The distance between Bangalore and Tirupati is 258 km. The route is through Kolar and Chitoor; and it takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes, by road. The best way to reach Tirupati from Bangalore, is to take a bus. APSRTC runs daily buses between Bangalore and Tirupati. The ticket fare varies between Rs. 140 to above Rs. 500, depending on the type of bus.
Transport options from Bangalore to Tirupati
Bangalore to Tirupati By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Tirupati, which takes around four and a half hours. The Central Bus Stand of Tirupati is located in the city centre. Ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.
Bangalore to Tirupati By Car: Hire a cab from Bangalore to Tirupati, which takes around four hours. Cost of cab ranges from INR9 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Recommended for group travellers, seniors and families with kids.
Bangalore to Tirupati By Train: Take a direct train from Bangalore to Tirupati, which takes 6 hours. Tirupati Railway Station is located at the city centre. Train is suitable for groups and families with seniors and kids.
It was a memorable journey to Tirupati. I and my parents enjoyed a lot while travelling to Tirupati. It was nice to see the outer side sitting by the window of the train. While travelling we enjoyed seeing the mountains nearby and the mango gardens, coconut gardens and a lot. We travelled in 3AC and it's nice.
The Old Madras road is the best from Bangalore, roads are wide and less traffic of trucks and buses. Has good eating and eating places on the way. It's just a fabulous temple town to visit except during summer vacations, the crowds can be big and would need 1-2 days to get darshan.
Train journeys are good as well as not so good. First one was Tirupati, nearest places what a great trip with excellent food as well.
After a few more days of eating street food in Tirupati we went to Kalahasti where once again I ordered the food. An hour later when I was served with a cold congealed dinner I stupidly ate the meal and came down with Kalahasti Belly for three days, own fault really.
A while later we went on another train journey, from Tirupati to Hyderabad overnight, sleeping compartment there was three bunks either side. This was great until a family of Indian we were sharing with announced that they "needed" the lower bunks, even though we had the tickets to prove we had booked them.
Never mind, we were good and graciously gave up the bunks. The one of them started to snore, loudly. So loud in fact that a few people throughout the carriage commented upon this fact so, unfortunately, when we next went over a crossing and the train rattled, I was unfortunately so jostled that my foot flew out of the bed and landed on the poor snorer - stopped the snoring I can tell you. Not really proud of that, but it seemed to stop the snoring.
Trains in India are great from a tourist point of view, you really meet the real India, the food and service are generally excellent, the liveliness of the train stations is part of the reason for.
This is one of the most lovely experience at an affordable and easy way. To go to Tirupathi the roads are good and as well as excellent around Andra Pradesh. This is the most existing and funny ways to go to Andra. There's style, food, climate, weather, respected peoples etc they are like god how much we can say more about them.
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