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Local Transport in Mangalore

The geographical location of this beautiful city Mangalore has made it accessible through all forms of transport and its local transport network needs a special mention. Mangalore is a port city and has contributed much to the prosperity of the Karnataka state. Over the years it has developed into a significant tourist city where tourist from all over the country and the world visit its various religious places, sun kissed beaches like Ulall beach and also its unique tourist attractions like Pilikula Nisarga Dhama an eco tourism spot, which preserves wild life and rare plants in its beautiful gardens. One of the most essential elements of successful tourism in a state or city is the existence of efficient public transport in the city, which can be used by tourist to meet the personal traveling requirements. Mangalore has its share of efficient public transport system in the form of public buses, private taxis, car rentals and auto rickshaws.

Auto Rickshaws

Like any other bustling city of India, auto rickshaws form an important part of daily public transport for its residents and people visiting the city. In fact they are quite popular among their daily passengers.  Auto fares in Mangalore have a simple format which is Rs 25/- for the first 1.5 km and after that Rs 14/- for every km travelled. If you want an auto to wait, the waiting charges are Rs 25/- for the first fifteen minutes and then for the next 45 minutes, 25% of the total auto fare would be charged. Most people have luggage with them, thus the first 20 kg is free of cost and for every 20 kg luggage it would be Rs 2/- only. When you travel during the night within the timings 10:00 PM in the night to 5:00 PM in the evening, the rates would be fifty percentage more, than the normal morning rates.

Taxis from Airport
Taxis waiting outside the Mangalore Airport to fetch passengers who visit the city

Taxis from Airport

There are many private taxis plying in Mangalore and they would take their passengers from the airport to their destination in Mangalore.  The passenger can choose from economical cars to luxurious cars and have to pay the fare rate associated with it. Most of the time the drivers are very well trained and international travelers enjoy their comforting conversations about the city and its rich glory.

Car Rentals in Mangalore

You can rent private car for traveling inside and outside the city. The car rental services offer competitive rates and ensure that the customer is satisfied. There are different cars for different people and suit their different budgets. You can approximately rent a Tata Indica at Rs 1640/- for full day and Rs 870/- for half a day. For very km they charge an extra Rs 10/- approximately. If you want to enjoy traveling in a luxurious Toyota Innova, the full day rates are Rs 2500/- and for half day the rates are Rs 1300/-. For every extra km traveled the rate is Rs 13/0 per km.

List of Car Rental Agencies in Mangalore
Akash Travels, Mangalore
Office Address: Prajna Complex, Abbakka Circle, Main Road, Mangalore – 575001
Mobile-Numbers: 9845089527, 9036552277Contact
Office Hours – 7 days weeks, anytime
Email Id:
Mobile: 9845089527, 9036552277

East West Tours & Travels

Office Address: Doddanagudde, Kunjibettu Post, Udupi - 576102
Mobile-Contact Numbers: 9845214196Contact
Email id:
Office Hours – 7 days weeks, anytime

Dhyan Tours & Travels
Kulshekar, Mangalore
Office Address: Abby Complex, Shakthinagar Cross, Kulshekar, Mangalore – 575005
Contact Numbers- 0824 – 2232118/8242232118
Mobile Number: 9901323218
Website URL:
Office Hours – 7 Days a Week / 9:30 am to 8:30 pm


Tokyo Market G.H.S Road, Hampanakatta, Mangalore
Contact Mumber: 9902751955

Sushil Enterprises
Office Address: Next to Karnataka Bank,
Opposite Mannagudda Primary School,
Mannagudda Main Road Mangalore - 575 003
Mobile Number: 9945152696
Contact Number: (0824)4274293.

The excellent local transport in Mangalore helps the tourists ,business travelers and locals to reach their preferred destination at anytime of the day as it offers comforts of traveling and doing the work hassle free without any tension.

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