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.
I travelled from Bangalore to Mysore through SRS Bus travel agency. It took about two and half hours to reach Mysore. It was a semi-sleeper bus and I am happy with their job. The views were inspiring, the bus trip was very good. The journey will be better if you are travelling with your friends. The best time to visit Mysore is between September and January.
Train travel from Bangalore to Mysore takes on 4 hours. The train Golgumbaz Exp is good. I recommend you to travel by train since it is the safest option and also you can enjoy the serene nature beauty on the route. There are many trains available to travel from Bangalore to Mysore. I select this train since its time is convenient.
The road from Bangalore till Mysuru is very wide and good but the only issue is the number of villages on the way and the regular speed breakers. What’s the point of having speed breakers on a highway!!! You get good eateries on the way. Best been the Kamath and the new food court which has open.
The car was Innova and it was a very comfortable one but the driver was not good. We had communication problem with the driver. The driver was fluent in his mother tongue and knew only few words of English. He was initially driving at a good speed but while returning he drove very fast and rough. Travelling in the morning or evening was good. Enjoyed the views on the way. There was Kamat Restaurant on the way which was worth going to. Food was served on banana leaves. Idlis were cooked in leaves and the ambience was very good and the orders were taken by the girls. They had toilet facilities and also handicrafts stalls outside. Ate food, both the times while going to Mysore and on the return journey.
Its not very long journey, so not tiring. On the road you will find Ramanagara, famous place where Sholay, one of the greatest movie of indian cinema was shot.
There are many temples on the road, you can certainly pay visit to them. Tipu Sultan's place is nice. But sangam is not so good, they call it sangam becaue 3 rivers meet here. But now its not maintained.
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