NITK lies on the coastal belt of Karnataka, on the National Highway 66, at about 22 kms from Mangalore towards Udupi. It lies close to Mangalore International Airport, and Railway Stations - Mangalore Central, Mangalore Junction and Surathkal. Bus Routes from Mumbai, Goa and Bangalore (that terminate at Udupi - Manipal) pass through the College and visitors can disembark right away. All Express buses to Udupi, Manipal or Karkala from Mangalore drop you at the College NITK Express Bus Stop. All parents / guardians with wards can apply in advance for accommodation at the International Hostel (IH) and the College Guest House, NITK (Limited accommodation). Beside these, Surathkal and Mangalore are dotted with a flurry of lodges, food Joints and Shopping Complexes.