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How to Book a UPSRTC online bus ticket on redBus?

UPSRTC online ticket booking | Step-by-step Guide to book UPSRTC bus ticket
  • 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 Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation UPSRTC 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.

UPSRTC Updates | UPSRTC News & Announcements

Last updated on: 1-05-2024

Here is the latest news and updates about the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation Buses :

  • UP Roadways deployed 7051 bus service for cop duty in the election; these buses played a major role in facilitating the transport of Police and security forces.
  • UPSRTC is introducing more bus stops to the different service categories. The bus services will be classified as rural, bus shuttles, limited-stop, express, and superfast services. The Uttar Pradesh Roadways has set the rules for each bus service's average speed and number of stops.
  • Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation plans to modernize bus stations under the PPP model. The agency finalized five bus stations out of 23. UPSRTC received bids for the 15 bus stations and invited bids for developing 18 bus stations in OCT.
  • UPSRTC launch 1570 buses from Lucknow to the following cities: Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Moradabad, Mirzapur, Agra, Ayodhya, Aligarh, Banda, Azamgarh, Bareilly, and Ghaziabad.
  • redBus actively facilitates devotees' travel. The platform offers over 150,000 bus seats daily and 339 daily services from various regions, covering RTCs and private bus operators.
  • USRTC will add a new fleet of buses called " Ramrath" to Ayodhya, which plays from Balia, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Prayagraj.
  • Tata Motor bags the order to provide 1350 diesel bus chassis designed for long-distance and intercity routes.
  • Lucknow: UPSRTC has provided guidelines to ensure the safe operation of buses in low visibility caused by smog. The buses must adhere to norms by having retro-reflective tape. Minister of State for Transport Dayashanker Singh emphasized that regional transport offices' officials should verify the presence of proper retro-reflective tape on vehicles when issuing fitness certificates.
  • UPSRTC is adding 17 more women's drivers. The first batch of women's drivers completed their training.

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About Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation /UPSRTC Bus

  • Total Number of Buses Offered by UPSRTC: 11,880
  • Owner: Government of Uttar Pradesh
  • Daily Ridership: 1.8 Million
  • Founded: 15 May 1947, 74 years ago
  • Total Number of Routes Served by UPSRTC: 12,874
  • Headquarters Address: Tehri Kothi, MG Marg, Lucknow - 226 001
  • Locale: Uttar Pradesh
  • Total Number of Depots: 115
  • Types of Buses Offered by UPSRTC: Ordinary, AC Seater, Volvo, Non AC Sleeper, Shatabdi, Pink Express, Janrath bus
  • Areas Served by UPSRTC: Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir. Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Nepal
  • Subsidiaries: Kanpur Lucknow Roadways Service, Lucknow Mahanagar Parivahan Sewa, Lucknow Upnagariya Parivahan Sewa
  • Achievement and Awards: UPSRTC holds a Guinness Book of World Records for the largest bus parade. It achieved this unique feat during the Kumbh Mela when 500 special buses paraded on a stretch of 3.2 Km.

Top UPSRTC Bus Tickets | UPSRTC Fare Calculation

UPSRTC Bus RoutesAverage Ticket PriceAverage Duration
Lucknow to GorakhpurINR 5116 Hours
Allahabad to LucknowINR 3504 Hours 30 Minutes
Lucknow to BarabankiINR 1011 hour
Lucknow to FaizabadINR 2652 hours 30 min
Lucknow to AllahabadINR 3744 hours 30 min

UPSRTC Online Bus Booking

The UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) was founded in 1947 and started operating on the Lucknow to Barabanki route on 15 May 1947. The head office of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, also called UP Roadways, is situated in Lucknow. UPSRTC is one of the biggest bus service providers in North India in terms of its geographical coverage and number of buses.

Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has more than 1,21,900 buses in its fleet, catering to the travelling needs of over 1.4 million passengers. Its primary aim is to provide all its passengers with a comfortable and safe travelling experience at the most affordable price. The UPSRTC buses cover more than 12,800 travel routes daily. You can also make UPSRTC online ticket bookings using a trusted service provider like redBus.

Types of Bus Services by UPSRTC

UPSRTC, or Uttar Pradesh Roadways, offers many bus services to accommodate varied travel needs and classes of passengers. The Jan Rath bus by UPSRTC is one of the most popular ones. The buses aim to serve passengers of every budget and need. 

The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) operates various buses to cater to the diverse travel needs of passengers within and on inter-state routes. Here are the different types of UPSRTC buses:

  • Ordinary Buses: These are standard, non-air-conditioned buses that stop at designated stops and are available for short-distance travel within cities and towns.
  • Semi-Deluxe Buses: Semi-deluxe buses are upgraded from ordinary buses and offer a slightly more comfortable travel experience. They might have cushioned seats and a few additional amenities.
  • Deluxe Buses: Deluxe buses provide a higher level of comfort than semi-deluxe and ordinary buses. They often have air conditioning, better seating arrangements, and sometimes include services like water bottles.
  • UPSRTC Non AC buses: UPSRTC also offer Non AC buses under various categories, which include Non-A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2), Gold Line Non-A/C (2+3)
  • AC Sleeper Buses: These air-conditioned buses with (2+!) sleeper berths allow passengers to travel long distances comfortably, especially for overnight journeys.
  • AC Seater Buses: These air-conditioned buses have comfortable (2+3) and (2+2) seating arrangements, suitable for medium—to long-distance travel. Scania A/C Seater (2+2) is one of the popular UPSRTC buses.
  • AC Gold Line Buses: This is a premium category of air-conditioned buses offering a luxurious travel experience, including recliner seats, charging points, and other amenities.
  • Volvo Buses: UPSRTC operates Volvo buses, known for their superior comfort, modern amenities, and smooth travel experience.
  • Jan Rath A/C (2+2) Buses: Janrath buses are famous for inter-city travel. They offer a comfortable journey with air conditioning. Janrath AC buses are a step up, providing additional amenities.
  • Volvos Sleeper and AC Sleeper: These are Volvo buses with sleeper berths, ensuring a comfortable overnight journey. If you wish to book the Volvo bus from UPSRTC, you can choose the Volvo Multi-axle Sleeper A/C (2+1) and Volvo Multi-axle A/C (2+2).
  • Prayagraj Express and Prayagraj AC Express are premium category buses known for their comfortable seating and services.
  • Agra-Lucknow Expressway Buses: These buses ply on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, providing efficient transportation between Agra and Lucknow.
  • Maharaj Buses: These buses are known for their luxury and high-end features, offering a premium travel experience.
  • Pink Express Bus: The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) started the Pink Express in February last year to provide women with a safer travel option. Though men drive these buses, women conductors manage them. The bus has an online GPS tracking facility, CCTV cameras, and guards in the driver’s cabin.

UPSRTC Bus Amenities 

UPSRTC Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses are designed to provide a safe and comfortable travel experience to all the commuters using its bus services. Passengers can check the required facilities while making UPSRTC online bus reservations on redBus. Buses have all the amenities necessary 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 more amenities have a relatively higher price than the usual ones. One can expect the following amenities on UPSRTC buses during their travel bottles.

  • Air conditioner/ Fan
  • Central Television
  • Hammer
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Night Lamp/ Reading Light
  • Charging Points

However, these Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation amenities are optional and subject to the bus you choose based on your preference.

Popular Travel Routes Covered by UPSRTC Bus

The shortest route covered by the UPSRTC buses is Muzaffarnagar to Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, and the longest is Faizabad to Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The following are some popular routes served by the UPSRTC buses.

  • Lucknow to Gorakhpur
  • Prayagraj to Lucknow
  • Lucknow to Prayagraj
  • Lucknow to Barabanki 
  • Lucknow to Delhi
  • Delhi to Lucknow
  • Gorakhpur to Lucknow
  • Lucknow to Raebareli

You can quickly check the UPSRTC bus timings of your travel route using the route's application or website.

Popular Cities Covered by UPSRTC

The UPSRTC buses serve more than 12,700 travel routes daily, providing reliable bus transportation 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 the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation include the following:

Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with UPSRTC

UPSRTC buses provide extensive coverage for bus services across various towns and cities in and across Uttar Pradesh. You can easily make UPSRTC online ticket booking for travelling to prominent cities such as Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Kannauj, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Prayagraj, etc. In addition to covering these cities, the UPSRTC buses provide their services for popular pilgrimage destinations. Some of the major pilgrimage destinations served by the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation include the following:

  • Allahabad/ Prayagraj
  • Bareilly
  • Varanasi
  • Vindhyachal
  • Ayodhya
  • Mathura-Vrindavan

UPSRTC Online Reservation

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

UPSRTC Bus Services

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

Book UPSRTC Online Bus Tickets

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

Frequently Asked Question on UPSRTC

What is the Total Number of Routes covered by UPSRTC on daily basis?
UPSRTC covers 28855 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by UPSRTC?
There are 2418 Night Service Buses run by UPSRTC.
What is the shortest & the longest route covered by UPSRTC?
Shortest route is Varanasi to Mohansarai (uttar Pradesh) and Longest route is Agra to Delhi
How to cancel UPSRTC bus ticket booked online?
To cancel a UPSRTC bus ticket booked online, you can head to, enter your ticket number and email, and all the other necessary details and cancel the bus ticket for the specific date.
While planning my travel with UPSRTC, what are the kinds of buses I can choose for long-distance journeys?
For long-distance travel, we recommend looking at the UPSRTC bus timetable and choosing from buses like Ordinary, Scania A/C Seater (2+2), A/C Sleeper (2+1), Shatabdi A/C (2+2), Non-A/C Semi Sleeper (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, and Volvo Multi-axle Sleeper A/C (2+1) that come with a lot of in-built amenities and operate between various districts.
What are the kind of facilities I can avail on a UPSRTC luxury bus?
Amenities vary across bus operators. However, most luxury UPSRTC buses are equipped with WiFi, a charging point, a reading light overhead, water bottles, CCTV cameras, a pillow and a blanket, a live tracking facility and a hammer-to-break-the-glass window in case of an emergency. Some buses also provide newspapers and are fitted with their toilets.
Do I have to carry a print-out of my m-ticket while travelling?
No, it is not mandatory to carry a printout of your m-ticket while travelling. An m-ticket on your phone, laptop, or tablet can be shown to the conductor at boarding time. However, ensure you have your proof of identity to go with the e-ticket if you’re asked to produce the same while travelling. Else your booking may be considered invalid.
I cannot find the email which was sent to me at the time of booking. What should I do?
If you cannot find the email with your booking details, you can access your earlier booking history by visiting the booking history section and request for a copy of your e-ticket. However, in case you had not registered as a user and booked your ticket earlier as a guest user, you cannot access your booking history. In this case, please get in touch with the customer care department who will help you with getting a copy of your e-ticket once you establish your identity.
One of my family members made the UPSRTC online booking for me and paid it via their credit card. Will this pose a problem for me while travelling?
No. UPSRTC online booking payments are independent and do not consider the traveller to be the same person who has made the booking. When travelling, though, make sure you have your proof of identity on you.
Can I change the travel date on my existing UPSRTC online bus booking and reschedule it for a later date?
No, you cannot change any information like date, name, age, or gender on an existing booking. If you need to make alterations, you must cancel the existing booking and make a new one.
Can I book a seat of my choice on the UPSRTC bus or are seats allotted by default while booking my journey on a UPSRTC bus?
While booking your ticket with a specific UPSRTC bus, the available seat layout will be displayed on the redBus app. You can choose a seat based on your preference which is automatically blocked when you confirm the booking and pay for it. You’ll be allotted a seat on your desired bus by default only when all the other seats on the bus are full.
Is it mandatory to pay online while booking a ticket, or can I book online and choose to pay at the time of boarding?
Yes, it is mandatory to pay at the time of booking since the payment success is the only factor that confirms your ticket. You can pay for your ticket via credit card, debit card or internet banking. Your e-ticket is sent to your registered email ID and mobile number only after you have completed your payment.
How can I get refund from UPSRTC?
Refunds are credited to your source account within 7 to 10 days from the date of cancellation. In case you still have not received your refund, please get in touch with the customer assistance team.
What amenities are present in UPSRTC bus stations?
UPSRTC has 300 bus stations in multiple cities in and around Uttar Pradesh. Each bus station has various amenities for the convenience of passengers, including toilets, canteens, restrooms, booking offices, timetable and fare chart display, fans, lights, public address systems, enquiry counters, benches and seats, etc.
Have UPSRTC buses started plying to Delhi from UP?
Yes, UPSRTC buses are now plying from different cities in UP to Delhi. Around 700 DTC and 1,000 UPSRTC buses are offering their services to cities like Meerut, Bulandshaher, Khurja, Hapur, Noida, Gaziabad and more.
What is Jan Rath bus?
Jan Rath bus appears to be the most popular bus type offered by UPSRTC. It is a low cost AC bus service. The main purpose of these buses is to provide AC bus services to middle class at an affordable cost.
How many buses are there in Upsrtc?
Currently, there are 12,429 buses in UPSRTC that operate in Uttar Pradesh and its neighboring states.
What is Pink Express?
Pink Express is the night bus service introduced by the Uttar Pradesh Government exclusively for women between Lucknow and Delhi at concessional rates. The Pink Express buses are equipped with CCTVs, vehicle tracking system, and WiFi.
How much luggage is allowed in UPSRTC bus?
Passengers can carry luggage of up to 20kg in UPSRTC buses. However, if you are carrying commercial items weighing over 20 kg, you need to make a prior booking for the same. UPSRTC staff is directed to ensure that passengers do not carry luggage weighing over 20 kg without prior booking at the bus terminal.
What is the bus fare in UPSRTC?
The UPSRTC bus fare depends on the types of bus you choose to travel with and route you are traveling on. UPSRTC buses like ordinary and Gramin Seva are the cheapest while buses like AC sleeper and High end are on expensive side.
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