The nearest airport is Mangalore Airport which is around 154 km from Karwar. There are regular flights from major Indian cities to Mangalore.
Karwar is connected to all major cities in India by road. NH66 passes through Karwar and connects it to Mumbai in the north and Mangalore in the south.
Karwar is well connected by rail to the rest of India. The Konkan Railway line passes through Karwar, and there are several trains that stop at the Karwar railway station.
There is no metro or railway in Karwar. However, there are buses and autos that are available for travelling within the city.