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APSRTC Bus Timings | APSRTC Bus Routes

RouteFirst BusLast Bus
Hyderabad to Vijayawada00:1023:57BOOK NOW
Hyderabad to Vijayrai01:0023:59BOOK NOW
Vijayawada to Hyderabad00:1523:59BOOK NOW
Bangalore to Tirupati03:0023:55BOOK NOW
Tirupati to Bangalore00:1523:59BOOK NOW
Bangalore to Ananthapur00:3023:57BOOK NOW
Bangalore to Kadapa04:2023:55BOOK NOW
Visakhapatnam to Anakapalle05:0023:45BOOK NOW
Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry00:1523:30BOOK NOW
Gajuwaka to Annavaram00:2523:45BOOK NOW
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About APSRTC | Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation

APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) is owned by the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The headquarters of Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation is located at NTR Administrative Block of RTC House in Pandit Nehru bus station, Vijayawada.

Customer service: 0866 257 0005

Owner: Government of Andhra Pradesh

Founded on: 11 January 1958 (63 years ago)

Head office: Vijayawada , Andhra Pradesh

Types of Services offered: Transit Bus, Intecity Bus

Total Number of Buses: 22,596

Subsidiary: APSRTC City Buses, TSRTC , APSRTC courier and parcel services

Approx. Revenue: 13.06 crores INR (US$1.8 million)

Awards and Achievements: "SKOCH Award-2021" in "Rooftop Solar Projects", Guinness Book of World Records on 31 October 1999 ( with 22,000 buses making it the largest bus fleet in the world), Best Road Safety record for 2012–13, First to nationalize passenger Road Transport Services, long-distance night express services, depot computerisation, and computerized depot

Type of Business: Public Sector Corporation under the Ministry of Transport of the State Government of Andhra Pradesh

Popular Bus Services: Amaravati , Garuda Plus , Sapthagiri , Night Rider , Metro Express, Vennela , Metro Luxury, Metro Luxury Semi Low Floor, Metro Deluxe, Ultra Pallevelugu , Pallevelugu, City Ordinary

Areas Served: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Yanam (Puducherry ), and Telangana

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APSRTC News | Latest News on Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation

Updated on: 21-01-2022

  • APSRTC to operate buses to Tamil Nadu with 50% occupancy. Due to a nigh curfew in place in Tamil Nadu, the RTC buses are advised to reach the AP border before the curfew timings. 
  • Special hire charges will be reduced. 
  • APSRTC ran 6,970 extra bus services on the occasion of Sankranthi 2022. 
  • Andhra Pradesh RTC extended free distribution of fruits and flowers to Tirumala.
  • APSRTC to offer more amenities to travellers at several bus stations in Andhra Pradesh. 
  • Andhra Pradesh RTC will provide bus services to Lambasingi.
  • The Andhra Pradesh RTC is operating new 20A bus service to AIIMS Mangalagiri from Devi Nagar. 
  • Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation has decided to provide safety training to its bus drivers. 
  • A new bus service from Vijayawada to Visannapeta via Ibrahimpatnam has started.
  • APSRTC won the prestigious "SKOCH Award-2021" under the "Rooftop Solar Projects" category.
  • APSRTC drivers received the Fuel Efficiency and KMPL Awards.
  • APSRTC Kadapa Depot Started 5 AC Bus Services from Kadapa to Bangalore for Passengers. Kadapa Bus Station is also being modernized by APSRTC for better customer service.
  • Mask has been made mandatory to wear on Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation buses to curb the spread of Covid 19.

Covid 19 Travel Advisory for APSRTC Buses

Key points to keep in mind while planning a trip with APSRTC

Covid 19 Travel Advisory for APSRTC BusesCheck out travel restrictions that apply to your source and destination.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for APSRTC BusesBook APSRTC bus tickets online in advance to avoid any physical contact.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for APSRTC BusesCarry your personal hygiene items like hand sanitizer, tissues, and soap.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for APSRTC BusesWear a mask all the time while you are on the APSRTC bus.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for APSRTC BusesAPSRTC may not be providing you a linen or blanket, so make sure to pack yours during a long trip.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for APSRTC BusesDue to temperature checks and precautionary measures, buses may get delayed. Save some additional time for your trip

APSRTC Online Bus Ticket Booking

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), originally founded as Nizam State Rail & Road Transport Department (NSR-RTD), in June 1932 started as a department of Nizam State Railway with 27 buses and 166 staff. APSRTC eventually gained momentum, and within the last 78 years, it increased its fleet size to 14123 buses and has more than 692 bus shelters. The headquarter of APSRTC is located at NTR Administrative Block of RTC House in Pandit Nehru bus station of Vijayawada.

APSRTC buses cover the distance of 38.59 lakhs kilometres and carry 28.89 lakhs people on their desired routes every day. 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 also received 2 national awards for its great passenger services and 3 Bus India awards for constantly growing customer satisfaction. It has also won various awards for its performance such as:

  • Technology Sabha Award 2021 & 2022
  • Technology Sabha Award 2020 & 2021
  • 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 effective operation of buses
  • 3 India bus awards for good Performance in different Categories


APSRTC buses serves more than 75 lakh passengers every day, 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 neighboring states such as Telangana, Karnataka, Odisha, and Tamil Nadu. This whole operation is fragmented into 4 zones and is managed by 12 regional level Managers.


With the help of online bus booking portals like redBus, Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation has been a pioneer in excellent digital payment for bus booking and has recently received Digital Technology Sabha Award consecutively for the third time in 2020-2021.


Popular Cities Covered by APSRTC

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



apsrtc buses - popular cities covered



Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with APSRTC

You can make APSRTC ticket booking for traveling to surrounding states and cities like:

Shirdi is among the most popular pilgrimage destinations that you can easily visit by making APSRTC online bus booking. In addition to this, you can also visit other popular pilgrimage sites like Tirupati, Annavaram, Mangalagiri, Srisailam, Dwaraka Tirumala, etc. Pilgrims from all around the country book APSRTC bus tickets to travel to Tirumala for the famous Brahmotsavam festival. APSRTC also offers special darshan tickets on this occasion. Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation has also recetly declared to run 322 new buses to Srikalahasthi, Kailasakona, Talakona, Avanthi, Mallayya konda, Sadasivakona, Mallapa konda, Mogili, Jhuri, Siddeshwara kona, Gudimallam and Tavalam in Chittoor district on the occasion of Shivratri festival.






APSRTC Online - popular pilgrimage destinations

Popular Travel Routes Covered by APSRTC

APSRTC covers more than 30,600 routes on a regular basis. Some of the popular travel routes covered by these buses are as follows:

The shortest and longest routes covered include Srisailam to Bhadrachalam & Rajahmundry to Bhadrachalam . You can easily check the APSRTC bus timings for buses traveling in your route using the redBus portal.

Types of APSRTC Buses

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, Super Luxury, Amaravathi A/C . All the buses are selected based on the comfort and safety quotient of the passengers and aims to provide the most comfortable travel experience. Let’s take a look at some specifications.

  • Vennela A/C Sleeper: The Vennela A/C sleeper features a two-tier accommodation and is designed to carry a maximum of 24 passengers.
  • Garuda A/C Coach: 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, and video entertainment, etc.
  • Amaravathi 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 required to make the travel comfortable and safe.
  • Scania Desire A/C bus: The Scania Desire A/C bus is best suited for passengers who are traveling on a low-budget but need air conditioning in their accommodations.


Amenities on APSRTC

APSRTC is among the industry leaders in the bus transportation services in Andhra Pradesh. It is known for providing the best in class bus services for daily commuters. It doesn’t believe in compromising with the safety and comfort of its passengers and provides one of the most affordable bus services in the state. Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation has also always pushed for better inter-city services across Andhra Pradesh and surveys are taken in order to know the passengers' needs. APSRTC online booking using redBus makes it easier for passengers to book a bus ticket. APSRTC online tickets can be booked 30 days in advance, which enables the passengers plan their upcoming trip really well.

APSRTC buses are generally equipped with all the necessary amenities required to make your travel safer and convenient. The set of amenities might vary depending upon the type of accommodation booked by you. APSRTC bus bookings generally provide you with amenities such as:

  • Charging socket
  • Mineral water bottles
  • Blankets
  • Air conditioner
  • Central television
  • Air freshener
  • Disposable seat covers, etc.

Safety+ is a feature by redBus that reinforces our attempt to ensure safer bus travel. It allows bus operators to showcase their compliance with Covid-19 measures across their staff and vehicles. While booking, users can use the Safety+ mark to identify buses that follow these measures outlined by the government of India.

Buses tagged with the Safety+ sign are disinfected regularly, are operated by staff members that wear face masks and gloves, and are installed with hand sanitizers.

As part of this move against the coronavirus, redBus requests all its users to maintain social distancing and observe personal hygiene. If you are travelling, make sure you are wearing a face mask at all times, washing your hands regularly, and not touching your face. In case you are unwell, please postpone your travel plans.

 

Is it safe to travel in Andhra Pradesh right now?


Andhra Pradesh is a big city with a 4.94 crore population. Currently, there are 44,935 active COVID cases as in January 2022. Passengers can travel in and around Andhra Pradesh using Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses with a negative RT-PCR certificate.

These buses provide travel services to Odisha, Vijayawada, Karnataka, Anantapur, and Proddatur with Telangana to be soon on the list. Every passenger on the bus is required to carry their Aadhar Card with them. Passengers will also have to comply with the measures of social distancing along with the mandatory use of masks. Necessary precautions are being taken up by the travel service for the safety of passengers. The state-wise COVID updates for Andhra Pradesh are also available on redBus that customers can look into before booking to ensure a safe travel journey.

If you're planning to travel to Andhra Pradesh by an APSRTC bus during the Covid-19 pandemic, make sure to go through Andhra Pradesh travel guidelines in detail.  

APSRTC Live Track | APSRTC Bus Tracking Guide

Search for APSRTC buses between two locations and check their live status with the bus tracking feature available on redBus. With redBus, APSRTC live tracking is extremely easy and convenient. The 'Track My Bus ' feature on redBus allows passengers to enable live tracking for Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation buses. While booking a bus on the selected route, one has to look for the APSRTC buses enabled with live tracking feature. 30 minutes prior to the journey, a tracking link will be sent to the passengers on their chosen contact details through which they can get the live status of their bus.

Book an APSRTC online e-ticket via redBus to have a safe journey across Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring states.

How to Book an APSRTC bus ticket online on redBus?

APSRTC online ticket booking | Step-by-step Guide
  • 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 | Andhra Pradesh Covid-19 Travel Advisory

Sr. No. TitleInformation
1Lockdown ValidityNA
2Complete LockdownNo
3Relaxation Timings5 am to 11 pm
4Interstate travel restrictions No
5Intrastate travel restrictionsNo
6RT-PCR RequirementNo
7E-Pass RequirementYes
8Other RequirementsRegistration on Spandana website, Arogya Setu App

Top APSRTC Bus Tickets

Bus RoutesAverage Ticket PriceAverage Duration
Hyderabad to VijayawadaINR 4006 hours
Hyderabad to VijayraiINR 4707 hours 20 min
Vijayawada to HyderabadINR 5006 hours
Bangalore to TirupatiINR 3006 hours 10 min
Tirupati to BangaloreINR 3626 hours 15 min

FAQs

Q: How to track APSRTC bus?
A: The 'Track my Bus' feature offers APSRTC live tracking to a passenger or their family members where a tracking link is shared with you on the day of your journey. Once the bus has left its depot or has started from the main boarding point, you can track the route and status of the bus on the live link given to you. This is particularly useful for passengers who are scheduled to board the bus at a bus stop other than the main depot.
Q: How to cancel APSRTC ticket booked online due to change in travel plans?
A: While most cancellations are allowed up to an hour before the bus departs, policies can be subject to your bus operator’s terms and conditions. If you cancel your APSRTC bus ticket booking before the bus departs the boarding location, you are eligible for a refund according to the cancellation policy. However, once the bus has left the depot or the main boarding junction, you cannot cancel your ticket and are not eligible for a refund.
Q: What are the various APSRTC bus types that can be booked on the redBus platform?
A: The different types of APSRTC buses that can be booked on the redBus platform are Express Buses, Super Luxury (Non-ac, 2 + 2 Push Back), Ultra-Deluxe (Non-ac, 2+2 Push Back), Indra (A.C. Semi Sleeper), Amaravathi (Volvo / Scania A.C Multi Axle), Saptagiri Express, Garuda (Volvo / Isuzu A.C. Semi Sleeper), Night Rider (Seater Cum Sleeper), Vennela (A.C. Sleeper), Garuda Plus (Volvo / Benz A.C Multi Axle), Metro Luxury A/C, Super Luxury Ac ( 2+2 Push Back), and Garuda (Volvo / Benz A.C. Semi Sleeper).
Q: What is the bus fare of an APSRTC ticket when travelling from Bengaluru to Tirupati?
A: The APSRTC Bengaluru to Tirupati bus ticket price starts from Rs. 463 to Rs. 1,999. Prices vary depending on the type of bus and the amenities offered.
Q: What are the popular routes of APSRTC buses?
A: Some of the popular routes of APSRTC buses are Hyderabad to Vijayawada, Hyderabad to Vijayarai, Vijayawada to Hyderabad, Bangalore to Tirupati, Ananthapur to Bangalore, Vellore to Tirumala, and much more.
Q: Are there any stage carriers when travelling from Andhra Pradesh to Telangana?
A: Currently, the APSRTC officials are engaged in talks with their Telangana counterparts to provide stage carriers for people returning home for Dasara.
Q: Should I book my APSRTC bus ticket at the offline counter or online?
A: With COVID-19 spreading throughout the country, you should book your bus tickets online. Apart from avoiding queues and crowds at the ticket counter, customers can view several bus options, and can get cashback and discounts while booking bus tickets through the redBus app or website.
Q: Are there APSRTC buses operating between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana?
A: Yes, APSRTC has resumed bus services between the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana post lockdown.
Q: What is the shortest & the longest route covered by APSRTC?
A: Shortest route is Srisailam to Bhadrachalam and Longest route is Rajahmundry to Bhadrachalam
Q: What is the Total Number of Routes covered by APSRTC on daily basis?
A: APSRTC covers 30659 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
Q: What are the best options for buses while traveling long distances from Andhra Pradesh?
A: For traveling longer distances, APSRTC offers a number of options that include Super Luxury, Amaravathi AC, Vennella AC sleeper, Garuda AC, Garuda Plus Multiaxle AC, Indra AC, Scania Desire AC, and City Buses, which are know for comfort on long distance routes.
Q: What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by APSRTC?
A: There are 14262 Night Service Buses run by APSRTC.
Q: What are the types of amenities provided to passengers on APSRTC buses?
A: The amenities provided by APSRTC buses include blankets and a pillow, water bottles, air-conditioning, air fresheners, wet napkins, disposable seat covers, an overhead reading light, charging point, CCTV cameras, personal TV in some cases, snacks, and live tracking facility.
Q: I do not own a credit card. How can I securely book tickets on APSRTC online?
A: If you don't have a credit card, you can book APSRTC tickets online on redBus using a debit card or internet banking, as these are both other viable and secure options. Your payment data is encrypted and inaccessible by unauthorized people.
Q: Does APSRTC online ticket booking service allow me to book a waitlisted ticket on redBus?
A: Yes, in case you want to travel on a particular bus of your choice you can book waiting list tickets in case all seats are full. You are required to pay the entire amount of your ticket during the time of booking and you are given a wait-list number that will be confirmed against cancellations made by other passengers. Ticket confirmations are provided on a first come first serve basis and passengers are informed about the status of their booking, whether it is confirmed or not, three hours before departure. For unconfirmed tickets, refunds are issued.
Q: Can I avail a discount if I book round trip tickets at the same time?
A: redBus offers various discounts on APSRTC buses from time to time. If you book your return journey along with your onward journey, both in a single transaction, then you’re eligible for a 10% discount on your fare. This percentage is updated on a regular basis so please visit the website or download the app to know about the latest discounts and offers.
Q: Am I allowed to travel on an APSRTC bus without a print out of my e-ticket?
A: Most APSRTC buses provide a mTicket at the time of booking along with the details to your registered mobile address and mobile number. The e-ticket or mTicket is valid when presented to the bus conductor on your mobile, laptop, or tablet. However, you also need to produce a valid identity proof at the time of boarding the bus, without which you may not be allowed to travel.
Q: I lost my bags while traveling on a bus. Where do I file a complaint?
A: APSRTC buses do not take responsibility for loss of baggage or personal goods. It is the passenger's responsibility to take care of their belongings.
Q: What is a valid proof of identity that I can present while traveling on an APSRTC bus?
A: You can furnish a PAN Card, voter ID card, passport, driving license, or ration card while traveling on an APSRTC bus.
Q: What type of buses are run by APSRTC for a comfortable night journey on long routes?
A: APSRTC to ensure a comfortable night journey on long routes have many types of comfortable buses such as Vennela A/C sleeper, Garuda A/C coach and Amaravathi A/C buses. Vennela A/C Sleeper buses provide two-tier accommodation for passengers to sleep comfortably during the night.
Q: How can I travel from Tirupati to Tirumala for Brahmotsavam?
A: APSRTC provides a large number of buses between Tirupati and Tirumala during the 9-day long Brahmotsavam festival. The diatance is only 22 kilometers following a ghat road. APSRTC buses can be booked easily by using redBus website or app.
Q: How much luggage is allowed on APSRTC buses?
A: APSRTC allows free luggage that weighs up to 50 kg/passenger. This rule applies to both commercial and non-commercial items.
Q: What is the age limit for half ticket in Apsrtc?
A: The age limit for half ticket in APSRTC is between 5 to 12 years. Any child who is above 12 years will have to reserve a full ticket on APSRTC bus.
Q: How to book APSRTC bus for marriage?
A: You may not be able to book APSRTC bus for marriage through regular bus booking process. However, you can utilize 'redBus Hire' and find a suitable bus to hire for marriage events.
Q: Can I book an APSRTC bus on the occasion of Pongal?
A: Yes, there are a number of APSRTC buses running during the Pngal festival to different locations in Andhra Pradesh and neighboring states. Just make sure that you reserve a ticket in advance as it is the peak traveling time.

APSRTC Bus Types

Various types of buses operated by APSRTC include: 

  • EXPRESS
  • SUPER LUXURY (NON-AC, 2 + 2 PUSH BACK)
  • ULTRA DELUXE (NON-AC, 2+2 PUSH BACK)
  • INDRA (A.C. SEMI SLEEPER)
  • AMARAVATHI (VOLVO / SCANIA A.C Multi Axle)
  • SAPTAGIRI EXPRESS
  • GARUDA (VOLVO / CORONA / ISUZU A.C. SEMI SLEEPER)
  • NIGHT RIDER (SEATER CUM SLEEPER)
  • VENNELA (A.C. SLEEPER)
  • GARUDA PLUS (VOLVO / BENZ A.C Multi Axle)
  • METRO LUXURY A/C
  • SUPER LUXURY AC ( 2+2 Push Back)
  • GARUDA (VOLVO / BENZ A.C. SEMI SLEEPER)
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Bus Amenities

Reclining seatNo
Hand Sanitisers ProvidedNo
Charging PointNo
Reading LightNo
WIFINo
ToiletNo
BlanketsYes
Water BottleYes
SnacksNo
NewspaperNo

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