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:
- Charging Point
- Quilts or Blankets
- First-aid kits
- Air Conditioners
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:
- 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:
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:
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.