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ASTC Bus Routes & Timings

RouteFirst BusLast Bus
Guwahati to Jorhat06:1521:45BOOK NOW
Guwahati to Dergaon06:3021:45BOOK NOW
Guwahati to Borjhar(guwahati Airport)06:1517:00BOOK NOW
Guwahati to Tezpur06:0016:00BOOK NOW
Tezpur to Guwahati05:0016:45BOOK NOW
Guwahati to Teok06:1521:30BOOK NOW
Guwahati to Sibsagar06:1521:00BOOK NOW
Guwahati to Nalbari07:0020:00BOOK NOW
Guwahati to Kaziranga06:3021:30BOOK NOW
Guwahati to Bokakhat06:3021:30BOOK NOW
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ASTC Bus Details

Q: What is the Total Number of Routes covered by ASTC on daily basis?
A: ASTC covers 509 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
Q: What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by ASTC?
A: There are 146 Night Service Buses run by ASTC.
Q: What is the shortest & the longest route covered by ASTC?
A: Shortest route is Guwahati to Guwahati and Longest route is Majuli to Guwahati
Q: Do I need a print-out of my ASTC bus booking?
A: You will not need a print-out of your ticket if you have been sent a mTicket or an e-ticket. If you’ve booked your journey on board an ASTC bus that supports mTickets, then an SMS will be sent to your registered number in lieu of a paper ticket. You can show this to the bus conductor while boarding along with a valid government-issued ID card to verify your identity.
Q: Is ASTC a more affordable bus operator?
A: The price of your ASTC bus ticket will depend on the type of bus you choose and the route you take. However, booking with redBus will give you a better bang for your buck than booking offline. You can get exclusive deals and seasonal discounts on your ticket price, saving you a lot more money than if you had booked elsewhere. This makes any bus ride a lot more budget-friendly without compromising on safety and comfort.
Q: What are the timings of the first and last bus of the day?
A: This depends on the route you are expecting to travel on. In general, however, the first bus departs as early as 6 AM while the last bus on some routes leaves at 11 PM. The timings might change based on the operator’s discretion. These timings also correspond to the departure from the main depot; if you are boarding the bus at a different point further into the route, then your boarding time will change accordingly.
Q: Is it better to make an ASTC bus reservation online or at a counter?
A: It is better to make an ASTC bus reservation online rather than at a travel counter. This is because you can get special deals and discounts if you book through redBus and can combine your booking with hotel reservations for budget-friendly combo packages. The redBus website is super-fast, secure and accessible anywhere, which means you don’t have to stand in queues to make your booking. The redBus website is also convenient when it comes to payments– you can pay for your ASTC bus booking using credit and debit cards, internet banking, and e-wallets.
Q: What is the difference between ASTC Volvo and other coaches?
A: ASTC Volvo buses are manufactured by Volvo, the industry leader that makes luxurious and safe coaches. ASTC Volvo buses promise a more comfortable journey and pack a host of amenities including free water bottles, blankets, reclining seats and charging points. While the ASTC does deploy other types of buses, including non-AC seaters and 2+1 AC seaters, you might not be guaranteed the same level of comfort. The ASTC Volvo fleet is said to have two types: the 2+2 A/C seater with air suspension and the 2+2 A/C semi sleeper.
Q: Does redBus charge a booking fee over the price of the ASTC bus ticket?
A: No, redBus does not charge additional booking fees over the price of your ASTC bus ticket. The ticket prices shown are the same as stipulated by the bus operator themselves. The prices might even be lesser if there are any applicable deals and discounts.
Q: Is it safe to travel by an ASTC bus?
A: Travelling by bus is generally quite safe. The ASTC trains its drivers and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety. Millions of passengers travel by bus every year, as it provides connectivity to even the smallest villages and towns, something that trains and aeroplanes cannot do.
Q: Do I need to register with redBus to make an ASTC bus reservation?
A: It is not compulsory to register with redBus to make a reservation. However, it is highly recommended that you do so because, this way, all your past and upcoming bookings can be found in one place. You will also be able to connect your web account to your app to make travelling even more convenient. redBus recognises the importance of user privacy; please read the company Privacy Policy to understand how your personal data is used (or is not used).
Q: Can I travel to anywhere in India onboard an ASTC bus?
A: The ASTC operates within a specified geographical region to ensure better connectivity. Their buses ply along routes that connect and run within North Lakhimpur, Tezpur, Bongaigaon, Guwahati, Nagaon, Shillong, and Jorhat. Some of the more popular ASTC bus routes, according to redBus data, include Gogamukh to Guwahati, North Lakhimpur to Jagiroad and Dibrugarh to Majuli.
Q: How many buses are operated by ASTC?
A: The ASTC operates a fleet of 585 buses that provides bus services covering the hilly and rural roads, city roads, and highways within and outside the state. These buses include mini deluxe and Hi-Tech semi buses (for rural and city areas) and Hi-Tech Luxury (Non AC/ AC) buses for long distances. Through the ASTC bus booking option on redBus, you can book tickets for any of these buses.
Q: Are there any ASTC e-buses in the state?
A: The Assam State Transport Corp has introduced 30-seater e-buses from Tata Motors. These can run around 120 kilometres on a single charge and, using fast chargers, it can be charged in 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Q: Are there any special schemes offered by the ASTC for pilgrims?
A: Yes, the Dharmajyoti is a special scheme that provides concessional rates for pilgrims in ASTC buses. These pilgrims would only have to pay 25% of the regular fare (i.e., 75% concession). People who wish to avail this scheme can contact the Station/Divisional offices in their localities.
Q: Does the ASTC offer fare concessions?
A: Fare concessions are provided to the following categories of passengers by the ASTC For pilgrims (Dharmajyoti Scheme)- 75% concession. For girl students- 35% concession. For boy students- 30% concession. For senior citizens (people older than 60 years)- 40% concession. For people belonging to the mass media- 80% concession. For freedom fighters- 100% concession. For Divyangjans: Disability of 40% or above- 100% concession. Disability of 80% and above- 100% concession for one assistant/helper and Divyangjan.
Q: What is the ASTC Uberization Scheme?
A: The ASTC recently introduced the Uberization scheme that aims to attract budding entrepreneurs in Assam and provide timely transportation facilities. Under this ASTC scheme, around 678 buses will be introduced in which interested candidates self-help groups, small business enterprises, and individuals can apply.
Q: Is it safe to travel in an ASTC bus during COVID-19?
A: If you plan on taking an ASTC bus and have purchased your tickets through the ASTC online booking option, then there are certain precautionary measures you can take in order to stay safe during your journey. These precautionary measures include wearing a face shield or a mask, using your own hand sanitizers, using your own linens, and following social distancing at the bus depots.

ASTC Online Reservation

The ASTC refers to the Assam State Transport Corporation. It was established in 1950 under the requirements of the Road Transport Corporation Act 1950. It is headquartered in Guwahati but has divisional offices in Nagaon, Jorhat, and Tezpur among other towns.

In urban and rural areas, ASTC operates a fleet of over 1,100 buses. More than 12,000 private-owned buses also run under the ASTC banner. The fleet covers rural and hilly routes, highways, and city roads within Assam. It also provides transportation services to the neighbouring states. In total, the ASTC services 135 bus stations and three inter-state bus depots.

The ASTC has undertaken a promise to fulfil one of the UN Sustainable development Goals. In particular, it aims to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all. It also hopes to enhance road safety by expanding public transport with special attention to the needs of vulnerable groups, children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.

Amenities on ASTC

The ASTC provides a range of amenities to suit the preferences of varying budgets and groups of travellers. Not all amenities are available on all routes. Some of the amenities you can expect to enjoy, depending on the ASTC bus you have booked, are:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Reclining seats
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Reading lights
  • CCTVs
  • Charging points
  • Emergency exits
  • 24/7 call centre support
  • Glass-breaking hammers

Popular Routes

The ASTC primarily services the state of Assam, ensuring connectivity between bigger cities and smaller towns. When making an ASTC bus booking, past travellers have chosen the following highly-frequented routes:

  • Guwahati to Jorhat: The distance between Guwahati and Jorhat is 300 kilometres (186.4 miles) on average. It can be covered by bus within 7 hours.
  • Tezpur to Guwahati: The fastest route connecting Tezpur and Guwahati is 175 kilometres (108.7 miles) long. It may take an average of 4 hours to cover the route by bus.
  • Guwahati to Dergaon: The route between these two cities via National Highways is more than 280 kilometres (174 miles). On average, it takes 6 hours to cover by road.
  • Guwahati to Borjhar: This is one of the shortest routes that can be covered by road, being only 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) long, and takes a maximum of 45 minutes to cover. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport can be reached by taking this route.

Types of ASTC Buses

The ASTC has a variety of bus types in its fleet, to cater to passenger budgets as well as the different terrains that buses may have to traverse. You can pick from the following when making an ASTC bus ticket booking online:

  • AC Seater: This air-conditioned ASTC bus type has a 2+ 1 seating plan to ensure passengers travel in comfort.
  • Volvo: AC seaters from Volvo ensure passengers travel in comfort without being jostled by changes in terrain and road conditions.
  • Non-AC Seater: This ASTC bus type has push-back seats to make even the shortest of journeys comfortable.
  • Airport Bus: This special ASTC bus connects Guwahati to the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, with different routes covering areas such as Adabari, Bharalumukh and Nepali Mandir.

Popular Cities

Travellers making an ASTC online booking can visit the following popular cities in Assam and neighbouring states:

  • Guwahati: This sprawling city is located next to the mighty Brahmaputra river in Assam. It is most known for the variety of holy sites it is home to, including the 18th-century Navagraha Temple and the Kamakhya Temple.
  • Shillong: A wildly popular tourist destination attracting travellers from all over the country, Shillong is a hill station and the capital city of Meghalaya. The city is best known for its lush natural landscapes, Lady Hydari Park and the Shillong Peak.
  • Dibrugarh: This industrial city is surrounded by lush tea estates that Assam is globally renowned for. The primary draw of the city is the Radha Krishna Mandir and the Dibru Saikhowa National Park.

Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with APSRTC

Assam has many holy pilgrimage sites that visitors from all over the country flock to. Here are some of the more popular ones that you can board an ASTC bus to:

  • Kamakhya Temple: This is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Goddess Kamakhya. The main complex is home to 10 temples, each dedicated to the 10 Mahavidyas of Shaktism. The temple complex displays a hybrid of architectural styles.
  • Navagraha Temple: This ancient temple was originally built, as the name suggests, to study the nine celestial bodies as described by Hindu scriptures. The temple was said to be built in 1752 AD; today, it also serves as a research centre for astronomy and astrology.
  • Gurdwara Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib: This stunning Gurudwara is regularly visited by Sikh pilgrims from all over the country. It is located in Dhubri, on the banks of the Brahmaputra.
  • Basistha Ashram: This Ashram is said to have been the hermitage of the great Sage Vashisht. The Janardan Devalaya within the Ashram walls is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; the Ashram itself is set in a naturally scenic area flanked by rivulets.

How to Book an ASTC bus on redBus

Please follow the following steps to book your ASTC bus quickly and safely:

  • Head to the redBus homepage
  • Fill in your pick-up point, destination and date of travel, if applicable
  • Use the “filters” option to re-arrange the bus list by bus type, operator, route, budget or amenities
  • Select your preferred bus and continue
  • Choose the seats you want, if available, or accept the selection provided by the tool
  • Proceed to the payments page
  • Fill in your registration details
  • Select your preferred mode of payment and continue
  • Verify your ticket details before completing the selected payment process
  • Ensure you see the confirmation page before closing the tab
  • Check your email for your e-ticket, or your phone for your M-ticket if applicable

Is it safe to travel in Assam right now?

Assam has witnessed more than 2 lakh Covid-19 positive cases to date. The number of positive cases per day is decreasing in Assam and there are only 4389 positive cases left. The government of Assam has allowed intra-state travel & inter-state travel under certain travel guidelines. The Assam government has launched the Post COVID management protocol to get the city back on its feet after a decline in the number of positive cases per day. The passengers arriving from other states have to fill a Health Declaration form upon arrival in Assam. You can now travel via ASTC (Assam State Road Corporation) buses which are sanitised at proper intervals. ASTC buses provide bus services in cities of Assam & neighbouring states like Guwahati, Shillong, Dibrugarh, Kaziranga, Tezpur, etc. Passengers will have to wear masks and take care of their hand hygiene while travelling in ASTC buses. Hand sanitisers & temperature checking facility is also provided in ASTC buses as safety measures. You can know more about the live Covid-19 situation in Assam via the state-wise COVID updates available on the redBus.

ASTC Bus Types and Special Fares

ASTC operates a large fleet of buses in Assam. The buses come in various styles and types. The bus types of ASTC includes AC/Non AC Hi Tech Luxury, AC/Non AC Hi Tech Semi deluxe, deluxe and AC/Non AC Seater.

ASTC Bus Types

The various types of buses run by ASTC are:

  • A/C Seater (2+1)
  • Volvo A/C Seater (2+2)
  • NON A/C Seater Push Back (2+1)
  • A/C Seater (2+2)
  • NON A/C Seater (2+2)
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