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.
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.
It was good experience in the train. All the passengers were good in the train, but I could see this train as local train and all passengers are allowed to enter in Sleeper and AC coach even if they were having general ticket. TT was telling they were regular passenger.
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.
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