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.
We had fantastic trip to Mysore. We had booked ticket from Bangalore to Mysore at 6:00 Am, it's best time travel between to cities. We travelled in semi sleeper with A/C bus. The journey was very comfortable. And rest stop will be there in during journey. Entertainment will be there like TV. They will provide water bottles.
If you are planning for weekend trip, then Chamundi Express is best option for you. It departs at 6:15 in evening. Even if you miss the train due to Bangalore traffic, you can still catch a passenger train which departs at 7 Pm. You can easily get the seat.
I booked a sightseeing tour by bus from Bangalore to Mysore online. There were no good reviews but I took a chance, it was okay but I didn't say it was perfect. Bus quality was not that good, and time given for all sightseeing points was less, so had to rush everywhere.
Than in returning the ones who need to go to Mysore were shifted in another bus. Okay fine types journey, better hire a cab, but its not safe at some places in Mysore, like some forts and hill tops are full of anti social elements, for that sense travelling by bus is good if you are a group of girls.
I was a nice journey to the city of Mysore. The roads were neat and clean. The surroundings areas were amazing to watch. The climate here was cool. It was wonderful experience to spend time with family. Mysore has a historic presence in its palaces, temples and scenic as well.
Very nice journey, smooth roads, time well spent and not too crowded. No traffic, clean city, clean air and it was a happy feeling. Don't believe me try it on your own. It is the best part of the south. You have so much to explore, so much to see. People are nice here.
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