Moodabidri can be reached by road from many directions. From Mangalore it is about an hours drive on a two lane well paved road. It is connected with a number of express buses running at frequent intervals. All services are run by private operators and quality of the buses are above average. One can also reach Moodabidri from Karkala which is about 20 minutes with express buses every 15 minutes or so. In addition the other important town, Udupi is also connected to Moodabidri but the bus services are not as frequent as in the case of Mangalore and Karkala.