Booking a bus ticket aboard GSRTC or Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation with Yatra.com is now extremely easy. To make a GSRTC online booking of tickets you need to head to our Bus section on the GSRTC page where you will get all information on all GSRTC bus routes and timings. From checking the bus category whether AC, AC sleeper or non-AC, to knowing the duration of the journey, the GSRTC bus time table and tariff, you can make your GSRTC booking by entering the starting and onward destination, the date of journey and number of seats required and search buses. The process is extremely simple, further choose the bus of your preference whether from Lathi to Ahmedabad or Surat to Vapi and select the seats, enter passenger details, and you can make the payment to confirm your seats. The voucher will be sent to your registered id. It will state your trip starting time and the name of the boarding point. As you book a GSRTC online ticket with Yatra by GSRTC login, you also become entitled to a flat 5% off with the promo code BUSONYATRA which also makes you eligible for a 10% eCash redemption. Yatra has many other interesting promotions on its bus journeys to make travelling economical while offering you a comfortable and safe ride.
GSRTC Popular Bus Routes
GSRTC bus booking is extremely popular because it traverses through the length and breadth of Gujarat and covers most of its small and big cities. Some of GSRTC bus routes include Baroda to Surat, Ahmedabad to Baroda, Surat to Baroda, Ankleshwar to Surat, Baroda to Ahmedabad, Surat to Ankleshwar, Baroda to Ankleshwar, Ankleshwar to Baroda, Kamrej to Surat, Surat to Kamrej, Ahmedabad to Mehsana to name just a few. The GSRTC which came into existence in 1960 today has 16 divisions, 125 depots, 226 bus stations, 1554 boarding points and 8703 buses.
About GSRTC Services
The state-owned Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation fleet include air-conditioned seater and sleeper, non-AC seater and sleeper, Volvo coaches, Deluxe Express, Gurjarnagri among others. Add to it the 1000 plus Intercity Mini buses which have been lately introduced that cater to lakhs of passengers daily within Gujarat and the neighbouring states. The Volvo buses come equipped with Wi-Fi, reading lights, bottled drinking water, pillows among other facilities. Some of the technological initiatives that GSRTC have taken over the years include GPS- based integrated vehicle tracking and passenger information system which is the GSRTC bus tracking mechanism, integrated depot management system, GSRTC online ticket booking facility, inventory management system, electronic ticketing machine, automated fuel management system, CCTV camera-based surveillance vigilance system. Other than Volvo, the GSRTC, presently, runs fleets by Eicher, Tata, Ashok Leyland, and Tata Marcopolo. It has six bus terminals which comprise two in Ahmedabad’s Gita Mandir and Ranip, two in Vadodara at Makarpura and Central and one in Surat and Mehsana each.
GSRTC Wi-Fi Facilities
There is Wi-Fi facility available on most air-conditioned Volvo among other luxurious coaches by GSRTC. This facility is complimentary and lets you spend your time journeying in the bus productively with an uninterrupted internet service.
The GSRTC fleet is made up of AC seaters and sleepers, non-AC seaters and sleepers, air-conditioned Volvo coaches, Gurjarnagari, Deluxe Express and an array of Mini Intercity buses which are meant for shorter distances. The fleets are typically by Tata, Tata Marco polo, Volvo, Ashok Leyland and Eicher.
GSRTC Bus Booking Cancellation Charges
GSRTC cancellation charges for online and mobile booking are as follows: Between 0-1 day cancellation charges are 25% of the basic fare. Between 2-5 days the cancellation charges are 20% of basic fare. Between 6-60 days, the cancellation charges are 15% of basic fare. No cancellation are allowed after the departure of the bus from its starting location. Typically these refunds are processed within 7 to 21 working days.
GSRTC Cancellation Charges for E & M Ticket & Refund Rules
||Cancellation charges 25 % of basic fare
||Cancellation charges 20 % of basic fare
||Cancellation charges 15 % of basic fare.
||No Refunds are applicable for Current Booking Transactions
GSRTC Corona Guidelines
Given the current pandemic situation, GSRTC suggests its passengers use the GSRTC e-wallet for cancellation of the ticket. It wants to limit its cash dealings to curb the chances of spreading the COVID-19 virus. Such a contact-less transaction will also expedite the process of rescheduling among others. Among the major GSRTC Corona guidelines are:
● The GSRTC fleet shall operate across the state other than the containment zone and micro-containment zone as identified by the state government.
● All kinds of Express services operated by GSRTC have resumed since 1 July 2020. These comprise the Intercity Mini bus services, Gurjarnagari, and the sleeper coaches.
● In keeping with the social distancing diktat, the seating arrangement of the buses have been planned accordingly. On no GSRTC bus are the passengers allowed to stand and travel.
● Not all routes are functional yet. In case you can’t find a single bus for your desired GSRTC route, consider the route non-operational as of yet.
● Operation has resumed for Ahmedabad’s Gita Mandir bus depot for all passengers. This includes buses running from other significant bus stands of Ahmedabad like Ranip, Krishna Nagar and Nehru Nagar.
● Buses won’t even pass through containment and micro-containment zones.
● You are required to report half an hour ahead of your scheduled departure and need to wear a mask at all times.
● Thermal screening and temperature checks happen at all bus stands of GSRTC’s. Only those without any symptoms are deemed fit for the journey. You need to first clean your hands using a hand sanitiser provided at the entrance and only then can you board the bus.
The GSRTC Mobile App
You can use the GSRTC online booking mobile app which you can download on your Apple or Android phone which makes bus ticket booking aboard the state-run GSRTC rather simple. The app gives you the choice of progressing in either English or the state-language Gujarati. The app gives you the option for advance booking, checking bus routes, bus time tables and letting you even go through bus tariffs for various routes. You can login with your username and password and select the bus you wish to book and book it at the snap of a finger. The app will track your GSRTC bus booking history and keep giving you the latest updates on its various routes, and you can use the app to even cancel a booking and by keeping a GSRTC e-wallet, the refund amount is straightaway sent to your wallet in 7 to 21 working days. The app can also be used for rescheduling your ticket and is an extremely handy and user-friendly app. The app also gives you necessary updates on the routes that have opened up post the COVID-19 lockdown and ones which are in the pipeline. If you are a frequent GSRTC user, then there is nothing better than downloading the app to stay abreast of all things related to your bus bookings.
Booking a ride on a GSRTC bus that has already started its journey
With the GSRTC app it is possible to book a ride aboard a bus that is already in transition. The app offers a Current Booking option which helps you board the bus from its subsequent stops. But seats are not assured in such a ride, and you are not allowed to cancel a Current Booking ticket.
Documents Needed to Board a GSRTC Fleet
Even if you have an e-ticket, you are still required to produce a valid identification proof to be able to board the bus. The id proof needs to be displayed to the bus conductor or any other GSRTC-authorised official ahead of boarding the bus.
Age Criteria for Child Fare
It is a free ride for a child between 0 to 4 years. You need to buy a half ticket for a child between 5 to 11 years of age. Any child who is 12 and older needs a full ticket to travel by a GSRTC fleet.
Facilities Aboard a GSRTC Fleet
Aboard its luxury coaches such as Volvo or sleeper buses you can expect them to be air-conditioned, have CCTV cameras, reading lights fitted overhead, mobile charging point, Wi-Fi, a pillow, blanket, water bottles, wet napkins and in some higher-end buses a personal monitor to watch a movie in. The amenities usually vary from fleet to fleet, depending on which category bus you opt for. Your ticket will typically tell you of the facilities available on your bus at the time of booking.
Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with GSRTC
GSRTC buses operate all across Gujarat to its major cities like Gandhinagar, Ankleshwar, Baroda, Surat, Godhra to name a few. Within that the bus ferries tourists to some major GSRTC pilgrimage destinations within the state and some outside it as well. You can conveniently book a GSRTC ride to a pilgrimage destination in Gujarat. These include Ambaji, Dwarka, Nashik, Somnath, Mata na Madh, Nathdwara, Pavadgadh, Shirdi, Narayan Sarovar and Gondal among others. From any of Gujarat’s mentioned major cities, you can find a GSRTC bus to any of these destinations of religious and spiritual significance.
GSRTC Bus FAQ's
Q. How many total number of Routes covered by GSRTC on daily basis?
A: GSRTC covers approximately 282768 bus routes on daily basis.
Q. How many total number of Night Service Buses run by GSRTC?
A: GSRTC is running 73498 Night Service Buses on daily basis.
Q. What is the shortest bus route covered by GSRTC?
A: Shortest bus route by GSRTC is KhadaDhar to Umargam.
Q. What is the longest route covered by GSRTC?
A: Longest bus route by GSRTC is Ahmedabad to Umargam.
Q. What are some GSRTC Bus types?
The major buses used by GSRTC
include the ones from TATA, Eicher, Ashok Leyland, and Tata Marcopolo. Some of the GSRTC bus types are:
- Volvo AC sleeper
- Volvo AC Seater
- Non-AC Seater
Q. Does GSRTC provide booking on an already in-transit bus?
A: Yes, there is an option of booking a seat on an in-transit bus through the Current Booking option in GSRTC mobile app. However, there is no surety of seats and cancellation is also not allowed on the tickets.
Q. What are the popular routes operated by GSRTC?
A: Some of the popular routes in the network of GSRTC are Ahmedabad to Mumbai bus, Ahmedabad to Baroda, Ahmedabad to Dwarka, Ahmedabad to Indore bus, Rajkot to Dwarka, Ahmedabad to Shirdi bus, and more.
Q. Is there an evening bus to Surat from Ahmedabad?
A: GSRTC operates over 100 buses from Ahmedabad to Surat and over 20 evening buses on the route. The timings for the evening buses can be checked online.
Q. Is there a bus from Rajkot to Porbandar?
A: There are buses run by GSRTC bus from Rajkot to Porbandar. The bus fare for the same is around Rs 125 and takes approximately 5 hours to reach Porbandar.
Q. What is the discount policy in GSRTC?
A: GSRTC gives out 10 percent discount on booking a round-trip and 5 percent on group booking on more than 4 seats. The Express, non-AC Sleeper and Gurjarnagri buses offer 4 percent discount while Volvo and AC Sleeper offer 6 percent off on booking the seats. The Premium inter-state buses provide a discount of up to 25 percent.
Q. Is there an app for GSRTC?
A: An app by GSRTC is available for download on Google Play. The app provides information on the bus timetable, schedule, bus status, available buses, fare details and routes. The app also consists the contact numbers of all the bus depots in Gujarat.
Q. What are the types of buses operated under GSRTC?
A: GSRTC has Volvo sleeper, AC seater, non-sleeper, Deluxe Express, Ordinary, Midi or mini distance bus. The bus models in GSRTC range from TATA Marcopolo, Ashok Leyland, Eicher and Volvo.
Q. Can I track my GSRTC bus online?
A: All GSRTC buses can be tracked through Track My Bus link which provides the live location of the bus on the map.
Q. Is there a number for e-ticketing queries for GSRTC?
A: GSRTC runs a 24X7 toll free helpline at 1800 233 666666 which can be reached for enquiries regarding bus ticket booking, refund or cancellation.
Q. What is the fleet size of GSRTC?
A: GSRTC has a fleet of 8,000 buses. Founded in 1960 the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) was the first to introduce GPS-based live bus tracking system.
Q. How to make online payment for GSRTC bus?
A: All VISA and Mastercard debit or credit cards can be used to make the payment online. You can also pay through net banking.