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.
The bus arrived late at the boarding point (K R Puram), as there was traffic at K R Puram. Reached destination on time. It was a comfortable journey. The bus stops for a tea break. The seats were comfortable. I didn't find any charging points for mobile phones. No blankets will be provides as it was a super luxury bus service.
It was good travel, direction signs were good. And anybody whom we stopped and asked was able to give clear direction. Parking was not a problem, although it was a small place to park, which was quite far away (e. G. From queue entrance at Tirumala). But the entry permit to taxi costed not only money but the fellows demanded bribe without which they were delaying permits. The trucks going in the right most lane should be penalised.
If you are travelling by night, an AC bus with semi sleeper option would be the best. SVR Tours and Travels operates a multi axle bus that gets to Tirupati from Bangalore in about 4 hours. The roads are in excellent condition. The bus has a TV. Blankets are provided. Seats were reclining and maintained well. They do not provide water bottles, so it is advised to carry a bottle of water if you need.
Since it is a short journey, there are no scheduled halts except on request. They would stop beside the highway for a bio-break.
It is the journey from the fare 275 in the bus Bangalore (majestic bus stand) to tirupathi (APSRTC bus stand). Between this Bus Stop we can experience a huge comfort-ability and changes from time to time it is a distance of about 352 km from Bangalore and a 7 hrs of journey. Bus leaves from Majestic Bus Stop and goes to Tirupathi via Kolar, Mulbagal, ppalaneer. Chittoor. If the bus starts from Majestic and reaches the Kolar with in a spam of 3 hrs due to the heavy traffic bus will go slow and time may change from 2 hrs to 3 hrs. The road is fully and highly suffocated and cleaned. From Kolar the bus will go to Mulbhagal, for about 1 hr the bus give stop for about 15 minutes in the Palamneer section for food purpose the people can take there food here after completing there rest hours in the Palaneer the bus will directly go to Chittoor which is 1 hr a journey in the Chitoor gives a stop for 30 minutes from Chitoor he will go to the Tirupati via Chandragiri route one can see Achandragiri Fort the Kingdom of Shree Krishna Deverayya passing on the way from windows only the bus reaches to the APSRTC bus stand lastly about 7 hrs and journey in this Government fully safe and secure I personally advice the people or travellers to go Tirupathi for dharshan of Lord Venkateshwara safely in the Government busses only.
KSRTC Airavath Volvo / Benz buses are very good. Clean, well-maintained. Can stretch full legs and rest. Seats are good, comfortable and clean. Staff are very well-trained and the service is very good with the behavior of driver and conductor. In between stops for breaks is also good place, can get good decent food and beverages. Few buses are also having Toilet inside. Each seat is having good personalised entertainment facility. Overall, one of the best mode of transport.
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