Visakhapatnam is located at a distance of 1004 km from Bangalore. Vishakhapatnam is well-connected to Bangalore by rail, road and airways.
However, the best way to reach Vishakhapatnam from Bangalore is by air. Some direct flights cover the distance between these two cities in less than 1 hour and 30 minutes. Some of the airlines that operate regular direct flights in this route include SpiceJet, Kingfisher and jet airways.
The best train I suggest is Howrah Yesvanthpur rather than Prashanti Express as it will take 24hrs while Howrah takes 19 hrs the only thing is to travel from Bangalore to Vizag we have limited trains to travel so better option would be the Howrah if Government provides some other direct trains it would be helpful to people who travel from Bangalore to Vizag.
Easy to get reservation. I have just given good rating because, the method of collecting amount for night rolls is not to be encouraged. Young girls need to stand before that 'coach attender' holding Rs. 25 for their turn, which is absurd. I suggest that, let the 'coach attender' visit each berth and offer the night rolls. It would not embarrass anybody. So, I have downgraded the rating from 7 to 5.
We have reserved our tickets 2 months before early, we have boarded in 3 AC at Bangalore Railway Station. We have already prepared food and snacks from home itself, because we didn't like the way they prepared so we prepared our own. So train started at 12.40 pm and we reached Visakhapatnam by next day 11.00 pm. There we booked a hotel to stay there.
The journey by train was well organised. Newspaper was available. Food, tea and snacks were also provided, although the journey seems to be longer but I enjoyed a lot with my family members. I would like to thank the organizer for their efforts in making the trip a success.
We totally were 6 members in the family and we travelled from Bangalore to Visakhapatnam in a sleeper class. Limited stops to the train. We took home food to eat and we took only coffee and tea from the pantry. We enjoyed a lot .The train started at 8.30 am and reached the next day by early morning at around 4.20 am. The journey was comfortable.
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