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The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), established in 1958, 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. 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 the Nizam State Rail and Road Transport Department (NSR-RTD), 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 headquarters 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 January 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 effortless and convenient with redBus, as you can now pre-book APSRTC bus tickets from home. APSRTC allow the advanced pre-booking of bus tickets 60 days before the travel date. 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

When booking bus tickets, travelers can access a range of APSRTC bus offers and discounts, such as reserving APSRTC tickets up to 60 days before departure. Additionally, redBus provides 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 and 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 bus offer is only valid once per 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 ride, the cashback will be credited to your redBus wallet. The offer cash is valid for six months from the date 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 APSRTC buses, enabling passengers to monitor their APSRTC bus online conveniently. 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, 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 bus tracking 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 updated on 13th May 2024

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

  • APSRTC runs 38 dedicated buses to Ongole, 20 to Eluru, 23 to Machilipatnam, 45 extra buses to Vijayawada, 18 to Guntur, 26 to Narasaraopet, 17 to Nellore, 19 to Nandyal, and four special buses to Visakhapatnam, all departing from Hyderabad. The Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) platforms were packed with commuters.
  • An Ultra-deluxe bus service from Guntakal to Bengaluru, Via Gooty, Pamidi, Anantapur, Penukonda, Chikkaballapur, Devanahall, Yelahanka, Esteem Mall, Hebbal, and Majestic Bangalore will be operated by APSRTC. You can Book an APSRTC online bus on redBus. 
  • APSRTC operates a special super luxury bus from Rayadurgam to Tirupathi via Anantapur, Kadiri, and Piler. Users can now make APSRTC bus reservations on the redBus, an official APSRTC bus booking partner.
  • Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates a super luxury bus service from Amalapuram to Tirupathi. You can book APSRTC bus tickets online on redBus.
  • APSRTC operates super luxury services for Tadipatri and Bangalore via Anantapur. Book an APSRTC online bus ticket on redBus.
  • Special buses have been arranged for passengers going to Bhadrachalam from Noojiveedu. APSRTC buses can be booked online on redBus, its official booking partner.
  • APSRTC is operating Indra AC bus services from Vijayawada to Hyderabad ( Jeedimetla) via Suryapeta, Hayatnagar, Vanasthalipuram, LB Nagar, Dil Sukhnagar, Old CBS, Lakdi ka Pul, SR Nagar, Erragadda, Moosapety Junction, Balnagar, Chinthal, Shapurnagar. On the occasion of Ugadi, special buses were arranged to go from Kurnool, Adoni, Emmiganur, Raichur, etc. Book an APSRTC bus ticket online on redBus to enjoy the hassle-free journey.
  • APSRTC has organized a special bus service for the celebrations of Kadiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. Passengers can take advantage of this opportunity by booking the APSRTC online bus ticket on redBus.

APSRTC Bus Types

APSRTC online booking provides many bus options for travel. 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: APSRTC Vennela A/C sleeper features a two-tier accommodation with 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 are luxury air-conditioned services, with APSRTC Garuda Plus being multi-axle. They have 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. APSRTC Garuda buses are usually Volvo / Benz A.C. Semi-Sle.
  • Amaravathi A/C (Volvo / Benz / Isuzu A/C): APSRTC 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 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 stops and connect significant towns and cities. APSRTC Express Super Luxury buses are non-AC, with 2+2 pushback 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 pushback seats 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 that cater to long-distance routes.
  • Pallevelugu & Ordinary (3+2 Non A/C): These are the standard bus services connecting all the states. They are the most basic and economical mode of APSRTC transportation.
  • Amaravathi and Vijayawada A/C 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, primarily catering to pilgrims traveling to the temple town of Tirumala.
  • APSRTC Indra (2+2 A/C Coach): These buses have an air-conditioned 2+2 seating arrangement, perfect for medium to long-distance travel. Book the APSRTC Indra bus online on redBus.
  • Ordinary: These basic no-frills buses operate primarily within cities and nearby villages.

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

APSRTC Bus Amenities

APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) buses have various 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, checking the APSRTC bus amenities is essential 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 lakh km and carry 28.89 lakh 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:

  • In 2023, APSRTC won the Digital Technology Sabha Award for the sixth time in the Internet of Things (IoT) Category.
  • 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.
  • APSRTC won the National Public Transport Excellence Awards 2019 for Digital Initiatives.
  • APSRTC won 2 National awards from 2019 ASRTU for the effective operation of buses.
  • APSRTC won 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 measures implemented by the 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 bus 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 centres for the convenience of nursing mothers.
  4. Enhanced Security: Major APSRTC bus terminals host police outposts to reinforce the security of the passengers.
  5. Priority Support: APSRTC prioritizes passenger well-being with 24/7 customer service.

APSRTC Bus Cancellation Charges

redbus is an online bus booking portal and an official bus ticket booking website for the APSRTC. It has been a pioneer in excellent digital payment for bus booking. You can choose your preferred payment method at 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 scheduled 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 hour 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 pilgrimage travelling within Andhra Pradesh to cities 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: Srisailam 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 tours are 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 Talakona 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 waterfalls, the Belum caves tour in the Kurnool district, the Araku and Borra package, the Talkona waterfall, and the Basara Saraswati temple tour.

Benefits of Booking APSRTC Bus Tickets Online

Check out the following advantages of booking APSRTC tickets online through redBus.

  • It offers unparalleled convenience, allowing you to reserve seats from the comfort of your home, eliminating the need to visit physical ticket counters.
  • Streamlines the ticketing process, saving your valuable time by enabling quick searches, seat selections, and instant confirmation without the hassle of standing in long queues.
  • It provides access to a vast network of bus operators and routes, offering a diverse range of options to choose from. This ensures flexibility in travel plans and seat availability even during peak seasons.
  • APSRTC Bus Tracking Gives real-time updates regarding APSRTC bus schedules, seat availability, and any changes or delays, allowing for better planning and ensuring a seamless travel experience.
  • It offers secure payment gateways, allowing you to make transactions using various payment methods, such as credit/debit cards, net banking, or mobile wallets, ensuring a safe and hassle-free payment process.
  • It gives exclusive discounts, deals, and cashback offers, allowing you to save money on your bus tickets, making online booking a cost-effective option.

Popular Travel Routes Covered by APSRTC

APSRTC regularly covers more than 30,600 routes. Although it covers hundreds of routes daily, some of its most popular routes 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

BalanagarVidya NagarNampally
Pragathi NagarBharat NagarNagole
Toli ChowkiRamanthapurMallapur
KothapetHabsigudaChanda Nagar

APSRTC Bus Dropping Points in Hyderabad

Ramoji Film CityMehdipatnamKukatpally
GachibowliAshok NagarMiyapur
ShamshabadSecunderabadLB Nagar

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 is enter source and destination and date of travel. There you see a plethora of APSRTC buses. You can also sort the buses based on timing like morning and night buses.

How many routes does APSRTC operate 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 payment options available to book an APSRTC bus?

redBus offers various payment options to book an APSRTC bus ticket online. One can use Credit and Debit cards, payment wallets, netbanking, and UPI ID to book APSRTC bus tickets.

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 avail able.


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