KSRTC (Karnataka)

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KSRTC (Karnataka) Online Reservation

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

KSRTC (Karnataka) Bus Services

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

KSRTC Awards and Recognition

KSRTC has been honored with the esteemed National Award for successfully executing the Yojana Shakti program, a flagship initiative of the state Congress government. Additionally, KSRTC's commendable efforts in labor welfare have also been recognized with another award from the Scotch Institute. This marks a significant achievement as KSRTC receives a total of two national awards from the esteemed Scotch Institute. YK Prakash, Deputy Chief Accountant at KSRTC, accepted the Scotch Awards during a prestigious ceremony held at the Constitution Club of India in Delhi. The awards were presented by Samir Kochhar, Founder Chairman of Scotch Group, and Gurusharan, Vice Chairman, acknowledging KSRTC's outstanding contributions and initiatives.

KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) Bus Booking

KSRTC covers an average distance of 26.79 lakh kilometers daily. utilizing a fleet comprising 8113 vehicles. Impressively, it generates a daily traffic revenue of Rs. 961.12 lakh by serving around 23.23 lakh passengers, on average. In terms of its scale and reach, KSRTC ranks as the 5th largest State Transport Undertaking in the nation.

In a pioneering move towards sustainability, KSRTC recently marked a significant milestone by introducing its first electric bus, the "EV Power Plus." This electric bus commenced operations on a Gross Cost Contract model, starting from January 16, 2023, initially serving the Bangalore-Mysore route on a trial basis. This initiative underscores KSRTC's commitment to embracing eco-friendly solutions and contributing to a greener future in public transportation.

About KSRTC Karnataka

  • Founded: August 1961
  • Headquarters: Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Founded By: Government of Karnataka
  • Key People: M. Chandrappa; (Chairman); S. N. Eshwarappa; (Vice-Chairman)
  • Total KSRTC Bus Depot: 62
  • Type of Business: Public Sector Corporation under the Ministry of Transport of the State Government of Karnataka
  • Total KSRTC Bus Stations: 164
  • Total Division: 16
  • Total Passenger Served: 23.23 lakh passengers Daily
  • Types of Services: Air-conditioned and Non-Air-conditioned
  • KSRTC Bus Types: Ambaari Dream Class, Flybus, Airavat, Airavat Bliss, Airavat Superia, Rajahamsa, Suhasa, Ambari Non A\C Sleeper, Corona, Sheethal, Vaibhav, Gramantara Sarige & Nagara Sarige.
  • KSRTC Support Number: 08022221321 / 08026252625
  • KSRTC Email: awatar@ksrtc.org
  • Total Buses: 8280
  • Interstate Bus Service: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Puducherry

Popular Cities Covered by KSRTC

Here are some of the popular cities covered by KSRTC in Karnataka.

  • Bengaluru Bus Tickets
  • Mysore Bus Tickets
  • Hassan Bus Tickets
  • Mangalore Bus Tickets
  • Udupi Bus Tickets
  • Hubli Bus Tickets
  • Dharwad Bus Tickets
  • Chikmagalur Bus Tickets
  • Belgaum Bus Tickets
  • Kundapura Bus Tickets
  • Shimoga Bus Tickets
  • Gulbarga Bus Tickets
  • Madikeri Bus Tickets

 Popular Bus Routes by KSRTC Bus

KSRTC's extensive network spans across several states, including Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. Particularly, it serves key routes to the city like Belgaum, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dharmasthala, Hubli, and Hyderabad. Travelers can reserve KSRTC bus booking online with redBus. Here is a list of popular KSRTC bus routes:

  • Bengaluru to Hyderabad 
  • Bengaluru to Chennai 
  • Bengaluru to Mangalore
  • Bengaluru to Bellary
  • Bengaluru to Hubli
  • Bengaluru to Shivamogga
  • Bengaluru to Mysore
  • Bengaluru to Tirupathi
  • Bengaluru to Raichur
  • Bengaluru to Kundapura
  • Bengaluru to Karwar
  • Gulbarga to Tumkur
  • Bengaluru to Rayadurgam
  • Bellary to Bengaluru
  • Bengaluru to Bellary
  • Bengaluru to Belgaum
  • Bengaluru to Chikmagalur
  • Bengaluru to Davangere
  • Bengaluru to Dharwad
  • Bengaluru to Hubballi
  • Bengaluru to Madikeri
  • Bengaluru to Sirsi

KSRTC Bus Type

KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) offers a variety of bus types to cater the different needs of passengers. Here are the different types of KSRTC buses that you can look into for the bus booking: 

  • Rajahamsa Executive: These are standard non-AC buses that provide comfortable seating and are suitable for regular inter-city travel.
  • Ambaari Utsav ( AC Sleeper) Ambaari Utsav buses are air-conditioned premium sleepers, ideal for overnight journeys, providing a comfortable sleeping arrangement.
  • Ambaari Dream Class ( AC Sleeper): These are premium AC sleeper buses known for their luxurious travel experience, including comfortable sleeping berths, with enough legroom space.
  • Non AC Sleeper: Non-AC sleeper buses offer sleeper berths for overnight travel without air conditioning.
  • Amoghavarsha ( Non AC Sleeper)These are non-AC sleeper buses, named after the famous Chalukya king, Amoghavarsha, known for their sleeper berths.
  • AC Sleeper (PROTO 13.8M): KSRTC AC sleeper buses with a prototype design, offering comfortable sleeping arrangements and air conditioning.
  • KSRTC Airawat Club Class: Airavat Club Class buses are known for their premium amenities, comfort, and air conditioning, providing a luxurious travel experience.
  • KSRTC Karnataka Sarige: Karnataka Sarige buses are standard non-AC buses that serve various routes across Karnataka.
  • EV Power Plus: EV Power Plus buses are the first electric buses introduced by KSRTC, contributing to eco-friendly transportation.
  • Kalyan Ratha (AC Sleeper): Kalyana Ratha buses are air-conditioned sleepers, often used for wedding transportation.
  • Pallakki ( Non AC Sleeper): Pallakki buses are non-AC sleepers with sleeper berths, suitable for overnight travel.
  • Flybus: Flybus is a premium service offered by KSRTC, known for its comfort and quality service. It comes with in-bus entertainment and plenty of amenities including live display of flight timings, wifi access, pantry facilities, toilets etc.
  • AC Sleeper: These are standard AC sleeper buses, offering comfortable sleeping arrangements during long journeys.
  • Non AC Sleeper (PROTO 13.8M): Non-AC sleeper buses with a prototype design, providing sleeper berths for overnight travel.
  • KSRTC Airavat Bus : Airavat buses are known for their quality and comfort, serving various routes across Karnataka.
  • BMTC VOLVO Bus: BMTC Volvo buses are air-conditioned and provide a comfortable and efficient mode of transportation within Bangalore.

These different types of KSRTC buses cater to various travel preferences and budgets, ensuring that passengers have options that suit their needs for a safe and comfortable journey.

KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) Bus Booking

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is a government-run bus service famous for safe and comfortable travel experiences. KSRTC offers both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses based on your travel preference.

Among its attributes, KSRTC is recognized for its punctuality, friendly staff, and clean and comfortable bus interiors. Further enhancing its passenger-centric approach, redBus introduced a simplified online bus ticket booking system, facilitating KSRTC bus ticket booking with a few clicks.

Initiating a digital transformation, the Karnataka government has prioritized convenience and efficiency in its road transportation services. As a result, KSRTC online booking is now an effortless process for travelers. Booking a KSRTC bus ticket on redBus is a quick and secure way to plan your travels across Karnataka and beyond. With a wide range of bus options, convenient payment methods, and real-time updates, redBus ensures a seamless booking experience for all passengers.

How to Book KSRTC Karnataka bus tickets online on redBus?

Book KSRTC Karnataka Online bus ticket booking on redBus is so simple, here is the step-by-step guide to book KSRTC 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 KSRTC 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.

KSRTC Karnataka Online Booking

KSRTC, headquartered in Bangalore, is a renowned public bus transportation service provider in Karnataka. KSRTC offers convenient and affordable transportation services within and around the state. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates through a three-tier system comprising the Corporate Office in Bangalore, 17 Division Offices, In terms of scale, KSRTC ranks fifth among all State Transport Undertakings (STUs) in the country. Moreover, it has consistently secured a position among the top 10 STUs in India in terms of service quality.

Payment Options Available for KSRTC Karnataka:

redBus offers a user-friendly platform for making online bookings for KSRTC buses, providing a variety of payment options including Credit Cards, Debit Cards, UPI, and Net banking. Once you've completed your KSRTC bus booking online, you will promptly receive a Mobile m-Ticket through SMS, WhatsApp, or email confirmation, courtesy of redBus. Being the official ticket booking platform for Karnataka RTC KSRTC bus services, redBus places a strong emphasis on ensuring that every online booking or transaction is not only straightforward but also safe and secure.

redBus is committed to providing a hassle-free booking experience, offering a seamless checkout process that simplifies the process of booking your KSRTC bus ticket online.

The redBus platform is designed to be a convenient resource for customers seeking information about KSRTC bus routes, Karnataka RTC bus timings, ticket prices, and the schedules for arrivals and departures. With redBus, KSRTC bus reservations are now effortless, ensuring a smooth and convenient ticket booking experience for our valued passengers.

KSRTC Karnataka News and Updates | Last update on 05/02/2024

Here is the latest news for the KSRTC Karnataka buses:

  • At the Eastern Gate of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on February 5, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will introduce 100 "Ashwamedha" buses in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar, Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, and other officials.
  • Karnataka State Transport Corporation will get 1,225 buses from Ashok Leyland for ₹522 crore.
  • A "good quality 500 ml thermos flask" will be given to 1,600 bus drivers who work at night, according to KSRTC. The transportation company anticipates that the tea or coffee flasks will aid in the battle against driver fatigue and lower the number of traffic accidents.
  • The Shakti initiative in Karnataka, which offers women free bus travel, has achieved a significant milestone by distributing 100 crore "zero-fare tickets."
  • KSRTC has scheduled an extra 400 buses to stop private buses from charging twice as much on the occassion of Makar Sankrati.

KSRTC Bus Amenities

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) also provides various amenities on their buses to enhance passenger comfort. While the specific amenities may vary depending on the type of bus and route, here are some common amenities offered by KSRTC:

  • Comfortable Seating
  • Air Conditioning
  • TV/On-board Entertainment
  • Charging Points
  • Luggage Storage
  • Clean Restrooms
  • Reading Lights
  • Curtains
  • GPS Tracking
  • Safety Measures
  • Disposable Seat Covers
  • Blankets

Please be aware that the presence of these facilities can differ based on the bus category, including standard buses, Volvo buses, or luxury buses, as well as the particular route and service offered.

Pilgrimage destination in KSRTC bus

Karnataka, with its rich cultural and religious heritage, boasts several prominent pilgrimage destinations that attract devotees from all over the country. Among these sacred places, the ancient city of Udupi is renowned for its Krishna Temple, where Lord Krishna is worshiped with great devotion. Another notable site is Dharmasthala, a temple town dedicated to Lord Manjunatha Swamy. Shravanabelagola, with its colossal statue of Lord Gomateshwara, is a significant Jain pilgrimage site.

For those seeking spiritual solace in Karnataka, Kukke Subramanya Temple dedicated to Lord Subramanya and Kollur Mookambika Temple devoted to Goddess Mookambika are popular choices. Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple, and Gokarna's Mahabaleshwar Temple are also important spiritual destinations.

To embark on a pilgrimage journey to these sacred places in Karnataka, you can conveniently book KSRTC bus tickets online. KSRTC provides reliable and comfortable bus services to various destinations in Karnataka, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free travel experience for pilgrims. Whether you're planning a visit to Udupi, Somnathpura, Dharmasthala, Shravanabelagola, or any other sacred site, KSRTC's online bus booking platform makes it easy to secure your travel arrangements.

Book KSRTC (Karnataka) Online Bus Tickets

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KSRTC (Karnataka) Bus Details

What is the Total Number of Routes covered by KSRTC (Karnataka) on daily basis?
KSRTC (Karnataka) covers 20767 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by KSRTC (Karnataka)?
There are 4852 Night Service Buses run by KSRTC (Karnataka).
What is the shortest & the longest route covered by KSRTC (Karnataka)?
Shortest route is Arsikere to Kadur and Longest route is Hassan to Belur (Badami)
How do I talk to a redBus customer care executive?
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