Bangalore Transportation

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  • Cab and Taxi Rental

    by collagen Updated Apr 29, 2011

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    There are no on-road taxi concept in Bangalore and one has to pre-book by calling city taxis. It makes more sense to go for 4 hours or 8hours packages instead of point to point cabs, if you like fexibility in your travel. There are tons of places just outside Bangalore and hiring a cab (chauffeur driven) is one of the easier ways to travel to these places. Cabs can be booked by calling services like justdial (08069999999) or online through websites like http://www.yourcabs.com.

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    Trains

    by Doggins Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I didn't actually get a chance to try the trains in India, but from what I've read and heard, they are the best option for long journeys (eg to go outside of Bangalore)

    Another thing I've heard is to get a sleeper carriage if possible

    You can use this website to book your journey online! - http://www.irctc.co.in/
    IRCTC - Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation

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    Bengaluru International Airport

    by bladedragon Updated Jan 15, 2011

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    This Airport is quite modern in India.
    There are some cafes and restaurant inside the airport.
    The airport is about 30km from Bangalore and it took me about 45 minutes to an hour during non peak hour.

    Note:
    Please note that the guard will not let you in to the airport more than 2 hours before your flight.
    There are some restaurants outside the airport like subway though.

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  • Use government bus depot

    by charlie789999 Written Aug 17, 2010

    You can reach Banglore city by train, or bus. If you are traveling by train get down at Banglore city junction or if you are traveling by Bus, get down at Majestic.

    Try to Stay Near MAJESTIC. They are lot's hotels available at Majestic.

    http://yellowpages.sulekha.com/bangalore/travel-transportation/accommodation/budget-hotels/bangalore-city/suraksha-park.htm

    Use Banglore Government bus for roaming in the city.In Majestic you will find a railway station and two bus depot.They have their Banglore city Junction (Railway station for long way train or trains from different states), Bus depot (Buses to go in different states or for longway travel)and another Bus depot (Buses to travel in city) at Majestic.

    From Majestic You will get bus to any corner of the city and viseversa.

    At majestic you will find control room where you can ask for bus number to go for any part of the city, there is also a bigmap attached to wall at local bus depot at Majestic to find the bus routes.I think you can buy map there, I carried a printout with me.

    If your staying at different place other big bus stands:
    BTS, imp jun of major routes near lalbag
    Jayanagar, soutj
    Banashankari, South west
    BTM south east
    Vijaynagar, west
    malleswaram,North west
    Yeshawantpur, Far north west
    Domlur, East

    AUTORIKSHA: I had traved only once but they are fair enough.thats my opinion different from others. Before traveling by riksha you should know how far that place is and then talk with riksha driver and fix fare before you sit in Riksha. Even if he says I will go with meter ask him for rough idea about fare. But best way is to fix the rate in advance.

    While coming back you can get train ticket at banglore city junction railway station, Goverment bus ticket at bus depot(whre you get buses for different state).Or there are plenty of traveling agents available, where you can get the ticket to your home.

    Biggest problem is language,as everyone speaks Kannadi. Bus conductor or auto riksha person can talk in Hindi or English.

    Cheers!
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    Prakash the owner Driver of Taxi from Malleshpalya

    by cochinjew Written Feb 6, 2010

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    For some reason or other I have always had good luck with taxi drivers all around the world.. BA to Siem Reap.. I had to get to the New International airport to catch my flight to Paris. someone had suggested the new bus that plies the route, but with a heavy suitcase full of goodies for my cuban friends, i chose to go by taxi...and I met Prakash the owner driver of a Tata Indica taxi..
    A canarese from shimoga, this young man was chattty and extremely friendly and we had fixed the one way fare at 600 inr. i thought of asking him various fares, and i was amazed how reasonable they were
    8 hours /80 km around town of bangalore 950 inr
    if you are going out of town 6 inr/km
    he then suggested a karnataka itinerary, giving me the names of various towns and the distances between them.
    also to ooty if you like or calicut...
    add 250 inr per day for the driver. dont forget if you cross the border you have to pay the taxi permit of that state, 1000 inr for tamin nadou and andhra pradesh and 500 inr for kerala
    I certainly plan to use him on my next visit to bangalore, as i always wanted to go to ooty.. so it would be a two day trip .. can seat up to four people, but three would be more comfortable.. the total taxi fare would be aroud 5000 inr.. not bad at all prakash may be contacted at 0961188498 if you are calling from outside the country please add the country code

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    Prakash the owner Driver of Taxi from Malleshpalya

    by cochinjew Written Feb 6, 2010

    For some reason or other I have always had good luck with taxi drivers all around the world.. BA to Siem Reap.. I had to get to the New International airport to catch my flight to Paris. someone had suggested the new bus that plies the route, but with a heavy suitcase full of goodies for my cuban friends, i chose to go by taxi...and I met Prakash the owner driver of a Tata Indica taxi..
    A canarese from shimoga, this young man was chattty and extremely friendly and we had fixed the one way fare at 600 inr. i thought of asking him various fares, and i was amazed how reasonable they were
    8 hours /80 km around town of bangalore 950 inr
    if you are going out of town 6 inr/km
    he then suggested a karnataka itinerary, giving me the names of various towns and the distances between them.
    also to ooty if you like or calicut...
    add 250 inr per day for the driver. dont forget if you cross the border you have to pay the taxi permit of that state, 1000 inr for tamin nadou and andhra pradesh and 500 inr for kerala
    I certainly plan to use him on my next visit to bangalore, as i always wanted to go to ooty.. so it would be a two day trip .. can seat up to four people, but three would be more comfortable.. the total taxi fare would be aroud 5000 inr.. not bad at all prakash may be contacted at 0961188498 if you are calling from outside the country please add the country code

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    Bangalore-Car rental company

    by MaheshSamtani Written Aug 13, 2009

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    On a recent trip to Bangalore, with my family, we worked with a Car rental company to travel to Puttaparthy to visit Shri Sathya Sai Baba´s ashram. We hired a very comfortable toyota Innova for 900 Rupees one full day for the vehicle with the driver included. If these details help, the name of the company is Shiva Car Rentals and their telephone numbers are 41262306 or 41150735. These numbers are of Bangalore hence you will have to dial the area codes. I have a person who was handling all my travel in this are, just in case you need some help, his name is Ashok and his cell phone number is 9886045236.

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  • Buses

    by krishsubbu Updated Jul 16, 2009

    In the last 1 1/2 years the local government has introduced a fleet of air-conditioned buses running through out the city to cater to a slightly different section of the public.

    These are of international standard and very effecient, for most part stick to schedules (unless caught in a traffic jam) and very convenient.

    The pricing is very attractive and it could be between .5 USD upwards to a max of 5 USD if you are taking the bus from the city to the airport.

    They are all very easy to spot - all of them are Red in color and in the last two weeks an Orange version has been introduced.

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    Vajra Volvo Buses

    by abi_maha Updated Feb 14, 2009

    The Bangalore Metropolitn Transport Corporation has recently launched the red volvo bus service for travel within bangalore. This is today the easiest and most convenient way of travelling around the city! Have listed some of the routes:
    BMTC Volvo Service Start Point- End Point- Route Number
    J.P. Nagar 6th Phase- Kempegowda Bus Station -2
    Banashankari -Kempegowda Bus Station- 12
    Padmanabhanagar -Kempegowda Bus Station- 12-B
    BTM Layout -Kempegowda Bus Station -25-A
    Chennamanakere Achukattu -Kempegowda Bus Station -45-G
    Srinagar- C.V. Raman Nagar -201-R
    Chikkakalasandra -Kempegowda Bus Station -210-I
    Vidyaranyapura- Kempegowda Bus Station- 276
    C.V. Raman Nagar -Kempegowda Bus Station -314-B
    K.R.Puram -Kempegowda Bus Station -315
    Hosakote- Kempegowda Bus Station -317-A
    Kadugodi -Shivajinagar -331-A
    Marathahalli -Kempegowda Bus Station -333-J
    I T P L -Kempegowda Bus Station -333-P
    Kadugodi -Nagarbhavi -333-T
    Kadugodi -Kempegowda Bus Station -335-E
    Attibele- Kempegowda Bus Station -360-B
    Electronics City- Kempegowda Bus Station -356-C
    Narayana Hrudayalaya- Kempegowda Bus Station -356-N
    Bannerghatta National Park- Kempegowda Bus Station 365
    Yelahanka Satellite Town 5th Phase -Kempegowda Bus Station -402-B, 402-D
    Bannerghatta National Park -Kadugodi -411-C
    Bannerghatta National Park -Marathahalli Bridge 411-K
    Banashankari -Hebbal 500-A
    I T P L Banashankari 500-C
    Silk Board Hebbal 500-D
    I T P L Vijayanagar (via Silk Board) 500-K
    I T P L Banashankari 500-L
    I T P L Vijayanagar (via Dairy Circle, Forum) 500-N
    I T P L Silk Board 500-NA
    Narayana Hrudayalaya Vijayanagar 600-K

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    Autos

    by abi_maha Written Feb 2, 2009

    NExt to the volvo buses is the conveniences of hiring an auto, repaid counters are available at the city railway station, MG road and at Forum in Koramangala. Take these to avoid getting cheated by the auto drivers. Even otherwise the drivers have to put on the meter when you start the journey, it entails a minimum fare of rs 14 for a distance of 2kms and Rs 7 per km henceforth. Do not encourage them to ask for a fixed rate and check distances before you boards from one place to the other on google maps if possible to avoid getting cheated or bein taken to your destination thru a circuitous route!

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    Arrange for your transpo

    by donnatravel Written Jun 14, 2008

    It's pretty hard to get around Bangalore without a car as there are very few taxis. In fact, I cant remember seeing any. The most available mode of transportation is rickshaw (a 3-wheeled motorcycle vehicle). Better to arrange pick-up and drop off with the hotel taxis when going around the city.

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  • Internal flights- Kingfisher is King!

    by Stubbins Written May 8, 2008

    Kingfisher have new planes, happy staff, and porters who whisk you & your luggage to check in - even for economy class. All the staff I have met from Delhi> Mumbai and then later Mumbai> Bangalore have been great. And the food was good too. There were seatback TVs and comfortable seats. My only gripe is that if the guy in front settles back to sleep you can have a computer on the table. Highly recommeded. Try it and you'll fly Kingfisher again!

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    Bus

    by Doggins Written Feb 9, 2008

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    OK the bus system is kind of confusing. First you have the council buses that will take you around town (like any city) however as the buses do not display in english where exactly they are going, this can be almost impossible by yourself... So I'm no expert in local travel on busses

    HOWEVER If you're looking to get out of Bangalore, all of the buses you need are at a location called "The Majestic". The Majestic is fairly easy to get around, very busy... but you can get help.

    I highly recommend this website to book your seat online - http://ksrtc.in

    I used this website to book my trip from Bangalore to Hospet (to get to Hampi) the website was great, books your seat online and you get an e-ticket of which you can print out. The website requires registration, and a tip for the website is when you're searching for a bus route, you need to go through class of service individually, there is no option to search ALL

    Another tip is to book a Volvo luxury coach whenever you're going on a long trip... Believe me..... !!!!

    If you're going to Mysore you don't need to book a seat prior, there are plenty of buses available (check my Mysore page for tips)

    This link may also help you: http://www.busstation.net/main/busind.htm

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    Auto Rickshaw

    by Doggins Written Feb 9, 2008

    an Auto Rickshaw (also simply called "Auto" or "Tuk Tuk") is the most convenient way to get around the city. You can also hire them for long trips, but I wouldn't recommend that.......

    The biggest problem is that if you're a tourist you will be paying about double the price you should. Try and get them to use the meter, although I found this almost impossible to find an auto driver who would agree to this, so just work out a fare before boarding.

    If you can't settle a fare simply find another one who will, there are literally thousands of autos around!

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    City Taxis

    by cuppadamoksha Written Dec 3, 2007

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    The City Taxi service offered in Bangalore is a God send for those who do not have any transport within the city . Especially if you are looking at spending the entire day out you can hire a taxi for the day for about Rss 700/800 for 8 hrs or 80 kms which ever you complete first. Besides for other trips like pick up from the ariport if you arrive at some vague hour in the night . The charges after 10:30 in the night are 11/2 times the regular fare of 12Rs / km but defintely worth it as no other transport will be able that late at night .

    The best city taxi service that i have used can be reached on the number 41100000

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