There are several ways to get from Bangalore, a large city in Karnataka to Mysore, a tourist destination. One can take a direct train, which is the fastest method or a bus which is cheap but will take significantly more time. Hiring a private car or taxi is also an option.
How far is Mysore from Bangalore?
The distance between Bangalore and Mysore is between 150-160 kilometres depending on the route one takes.
What is the fastest way to travel between Bangalore and Mysore?
The fastest time by which one can get from Bangalore to Mysore is two hours when travelling by a train. When travelling by road, the duration can take from three hours to five hours, depending on whether you take a private car or go by bus.
How much does it cost to get to Mysore from Bangalore?
Bus tickets cost INR 300-800, while train tickets in AC compartments are between INR 500-1500. Meanwhile, hiring a private car or taxi is between INR 3000- 4000.
How to get from Bangalore to Mysore by bus
Buses from Bangalore to Mysore depart from several bus stations across the city including the Madiwala bus stop, the Ramanagaram bus stop and the Kempegowda bus stop which is at the Bangalore International Airport. In Mysore, most buses stop at the Mysore Bus Stop at the heart of the city, while a few stop near the Town Hall.
There are many bus operators serving the Bangalore to Mysore route. One of the most popular is the KSRTC, which is operated by the Karnataka State and runs several trips per day. Other operators one can rely on are SRS Travels and Ashwini Tours and Travels both of which run non AC buses. For AC buses, operators include Golden Travels.
Are there many bus departures a day from Bangalore to Mysore?
As there are several operators playing, there are departures times from early morning until evening.
How long does a bus journey take?
A bus journey will take between three to five hours. The fastest route, which most bus operators take is via the NH275.
How much will I pay for a bus ticket?
Depending on the operator one chooses, buses tickets cost between INR 300-1000.
Tips for bussing between Bangalore and Mysore
During summers, it’s recommended that one takes air conditioned buses. There are no toilets onboard, but every bus makes at least two stops at roadside restaurants which have washrooms. As there are no refreshments available on board buses, be sure to carry along a lot of water and snacks.
How to get from Bangalore to Mysore by train
Another way to get from Bangalore to Mysore is by train, which is a scenic, comfortable journey. However, it is slightly more expensive than taking a bus.
How many train stations are there in Bangalore?
There are two main train stations in Bangalore; the Bangalore City Railway Station and the Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Station, both of which are easily accessible from both ends of the city.
How long does a train journey from Bangalore to Mysore take?
The fastest train one can take is the Shatabdi Express 12007 which will reach the Mysore Junction in two hours. Other trains are the Kaveri Express and the Mysore Express. They depart from Bangalore daily; check the schedule online.
The train journey can take from two hours to four hours depending on the train you choose.
How much do train tickets cost?
Depending on the class one chooses, tickets can cost between INR 100-700.
While the Sleeper Class (SC) is the cheapest option, it’s recommended to travel by AC class as the SC can be hot, crowded and dusty. There are bathrooms on board, but take along sanitizer as they often don’t have amenities like soap.
How to get from Bangalore to Mysore by taxi or private car
Some may choose to book a private taxi or car. Ola Cabs is a popular operator across India and would charge approximately INR 4000 from Bangalore to Mysore. Other taxi operators include Cabs4Hire and Clear Car Rental.