The government operated bus service of Andhra Pradesh, for people who want to travel in and outside the state, is APSRTC. The full form of APSRTC is Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. This bus service is a really reliable and regular one and has been operating for the last 75 years. APSRTC won the Guinness World Record for having the largest fleet of buses, around 19900, in the entire world. The APSRTC connects the state of Andhra Pradesh with the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa and the union territory of Pondicherry. Also, there are buses available to the most popular beach destination in the country, Goa. APSRTC also connect 24336 villages in Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation is under the Ministry of Transport of the State government of Andhra Pradesh.
APSRTC - Online Online Booking
Booking tickets for APSRTC buses can be done at bus stations. If you don't have much time and want to avoid standing in a queue to book bus tickets, there is the option of booking tickets for APSRTC online. APSRTC has its own website, www.apsrtconline.in, for the purpose. Method of APSRTC Online Reservation of tickets is to open the site, login to an existing account with your username and password or sign up to create a new one, select dates and then directly book your bus ticket. The APSRTC has been honored with the "Road Safety Award" by the Chartered Institute of Transport and "Production and Fuel Efficiency Award" by the Government of India for consecutive years. You can check for APSRTC Time Table, APSRTC Online Reservation Availability and APSRTC Fares on the website.
APSRTC : Bus Types
APSRTC had started with a small fleet of 27 buses and currently has 19900 buses under it. Some of the many kinds of buses operated by the APSRTC are Express, Super Luxury, Semi Luxury, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and AC Sleeper.
Took Garuda Bus from Chennai bus stand. Bus was around 20 mins late. Not that much crowded. Gave one 500 ml water bottle free. Seat was Multi axle. Road was awesome just like butter. But they put only telegu movies on tv with a loud volume. Requested them to off. After many passengers requested for switching off, they turned off the tv. One break during the journey. Place was good.
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Positive Sides: 1) Location : Just opposite of Tirupati BusStand. 2) Appearance : By appearance it will attract you. Also brand name of ITC is a plus. 3) Buffet Breakfast: It is a very good combination of north and south Indian breakfast (veg only), fruits and juices.more »
I am very happy with my first ever journey in an A/C bus. The journey was good. And the facilities provided are up to the mark. There were lot of facilities provided in the journey like water bottles, newspaper, wi-fi, bed sheets, Television etc. Thanks a lot to APSRTC.
APSRTC Buses are punctual in departure as well as arrival. The staff was supportive enough for new passengers. Comfortable seats/berths and all required amenities are provided. Alsoo bus stop at Vijayawada was pretty decent in terms of cleanliness, toilets, hygiene etc. Overall very good experience and I recommend my friends also to take the service.
I travel to attend exams at kkd. And the trains are too busy. So got my ticket online for apsrtc bus. And that was fast secure happy and comfortable. There not much delay at stops. I regularly travel and this was the best of my journeys. Would prefer this everytime.
I traveled through a APSRTC luxury bus. because I have no other go on that day. There is no private bus service from Anantapur to Tirupathi. It is an ordinary service. It stops at each and every bus station. So that we won't get proper sleep in the journey. Better to go by train.
The journey from Bangalore to Madanapalle is very usual. Later, we picked RTC bus from Madanapalli to Horsley hills-direct bus.
APSRTC kept very good condition vehicles especially for horsley hills- the Ghat eligible buses. The Journey experience is very amazing in the ghat road with multiple turnings. We should not keep our hands outside on this journey because the roads are not that much spacious enough.
While coming also, we got the RTC bus back. The downward journey also gives the same experience.. Like adventurous with multiple turnings with that dangerous roads. If any small mistake is happend, then the vehicle will be in the valley. Hard to imagine. So, please be careful and check your vehicle condition before going to this location. Vehicle pickup, fuel and Brake system.
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This hotel looks awesome from outside-gives special experience. We booked the rooms in online. They prepared the rooms clean and good when we reach there. The price of the rooms is varying on holidays and special vacations and festivals based on demand. Different levels of rooms are available...more »
Usually I travel from Bangalore to Madanapalle on holidays. There is no train facility to madanapalle. So, I go in Bus. I went through RTC buses sometimes, KSRTC and sometimes APSRTC.
I started from Majestic. The APSRTC buses are charging more than KSRTC buses and in some vacations like holidays, there are charging one and half fare from passengers. The journey is of course safe. They go slowly. It's too boring because there is no entertainment in bus like TV, AUdio, etc. While in KSRTC buses, they charge less fair and they go fast also. But, staff performance is not better than APSRTC people.
There is lack of KSRTC bus timings in both ways. And evening times, there are less direct buses from Bangalore to Madanapalle from Majestic. Only, Kadapa and Nellore buses are available.
Its better to carry some audio or video device for better time pass in journey.
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It is situated just half km from bus stand. Staying at this hotel is very convenient to go to any place in madanapalle quickly as it is situated in the middle of hotel. It is suitable for above middle class and high budget people. Itself contains an restaurant, Chaitanya Residency. So, we got...more »
From Visakhapatnam every 30 min. You get but towards jeypore, orissa, best time to start after finishing Breakfast, from visakhapatnam next stoppage is Vijayanagaram. From visakhapatnam to vizianagaram is just 60 km. From Vijayanagaram, next important place is Ramabhadrapuram, where you get ; good quality and fresh Vegetable. fresh fruits. Next Salur, the last village before entered to Orissa border, Sunki which is lying between AP and Orissa border is famous for tiffin and the view is great, from the Ghat road is begun for next 35 Km.
I travelled from Hyderabad to Vijayawada on APSRTC Garuda bus. I enjoyed a lot travelling in the bus because it arrived in time and reached destination in time. I have no problem with the bus it was very good. I can suggest to travel in this bus because it gives us good experience.
I was a frequent traveler to Khammam by train. But the disadvantages with trains are that they are always crowded. You cannot travel comfortably by train without having a reservation and sometimes we may have to travel for an unexpected work for which we cannot reserve seats on a train for the same day (it is highly impossible as the trains are always crowded).
So, the ideal way is to travel by Bus. I was a bit skeptical of it though, as it is my first long journey by Bus. I have booked a ticket on a luxury deluxe run by the state owned transport corporation as I was a bit skeptical of the rash driving by the private owned buses.
Seats in the bus are comfortable and as it is a non-AC bus i had a good view of the road-side throughout my journey. Yes, it is worth watching the nature in this highway(warangal to khammam). The bus will halt near a hotel for the passengers to have their lunch/dinner. Overall the journey was a comfortable one and I had reached the destination within 3 hours.
The only disadvantage is the cleanliness of the toilets in the Bus complex at various halts. However, it is common where thousands of public use the same toilets. Happy Journey!