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The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), established in 1932, has a large fleet of 22,596 buses. APSRTC fleet includes a range of buses such as Multi-axle Volvos (Amaravati, Garuda Plus), Sleeper buses (Vennela), and Semi Sleeper buses (Indra, Super Luxury, Deluxe, Express, Dolphin Cruise) available in both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned categories. Some of the most popular routes are Hyderabad to Vijayawada, Kakinada to Visakhapatnam, Bangalore to Tirupati, Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad to Tirupati. APSRTC ensures continuous service, operating its buses round the clock across various routes. 

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The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), founded initially as Nizam State Rail and Road Transport Department (NSR-RTD) in June 1932, started as a department of Nizam State Railway with 27 buses and 166 staff. However, APSRTC eventually gained momentum, and within the last 78 years, it increased its fleet size to 22,596 buses and has more than 700 bus shelters. The headquarter of APSRTC is located at the NTR Administrative Block of RTC House in Pandit Nehru bus station of Vijayawada.

APSRTC buses serve more than 75 lakh passengers daily, connecting 14000 villages to major cities and towns across the state. The services are not just limited to the state but also cater to movement in the states such as Telangana, Karnataka, Odisha, and Tamil Nadu. This operation is divided into four zones: Vizianagaram, Vijayawada, Nellore, and Kadapa, which 12 regional managers manage. Here is the list of 12 regions of APSRTC, Anantapur, Chittoor, East Godavari, Guntur, Kadapa, Krishna, Kurnool, North Central region, Vizianagaram Region, Nellore, Prakasam, Visakhapatnam, West Godavari.

About APSRTC - Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation

  • Owned by: Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Started: 11 Janaury 1958
  • Headquarters: Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
  • Services offered: Transit Bus, Intercity Bus
  • Type of Business: Public Sector Corporation under the Ministry of Transport of the State Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Total Buses: 22,596
  • Subsidiaries: APSRTC City Buses, APSRTC courier, and Parcel Services
  • Revenue: Rs 13.06 Crores
  • Popular Bus Services: Amaravati, Garuda Plus, Sapthagiri, Night Rider, Metro Express, Vennela, Metro Luxury, Metro Luxury Semi Low Floor, Metro Deluxe, Ultra Pallevelugu, Pallevelugu, and City Ordinary
  • Operating States: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Puducherry, and Telangana
  • Key People: Sri CH. D. Tirumala Rao, IPS (Vice-Chairman & Managing Director), Sri Pinipe Viswarup (Minister for Transport, Andhra Pradesh), Sri . A. Mallikarjuna Reddy (Chairman of APSRTC)

APSRTC Online bus Ticket with redBus

APSRTC online bus ticket booking is extremely easy and convenient by redBus, as now you can pre-book APSRTC bus tickets from the comfort of your home. APSRTC allow the advanced prebooking of the bus tickets before 60 days before the date of travel. APSRTC online bus ticket booking can be availed without getting a physical or printed copy of your tickets. redBus issues M-tickets on every purchase, which are just as valid as physical tickets. Here you will learn more about the step by step process to book an Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation APSRTC online bus ticket with redBus.

APSRTC Bus Ticket Booking Offers on redBus

Travelers have access to a range of APSRTC promotions and discounts when booking bus tickets, such as the option to reserve APSRTC tickets up to 60 days prior to departure. Additionally, redBus offers exclusive benefits to its members, including enticing cashback deals and various discounts tailored to different payment methods.

  1. Use the promo code APSRTCNEW to receive a 10% discount up to Rs 150 + Rs 100 cashback on APSRTC Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation bus ticket bookings. This offer is only accessible to new APSRTC users. The offer is valid for a minimum ticket value of Rs 200.
  2. Use the code FIRST to get a 10% discount up to Rs 150 + Rs 100 cashback on bus tickets. This offer is exclusively accessible to first-time users and is valid for a minimum ticket value of Rs 200.

The APSRTC offer is only valid once per the customer's email address or mobile phone number. This offer is only available to logged-in users who confirm their mobile number using an OTP. Within 48 working hours of the date of the ride; the cashback will be credited to your redBus wallet. The offer cash is valid for six months from the date it is credited to the wallet, after which it will expire and be ineligible. The redBus deal is valid across all channels.

APSRTC Bus Live Tracking

Searching for real-time APSRTC Bus Live Tracking updates? redBus offers a Track My Bus tool for live tracking of APSRTC buses, enabling passengers to conveniently monitor their APSRTC bus online. With this live tracking feature, passengers can view the current location of APSRTC buses and estimate their arrival time. This aids in planning arrival at the boarding point, reducing unnecessary waiting. APSRTC buses utilize GPS technology for live tracking. Travelers can access updated APSRTC bus schedules, real-time arrival updates, and bus route information via the APSRTC bus online tracking service.

To utilize this option, simply select APSRTC buses equipped with live tracking when booking your tickets through redBus. About thirty minutes before the bus departs from the starting point, a bus tracking link will be sent to the passenger's preferred contact details, allowing continuous tracking of the bus throughout the journey. Afterwards, secure an APSRTC online e-ticket via redBus for convenient and secure travel across Andhra Pradesh and nearby states. Reserve your APSRTC bus tickets online in advance through redBus to access exclusive discounts and experience a hassle-free journey with live location tracking on your mobile device or computer.

APSRTC News | Latest update on APSRTC Bus Services

Last ipdated on 28 February 2024

Here are the latest news updates on the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) buses are: 

  • APSRTC is operating INDRA A/C Service from Tirupathi to Visakhapatnam, via Nellore, Ongole, Guntur, ijayanagar, Rajamahendravaram, Annavaram.
  • APSRTC petrol station inaugrated at Madanapally by APSRTC chairman mr. A Mallikarjun Reddy, Mr Dwarka Tirumala Rao, Later he visited Madanpally 1 and 2 depots.
  • Education Minister Botcha Satyanarayana recently inaugurated several projects during his visit to Rajam, Vizianagaram district, aiming to enhance infrastructure and public services. Notable among them is the newly constructed APSRTC bus station in Rajam, constructed at a cost of Rs 1.50 crore.
  • Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation launch special bus facility to Arunachal Giri. The bus will leave from Guntur bus stand on 22nd February and will visit Srikalahasthi, Kanipakam and Sripuram Golden Temple on 23rd and will reach Arunachalam on 24th.
  • APSRTC is operating STAR LINER Non ac sleeper service from Chirala to Hyderabad, via Karamchedu, Parchuru, Chilakarupete.
  • APSRTC buses being used by Team India and Team England cricket teams for the second test at Visakhapatnam. 
  • APSRTC operate Amravati A/C new service for Eluru to Hyderabad ( BHEL) via Vijayawada. Book your APSRTC bus ticket online on redbus
  • APSRTC is operating Indra A/C Service for the Markapuram to Hyderabad ( BHEL), via Kunta Markapuram, Yerra Gonda Palem, Mancherla, Nagarjuna Sagar, Mallepally, Hyderabad ( Mannehuguda, Yamjalm LB Nagar, MGBS, Balanagar, Miyapur, Lingampally BHEL).
  • APSRTC is operating STAR LIner Non AC sleeper service for Tenali to Hyderabad AS Rao Nagar, book your APSRTC bus ticket online on redBus.
  • APSRTC operating Dolphin Cruise A/C bus service for Pulivendula to Hyderabad BHEL, via Simhadripuram, Kondapuram, Tallaproddatur, Tadipatri, Gooty, Kurnool, Hyderabad( Shamshabad, MGBS, Ameerpet, SR Nagar, KPHB Colony)
  • Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation arranged special bus from Machilipatnam to visit Yadarigutta Narsimhaswamu Chilakuru Balaji Temple founded by Shri Chinnajeer Swamy from Machilipatnam during Dhanurmasam. 

APSRTC Bus Types

APSRTC online booking provides you with numerous bus options to choose from for your travel destination. Some of the most prominent buses offered by Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation include Vennela A/C sleeper , Garuda Plus (Multiaxle A/C), Scania Desire A/C buses, City buses, Night Rider bus( sleeper cum seater), STAR Sleep Liner Bus, Super Luxury, Amaravathi A/C. All the buses are selected based on the comfort and safety quotient of the passengers and aim to provide the most comfortable travel experience. Let's take a look at some specifications. Over the years, APSRTC has introduced several types of buses to cater to the diverse needs of passengers, offering options ranging from economic travel to luxury services. Here are the main types of buses run by APSRTC:

  • Vennela A/C Sleeper: The Vennela A/C sleeper features a two-tier accommodation designed to carry 24 passengers.This is APSRTC's air-conditioned sleeper service, providing passengers with individual berths for overnight journeys.
  • Garuda and Garuda Plus A/C buses: Luxury air-conditioned services, with Garuda Plus being multi-axle. They are equipped with amenities like Wi-Fi, water bottles, and sometimes onboard entertainment. The Garuda A/C Coach provides a luxurious travel experience to its passengers by featuring amenities such as air suspension, pushback seats, reading lamps, audio, video entertainment, etc. Usually APSRTC Garuda buses are Volvo / Benz A.C. Semi Sleeper.
  • Amaravathi A/C (Volvo / Benz / Isuzu A/C): The Amravathi A/C bus is a 47-seater A/C sleeper coach that usually services night hours and is equipped with all necessary amenities to make the travel comfortable and safe. These are luxurious, air-conditioned multi-axle buses designed for long routes. They come equipped with modern amenities and provide passengers with a premium travel experience.
  • Express Super Luxury: A step above the ordinary buses, Express buses have fewer s tops and connect major towns and cities. A{PSRTC Express Super Luxury buses are Non-Ac, with 2+2 Push Back seats.
  • Deluxe and Super Deluxe: These buses provide a more comfortable travel experience with better seating. Super Deluxe buses may offer added amenities and fewer stops compared to the Deluxe buses. Deluxe buses offer the basic non-air-conditioned coach, Deluxe buses cater to regular passengers traveling between towns and cities. APSRTC Super deluxe As the name suggests, this coach provides a luxurious travel experience without air-conditioning. Ideal for medium to long routes, it's one of the preferred choices among passengers.
  • Ultra Deluxe: These non-A/C buses have 2+2 push-back seats and are meant for longer routes, providing a semi-luxury travel experience.Ultra Deluxe.
  • Rajadhani A/C: These are premium air-conditioned APSRTC Rajadhani buses with comfortable seating, catering to long-distance routes.
  • Pallevelugu & Ordinary (3+2 Non A/C): These are the standard bus services that connect all parts of the state. They are the most basic and economical mode of APSRTC transportation.
  • Amaravathi and Vijayawada A/C: These are premium air-conditioned buses introduced for intercity travel. They are equipped with amenities like reading lights and charging ports.
  • Metro Luxury A/C: Air-conditioned city buses primarily found in urban regions like Visakhapatnam.
  • Sapthagiri and Sapthaswaraj Express: Similar to TSRTC's services, these buses operate in hilly regions, especially catering to pilgrims traveling to the temple town of Tirumala.
  • APSRTC Indra (2+2 A/C Coach): These type of buses are air-conditioned 2+2 seating arrangement, perfect for medium to long-distance travel.
  • Ordinary: These are the basic no-frills buses that operate primarily within cities and to nearby villages.

APSRTC launched Non AC Sleeper buses with the brand new name STAR LINER (Sleep Travel and Relax) with exceptional amenities like 2+1 sleeper coach, 30 soft cushion berths with back pads, charging points, reading lights, luggage racks for every birth, audio coach, and much more.

APSRTC Bus Amenities

APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) buses are equipped with a range of amenities to ensure passengers have a comfortable and convenient journey. Here are some of the amenities provided on APSRTC buses:

  • Reclining seat
  • Charging Point
  • WIFI
  • Blankets
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Movie
  • Track My Bus
  • Emergency exit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Leg Storage Space
  • Hammer (to break glass)
  • Emergency Contact Number
  • Electronic Ticket (E-Ticket)

However it is important to check the APSRTC bus amenities, while booking the APSRTC bus ticket on redBus.

How to Book an APSRTC bus ticket online on redBus?

APSRTC Online ticket booking | Step-by-step guide to Book APSRTC Bus Tickets
  • From the top of this page, enter your 'source' and 'destination' cities. After feeding your travel details, mention the date of journey, and click on 'search'.
  • A list of APSRTC buses will be shown. You will need to select a bus & seat as per your preference and availability. Now click on the “Proceed to Book” button.
  • You will have to enter personal details in the “Passenger Info” & “Contact Info” section.
  • If you have an offer code, add the same and proceed to the payment section. Once the payment is made, you will receive an e-ticket or m-ticket on your registered mobile number/ email ID.

APSRTC Online Reservation

APSRTC is popular due to its adequate, safe and on-time bus services. Several types of buses run by APSRTC help in connecting different routes. APSRTC proficiently strives in maintaining its quality and delivering an affordable bus travel experience in the long run.

APSRTC Awards and Recognition

APSRTC buses cover 38.59 lakhs km and carry 28.89 lakhs people to their desired daily routes. They connect 14,123 villages to all major towns and cities in Andhra Pradesh, constituting 95% of Road Transport. Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation has received two national awards for its excellent customer service and 3 Bus India awards for constantly growing customer satisfaction. APSRTC is famous for its technology and innovation. 

Here is the list of awards won by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation:

  • APSRTC won the SKOCH award for Digital Payments platform for citizen services and payment to vendors and suppliers in 2022
  • APSRTC won the technology Sabha Excellence Award in 2020, 2021, and 2022 for the IoT category. Smart City Empowering India Awards - 2019 for Best Smart Mobility Project.
  • National Public Transport Excellence Awards 2019 for Digital Initiatives.
  • 2 National awards from 2019 ASRTU for the effective operation of buses.
  • 3 India bus awards for good Performance in different categories.

APSRTC Bus Women's Safety Measure

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation introduced women's safety precautions in all buses. Here is a list of safety measure implemented by APSRTC bus:

  1. Female Reserved Seating: Male passengers are prohibited from booking seats next to female passengers, enhancing comfort and security.
  2. Emergency Reporting: The APSRTC live tracking app features a dedicated page for women to report emergencies promptly.
  3. Nursing Facilities: Central APSRTC bus stops are equipped with baby breastfeeding centers for the convenience of nursing mothers.
  4. Enhanced Security: Major APSRTC bus terminals host police outposts to reinforce the security of the passenger.
  5. Priority Support: APSRTC prioritizes passenger well-being with 24/7 customer service.

APSRTC Bus Cancellation Charges

redbus is an Online bus booking portal, which is also an official bus ticket booking website for the APSRTC, have been a pioneer in excellent digital payment for bus booking. You can choose your preferred payment method during the time of checkout. Also, APSRTC bus cancellation is extremely easy with redBus; here is the list of various APSRTC cancellation charges and prices in different scenarios:

  • On bus cancellation, the entire amount is refunded to the passengers.
  • On cancelling the APSRTC tickets more than 48 hrs before the schedule service start time at the origin of the bus, only reservation charges, levies (except GST, amenities), and service charges (in case of e-tickets) are cancellation charges.
  • On cancelling from 48 hrs before and up to 24 hrs before the scheduled time at the origin of the bus, 10% of the actual fare, reservation charges, levies (except GST, amenities), and service charges (in case of e-tickets) are cancellation charges.
  • On cancellation from 24 hrs before and up to 2 hrs before the scheduled time at the origin of the bus, 25% of the actual fare, reservation charges, levies (except GST, amenities), and service charges (in case of e-tickets) are cancellation charges.
  • On cancelling up to 1 hr before the scheduled time at the origin of the bus, 50% of the actual fare, reservation charges, levies (except GST, amenities), and service charges (in case of e-tickets) are cancellation charges.

APSRTC Bus Services

APSRTC has a good frequency of buses that run all throughout the day ensuring safety and comfort of passengers. APSRTC staff are known for assisting passengers consistently. Travellers prefer APSRTC due to its convenient and on time bus services across various routes.

APSRTC Special Bus Services

Pilgrimage Services by APSRTC

APSRTC's special bus services cater to famous pilgrims traveling within Andhra Pradesh to cities like and other neighbouring states in India. Here is the list of renowned pilgrim cities:

Book APSRTC Bus Ticket to pilgrimage cities In Andhra Pradesh

  • Anantapur Bus Tickets
  • Chittoor Bus Tickets
  • East and West Godavari Bus Tickets
  • Kadapa Bus Tickets
  • Kurnool Bus Tickets
  • Prakasam Bus Tickets
  • Srikakulam Bus Tickets
  • Tirupati Bus Tickets
  • Vizag Bus Tickets
  • Nellore Bus Tickets
  • Srisailam Bus Tickets
  • Ahobilam Bus Tickets
  • Mantralayam Bus Tickets

Book APSRTC Bus Tickets to Neighbouring state Pilgrimage cities

  • Mumbai Bus Tickets
  • Pune Bus Tickets
  • Nagpur Bus Tickets
  • Chennai Bus Tickets
  • Vellore Bus Tickets

You can also visit these popular pilgrim destinations in Andhra Pradesh, Srisailem in Nandyal District, Ahobilam, Mantralayam, Srikalahasti, Yaganti, Annavaram, Mahanandi, Lepakshi, Draksharamam, Sri Someswara Temple- Bhimavaram, Tirupati, Kadiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple (Near Anantapur), Mangalagiri, Simhachalam (Near Vizag), Tirumala, Kailasakona, Talakona, Avanthi, Mallayya Konda, Sadasivakona, Mallapa Konda, Mogili, Jhuri, Siddeshwara Kona, Gudimallam, Tavalam, Puruhutika Devi / Kukkuteswara Temple - Pithapuram and Samarlakota in Kakinada.

APSRTC offers special pilgrimage packages for various religious destinations in Andhra Pradesh. The most famous pilgrimage tour is Kanipakam golden temple, Basara Saraswathi Temple, Srisalam sightseeing, Lepakshi temple, Ahobilam temple, Belum caves, and Warangal Keesargutta tour.

APSRTC Special Bus Tour Packages

  • Historical Tour Package: APSRTC also offers tour packages to the Talkona Waterfall in the Chittoor district and the Lepakshi temple tour in the Anantapur district.
  • Leisure Tour Package: APSRTC offers a leisure tour package to the Kuntala and Porcha waterfall, the Belum caves tour in the Kurnool district, Araku and Borra package, the Talkona waterfall, Basara Saraswati temple tour.

Popular Travel Routes Covered by APSRTC

APSRTC covers more than 30,600 routes regularly. Although APSRTC has hundreds of routes it covers daily, some of the most popular routes for APSRTC remain booked and in demand all year round.

  • Hyderabad to Vijayawada
  • Chennai to Tirupati
  • Vijayawada to Hyderabad
  • Bangalore to Tirupati
  • Tirupati to Bangalore
  • Bangalore to Anantapur
  • Bangalore to Kadapa
  • Visakhapatnam to Anakapalle
  • Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry
  • Guntur to Hyderabad
  • Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada
  • Hyderabad to Ongole

Popular Cities Covered by APSRTC Bus

APSRTC buses cover more than 43.4 lakh kilometres daily, covering more than 30,000 routes. Some of the most popular cities covered by these buses include:

  • Puttaparthi
  • Dornala
  • Rajamahendravaram
  • Velangi
  • Mylavaram
  • Ongole
  • Narasaraopet
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vijayawada
  • Chittoor
  • Darsi

APSRTC Bus Boarding Points in Hyderabad

ShilparamamLakdikapulJBS
BalanagarVidya NagarNampally
LingampallyKachigudaTarnaka
Pragathi NagarBharat NagarNagole
Toli ChowkiRamanthapurMallapur
KothapetHabsigudaChanda Nagar

APSRTC Bus Dropping Points in Hyderabad

Ramoji Film CityMehdipatnamKukatpally
GachibowliAshok NagarMiyapur
CBSAmeerpetUppal
ShamshabadSecunderabadLB Nagar
DilsukhnagarBHELPatancheru
KotiKondapurVanasthalipuram

Book APSRTC Online Bus Tickets

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APSRTC Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know APSRTC bus timings?
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation APSRTC bus timings can be checked on the redBus website. redBus is an official online booking partner for the APSRTC bus. All you have to do enter source and destination and date of travel. There you see plethora of APSRTC buses. You can also sort the buses based on timing like morning and night bus.
How many routes that APSRTC operates buses on a regular basis?
APSRTC operates 10,011 Intra and inter-state routes on an average. 
How many buses does APSRTC have?
APSRTC reportedly has 22,596 buses that run regularly across the various routes in and around Andhra Pradesh.
Can we cancel APSRTC bus tickets?
APSRTC allows cancellation of tickets booked via online websites like redBus and offline counter bookings. However, a specific cancellation charge is applicable, which is usually based on the duration between the cancellation time and the time of the journey.
What is the minimum age for booking APSRTC bus tickets?
For children below five years of age, there is no separate ticket charge applicable in APSRTC. However, for children between the ages of 5 to 12, APSRTC charges half the ticket price of an adult.
Is there a senior citizen concession on APSRTC bus tickets?
Senior citizens who have crossed 60 years of age are entitled to a flat 25% concession on ticket prices at APSRTC.
How much luggage allowance is available for passengers in APSRTC?
Passengers in APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) are allowed to carry up to 50 kg of luggage per head.
Can I cancel a single ticket in APSRTC?
All APSRTC bus bookings through redBus can be quickly canceled via signing in to the user's profile. Furthermore, tickets from a particular reservation can be canceled per the passenger's need.
How do I track my APSRTC bus on redBus?
While booking your APSRTC tickets, if you have opted for a APSRTC live tracking bus, you will receive the tracking link in your registered and given point of contact’s number 30 minutes before the bus departs from its origin station.
What are the different payments options available to book APSRTC bus?
redBus offers various payment options to book APSRTC bus ticket online. One can use Credit and Debit cards, payment wallets, netbanking, and UPI ID to book APSRTC bus ticket.
How can I talk to a redBus customer care executive?
For any customer Support or Complaints regarding bus booking: Navigate to this Page https://www.redbus.in/help/login, 24/7 Customer Support is available.

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