The Gujarat State Road Transportation Corporation (GSRTC) was founded on 1st May 1960, to provide bus transportation services for commuters within Gujarat and the neighbouring states. Presently, the GSRTC has a huge fleet of buses, more than 7,600 and over 220 bus stations. It has been grouped under 16 divisions with more than 125 bus depot. The GSRTC was also awarded the National award for fuel economy in the year 2006-07 by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highway. The states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu are service areas where GSRTC buses operate.
The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation has a fairly high frequency of buses to serve the passengers throughout the day ensuring a safe and comfortable travel experience. The services of GSRTC buses are not just limited to Gujarat but also cater to passengers travelling to nearby states. It is the preferred choice by passengers due to its punctual and convenient bus services for multiple travel routes. You can also make GSRTC online booking using the redBus application.
Amenities on GSRTC
GSRTC buses intend to provide a comfortable and safe travel experience and therefore the buses are well-equipped with all necessary and basic amenities to boost customer satisfaction. Passengers will have access to all required amenities on the bus. However, the set of amenities might vary depending upon the type of bus chosen by the passenger. Generally, the buses that are packed with high-end amenities demand a higher fare as compared to the generic ones. Here is a list of amenities that you can expect while travelling by a GSRTC bus.
- Charging point
- Central television
- Reading light
- Water bottles
- Air conditioner/Fan
- 24*7 Customer support
While the aforementioned sets of amenities are generally found on GSRTC buses, some buses are also equipped with additional amenities such as Pillow, Personal TV, Blankets, Wet Napkin, etc. However, GSRTC has modified the available amenities in the buses after the Covid-19 outbreak.
Popular Travel Routes Covered by GSRTC
GSRTC has a huge fleet of buses that covers more than 2,82,700 routes daily within Gujarat and the neighbouring states. The shortest travel route is between KhadaDhar to Umargram and the longest one is between Ahmedabad to Umargram. Some of the major and popular travel routes covered by GSRTC buses include the following:
- Baroda to Surat
- Ahmedabad to Baroda
- Surat to Baroda
- Ankleshwar to Surat
- Ankleshwar to Baroda
- Kamrej to Surat
- Baroda to Ankleshwar
- Surat to Ankleshwar
The above-mentioned travel routes are among the popular ones covered by GSRTC buses on a daily basis and also have a high frequency of buses. You just need to download redBus application to check the GSRTC bus timings anytime you like.
Types of GSRTC Buses
GSRTC provides you with numerous options to choose from when it comes to types of buses provided by GSRTC. You can make GSRTC online booking easily with trusted service providers like redBus. It also helps you check the availability of various types of buses for your travel route. Here is a list of various types of buses offered by GSRTC for the passengers.
- Non-A/C Seater (2+1)
- A/C Sleeper (2+1)
- A/C Luxury
- Local Ordinary
- Volvo Sleeper
- Metro Link Service
Popular Cities Covered by GSRTC Buses
GSRTC buses cover more than 2,82,700 travel routes daily covering all major towns and cities across Gujarat and the neighbouring States. The buses have a high frequency and serve the passengers throughout the day. You can easily make GSRTC online ticket booking using the redBus application for your destination city. Some of the popular cities covered by the GSRTC buses are mentioned below -
- Chhota Udaipur
- Ramji Ka Gol
Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with GSRTC
GSRTC buses cover all major cities within Gujarat and the prominent ones in the neighbouring states. You can make a GSRTC bus booking for travelling to cities such as Gandhinagar, Surat, Baroda, Ankleshwar, Godhra, etc. Several bus services are offered by GSRTC for the passengers traveling to some of the most popular pilgrimage sites in and around the state of Gujarat. Some of the popular pilgrimage destinations covered by GSRTC buses include the following -
- Mata na Madh
- Narayan Sarovar
How to Book a GSRTC bus on redBus?
You can easily make a GSRTC bus booking with redBus online. You can either make GSRTC online booking using the redBus website or its mobile application in a few simple steps. For booking GSRTC online bus ticket, one can follow these simple steps:
- Visit the redBus website or open the mobile application
- Enter your travel route details in the “From” and “To” section on the online portal
- After feeding your travel details you will need to mention the date of journey
- Now you just have to click on the “Search” button on the right
- Use the ‘filters’ on the right-hand side to filter the bus options down to only GSRTC buses
- Choose a suitable bus as per your budget and duration of the journey from the list displayed
- You will need to select a 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
- You can enter an Offer Code that you have before proceeding to the payment section
These were the necessary steps for GSRTC bus booking online using redBus. After completing these steps, you will have to pay the amount and confirm your ticket bookings. The ticket will be sent on your mobile number and email address mentioned in the contact information section provided earlier. You can even insure your travel journey, this insurance covers accident and loss of luggage for a very nominal fee.
GSRTC Bus Tracking
It's extremely easy to track the current location and status of your GSRTC bus with redBus. redBus offers the 'Track My Bus' feature with the help of which passengers can get instant updated of their GSRTC bus and reach the boarding point in time.
Is it safe to travel to Gujarat right now?
Gujarat is well-known for the white sandy desert, The Rann of Kutch, and its traditional clothes design. The second wave of Covid-19 has hit the state of Gujarat and there has been a singificant increase in the total number of Covid-19 cases. On the other hand, the state has shown a better recovery rate as well. As of July 2021, there are only 1,969 active cases in the state. The state lifted the travel restrictions and now the GSRTC (Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation) buses are operating intrastate as well as interstate services. The Diwali season also saw a huge push in passenger numbers that brought the state among the top 5 states with the most number of passengers booking tickets from redBus. Interstate buses are operating to Nashik from Surat and Vapi etc. The Government has mandated wearing masks while traveling by the GSRTC or any other private buses. Buses have started operating at full capacity and it is up to the passengers to maintain their social distancing etiquette. Passengers can find more details and updates on the Gujarat travel guidelines by visiting the state pages of the redBus online portal.
If you're planning to travel to Gujarat by an GSRTC bus during the Covid-19 pandemic, make sure to go through Gujarat travel guidelines in detail.