Bangalore to Tirupati

Travelling from Bangalore to Tirupati

By Bus – A popular pilgrimage spot for Hindus, Tirupati is teeming with tourists all year round. Which is why Bangalore to Tirupati buses are available with ease. Both government run buses and private buses ply the distance from Bangalore to Tirupati.  The distance from Bangalore to Tirupati is approximately 250 kilometres and is dotted with over 40 boarding points and stops along the way. This is done to make it easier on travellers to Tirupati.

By Train – There are frequent trains available on this route. Popular Bangalore to Tirupati trains includes the Tirupathi Express and the Bangalore-Tirupati Express. Both these trains make several trips to and fro throughout the week. To travel to Tirupati from Bangalore takes approximately 7 hours by train.

By Flight – For those who need to save time and take a flight, Bangalore to Tirupati flights are available but direct Bangalore to Tirupati flight is not. This means that the Bangalore to Tirupati distance by flight is covered in a matter of 5 hours with lay-overs at other major airports in India.

By Car/Cab – The question of how to reach Tirupati from Bangalore is easily solved if you have a car at your disposal.  Bangalore to Tirupati by car is approximately 5 hours long. Places that you will pass on the way are Kolar, Palamaneru and Chittoor.

 

Tirupati – The Holy City

Tirupati is located in Chittoor district of Rayalaseema (Southern region of former Andhra Pradesh). Known as the spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh, it houses Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple and other historical temples making it one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites. Established as a centre of Vasihnavism around 5 century AD, the city flourished and developed under the influence of the Pallav, Chola and Vijaynagara kingdoms.

Things to Do

Being the spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh, sightseeing in Tirupati is centred around religion. One can start their day with an early morning visit to the main temple for suprabatham ritual when the idols are bathed and dressed in fine jewellery and after the darshan, once can collect and buy the famous Tirupati laddoos and continue the visit to the other temples in Tirupati.

There is the Sri Venkateshwara biological and zoological park for the ones interested in exploring the flora and fauna of the Seshchalam hills region or take a ride to the Talakona waterfall.

Accommodation
 

Being a place of pilgrimage and hosting a large crowd of devotees, a vast array of accommodation facilities are present in the form of hotels in Tirupati. These range from low budget lodges and dormitories to 3-star hotels. Tirumala Tirupati Devsthanams (TTD) has many cottages, choultries and guesthouses that provide comfortable and affordable stay for the devotees. TTD also provides free accommodation to devotees who cannot afford accommodation.


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Ajit Sridharan

Ajit, Bangalore,
Explorer
16 Reviews

Comfortable drive

3 months ago
Mode of Transport: Car

We left Bangalore at 3 pm on Friday. We got a little lucky because of the all-India strike on Friday. The roads were empty and we exited Bangalore within about 40 minutes. Having crossed Mahadevpura, we joined the Bangalore-Tirupati highway, which is a very good road. The road condition is superb. There are lots of petrol pumps and restaurants on the way, which is really convenient even if you travel with elderly people or little kids. After leaving Bangalore, the route bypasses Kolar and Hoskote before crossing over from Karnataka to AP. There are 3 toll posts before exiting Karnataka, where you pay Rs. 16, Rs. 64 and Rs. 24 respectively. This road lasts approximately 80 km after exiting Bangalore, and this stretch is a breeze. After leaving home, we covered the first 100 km in a little over an hour. After entering AP though, the road becomes just 1 lane each way, and this slows down the average speed. Even though the road is in good condition, the truck traffic on this road doesn't allow you to go too fast. There are a few unannounced speed breakers which you need to lookout for. The traffic police have also installed barriers at some points, which again come quite unexpectedly, requiring you to brake suddenly quite a few times.
Overall, the route is nice. We covered the 260 km to our hotel in just under 5 hours, including a 30 min snack break, and a couple of other halts when our kid had some motion sickness. On the way back, we took about 30 mins longer, thanks to the heavier traffic. All said and done, the drive was much more peacful, and the road condition a lot better than the Mysore road.

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    • Sedan
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    • Petrol pumps
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    • Bangalore-Tirupati Hwy
Ramesh Babu

Ramesh, Bangalore,
Tourist
8 Reviews | 3 Views

A nice train

Feb 23, 2016
Mode of Transport: Train

Reached destination in correct time and food is not available in it we need to purchase from outside but enjoyed journey in this train. Washrooms are clean and it has good punctuality with perfect time. As we finish office catched this train and reached safely.

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    • 30 days prior
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    • On-time
    • Clean toilets
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    • Food available for purchase
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    • Medical facility
    • Prepaid auto/taxi
    • This station has
    • Food available for purchase
    • Accomodation
    • Books/Newspaper to buy
    • Medical facility
    • Prepaid auto/taxi
Anjan Rajshekar

Anjan, Bangalore,
Scout
3 Reviews | 6 Views

Good travel in bus

Mode of Transport: Bus

It was good experience travelling in bus, it was clean and I had smooth journey in the bus. The driver drove the bus smoothly and it was a safe journey. We went from here at night and reached at early morning and he dropped us in the right place and we reached there at the right time.

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    • Non-AC
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    • Comfortable seats
Dommaraju Dileep

Dommaraju, Bangalore,
Scout
3 Reviews | 1 View

Very nice travel

Jan 26, 2016
Mode of Transport: Bus

Very nice bus and its very clean. They are providing water bottles and blanket. Within 3 hours reached to Tirupati. I went in night times. Travel is very nice.

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    • A/C
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    • Comfortable seats
    • Blanket
    • Water Bottle
Raja Kumar

Raja, Bangalore,
Tourist
1 Review

Nice roads

Dec 27, 2015
Mode of Transport: Bus

We traveled from Bangalore to Tirupathi. We traveled by bus. Nice roads. It takes about 5 hours journey from Bangalore.

We reached Tirupati around 5AM. After that we went to Thirumala by APSRTC bus. It will take about 1 hour journey from Tirupati. We have taken 300/- darshan tickets. We visited some temples in around Tirupati and Tirumala.

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    • Sleeper
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    • Blanket
    • Pillow
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