The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) was originally founded in the year 1947 and started its operations in the Lucknow to Barabanki route on 15th May 1947. The head office of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation is situated in Lucknow. UPSRTC is one of the biggest bus services providers in North India in terms of its geographical coverage and number of buses.
It has more than 1,21,900 buses in its fleet that caters to the travelling needs of over 1.4 million passengers. The primary aim of UPSRTC is to provide a comfortable and safe travelling experience to all its passengers in the most affordable way. The UPSRTC buses cover more than 12,800 travel routes on a daily basis. You can also make UPSRTC online ticket booking using a trusted service provider like redBus.
Amenities on UPSRTC
UPSRTC buses are designed to provide a safe and comfortable travel experience to all the commuters using its bus services. Buses are equipped with all the required amenities to make up for a relaxed and safe travel journey. The set of amenities varies depending upon the type of bus and accommodation booked by the passenger. The accommodations with a higher number of amenities have a relatively higher price compared with the usual ones. One can can expect the following amenities on UPSRTC buses during their travel:
- Charging Points
- Water bottles
- Air conditioner/ Fan
- Central Television
- Fire Extinguisher
- Night Lamp/ Reading Light
However, these UPSRTC amenties are optional and subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines.
Popular Travel Routes
UPSRTC offers a large sum of 1,21,900 buses for a comfortable travel in the state. The buses serve more than 12,800 travel routes on a regular basis and provide bus transportation services to more than 1.4 million people in and around Uttar Pradesh. The shortest route covered by the UPSRTC buses is between Muzaffarnagar to Sultanpur and the longest one is between Faizabad to Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The following mentioned routes are some of the popular travel routes served by the UPSRTC buses.
- Lucknow to Gorakhpur
- Allahabad to Lucknow
- Lucknow to Barabanki
- Lucknow to Faizabad
- Lucknow to Allahabad
- Lucknow to Delhi
- Delhi to Lucknow
- Gorakhpur to Lucknow
- Lucknow to Haidergarh
- Lucknow to Raebareli
You can easily check the UPSRTC bus timings for your particular travel route using the redBus application or website.
Types of UPSRTC Buses
UPSRTC offers a large variety of bus services to accommodate varied travel needs and class of passengers. The buses aim to serve passengers of every budget and need. UPSRTC runs special Pink buses that take passengers from Uttar Pradesh to the pink city Jaipur. You can easily make UPSRTC online ticket booking using the redBus application and also check on the availability of different types of buses for your route. Here is a list of the various types of buses that UPSRTC has to offer.
- A/C Seater (2+3)
- Scania A/C Seater (2+2)
- A/C Sleeper (2+1)
- Shatabdi A/C (2+2)
- Non-A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
- Volvo (2+2)
- Jan Rath A/C (2+2)
- Pink Express A/C (2+2)
- Gold Line Non-A/C (2+3)
- Volvo Multi-axle A/C (2+2)
- Kathmandu Seva A/C Volvo
- Volvo Multi-axle Sleeper A/C (2+1)
Popular Cities Covered
The UPSRTC buses cater to more than 12,700 travel routes on a daily basis providing reliable bus transportation services across all major towns in Uttar Pradesh and the neighbouring states in north India. The buses also have a relatively higher frequency and cater to the travel needs of all strata of society. You can also make UPSRTC online ticket booking. Some of the popular cities covered by UPSRTC includes the following:
Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with UPSRTC
UPSRTC buses provide extensive coverage when it comes to delivering bus services across various towns and cities in and across the state of Uttar Pradesh. You can easily make UPSRTC online ticket booking for travelling to prominent cities such as Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Kannauj, Gaziabad, Delhi, Allahabad, etc. In addition to covering these cities, the UPSRTC buses also provide its services for popular pilgrimage destinations. Some of the major pilgrimage destinations served by the UPSRTC includes the following.
- Krishna Janam Bhumi
- Tirath Vikas
- Kusum Sarovar Goverdhan
- ISKCON Temple, Vrindavan
- Radhakund Parikrama Route
- Vrindavan Rangji Temple
- Vrindavan Banke Bihari Temple
How to Book a UPSRTC bus on redBus
The easiest way to make a UPSRTC online bus booking is by using the redBus portal. You can make UPSRTC online ticket booking either using the redBus website or through the mobile application in just a few clicks. Here is how you can book a UPSRTC online bus ticket.
- 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 entering 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 UPSRTC buses.
- 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
The above-mentioned steps will help to make UPSRTC bus booking online using redBus. After completing this, you will have to pay the required sum for bus fare and confirm your online bookings. The ticket will be sent on your mobile number and email address mentioned in the contact information section provided earlier. You can even opt for travel insurance with redBus, this insurance covers accidents and loss of luggage for a very nominal fee.
Is it safe to travel to Uttar Pradesh right now?
Uttar Pradesh houses one of the most prized possessions of India, the Taj Mahal. The state saw over 5 lakhs positive cases thus far but has a remarkable 94% recovery rate. Currently, there is a drastic drop in the daily number of positive cases. The present number of active cases is just above 5,000. Anticipating rush during the festive season, UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) has increased the number of buses in a few routes and has also increased the number of passengers in a bus to 25. The number of services is increased in Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Jaipur, Dehradun, and Ballia routes. The interstate buses to Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Rajasthan had already started in September. Services from Moradabad to Uttarakhand resumed in October in 5 routes to Haridwar, Haldwani, Kasipur, Dehradun, and Ramnagar.
UPSRTC Covid-19 Advisory
The Government of Uttar Pradesh insists on observing all rules for safety of self and co-passengers such as screening, distancing, sanitisation, and covering the face with face mask during journey.Passenegrs are requested to follow social distancing norms and the staff must also wear masks all the time. As an additional measure, reusable masks are made available at 100 bus stations. The masks may be availed from the station counters or covid help desk of the selected stations. UPSRTC ensures the safety of all the passengers. redBus updates the passengers with the latest development in Uttar Pradesh regarding the COVID-19 guidelines at their state-wise pages.