Birur Junction Railway Station is one of the main stations on the South Western Railways. It is situated on the way to Bangalore from Shimoga. At this junction, the rail route bifurcates into two directions. One railway line extends to Shimoga town and the other to Chitradurga. Rani Chenamma Express, Bangalore-Hubli Jan Shatabdi Express, Siddhaganga Express,
Chalukya Express, Bangalore-Shimoga Express, Vasco da Gama-Chennai Express and Bangalore-Ajmer Express pass through this station.