gokarna hostel or hostelavie gokarna. how much. Backpacking South India

Gokarna train station to bus stand: How to get from Gokarna bus station to Zostel Gokarna hostel or hostelavie gokarna. how much. Backpacking South India

 

 

Enjoy Gokarna!!

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HAPPY BUS RIDE FROM GOKARNA TRAIN STATION!

 

Gokarna train station to bus stand. how to get from gokarna road railway station to near beach by bus. to zostel gokarna, to hostelavie gokarna. Backpacking South India

 

 

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