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.
Generally, the 1st preference goes to train owing to lesser cost and more comfort. But on Bangalore-Mysore section, trains also happens to be faster and more of all start from the center of the City
Though morning trains are more convenient, this train has an advantage of leaving later in the day from Bangalore (10:30) and hence the crowd is lesser. Though this has an overtake by the Shatabdi, it generally reaches on time owing to short turn around time. More comfortable with me, my mom and dad sitting comfortably in the train all the way to Mysore from Bangalore.
Overall, trains are better as the train took just 2 hrs 35 minutes on that day to reach Mysore which was equal to journey by a Volvo. It was awesome.
Convenient to travel Bangalore to Mysore anytime. There are two alternative routes, one is via Bidadi-Ramanagara-Maddur-Mandya. The other is via Kanakapura- Malavalli. The first route is bigger though gets a bit crowded on weekends and the second route is more winding and has less chaos. Distance is almost similar.
Plenty of buses are available apart from taxis. There are loads of eating options on the way ranging from darshini hotels to coffee days to more fancier outlets. Great for a short break and one can also continue to Ooty or Coorg from Mysore.
We had to attend a marriage in Mysore during the weekend, so we started our journey to Mysore at 7 in the morning to avoid peak traffic during the day. The weather was cool, misty and excellent! We took a break at Kamat Lokaruchi located in Ramanagar to have our breakfast and then resumed our journey to Mysore. We reached Mysore around 10:30 am and the journey was very pleasant and we spent memorable time with our family during the journey. I will have fond memories of this trip and I have a strong desire to visit Mysore again to witness the world famous Jumbo Savari that will be held in October this year.
Mysore is one of the most important tourist centers of Karnataka. This is also popularly known as the 'Sandalwood City of India', I travel Mysore almost every year, especially during Dusserah.
We left early in the morning around 7 Am from Bangalore to avoid the city traffic. Around 8.30 we had breakfast at Bidadi. The roads are in good condition. We reached Sringapatna around 10.30. Visited Tipu Sultans Dome. Relaxed for one hour, then reached Mysore around 11.00 Am. First we went to Mysore Zoo and spent more than two hours in the Mysore Zoo. Rest of the day we went to see Mysore palace and other interesting places around Mysore.
My kids enjoy visiting Mysore. They like visiting the Brindivan Gardens, Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills, Balmuri Falls the best and biggest Zoo in India.
I will not be wrong to say that the city of Mysore still retains the old world charm in the shadowed alleys and thoroughfares. The temples, magnificent palaces and luxuriant gardens are the major tourist attractions that are frequently visited by the tourists.
Takes around 3-4 hours from Bangalore to Mysore. Roads are good, pleasure to drive, though there are big travellers driving all the way, roads are well-designed and can be driven with speed of around 80-90 km/hr. Have to beware of road humps while driving through small towns on the way.
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