The capital of South Indian state of Karnataka, Bangalore or Bengaluru is among the most populous metropolitan cities in the country. It is rightly referred to as the Silicon Valley of India because of its flourishing IT industry and for the same reason, it draws a large number of business travellers every year. A cherry on the cake is its vibrant nightlife that presents an entirely different side of Bangalore to visitors travelling to the city for work or otherwise. Popular attractions, such as Bangalore Palace, Cubbon Park and Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and the pleasant weather of the city year-round make it a popular tourist destination as well, among both domestic and international travellers.

How to Get to Bangalore by Flight, Train or Bus

Bangalore can be easily accessed from anywhere in the country via all modes of transport, including flight, train and bus. The city is served by an international airport and is also equipped with efficient rail and road networks, using which travellers from across India and the world can enter the city.

The details about how to reach Bangalore are given below:

How to Reach Bangalore by Air

Bangalore is home to the third busiest airport of the country, after Delhi and Mumbai. Kempegowda International Airport, located about 35 km from the city, serves as the main gateway for domestic as well as international flights. Major cities like Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna and Delhi are well-connected to this airport via direct flights at regular intervals. Travellers can either take private cabs or public transport like buses, radio cabs or taxis to reach different parts of the city from here.

How to Reach Bangalore by Rail

Bangalore City (SBC), officially called Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna-Bengaluru, is the busiest railhead in the South Western Railway zone of Indian Railways. It services both local and long-distance trains to and from cities like Chennai, Hyderabad and Mysore. Another major terminal is Yesvantpur Junction (YPR), from where fewer long-distance trains operate. While Bangalore City offers easy access to the rest of the city via Namma Metro’s Purple Line, Yesvantpur offers taxis and auto rickshaws only.

Major train stations in Bangalore: Yelahanka Junction (YNK), Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction (YPR), Bangalore City Junction (SBC), Krishnarajapuram (KJM), Bangalore Cantt. (BNC), Bangalore East (BNCE), Kengeri (KGI), Whitefield (WFD), Banaswadi (BAND), Karmelaram (CRLM), Malleswaram (MWM), Baiyyappanahalli (BYPL), Nayandahalli (NYH), Kodigehalli (KDGH), Rajanukunte (RNN), Chik Banavar (BAW)

How to Reach Bangalore by Road

Well-maintained highways and expressways running through Bangalore help visitors in accessing the city by road with ease. NH 44, NH 48 and NH 75 are the major highways that connect the city to the rest of the country. For those who are planning to access the city via public buses, Kempegowda Bus Station, more popular as Majestic Bus Station, serves as the major entry point to Bangalore city.

Interstate bus terminals and major bus stations of Bangalore: central Bangalore, Mysore Road Satellite Bus Station, APSRTC Bus Stop

Distance Between Bangalore and Major Indian Cities:

  • Mumbai to Bangalore: 984 km (approximately 14 hours by road)
  • Pune to Bangalore: 841 km (approximately 12 hours by road)
  • New Delhi to Bangalore: 2133 km (approximately 30 hours by road)
  • Ahmedabad to Bangalore: 1495 km (approximately 23 hours by road)
  • Hyderabad to Bangalore: 569 km (approximately 8 hours by road)
  • Kolkata to Bangalore: 1876 km (approximately 28 hours by road)
  • Chennai to Bangalore: 327 km (approximately 6 hours by road)
  • Jaipur to Bangalore: 2002 km (approximately 32 hours by road)
  • Chandigarh to Bangalore: 2427 km (approximately 41 hours by road)
  • Lucknow to Bangalore: 1874 km (approximately 35 hours by road)
  • Nagpur to Bangalore: 1092 km (approximately 19 hours by road)
  • Visakhapatnam to Bangalore: 1009 km (approximately 17 hours by road)
  • Kochi to Bangalore: 482 km (approximately 10 hours by road)
  • Bhubaneswar to Bangalore: 1461 km (approximately 28 hours by road)
  • Dehradun to Bangalore: 2381 km (approximately 41 hours by road)
  • Goa to Bangalore: 588 km (approximately 12 hours by road)
  • Amritsar to Bangalore: 2633 km (approximately 45 hours by road)
  • Pondicherry to Bangalore: 309 km (approximately 7 hours by road)
  • Vadodara to Bangalore: 1380 km (approximately 24 hours by road)
  • Surat to Bangalore: 1250 km (approximately 22 hours by road)
  • Patna to Bangalore: 2074 km (approximately 39 hours by road)
  • Bhopal to Bangalore: 1442 km (approximately 25 hours by road)
  • Indore to Bangalore: 1337 km (approximately 26 hours by road)
  • Gandhinagar to Bangalore: 1514 km (approximately 26 hours by road)
  • Kanpur to Bangalore: 1834 km (approximately 33 hours by road)
  • Ooty to Bangalore: 273 km (approximately 7 hours by road)
  • Mysore to Bangalore: 143 km (approximately 3 hours by road)
  • Munnar to Bangalore: 476 km (approximately 10 hours by road)
  • Alleppey to Bangalore: 594 km (approximately 12 hours by road)
  • Vellore to Bangalore: 212 km (approximately 4 hours by road)
  • Vijayawada to Bangalore: 667 km (approximately 12 hours by road)
  • Tirupati to Bangalore: 253 km (approximately 5 hours by road)
  • Coimbatore to Bangalore: 321 km (approximately 7 hours by road)
  • Mangalore to Bangalore: 352 km (approximately 6 hours by road)
  • Thiruvananthapuram to Bangalore: 716 km (approximately 11 hours by road)

Top Attractions to Explore While Travelling to Bangalore:

Cubbon Park, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Vidhana Soudha, Government Museum, HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum NIMHANS Brain Museum, M.G. Road, UB City Mall, Commercial Street, Wonderla, Fun World, Innovative Film City