The distance between Bangalore and Mysore, is almost 140 km. It takes a little more than two hours, to reach Mysore from Bangalore, by road or rail. Though the roads are very wel laid and have few traffic jams, the best and fastest way to reach Mysore from Bangalore, is by train. The Shatabdi takes just two hours to cover the distance. Though the fare is bit high, it provides with food and water. For a single adult in an AC Chair Car, the fare is Rs. 595. There are other trains running between the stations as well, almost on an hourly basis.
Transport options from Bangalore to Mysore
Bangalore to Mysore By Train: Take a direct train from Bangalore to Mysore, which takes about 3 hours. Mysore Junction Railway Station is located at a distance of around 2 km from the city centre. You can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis to cover the distance between the railway station and the city centre. Economical and convenient. Ideal for seniors and families.
Bangalore to Mysore By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car from Bangalore to drive down to Mysore, which takes around 2 hours. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR12 to INR30, depending upon the type of car. Ideal option for group travellers and families with kids.
Bangalore to Mysore By Bus: Take a direct Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus from Bangalore to Mysore that takes around 6 hours. The KSRTC buses from Bangalore to Mysore depart every 5 minutes. Bus Depot of Mysore is located 5 km away from the city centre. You can hire an auto-rickshaw to reach the city centre from bus depot. It is a suitable option for individual travellers and backpackers.
Bangalore Mysore road is always busy one with traffic. Though it is a good road but it has traffic all days because there are a lot of small towns on the way and the Highway goes through these towns making this road not so comfortable for Highway driving but still the condition of the road being good makes it manageable to go on this road.
Best to travel by Car than bus as nice travel experience and you can stop on the way spots when and wherever you want also nice stops for food. You can have a look of Innovative Film City and Wonder La (From out side). Also you can visit, Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple, Sri Ranga Patnam etc on the way.
Mysore is one the most beautiful city in India. For a techie working in Bangalore it's a great weekend relief. We were 7 friends so booked an SUV started early at 6:00 and reached there by 9:00. It was a comfortable journey. We were charged 18 Rs/km but got a discount of Rs 1000 for first booking on a taxi web portal for round trip.
On our journey, we visited Mysore Palace, Mysore zoo, Brindavan garden, Karanji Lake and Regional Museum of Natural History.
We reached so many exotic places but still managed to reach back on the same day. It was a splendid experience for us.
One thing about Mysore is the serenity of the place that you can't resist to visit it more often. I wish my company had an office space at Mysore so we could work from this place :)
Highly recommended for Bangalore IT people for weekend getaway.
Used KSRTC A/C bus to travel to Mysore. It's very good bus and seats are very comfortable in seating, you can sleep like a baby.
My advice to new travellers is to use this bus to travel. Travel time is just 2 and 1/2 hours from Bangalore to Mysore or Mysore to Bangalore, where the other ordinary buses will take 3 and 1/2 to 4 hours to travel.
We have travelled by A/C bus, it was very good look and maintained accurate timings, the journey is very nice and the seats are very comfortable and they provided water. We watched one movie also. The bus driver has smooth driving, and conductor are very cooperative. It was a great experience.
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