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RouteFirst BusLast Bus
Thrissur to Ernakulam00:0523:45BOOK NOW
Ernakulam to Thiruvananthapuram00:0123:30BOOK NOW
Ernakulam to Thrissur00:0123:50BOOK NOW
Thiruvananthapuram to Ernakulam03:3023:45BOOK NOW
Ernakulam to Alapuzha00:0223:30BOOK NOW
Alapuzha to Thiruvananthapuram00:0523:50BOOK NOW
Ernakulam to Kollam00:0123:20BOOK NOW
Alapuzha to Kollam00:0523:50BOOK NOW
Kollam to Thiruvananthapuram00:0123:55BOOK NOW
Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram00:0523:45BOOK NOW
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KeralaRTC Bus Details

Q: What is the Total Number of Routes covered by KeralaRTC on daily basis?
A: KeralaRTC covers 6552 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
Q: What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by KeralaRTC?
A: There are 0 Night Service Buses run by KeralaRTC.
Q: What is the shortest & the longest route covered by KeralaRTC?
A: Shortest route is Adoor to Pandalam and Longest route is Malappuram to Calicut
Q: What kind of buses does Kerala RTC use?
A: The Kerala RTC has a variety of bus types to cater to myriad budgets, needs, and levels of comfort. Not all buses ply on every single route. The types of bus you can book depends on your route and time of travel. KSRTC Kerala offers 3 A/C Volvo, 15 A/C, 31 Super Deluxe Air Bus, 26 Super Express, 81 Super Fast, 28 Fast Passenger and 4 Ordinary services
Q: Where can I travel to on a KSRTC Kerala bus?
A: The RTC Kerala (KSRTC) is one of the oldest state-run bus transport services in the country. It is headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram. The buses cover routes connecting Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Puducherry. Some cities and towns that can be reached on board a KSRTC Kerala bus include Kollam, Thrissur, Bengaluru, Mysore, Alapuzha, Palakkad and Kayamkulam.
Q: Can I use Aanavandi to find Kerala RTC buses?
A: Aanavandi is a KSRTC blog that is not affiliated to KSRTC Kerala or Karnataka. It gets bus schedules and information from the official Kerala RTC websites. You can use it to browse through bus schedules. However, the same information is readily available on the redBus website in its handy filters. On the redBus site, you can even pick bus operators, seats and pick-up locations after finding a route and timing that is convenient for you. This reduces the need to switch between portals and keeps all the necessary information in one place.
Q: How do I make a Kerala RTC online booking?
A: You can make an online Kerala RTC booking through redBus. All you need to do is enter your departure and arrival destinations, down to the exact pick-up and drop-off points you prefer. Next, enter your travel date as well as a return date if you are looking to book a round trip. Proceed to select your preferred operators, timings and seats before proceeding to pay for your tickets. If you have the redBus app, you can make Kerala RTC online reservations on the go, too. Remember to save your payment information so you can make your next booking with a single touch.
Q: I need to cancel my Kerala RTC booking. How do I do it?
A: If you have made your reservation through redBus, you can easily cancel it through the “cancellation page”. Do note that you may be asked to pay a cancellation fee depending on the terms and conditions of the operator. You will not be able to transfer your ticket to another party, either.
Q: Someone is picking me up from the station. Can they track my bus?
A: Yes, they can. The “Track My Bus” feature enables you or your loved ones to track your bus in real-time through a tracking link. For reservations made onboard buses that have been set up for live tracking, you will receive a tracking link 30 minutes before the departure time on your ticket. You can forward this tracking link to the person coming to pick you up or ask them to download the redBus app.
Q: I missed my bus. Can I board the next one with the same Kerala RTC ticket?
A: Unfortunately, you will not be able to board the next bus using the same ticket. You will have to repurchase a new one. Our redBus app comes handy in situations like this– you can book a ticket immediately, using just your smartphone and a working internet connection.
Q: Where can I find an online Kerala RTC bus schedule?
A: The online Kerala RTC schedule is available on the redBus website– it details the timings of the first and last buses along specific routes, too. The schedule can be found on the KSRTC Kerala website as well. It is advised that you check the schedule carefully and keep an eye out for any changes that the operator may have made.
Q: Can I take any luggage onboard a Kerala RTC bus?
A: Buses generally allow passengers to take a cabin bag and a carry-on; the former is usually stowed above the seat or in a luggage compartment. However, luggage restrictions depend on the kind of bus you have booked a seat on. It is best to contact your bus operator for the exact luggage recommendations to avoid last-minute hassles.
Q: There are two KSRTC operators. Which one do I choose?
A: KSRTC is used to describe both Kerala and Karnataka’s Road Transport Corporations, and this may cause confusion, especially during rushed bookings. On the redBus website, you will find that KSRTC refers to the Karnataka body, which Kerala RTC is used to represent Kerala’s operator. Karnataka KSRTC primarily services Karnataka, while Kerala RTC services Kerala. It is important to ensure that the KSRTC bus you are looking at corresponds to your final destination.
Q: Does the KeralaRTC provide Letter and Parcel Delivery Services?
A: As a part of the Kerala Government’s “100 days, 100 programmes” initiative, in order to ease the strain on the transport corporation and to reduce losses, the KeralaRTC has begun a parcel service. With this initiative, the KeralaRTC buses will be transporting parcels and letters of various public sector units, government departments, and even private institutions.
Q: Does KeralaRTC offer any electric buses?
A: The Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) has recently decided to offer funds to the KeralaRTC to purchase 360 new buses. Out of these 360 buses, 50 buses will be electric and will operate as Fast Passenger while the remaining will be powered by CNG and will operate as Super Fast buses.
Q: Are the bus fares the same for all types of KeralaRTC buses?
A: The fares differ depending on the type of bus and the range of travel it offers – the minimum charge ranges from Rs. 8 for a normal Ordinary bus to Rs. 45 for multi-axle buses meant for long-distance travel, while the rate per kilometre ranges from 70 paise to 145 paise respectively.
Q: Do double-decker KeralaRTC buses provide interstate services?
A: KeralaRTC operates a few double-decker buses in the Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram districts. Since they are used as Ordinary buses running within the city, they do not run on inter-state routes.
Q: Is it safe to travel in KeralaRTC buses during this COVID-19 situation?
A: Passengers who plan on travelling in KeralaRTC buses can stay safe by taking various precautionary measures provided by the government of Kerala and the MoHFW. Passengers can carry their own linens, wear a mask, use their own hand sanitizers, or wear a face shield during the entire journey.
Q: Does KeralaRTC offer inter-state services during COVID-19?
A: After a long break during the lockdown period, KeralaRTC recently restarted inter-state buses to help people travel safely. Buses have started to the main cities in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, with passengers having to comply strictly with the COVID-19 protocols put in place. If you do wish to travel interstate, you can get tickets using the Kerala RTC online booking option on redBus!
Q: How can I postpone my Kerala RTC bus booking?
A: You can easily postpone your Kerala RTC bus booking by using the 'Reschedule' feature on redBus. All you need to do is to fill in your ticket details, enter a future date of travel and pay the difference in ticket price, if any.
Q: How can I track RTC bus in Kerala?
A: Tracking Kerala RTC bus is extremely easy with redBus' 'Track My Bus' feature. This tool helps you with the live tracking of RTC bus and manage your time to reach the boarding point. All you need to do is to add your bus number and you will get the live status of your bus.
Q: Is Ksrtc Super Deluxe Air Bus airconditioned?
A: Super Delux buses come under the premium portfolio of Kerala RTC. There are 33 KSRTC Super Delux buses and they are non-AC with push-back executive seats and air suspension.

KeralaRTC | Kerala Covid-19 Travel Advisory

Sr. No.TitleInformation
1Lockdown Validity17th June
2Complete LockdownNo
3Relaxation TimingsUntil 5 pm
4Interstate travel restrictionsNo
5Intrastate travel restrictionsNo
6RT-PCR RequirementNo
7E-Pass RequirementNA
8Other RequirementsRegistration on e-Jagaratha Portal

About KSRTC Kerala

Total Number of KSRTC Buses: 6,241

Total Number of Routes Served by KSRTC: 6,389

Owned by: Government of Kerala

Started operating in: 1965

Head office: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Types of Services offered: Volvo, Minibuses

Popular Bus Services by APSRTC: Garuda, Super-delux Air, Minnal, Sandeshavahini, Super Express, Ananthapuri Fast, Sabari

Kerala RTC News | Latest Updates on KSRTC Buses

Updated on: 16th June 2021

  • Public transport will be allowed in Kerala on a moderate level from 17th June.
  • While Kerala has entered less stringent Covid-19 lockdown post 9th June, inter-district and interstate travel are to remain suspended. 
  • The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KeralaRTC) will soon launch the ‘Stay Safe’ project for women with an aim to provide safe accommodation to woman passengers in the state. 
  • Covid-negative certificate has been made mandatory for all passengers traveling from Kerala to Karnataka by Kerala RTC buses.
  • People traveling from Kerala to Tamil Nadu by RTC Kerala buses require an e-pass, while a Covid-negative certificate is not mandatory for them.

Kerala RTC Bus Ticket Booking

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation which is popularly known as KSRTC Kerala has facilitated the effective connection of the state by roads. The KSRTC buses are managed by them and Kerala RTC booking can be easily made on the redBus website. KSRTC Kerala is also considered to be one of the oldest public transport operators in the country. Kerala was ahead of its times as the work of connecting the cities through roads started quite early in this state as compared to the other states.

After the implementation of the Road Transports Act in the year 1950, various rules were laid down by KSRTC Kerala and it came into a proper existence in the year 1965. The Kerala RTC started with a limited number of buses and kept expanding their fleet size with every passing year. Today, there are over 6,200 buses running on several routes by Kerala RTC. The buses can now be booked easily after Kerala RTC online system was brought into the picture. Kerala RTC online booking can be easily made on the redBus application or the redBus official websites.

Amenities on KSRTC buses

The Kerala RTC buses are well maintained and also provide services which are smooth and best in class. Also, you can book tickets of Kerala RTC online without any hassle. These buses are well equipped. The main aim of KSRTC Kerala is to provide the best road transport services at an affordable price. The buses are punctual and the schedules can be easily checked on the redBus application. Also, strict quality control measures are taken to ensure that passengers do not face any trouble while travelling. Online Kerala RTC tickets have made it even more convenient for the travellers. Different amenities which are provided in a Kerala RTC bus are:

  • WiFi
  • Pillows
  • Charging Point
  • Quilts or Blankets
  • Drinking-Water
  • First-aid kits
  • Air Conditioners
  • Television

Most of these amenities are optional. You can select the amenities you need while travelling and book online Kerala RTC tickets without any hassle.

Popular Travel Routes Covered by KeralaRTC

Kerala RTC has a huge fleet of buses running from one city to the other. Also, these buses leave at different time slots the schedules for which can be checked on Aanavandi. Aanavandi provides local bus schedules easily which can be checked online. Alternatively, all of these schedules are available on the redBus app where you can check the timings and make the bookings accordingly. Some of the popular KSRTC Kerala bus routes are:






KSRTC Kerala bus routes

  • Thrissur to Ernakulam
  • Ernakulam to Thiruvananthapuram
  • Ernakulam to Thrissur
  • Thiruvananthapuram to Ernakulam
  • Ernakulam to Alapuzha
  • Alapuzha to Thiruvananthapuram
  • Ernakulam to Kollam
  • Alapuzha to Kollam
  • Kollam to Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram

These routes are covered by mostly all of the Kerala SRTC buses. Kerala RTC Online Schedules can be easily checked on the redBus application and then booking can be made easily.


Types of Kerala RTC Buses

The Kerala SRTC fleet includes different kinds of buses. These buses are listed on Aanavandi and can be easily booked using the redBus app. Different buses are available to cater to different audiences. You can choose a bus based on your preferences and your budget. With Kerala RTC online booking, making a choice has become easy. The different kinds of buses are:

  • AC Sleeper buses
  • Non-A/C Seater (2+1)
  • Sleeper Non-AC
  • Non-AC Low Floor Buses
  • AC Low Floor Buses
  • A/C Sleeper (2+1)
  • Double Decker Buses
  • Articulated Buses
  • Volvo Sleeper
  • Lightning Express

Passengers can make a well-informed choice by viewing Kerala RTC online on redBus.

Popular Cities Covered by Kerala RTC

Kerala RTC covers about 3000 destinations and operates in about 17 districts. It has a fleet of about 8348 vehicles running from different cities and dropping passengers to different cities. Some of the most popular cities covered by KSRTC Kerala buses are:

  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur
  • Ernakulam
  • Alapuzha
  • Kollam

These cities can be selected depending on the place you want to visit and Kerala RTC booking can be made online.

Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with KSRTC Kerala

KSRTC Kerala buses cover almost all the important cities within the state of Kerala. You can also visit the different pilgrimage destinations within the state of Kerala. Kerala RTC also serves on various routes which lead to different pilgrimage destinations. Kerala RTC online booking can be easily made on the redBus application. Some of the popular pilgrimage destinations covered by these buses are:

  • Trivandrum
  • Guruvayoor
  • Sabarimala
  • Kannur

How to Book a Kerala RTC bus on redBus?

You can easily book tickets online using the redBus application. Online Kerala RTC buses are easily available online and you can make a choice depending on various factors which you would affect your travel decision. You can make Kerala RTC booking by using the redBus application or by visiting the redBus website.

  • Open the official redBus website or the redBus application on your mobile device
  • Login using your details and credentials
  • Then enter your source city name in the ‘from’ section and the name of your destination city in the ‘to’ section
  • Add the date of travel
  • The results will appear on the screen
  • Now, make use of the filters available and select your bus provider as KSRTC in case you want to travel with Kerala RTC buses. The results would be customized and displayed
  • You can also select from different filters like AC, Meals, etc depending on what facilities you need while travelling
  • Select and then choose the number of tickets you want to book
  • Select the seats based on your preference
  • Click on ‘book tickets.
  • A payment window will appear where you will be asked to select the payment mode
  • Select the mode, enter your details and make the payment
  • Your tickets are booked

You can access these tickets by clicking on ‘my bookings’ section. You can also download the e-tickets before your journey.


Is it safe to travel in Kerala right now?

Kerala, a southern state in India has performed well in combating the deadly coronavirus. The total number of cases up till now is around 12,39,425, where about 11,40,486 people have already recovered from the disease. Currently, there are 90k+ active Covid cases in Kerala. Cities like Wayanad have only documented 37 cases. Due to this reduction in the number of cases last year, the Government of Kerala had brought in some relaxation in the travel restrictions. However, new restrictions are imposed on interstate travel due to the sudden rise in Covid cases and a negative RTC-PCR certificate has been mandated. The Government has also laid down some guidelines which have to be followed in case you are travelling using public transport. In case you want to travel on local transport, you can book a Kerala RTC bus. These buses have all social distancing measures in place. Using the redBus app, you can access all Covid-19 updates of Kerala. Passengers can keep checking these updates from time to time to keep a tab on the situation.

If you're planning to travel to Kerala by Kerala RTC buses during the Covid-19 pandemic, please make sure to go through Kerala travel guidelines in detail. 

Top Kerala RTC Bus Tickets

Kerala RTC Bus RoutesAverage Ticket PriceAverage Duration
Thrissur to ErnakulamINR 1411 hour 50 min
Ernakulam to ThiruvananthapuramINR 3115 hours
Ernakulam to ThrissurINR 1332 hours
Thiruvananthapuram to ErnakulamINR 2396 hours
Ernakulam to AlapuzhaINR 1111 hour 30 min

KeralaRTC Bus Services

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has a good frequency of buses that run all throughout the day promoting safety and comfort of passengers. KeralaRTC staff are known for assisting passengers consistently. Travelers prefer KSRTC (Kerala) due to its convenient and on time bus services across various city routes.

Book KeralaRTC Bus Tickets

Booking Kerala rtc bus tickets from redBus is fast and simple. You can book KeralaRTC ticket by choosing online secured payment options at any time. Every traveller is eligible to ongoing offers and cashbacks.

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