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.
Frequently travelling to Mysore from Bangalore by bus. The Airavat Volvos leaving from Majestic and Sattelite Bus Stations. (You can check KSRTC website for details)
Quite a good and comfortable option as buses are good and roads are smooth. Advice would be to take Airavat Club class buses as they are more comfortable for not much price. Have charging points and most run a movie for the journey.
Travel if you want to avoid trains or cost of hire car.
No food is served on this train, they say it is only served from Bangalore to Chennai and Chennai to Bangalore sectors, what nonsense. Railways when will they give customer satisfaction. Clean train, okay toilets, fast train, takes 2 hours to reach Mysore.
Such a horrible journey I had. Too much traffic on Highway and reached Mysore Bus Stop was delayed. My actual departure at 6 Pm but bus came around 7:15 Pm. From Bangalore too much traffic. Literally I have seen hell.
The bus facility in Mysore is simply awesome! Best is to get into a A/C bus even though a fare difference of INR 10 or 15 is there. Comfortable journey and safe seats. Should be careful of your belongings. Charging points in Volvo bus is there. On-board crew is really helpful. Reaching Mysore, it was an special experience with my family. we visited local temples, had local cuisine, visited street bazaar, we visited Bandipur National Park, saw animals and birds.
I booked hatch-pack taxi to travel to Mysore trip and it was a very delightful experience. I along with my friends enjoyed a lot. The driver behavior and service is just awesome. The taxi vendor was from GR Travels and the car was Tata Indica in superb condition with A/C and FM working in good condition and the best part is that it cost me only 2400 for the round trip. It is indeed cheap as it is worthy paying only Rs 2400/- for 4 people for such a long journey and road is just awesome. We stopped at a superb dhaba in between the route and you won't believe it was cheaper and very tasty food served. It was indeed a paisa vasool experience for me.
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