Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
Buses depart from
Bus arrives in
Daily Bus Services
6 hours 27 mins
Bangalore (Bengaluru)

Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
347 km

Chennai to Bangalore Bus | Covid-19 Travel Guidelines

If you’re planning to book a bus from Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru), please take a note of Bangalore (Bengaluru) travel guidelines to avoid any last-minute hassle. The continuous spike of new Covid-19 cases in the state has prompted the Government to issue fresh travel guidelines in order to curb the spread of the virus. In a bid to help the passengers on all recent travel updates, we have made a comprehensive report of guidelines one needs to check before booking a bus from Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) :

  • No restriction on intrastate travel as per the latest guidelines.
  • Public transport including buses can operate in the state with 100% occupancy.
  • Karnataka has lifted RT-PCR requirement for interstate passengers from Goa and Kerala. All passengers arrivig from state of Goa and Kerala have to present two dose / full vaccination certificate.

Chennai to Bangalore Bus | Important Things to Note

Some points to know before booking a Chennai to Bangalore bus ticket on redBus are as follows:

  • The approximate road distance from Chennai to Bangalore is around 341 Km. A Chennai to Bangalore bus can take anywhere between 5.5 – 8.5 hours to complete its journey.
  • Chennai to Bangalore bus ticket price is affordable and commission-free on redBus. Chennai to Bangalore bus fare will depend on the operator and seat type. One can compare the ticket prices of different buses from Chennai to Bangalore on redBus. It will help you to book affordable Bangalore bus tickets via redBus. The fare for Chennai to Bangalore buses on redBus starts from INR 379. Chennai to Bangalore coach tickets on redBus can go up to INR 1100.
  • Every day, more than 40 coaches depart from Chennai to Bangalore. Passengers can make flexible travel plans due to a greater number of buses between Chennai and Bangalore. Depending on your travel needs, you can find a Chennai to Bangalore sleeper bus or a non-AC bus. Usually, the frequency of morning buses to Bangalore is less than buses at night. On normal days, the first Chennai – Bangalore bus departs at 04:15 PM, and the last bus departs at 11:59 PM.
  • Frequent daily departures from Chennai to Bangalore are possible due to the presence of many bus companies. Many top bus companies offer frequent bus services between Chennai and Bangalore. You can read operator reviews before booking a Chennai to Bangalore bus ticket on redBus. It will help you choose the best bus service from Chennai to Bangalore. As many as 25 bus operators serve the Chennai – Bangalore bus route. Some popular operators that offer Chennai – Bangalore buses are DLT Bus, Hail Trip, IntrCity SmartBus, Jabbar Travels, VHB Travels, and Sharma Transports.
  • All bus operators from Chennai to Bangalore offer several amenities to make the passengers comfortable. One can check the amenities offered by any Chennai to Bangalore bus on redBus. The Chennai to Bangalore coach ticket amount on redBus includes the cost of amenities offered during the journey. Amenities offered can differ according to the Chennai to Bangalore bus type. Some common amenities offered by Chennai – Bangalore buses are WIFI, water bottle, toilet, charging point, reading light, seat cover, adjustable seat, and luggage compartment.
  • One can also enjoy some local dishes during their bus journey from Chennai to Bangalore. Your Chennai – Bangalore bus will stop near eateries for a food break. During a bus journey from Chennai to Bangalore, some must-try cuisines are dosa, sundal, chicken 65, biryani, and kothu parotta.
  • You will come across many tourist spots while covering the Chennai to Bangalore bus distance. Some popular attractions along the way from Chennai to Bangalore are Vellore Fort, Ambur, and Kailasanathar Temple.
  • One should check for the Primo tag while booking a Chennai to Bangalore bus ticket on redBus. Primo buses to Bangalore take some measures to enhance passenger safety.

Cancellation & Rescheduling of Chennai to Bangalore Bus Tickets

redBus allows you to cancel Chennai to Bangalore bus tickets whenever needed. However, you will have to pay the cancellation charge for discarding a Bangalore bus ticket. The respective operator applies the cancellation charge and will be a portion of your Bangalore ticket amount.

If any amount is left after the cancellation charge, it will be refunded. One can also reschedule their Chennai to Bangalore bus booking with redBus. However, not all bus companies allow passengers to reschedule ticket bookings to Bangalore. Also, you are allowed to reschedule your Chennai to Bangalore bus booking only once on redBus. One should refer to the booking policy on redBus before cancelling/rescheduling Bangalore bus tickets.

How to Book a Bus from Chennai to Bangalore?

Booking a Chennai to Bangalore bus is very easy on the redBus portal. To book tickets online on redBus, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Select a bus from the list of available Chennai to Bangalore buses. Choose your seat from the seat layout of the selected bus.
  • Select the boarding and drop-off points and enter passenger details on the next page.
  • After entering the contact information, make the online payment to confirm your ticket. The payment process of redBus is very safe.
  • Once your booking is successful, you will receive your M-ticket/e-ticket via email/SMS.

You can compare the bus fare, amenities onboard, travel timings, etc. of various buses on redBus and choose accordingly. Bus operators connected with redBus provide people with a safe and comfortable Chennai to Bangalore travel experience.

Bangalore is a prominent tourist city with many attractions like Bangalore Palace, Bannerghatta National Park, Nandi Hills, Ramanagara, etc. You can select from around 20 drop-off points in Bangalore on redBus for buses coming from Chennai. One can also access the Chennai to Bangalore bus time table on redBus.

Chennai to Bangalore Bus Distance and Fare

The distance from Chennai to Bangalore is around 349 KM, and the travel duration of buses on this route is approximately 6 hours.

The Chennai to Bangalore bus fare on redBus starts from INR 300 and can go up to INR 1250. The buses with luxury amenities and seats usually have higher fares as compared to economical buses. You can sort buses based on bus fare (low to high/high to low) on redBus while booking Chennai to Bangalore bus tickets.

Useful Information on Bus from Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru)

The journey from Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) is smoothly covered by a bus in 9 hours. The time to travel is dependent on India’s traffic, roads and climatic conditions. There are operators running their buses between Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) bringing necessary travel convenience for several people in India. All buses are driven by experienced drivers ensuring safety during journey.

Chennai to Bangalore bus tickets

Things to Know About Chennai

The most famous thing about Chennai is Marina Beach, the second-longest beach in the world. It extends to about 12 km in total. The city has a tropical climate with heat and humidity throughout the year. But that has not hindered the tourists and it sees a constant flow of visitors to this capital city. Chennai boasts of a unique culture and still stays true to many of its traditions. Though people here prefer to speak in Tamil, they are welcoming towards the visitors.

Temples and buildings of the British era are the most visited places in Chennai. Travelling in Chennai is not as difficult as it is in other cities of India. There are multiple options for travelling including the metro, suburban trains, public buses etc.

The busiest interstate route to and from Chennai is with Bangalore. People travel on this route for leisure and other purposes. Chennai to Bangalore bus is a common route as the distance is less and can be reached easily. It is also easier to find a bus from Chennai to Bangalore, operated by private companies or RTC buses. The buses from Chennai to Bangalore start from Koyambedu, CMBT, Ashok Nagar etc, and usually drop-off at several points in Bangalore. The online booking service has come as a blessing for those who need to travel frequently on this route.

Useful Links

Chennai Bus  

Tamil Nadu Travel Guidelines 

Things to Know About Bangalore

The Garden City of India is also its IT hub, the desi Silicon Valley. This third-populous city of the country also happens to be the highest located megacity, situated at an elevation of 900m on the Deccan Plateau. There are as many as 25 lakes in Bangalore city including Ulsoor lake, Bellandur Lake, Lal Bagh lake, etc.

The planetarium, aerospace centres, etc are some of the places of interest. Tourist places are seen within the city limits as well as in its outskirts such as the Nandi Hills. There are other temples, museums, malls, and a cricket stadium ready to welcome visitors at any time of the year.

Bangalore is just 350 km away from Chennai and it is easily reachable from one city to the other. Chennai to Bangalore travels buses often carry tourists from there to the cooler capital of Karnataka, especially during winter. The Chennai to Bangalore bus fare is cheaper with redBus. The Chennai to Bangalore bus ticket price starts as low as INR 500 for an adult on an AC bus. With multiple bus options, it will not be difficult to find a seat on the day you need.

Places to visit in Bangalore

  • Bangalore Palace
  • Lal Bagh Botanical Garden
  • Wonderla Amusement park
  • Vidhana Soudha
  • Innovative Film City
  • Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
  • Sholay film location at Ramanagara
  • Guhantara Underground Cave Resort
  • UB City Mall
  • Iskcon Temple Bangalore
  • National Gallery Of Modern Art
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
  • Visvesvaraya Industrial And Technological Museum
  • Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

Useful Links

Bangalore Bus 

Karnataka Travel Guidelines 

Book a Return Bus From Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai

If this isn’t a one-way journey, you can book your return tickets from Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai with ease. With a plethora of operators servicing this route, choose a bus that best meets your needs and requirements. You can even use the filter option to arrange the bus operators according to your preferred choice such as duration of travel, fare, seats available, etc. So, what are you waiting for? Book your Bangalore (Bengaluru) to Chennai bus tickets with redBus.

Operators Serving on Chennai to Bangalore Bus Route

A number of prominent operators ply buses from Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) ensuring punctuality and safety for its passengers. Major operators offering various kinds of bus services are:

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    What is Chennai to Bangalore bus fare?

    A: redBus charges a nominal fare for a trip from Chennai to Bangalore which is in the range of Rs. 250 to Rs 700. The bus fare is decided based on the travel preferences of the consumer. The fare also depends on the amenities you choose to be availed during the journey such as pillow and blanket, an air-conditioned bus etc. Some buses also provide customers with food. The fare would increase in case you are looking for more trip-addons.

    What is the average journey duration by bus from Chennai to Bengaluru?

    A: The actual journey time required for travelling from Chennai to Bengaluru by bus is 5 hours 45 minutes, as the distance between the two cites is only about 346km. Various factors like the traffic on the road, climatic conditions and other externalities can bring in slight variations in the duration of the journey.

    What services does redBus provide to passengers travelling on the Chennai to Bangalore route?

    A: redBus tries its level best to give a hassle-free ticket booking experience to its customers. You can select a bus based on your preferences e.g. redBus gives you filters to choose an AC-Bus. These add-ons increase the base fare of the journey. The additional services are provided by the bus operators and redBus aggregates the bus services provided by these operators on a singular platform. Some popular bus features would include comfortable seats, extra legroom, free WiFi, adequate lights to read, pillow, water bottle etc. Also, the buses stop at some points during the journey. The passengers can make use of the restroom facilities at the pit-stop. They can also have food and buy some snacks or drinks if required.

    What are the types of buses from Chennai to Bangalore available on redBus?

    A: There are different types of buses available from Chennai to Bangalore. These buses come with different features and can be availed at convenient timings. Some of these buses are Chennai to Bangalore AC, Chennai to Bangalore AC seater, Chennai to Bangalore AC sleeper, Chennai to Bangalore seater sleeper, Chennai to Bangalore non-AC, and Chennai to Bangalore non-AC sleeper.

    In case any traveller faces any medical emergency during the journey from Chennai to Bengaluru, what will redBus do in such a case?

    A: The redBus service providers usually have first-aid kits in place to help out with regular injuries and health ailments like a fever. The help would depend on the degree of injury caused. People with issues like a heart condition, breathing difficulty, etc. are advised to carry their prescribed medicines along with them during the journey. The drivers and ticket-checkers might help you out in manageable medical situations such as nausea or a mild. The first aid kit and paper bags are available for such issues whereas for critical cases the operator of the bus tries to arrange an ambulance for the customer travelling on a Chennai to Bangalore bus.

    What is the departure and arrival time of Chennai to Bangalore bus KSRTC?

    A: The Chennai to Bangalore bus timings are different for different days. You can have a look at the bus timings from Chennai to Bangalore on your redBus app. 93 buses ply from Chennai to Bangalore per day. There are frequent buses available From Chennai to Bangalore at an interval of every 30 minutes. The arrival time would depend on the duration of the journey which is roughly 6 hours 45 minutes but it may vary due to factors such as traffic jams, weather conditions, etc.

    Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) Bus Types

    Various types of buses serving passengers from Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) ensuring safety and comfort. A few bus services are:

    • A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Volvo A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle Sleeper (2+1)
    • NON A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Scania Multi-Axle A/C Seater (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Mercedes Multi-Axle Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Scania Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle I-Shift A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Seater/Sleeper (2+1)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Mercedes Benz Multi-Axle (2+2)
    • Volvo A/C Seater (2+2)
    • A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo A/C Seater Pushback (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater (2+1)
    • NON A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+1)
    • Benz A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Volvo A/C B11R Multi Axle Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle B9R Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • A/C Seater (2+2)
    • A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+1)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle I-Shift B11R Sleeper (2+1)
    • Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • A/C Semi Sleeper / Sleeper (2+1)
    • Bharat Benz A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Volvo A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle I-Shift B11R Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle I-Shift B9R Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Scania A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • NON A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Luxura A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle I-Shift A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Capella A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • NON A/C Seater (2+2)
    • A/C Classy Seater (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle Sleeper A/C (2+1)
    • Bharat Benz A/C Seater (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Seater (2+2)
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    Enjoy Safe and Comfortable Journey with Primo Buses!

    If you're looking to travel from Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) and worried about safe travel, you can choose the Primo service launched by redBus. Primo is where passengers can enjoy travelling in high-rated buses with best-in-class services. While looking for bus tickets on Chennai to Bangalore (Bengaluru) route, customers can check Primo tag in order to choose this wonderful service. From hygiene standards to on-time service and comfort, there are many benefits that passengers can get from Primo buses.

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