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How to reach Bengaluru

Bengaluru is easily accessible by air, road, and rail. The capital city of Karnataka is also known as the City of Gardens. Tourists from distance places oftentimes wonder how to reach Bengaluru by air, road, and rail. It all depends on the mode of transport you want to opt for.

For instance, if you are traveling to Bengaluru from an adjoining city or town, you can avail roadways. If you are flying in from another continent, you will have to board a flight from your country. Railway network is well connected and there are many express trains that run between cities and towns. So, you can avail one of them.

Given below is a brief overview of the transportation network that will rightly answer the question how to reach Bengaluru.

How to reach Bengaluru by air

There are daily flights to Bengaluru from different cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, Thiruvanathapuram, and Hyderabad etc. The Bengaluru airport is situated at a distance of 8 km from M.G Road. This area is the main city center. In order to reach the city center from the Bengaluru airport, you can avail pre-paid taxi services.

Buses operated by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, help tourists and local people commute to the different parts of the city. Other forms of road transport that can help you travel within the city include auto rickshaws and private cabs.

Airline offices of different airlines remain open on all working days from 9 am to 5.30 pm, Monday through Saturday. The names of some of the domestic airline companies that operate within the country are as follows

  • Air Sahara
  • Spice Jet
  • Indian
  • Air India
  • Jet Airways
  • Kingfisher Airlines
  • Indigo etc

The names of international airlines that operate in Bengaluru airport include the following

  • KLM
  • Lufhtansa
  • Air India
  • British Airways
  • Alitalia
  • Kingfisher Airlines
  • Air France etc

How to reach Bengaluru by road

Bengaluru is situated at crossroads of National Highway 48, 4, and 7. Roadways are well developed. They connect Bengaluru with other cities. The Transport Corporations of the neighboring states operate regular bus services to Bengaluru.

For instance Andhra Pradesh State Road Corporation, State Express Transport Corporation, and Kadamba Transport Corporation operate buses at regular intervals. Moreover, the Karnataka State Transport Corporation bus services are prompt. They have buses that frequently travel to and from other states in the country.

You can book your seats in advance. There is facility of computerized booking at reservation counters that are spread across the city.

How to reach Bengaluru by rail

Meter gauge as well as broad gauge rail services make it possible for people to travel to and from different parts of Bengaluru. The 2 railway stations at Bengaluru, namely, The Bangalore City Railway Station and Bangalore Cantonment station allow passengers- local and national to board trains at their convenience.

Broad gauge rail services connect to major cities like Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi etc. There are railway reservation counters in different parts of the city too. Alternatively, you can also get your rail tickets booked with the help of a tour operator.