GSRTC or Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation is a state-owned corporation in Gujarat. It provides secure bus services within Gujarat and its neighbouring states. GSRTC is the first in the country to introduce GPS/PIS based bus tracking and passenger information monitoring. The operator provides online bus ticket booking on its website and through third party websites, as well as GSRTC bus booking via offline booking counters for the convenience of passengers. GSRTC bus fare starts from INR 150 on Ahmedabad to Baroda bus route, which is among the most popular routes it serves.
GSRTC Bus Booking
The GSRTC website is flexible and allows you to do your GSRTC online ticket booking on a laptop, desktop, and phone. There is also a GSRTC Mobile App, which is a one-stop platform to check bus status, GSRTC bus timetable, fares and other information related to GSRTC bus reservation on mobile. You can also select the amenities, you would like to incorporate in your travel while booking from GSRTC website.
Steps for GSRTC Online Ticket Booking
The official website of GSRTC is pretty user-friendly. You can create a GSRTC login and make GSRTC bus booking, do GSRTC bus tracking, check GSRTC bus timings, etc. To make your GSRTC e-ticket booking follow these simple steps:
- Step 1: Login to GSRTC and enter your travel information such as Origin, Destination and Date of travel on the homepage. If you are a solo woman passenger, tick the ‘single lady’ checkbox. This feature is to ensure women safety who are travelling alone on a GSRTC bus.
- Step 2: Select the bus according to your preference and choose the seats of your choice. Pick a boarding and drop point nearest to your location and enter the passenger's personal information.
- Step 3: Click on the ‘Book’ option. Your trip details will reflect on the next page for final checking. Proceed to make payment through Debit/Credit Card or Net banking.
Your booking is made, and you will receive the confirmation on the registered email ID and phone number.
You can also book GSRTC bus service through third-party websites such as Yatra.com. All you need to do is, go to the BUS option on the homepage and add your travel details. The process of bus booking is similar to the one on GSRTC official website. Also, you can make payment through various e-wallets as well. Yatra also offers easy cancellation and refunds through Yatra e-wallet feature.
GSRTC Bus Routes
GSRTC covers the whole state of Gujarat and its neighbouring states on a daily basis. The most prominent Indian cities for GSRTC bus are Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Pune, Indore, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad and many more. Some of the popular bus routes within Gujarat are as follows: GSRTC buses from Vadodara to Ahmedabad bus and Ahmedabad to Surendranagar buses ply frequently. Ahmedabad being the main centre, GSRTC bookings from Ahmedabad to Jamnagar bus and Ahmedabad to Somnath bus are also well in demand.
Popular GSRTC Bus Routes
|Bus Routes||First Bus||Last Bus||Lowest Fare||Distance By Bus|
|Ahmedabad to Baroda
|Surat to Ahmedabad
|Ahmedabad to Surat
|Ahmedabad to Bhavnagar
|Baroda to Ahmedabad
GSRTC Special Bus Services
Apart from intercity and intracity bus services, GSRTC also provides many other services for the convenience of the passenger, namely:
- Bus services during major festival seasons.
- Services to accommodate major railway schedules
- Bus tours to major pilgrimage destinations
- Transportation for schools and colleges
- Transportation from Metro Stations to nearby stops
- Bus services on a contract basis for offices, trips and other special occasions such as marriages.
GSRTC Bus Pass
The GSRTC bus pass offered by the Gujarat government is a useful facility for the people of Gujarat, especially those who travel by bus on a daily basis. Unlike other states, GSRTC offers passes for students, senior citizens as well as for the general public. The student pass is for students studying in school or college, and the passenger pass is for the general public.
GSRTC Student Pass
To obtain a student pass, one will need to submit a school or college fee receipt, a passport size photo and a student pass form to the GSRTC counter.
Under some village panchayats, girls can get a free student pass to travel through GSRTC buses.
GSRTC Passenger Pass
This facility is beneficial for people who are daily users of state buses. To obtain a passenger pass, one will need a passport size photo and a valid ID only for the first time issue, which is valid until 7 years.
There are 3 types of GSRT passes available, namely,
Pass for Local Bus
It is the cheapest pass and applies to the city as well as village bus stops.
Pass for Express Bus
It is a little costlier pass and besides Local, also includes fast service buses that only stop on some predefined bus stops.
Pass for Gurjar Nagari
It is the most expensive pass and applies on long-distance buses by the name of Gurjar Nagari.
GSRTC Child Fare Policy
Ticket for children from the age of 0 to 4 years is free. There is a half ticket for children from the age of 5 to 11 years, and a full ticket for kids more than 12 years of age.
Benefits of Booking GSRTC Buses
Privacy protection: Personal information obtained at the time of booking, including your name, physical address or telephone number is safely protected. GSRTC has implemented excellent security features and strict policy guidelines that will ensure to safeguard your privacy.
Pre-pone and Postpone (Reschedule) Booking: GSRTC allows you to pre-pone or postpone the advanced booking ticket. There is a reservation charge of INR 5 if the ticket is booked online or through a mobile app. There are no reservation charges on a ticket booked under current booking mode.
Live Bus Tracking
You can track the whereabouts of your bus on Track My Bus link and view its exact location in a live map.
GSRTC offers a discount of 10% on return bookings and 5% on group bookings (over 4 seats). There is also an 8% discount on intra bus services and 10% discount on Volvo & AC Sleeper and Seater bookings.
Alternative in case of bus break down: GSRTC has a provision of relief vehicle in case of a bus break down.
GSRTC Ticket Cancellation Policy
The GSRTC bus ticket ticket cancellation policy is as follows:
- No cancellation will be allowed on advance booking and current booking after the departure of the bus.
- The refund will be processed within 7 to 21 working days from the cancellation.
GSRTC Cancellation Charges
When cancellation is made before the following days of departure date,
- 0-1 day - 25 % cancellation charges on basic fare.
- 2-5 days - 20 % cancellation charges on basic fare.
- 6-60 days - 15 % cancellation charges on basic fare.
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.