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Last updated on 29 May 2024

Here are the latest news updates on Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) buses:

  • TSRTC, the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation, will be called TGSRTC.
  • Telangana State Road Transport Corporation is diverting city buses for Medaram Jatra, causing delays for Hyderabad commuters.
  • TSRTC will run bus services for the SRH vs CSK game at Uppal Stadium. After the IPL match, the buses will be available to pick up the return traffic.
  • TSRTC revealed that 1800 of Hyderabad will support the festival to ensure smooth travel for attendees.
  • Following the success of the Mahalaxmi program, TSRTC plans to hire 3,000 extra staff to increase service on the new routes and buses throughout Telangana.
  • TSRTC will launch a men's exclusive bus in Ibrahimpatnam to LB Nagar from 1 February onwards.
  • A record 52.78 lakh people travelled alone on TSRTC buses on Saturdays to reach their native places on the occasion of Sankranti.
  • TSRTC plans to add another 880 city buses in Hyderabad due to the increase in ridership from 9 lakh to 18 Lakh in the city after the Mahalakshmi Scheme.
  • Hyderabad's Maha Lakshmi free bus travel for women, launched by the Congress, is a success. However, high demand spotlights TSRTC's vehicle shortage. After studying travel patterns, TSRTC plans to increase the number of buses on popular routes.
  • TSRTC launch iTIMS ( intelligent ticketing machine) an android device for the seamless TSRTC bus ticket booking experience powered by UPI devices.
  • Free WiFi services are now available on TSRTC buses. These services are available on some buses and will be expanded shortly. These AC sleeper buses operate on routes from Hyderabad to Bengaluru, Hubli, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, and Chennai.
  • TSRTC launched a live bus-tracking app named "Gamyam," which focuses on women's safety. 

About TSRTC | Telangana State Road Transport Corporation

  • Founded: 2nd June 2014 
  • TSRTC Owner: Government of Telangana
  • Head Office: Hyderabad 
  • Total TSRTC Bus Stations: 364
  • Number of TSRTC Employees: 47,924
  • No. of Routes Served by TSRTC Bus: 3,653
  • Total revenue: INR 130,400,000 (approx.)
  • Total number of routes covered by TSRTC: 36,593
  • Total depot: 97
  • Types of services offered by TSRTC Bus: Premium, Mid-level, Entry-level, Urban, Special Hire, Cargo, and Electric Bus services
  • TSRTC offers the following types of buses: Vajra, Venella, Garuda Plus, Garuda, Rajdhani, Super Luxury, Deluxe, Express Bus, etc.
  • Key People of TSRTC: Sri V.C Sajjanar, IPS (Vice Chairman & Managing Director), Sri Puvvada Ajay Kumar (Transport Minister, Telangana), Bajireddy Govardhan MLA ( Nizamabad Rural Assembly Constituency)
  • Subsidiaries: TSRTC Logistic Services
  • Areas served By TSRTC Bus: Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa, and Chhattisgarh.
  • TSRTC Awards and achievements: Recognition for the highest KMPL fuel efficiency between 2014 and 2015, an award for Excellence in the “Best Bus Transportation in 2016” Telangana State Energy Conservation Award – 2019, PCRA Award, ASRTU Productivity Awards, India Bus Awards (2018), ASRTU Fuel Efficiency Award (2106-17), National Public Transport Excellence Award – 2017, etc.

TSRTC Bus Ticket Price

Enjoy hassle-free bus ticket booking online on the redBus without standing in the long queue. TSRTC bus ticket price will depend on the type of bus you choose. Even though TSRTC provides premium bus services, its fares are reasonable. It also runs ordinary buses in communities and isolated locations with low-cost tickets. TSRTC bus ticket prices are available in real-time on redBus. On redBus, no commission is applied to purchasing a TSRTC bus ticket.

Further redBus discounts and promo codes will further cut the cost of TSRTC bus tickets. Overall, TSRTC online booking via redBus is secure and cost-effective. The price of a TSRTC bus ticket on redBus is determined by the service type, bus type, and seat type.

The following are the starting ticket costs for TSRTC buses on specific popular routes:

Many prefer to book TSRTC online bus tickets through redBus for a pleasant and trouble-free journey. You can reserve your preferred seat on a TSRTC bus using the redBus website or mobile application. TSRTC advance bus reservations are also accessible on redBus. TSRTC provides advance bus ticket booking, which allows you to book your bus ticket up to 30 days before your trip. To minimise last-minute problems at bus stations, one can pre-book TSRTC bus tickets through redBus.

TSRTC Online Bus Ticket Booking

Telangana State Road Transport Corporation, or TSRTC, is the state-owned transport wing formed in 2014 after the split from the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC).

TSRTC services three zones—Hyderabad (Hakimpet), Karimnagar (Rampur), and Greater Hyderabad (Uppal)—and spans the 13 regions within these zones. Daily, the TSRTC serves more than 80 lakhs (8 million) passengers along approximately 3,600 routes. Its fleet consists of about 10,460 buses of various types and companies. These are operated from 364 bus terminals and about 97 depots. 

TSRTC services metropolitan cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa, and Maharashtra. It is also linked to bus services in Odisha and Chhattisgarh. You can make TSRTC online bookings on redBus and take advantage of discounts and deals to significantly reduce your bus ticket price.

Popular Cities Covered by TSRTC Bus 

TSRTC offers bus services to many destinations in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Goa, and other states. In addition, with its massive fleet of buses, TSRTC provides daily departures to many South Indian cities.

One can check the availability of TSRTC buses to any city on redBus. The frequency of TSRTC buses can be more than expected for some routes. Usually, the most significant number of TSRTC buses depart from Hyderabad in a day.

You can book a TSRTC online bus ticket to or from the following popular cities: Bengaluru, Kollam, and Chennai. Here is a list of famous cities of TSRTC: 

  • Nalgonda
  • Hyderabad
  • Khammam
  • Warangal
  • Nizamabad
  • Nandigama
  • Karimnagar
  • Adilabad
  • Kodad
  • Kurnool
  • Ramagundam

Popular Routes Covered by TSRTC Buses

In total, TSRTC operates buses on around 36,593 routes. However, TSRTC does not service all routes daily. Some of these routes are small-length, while others are interstate routes. With redBus, one can view the availability of TSRTC coaches on any road. redBus offers complete TSRTC route information to individuals. TSRTC has many depots and bus stops that help it cover more routes efficiently.

Travelers who make a TSRTC online booking on redBus tend to choose these TSRTC popular routes. Here is a list of some popular routes for TSRTC buses:

  • Hyderabad to Karimnagar
  • Bengaluru to Hyderabad
  • Vijayawada to Hyderabad
  • Khammam to Bengaluru
  • Hyderabad to Adilabad
  • Hyderabad to Mumbai
  • Hyderabad to Vijayawada
  • Nizamabad to Bengaluru
  • Hyderabad to Warangal
  • Hyderabad to Chennai
  • Hyderabad to Pune
  • Hyderabad to Nagpur

Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with TSRTC Bus

Numerous individuals seeking spiritual fulfillment travel to pilgrimage destinations in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and surrounding areas. To cater to these individuals, TSRTC has introduced exclusive bus services that facilitate convenient pilgrimage journeys. Apart from offering buses for hire through their Special Hire Services, they also provide standard pilgrimage bus services at reasonable rates. TSRTC is actively fostering pilgrimage tourism in Telangana by initiating various measures to encourage it. To avail of these services, prospective pilgrims can quickly check the availability of TSRTC buses heading to various pilgrimage cities through the redBus platform. Moreover, the redBus app and website are ideal portals to secure bookings for these specialized bus services.

 Popular pilgrimage destinations with TSRTC buses are as follows:

  • Basara
  • Tirupati
  • Vijayawada
  • Yadagirigutta
  • Srisailam
  • Bhadrachalam
  • Yadadri
  • Medak

How to Book a TSRTC bus ticket online on redBus?

TSRTC online ticket booking | Step-by-step Guide to book TSRTC 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 TSRTC 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.

Types of TSRTC Buses

TSRTC has a massive fleet of more than 9,000 coaches. All coaches of TSRTC aren't similar. Coaches offered by TSRTC can differ in interior structure, seating capacity, seat type, and more. TSRTC buses are mainly classified as Express and Ordinary buses. TSRTC offers several AC bus types under Premium Services. It also provides several non-AC bus types under Mid-level Services. As a result, the bus types for each service provided by TSRTC can differ. However, all buses offered by TSRTC are equipped with several amenities. One can know the TSRTC bus type before booking a bus ticket on redBus. The TSRTC buses cater to different people who have different budgets; therefore, you can find one that is affordable yet safe for travel.

Here are some options you can choose from when making your TSRTC online booking:

  • Vajra: These are mini air-conditioned buses that connect areas in Hyderabad to Nizamabad, Godavarikhani, Karimnagar, and Warangal.
  • Garuda Plus: This is a more premium version of the Garuda, multi-axle A/C buses equipped with Wi-Fi, water bottles, and blankets. These Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, and Scania buses feature reclining seats and are operated along long-distance routes.
  • Rajadhani: These AC buses from Ashok Leyland service routes connect Hyderabad to other district headquarters. On occasion, they are deployed along highly frequented long-distance routes. These are air-conditioned buses designed for intercity travel, offering more comfort than standard buses. They are equipped with amenities like reclining seats.
  • Super-luxury: These non-AC buses feature push-back seats and are run to and from major cities in Telangana and neighboring states.
  • Ordinary (City and Rural Services): These are the standard buses running within cities and nearby villages. They are the most basic and affordable option. These buses are deployed along high-frequency routes within individual towns. Hence, they are referred to as “city” buses and are integral to the public transport system in Telangana.
  • Metro Express and Metro Deluxe: These are semi-luxury city buses primarily found in urban areas like Hyderabad. They are faster than the ordinary buses and have a slightly higher fare. These non-AC 3 + 2 buses run between cities in Telangana, including Khammam and Godavarikhani.
  • Garuda: This luxury A/C coach service connects major Telangana cities and neighboring states. The coaches have comfortable seating, ample leg space, and onboard entertainment.
  • Indra A/C: These are air-conditioned buses with a lower fare than Garuda. They connect major cities and towns.
  • Pallevelugu: These are the most basic intercity services that connect remote rural areas to towns and cities.
  • Sapthagiri and Sapthaswaraj Express: These buses operate in the hilly regions, primarily to and from the temple town of Tirumala.
  • Volvo (B11R) Multi-Axle Semi Sleeper: These high-end buses offer a premium travel experience with spacious seating, A/C, and onboard entertainment.

TSRTC Bus Booking Offers and Discounts

1. TSRTC Child Policy

TSRTC also circulates concession offers and schemes for passengers. For example, while making a TSRTC bus reservation, you only have to pay 50% of the ticket amount for a child. A child aged between 5 and 12 years will get a 50% discount on TSRTC online bus tickets. Furthermore, TSRTC reduces ticket rates to make bus services affordable to the public. One can book TSRTC online bus tickets on redBus for an additional discount. Coupon codes and redDeals on redBus can reduce the cost of TSRTC bus booking. Also, the TSRTC bus tickets on redBus are free from commission charges.

2. Code FIRST for the new Users

Use the code FIRST to get a 10% discount up to Rs 150 + Rs 100 cashback on TSRTC bus tickets. This offer is exclusively accessible to first-time users and is valid for a minimum ticket value of Rs 200. The offer is only valid once per the customer's email address or mobile phone number. This offer is only available to logged-in users who confirm their mobile number using an OTP. Within 48 working hours of the date of the ride, the cashback will be credited to your redBus wallet. The offer cash is valid for six months from the date credited to the wallet, after which it will expire and be ineligible. The redBus deal is valid across all channels.

TSRTC Bus Cancellation Charges

TSRTC allows passengers to cancel their bus bookings made online. However, passengers must pay TSRTC bus cancellation charges based on their timing. TSRTC bus cancellation charges for passengers are as follows:

  • Cancelling TSRTC bus tickets two days (48 hours) before the bus departure means passengers don't have to pay any charges.
  • To cancel TSRTC bus tickets a day before the bus departure, passengers must pay 10% of the ticket price as a cancellation charge.
  • If passengers cancel TSRTC bus tickets between 24 and 2 hours before the bus departure, they must pay 25% of the bus ticket price as a cancellation charge.
  • Passengers must pay 50% of the TSRTC ticket amount as a cancellation charge for discarding bus tickets 1-2 hours before departure.

TSRTC Online Reservation

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

TSRTC Gamyam: TSRTC Bus Tracking System

The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) is stepping up its efforts to include all types of luxury buses, including air-conditioned and electric ones, into its dedicated vehicle tracking system, TSRTC Gamyam. Depot managers have been instructed to hasten the implementation of this integration. The plan includes rolling out approximately 2000 buses, ranging from air-conditioned to electric models, in stages throughout the year. Although TSRTC launched the app last year, it was initially used only for tracking electric buses on the route to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). There had been delays in expanding the tracking system to cover the entire fleet of vehicles.

Download the redBus App to Book TSRTC Bus Ticket

Booking a Telangana State Road Transport bus ticket on the redBus app is convenient and hassle-free. Open the app, enter your travel details, and choose TSRTC from the list of bus operators. Browse the available buses, select your preferred one, and pick your seat. Complete the payment using secure options, and your ticket will be confirmed instantly. With additional features like live bus tracking and 24/7 customer support, redBus ensures a smooth travel experience. 

Download the redBus app today to book your TSRTC bus ticket online effortlessly!

TSRTC Bus Services

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

Book TSRTC Online Bus Tickets

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

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Can I make a TSRTC online booking a few hours before departure?

Yes, you can book seats on a TSRTC bus that is already on its way or only a few hours before departure. Successful booking is subject to seat availability and the chosen route. You may check the availability on the redBus app and make bus ticket bookings.

How do I get to my TSRTC bus boarding point?

The redBus app lets you find your boarding point in time through the Boarding Point Navigation feature. The tool tracks your TSRTC bus in real-time if it is tracking-enabled, allowing you to reach the correct pick-up point and avoid missing your bus. If you’d like to pass the link to a loved one to monitor, a tracking link is sent to your registered mobile number 30 minutes before departure, along with your TSRTC bus number. This only applies to buses that have “Track My Bus” enabled.

Are TSRTC buses running daily?

Yes. TSRTC covers over 12,000 routes daily, connecting small villages and towns to metropolitan cities in Telangana and neighbouring states. The departure times of all buses are spread out throughout the day and night. Many first buses depart as early as 12 AM, while the last buses leave as late as 11.55 PM.

Can I add a return ticket to my TSRTC bus booking?

Yes, you can book the return ticket to my TSRTC bus booking. All you need to do is add your return date when using the redBus filters to sort bus operators. This will bring up a list of available buses on the selected date. You can then follow through with your TSRTC booking and payment as usual.

I don’t have a credit card. How do I make a TSRTC bus booking on redBus?

You don’t necessarily need a credit card to make a TSRTC booking on redBus. You can use a debit card, pay through an online bank account through internet transfer or use popular e-wallets. You will not need to use this payment method while boarding the bus, so you can request help from a friend or loved one for booking if you don’t have access to the above methods.

Why should I choose a TSRTC bus over other operators?

The TSRTC is committed to putting passenger safety and comfort above all. Their fleet comprises more than 10,000 luxurious and regular buses to cater to a vast population. With the TSRTC, you won’t have to worry about transport permits and licensed drivers because they are state-run. Travelling with TSRTC also negates the hassle of dealing with private operators and being unsure about their safety levels.

What facilities are available on the TSRTC Vajra buses?

Vajra minibuses have a seating capacity of 21 comfortable luxury seats with push back facility. These buses have mobile charging facilities, an LCD TV, and a high-class audio system. Passengers who have booked a ticket on these buses will be able to know the whereabouts of these buses through the online real-time bus tracking facility. Moreover, these buses were introduced to provide direct bus facilities to various colonies in Hyderabad, Nizamabad and Warangal, and the timings can be checked on the TSRTC online portal.

Does TSRTC provide inter-state bus services to Andhra Pradesh?

Yes, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana recently decided to begin the bus services between routes connecting these two states. The TSRTC will operate in Andhra Pradesh across 1,61,258 kilometres with 826 buses, and the APSRTC will operate in Telangana across 1,60,999 kilometres with 638 buses. Tickets can be purchased either through the TSRTC online booking option or from the bus depots.

What is the Total Number of Routes covered by TSRTC on daily basis?

TSRTC covers 8589 routes (approx.) on daily basis.

What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by TSRTC?

There are 1147 Night Service Buses run by TSRTC.

What is the shortest & the longest route covered by TSRTC?

Shortest route is Anantapur (andhra pradesh) to Gooty and Longest route is Khammam to Hyderabad

When does TSRTC first bus leave from Bangalore?

The first bus by TSRTC leaves from Bangalore at 5.40 AM.

What are Vajra buses offered by TSRTC?

Vajra buses offered by TSRTC offer doorstep pickup service. Vajra buses provide intercity travel colonies from several colonies in Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, and some other cities.

What amenities are offered in TSRTC Garuda buses?

TSRTC offers Garuda buses as Premium bus services. Amenities on Garuda buses include a pack of facial wipes, AC, water bottle, blanket, charging point, and luggage compartment.

Are electric buses offered by TSRTC in Hyderabad?

TSRTC runs Electric bus services for passengers travelling to the Hyderabad International Airport. TSRTC Electric buses connect the Hyderabad International Airport with different locations within the city.

TSRTC offers bus services into how many zones?

TSRTC has three zones for the operation of bus services, which are Hyderabad Rural (HR), Karimnagar (KRMR), and Greater Hyderabad (GHz). TSRTC further divides the zones into 13 regions and 25 divisions.

Is TSRTC online booking on redBus safe?

TSRTC online booking is completely safe on redBus. It is because the online portal of redBus is encrypted and does not share commuter info with anyone.

What are the major bus stations for TSRTC bus services?

TSRTC operates via several bus stations in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and other states. Focus stations for TSRTC are Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, Jubilee Bus Station, Hanamkonda Bus Station, and Karimnagar Bus Station.

Are TSRTC drivers fully trained?

All TSRTC drivers are fully trained and offer a safe commuting experience. TSRTC drivers have to undergo training before operating public buses.

What are the payment options available in redBus to book TSRTC bus?

redBus provide multiple payments options for the users to book the TSRTC bus tickets. A user can choose UPI options like PhonePe, Google Pay, Paytm UPI, Credit/Debits/ATM Cards, Netbanking, wallets like Paytm, OlaMoney Postpaid+, Amazon Pay. redbus also provide pay later option if you are Simpl user.

How do I talk to a redBus customer care executive?

For any customer Support or complaints regarding TSRTC bus booking: Navigate to this Page https://www.redbus.in/help/login 24/7 Customer Support is available.


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