Bangalore to Salem Distance

Bangalore To Salem

(Salem To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Salem

Total distance 201 km
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Salem is located at a distance of around 202 km from Bangalore. It is also known as 'Steel City' and is well-connected to Bangalore by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Salem from Bangalore is by road that takes around 3 hours. The places covered between Bangalore to Salem are Bangalore - 40 km-> Hosur- 52 km -> Krishnagiri ‚Äď 51 km -> Dharmapuri - 31 km -> Jodukuli - 36 km -> Salem. Facilities like petrol pumps, hospitals, ATMs and rest stops are available on the way to Salem from Bangalore.

Transport options from Bangalore to Salem

Bangalore to Salem By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Salem that takes around 3 hours. Salem Central bus terminus is situated at the city centre. Ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.

Bangalore to Salem By Car: Take a cab to reach Salem from Bangalore, which takes around 3 hours. Cost of cab ranges from INR8 to INR70 per kilometre, depending upon the showtype of car. Suitable for families, kids and seniors.

Bangalore to Salem By Train: Direct trains are available from Bangalore to Salem, a journey of around 4 hours. Salem Junction is situated at a distance of around 4 km from the city centre and can be reached by bus, cab or autorickshaw. Ideal for families with kids and seniors.

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Pritvi Kanchi

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Pritvi Kanchi
7/7
Posted Dec 2, 2015 Dec 2, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
I had been to salem by train in November 2014 for a sight-seeing trip. I boarded the Yesvantpur - Salem passenger which departs from Yesvantpur junction at around 16:05 minutes in the evening. It reaches Salem Junction at approximately 21:00 hours in the night. It goes via byappanahalli, hosur, dharmapuri, thoppur and omalur. The total time taken for this journey is approximately 4:45 minutes altogether covering the distance of 225 kilometers between the two majestic cities. The best time to visit Salem is between November to March. Yercaud is a must-see near Salem town what with many hair pin bends to be traversed to reach this abode of majestic beauty. The Raja seat in Yercaud is a must-visit destination when one can feel the cool breeze in the evening hours.
Train name (Train no): Yesvantpur Salem Passenger (56242)
Tickets booked:
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This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction
 7.00/7
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  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Salem Junction
 5.00/7
This station has
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  • Medical facility
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Pips Rahul

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Pips Rahul
7/7
Posted Jul 12, 2015 Jul 12, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
All along the Highway takes just about 4 hrs or may be less with no breaks. Good eating joints en-route closer to Bangalore though. Had breakfast at a huge restaurant. Good food and road is good throughout. Overall, a comfortable journey. Enough gas stations all along.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH7
Trip Includes:  Grand Estancia | Salem | Yercaud Hills
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Arun Ms
5.5/7
Posted Feb 10, 2015 Feb 10, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Personally driving in NH-7 is a pleasure inside Tamil Nadu. There are lots of food joints around Krishnagiri and the road is simply awesome. Only issue is lots of toll plazas, so we need to be spending a lot of money. We need to be little careful though, since there are lots of stupid drivers around.
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  • Petrol pumps
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  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH7
Trip Includes:  Salem Castle Hotel
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Kishor
7/7
Posted Aug 1, 2014 Aug 1, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
I moved to Yercaud via Salem. One could start in the morning, spend the day at the hill station and come back in the evening. Itís a small drive to chill the thrust and it was a pleasant drive through the hills. It is almost the centre place of Tamilnadu. You can go to all the major cities from here easily.
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Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7
Trip Includes:  Vasantham Hotel
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Prabhu Jackson
3.5/7
Posted Sep 25, 2014 Sep 25, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
I travelled by State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) bus from Salem to Bangalore last month. Itís a semi sleeper bus and they donít provide any entertainment movies inside the bus neither reached the destination on proper time itís was waste travelling in this SETC bus. Nothing was provided.

A request to all the travellers please donít travel in this bus otherwise you are wasting your money completely.
Bus operator: SETC
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Bangalore to Salem By Train (158 Km)

Bangalore ––› Salem
By Train 158 Km
Bangalore to Salem by Train (158 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Salem M T W T F S S
12255 Puducherry Express Banaswadi 21:27 01:15 N N N N Y N N
12257 Kochuveli Gr Banaswadi 21:27 01:25 N Y N Y N N Y
11013 Coimbatore Express Bangalore Cantt. 22:28 03:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
11021 Tirunelveli Express Banaswadi 22:21 02:55 N Y Y N N Y N
16232 Mailaduturai Express Bangalore Cantt. 19:20 23:42 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Bangalore to Salem By Car/Taxi (158 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 1264
Toyota Qualis 9 1422
Chevrolet Tavera 9 1422
Tata Indica A/C 10 1580
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 1580
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  • Bus
    • Total distance:158 km
    • Duration: 3 Hrs by Bus
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:158 km
    • Duration: 3 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 6 per km
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Yesvantpur Salem Passenger (56242), Bangalore Nagore Passenger (56514)
    • Last station:Salem
    • Total distance:158 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:158 km
    • Nearest Airport:Salem
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