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.
Traffic and congestion all the way. Availability of food joints and shops are plenty. No major worries. Better to start early to beat traffic. This highway is full of educational institutions and lot of industries. Average speed could be about 60kmph only.
I undertook a train journey from Bangalore to Mysore by the Train Number 16235 which departed from Platform Number 5 from the Bangalore city railway station at around 7 am. It reached Mysore Junction at around 9:45 am thus concluding the whole journey in just around 2:45 minutes to cover the total distance which was 139 kilometers. The train was powered through 2 diesel engines in the front and the route taken was via Kengeri, bidadi, Ramanagara, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya, Pandavapura and Srirangapatnam. There is almost a double track now between Bangalore to Mysore except for one hindrance I. E. At Srirangapatna where the process to shift the Tipu's Armoury has gained pace and would be completed latest by June 2017. The ticket fare from Bangalore to Mysore by an express train is Rs 60, while the ticket for a passenger train is just rs 35, which is dirt cheap when compared to an express bus which costs around Rs 135 while the deluxe A/C Airavat Volvo normally costs around Rs 290 one-way.
It is very comfortable to travel by any road in Mysore. It may be cross road or a main road. The city was well planned. The Roads are very comfortable. There is a good maintained Traffic, so Traffic jam is rare in Mysore. If there is a Traffic Jam in Tourist season, no worries it will be cleared in minutes. It is very good experience with the travel in a neat city.
The roads are amazing and Big, yet being a weekend the traffic was horrible. So we reached the destination a bit late than the expected time. The KSRTC Airavat Bus Service and the Staff is really nice. They provide a packed drinking water and newspaper to read in the journey. The Driver was cruising at a steady speed, no bumps or any other issues. It was a very e journey.
On the northern outskirts of Mysore, this sophisticated hotel is 6 km from the grand Mysore Palace. We stayed at this hotel when we visited the Grand Mysore Palace. This Hotel is exactly on Bangalore-Mysore Highway; as we were travelling from Bangalore in a Bus, we got down from Bus just in...more »
The road is good between Bangalore to Mysore. You can take the NICE road as well for relaxed driving but I took the normal road as we started at 6 AM. There was less traffic. The best place to stop for a break is at A2B Bidadi. If you can travel further you can stop at Channapatna which is actually half way between Bangalore and Mysore. Travel time is max 4 hours including breaks.