KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) is a public bus service that provides safe, comfortable and affordable transport facility to passengers in and around the state. With a fleet of 8348 vehicles, KSRTC operates in 17 districts covering over 3000 destinations. It caters to over 25 lakh passengers daily on an average and offers KSRTC ticket booking through both online and offline mediums for the greater convenience of passengers.
KSRTC Bus Types
KSRTC has air-conditioned, comfortable, and luxurious buses under its fleet. Various bus services offered by the corporation are broadly classified as follows:
Fly Bus includes Volvo multi-axle chassis with GPS devices from ITS, Mysore. There are 10 departures each from KIAL and Mysore, and one departure each from KIAL and Coondapur for Fly Bus Volvos.
Airavat Club Class:
Also known as Volvo Club Class, this category includes ergonomically designed luxury buses for long distance travel that come with LCD TVs, better luggage space and emergency door for better safety. Each Airavat Club Class bus has 53 passenger seats and comes with 10 cubic metres luggage space under the seating area.
Airavat KSRTC Online Booking
Airavat category has buses with computerized speed control and four emergency exits. Each bus has 45 ergonomically designed reclining passenger seats that provide utmost comfort on long distance journeys. You can do Airavat bus booking online easily by visiting KSRTC Online reservations or other travel websites like Yatra.com.
Popular KSRTC Bus Routes
KSRTC buses operate through the length and breadth of Karnataka and its neighbouring states covering major cities like Bangalore, Mysuru, Shirdi, Thrissur, Goa, Ernakulam, Munnar, Kozhikode, Chennai, Tirupathi, Pune, and Hyderabad.
Bus from Chennai to Bangalore, Mysore to Coimbatore, Bangalore to Mysore, Bangalore to Shirdi, Bangalore to Hubli, and Belgaum to Bangalore are high on demand by the tourists. Thus, all these routes have also become popular KSRTC bus routes over the years. Also, Hyderabad to Bangalore bus tickets remain much in demand throughout the year.
Apart from these routes, KSRTC has introduced South India Tour Packages for pilgrims travelling in South India. Many routes catering to religious destinations in the South have been introduced recently. The most popular among them are buses from Mangaluru to Tirupati, Tirupati to Srikalahasti, Mysuru to Tirupati and Shivamogga to Tirupati.
Also, there is wide range of good hotels & Bangalore resorts for visitors where tourist can feel the comfort of home.
KSRTC Online Ticket Booking
You can book tickets for KSRTC buses at ticket counters of a bus station or by creating KSRTC login ID on their official website. On visiting the website, you can also get detailed information on KSRTC bus time table, KSRTC fares, KSRTC bus routes, and availability of seats on a particular bus. Also, there is a section for PNR Enquiry for the convenience of the travellers.
You can make KSRTC bus booking through Yatra.com as well. Steps to book KSRTC bus ticket through Yatra are as follows:
● Step 1:Log onto Yatra.com
● Step 2: Select ‘Buses’ on the homepage
● Step 3: Fill your preferred bus route, your date of journey and number of seats required.
You will get a search result showing available buses with their departure time.
● Step 4: Select seats for the bus that suits you, choose your boarding point and then fill in personal details like name and age. You can also avail any KSRTC ticket offers available at this stage.
● Step 5: Proceed to payment getaway using Yatra’s secure online platform. Complete your bus booking by paying online through your credit/debit card or net banking.
You will get your ticket confirmation via email and also on your registered mobile number.
Identity Proofs Allowed by KSRTC
You must be in possession of an original identity proof while travelling by KSRTC buses. Allowed IDs include driving license, voter ID card, PAN card, Passport, ration card with photo, ID card with photo issued by Govt. Departments, senior citizen ID card issued by KSRTC or Govt, original company photo ID, educational institution’s photo ID and debit/credit cards with photo.
KSRTC Ticket Cancellation Policy
KSRTC allows partial cancellation for tickets booked through KSRTC counters, online booking, and tickets booked through authorized franchisee. KSRTC Ticket Cancellation is not permitted for master franchisee bookings made at ticket counters or online. You get cancellation confirmation via email and SMS.
For any queries about your journey, you can call KSRTC customer care number at 080 - 49596666. It is a 24x7 helpline for the convenience of passengers.
Q: What is the full form of Ksrtc? A: The full form of KSRTC is Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, which is a public bus service providing affordable transport facility in and around the state of Karnataka.
Q: How can I cancel my Ksrtc ticket booked? A: Tickets booked at KSRTC or any authorised franchisee counters can be cancelled at any of the counters by showing the original tickets. Bookings done online or on mobile have to be cancelled through the respective platforms.
● KSRTC tickets booked as a Guest User can be cancelled by clicking “Guest Users Ticket” displayed on the right-hand corner side on the website, www.ksrtc.in. Registered users need to log in to his/her account on KSRTC platform.
● You get cancellation confirmation via email and SMS. The refund will be made to the concerned debit/credit card or bank account.
Q: How can I print my Ksrtc ticket? A: To print the ticket, guest user and registered user have to log onto their respective accounts.
You will get options of ‘Print ticket,’ which the user can select to get print from the connected printer.
Guest users will have to give one of the following information to get the print.
● PNR Number
● Email Id (provided while booking),
● Mobile Number (provided while booking) and Transaction Password sent by E-ticket / Mticket after booking.
Q: What is the age limit for half ticket in Ksrtc? A: Children of age up to 6 years or under are allowed to travel for free without an exclusive seat with accompanying passengers.
● For children of age above 6 to 12 years, the child fare will be charged.
● For children aged above 12 years, the adult fare will be charged.
Q: What is club class in Ksrtc? A: Club Class includes comfortably designed luxury buses for long distance travels. These buses come with LCD TVs, better luggage space and emergency door for better safety. Each Club Class bus has 53 passenger seats and comes with 10 cubic metres luggage space under the seating area.
Q: How can I postpone my Ksrtc ticket? A: KSRTC tickets cannot be postponed. You can either cancel the original ticket and book again on the preferred date of travel.
Q: What is the difference between Airavat and Airavat club class? A: Airavat is a fully air-conditioned luxury bus using Volvo and Mercedes Benz buses with semi-recliner seats whereas the Airavat Club Class is the same as Airavat but are multi-axle buses with semi-recliner seats and with calf support.
Q: How can I cancel my Ksrtc ticket booked as a guest? A: Online tickets booked as Guest User can be cancelled through “Guest Users Ticket” displayed on the right-hand corner side on www.ksrtc.in.
● Enter information required such as PNR number, transaction password and mobile number and click cancel.
● Your cancellation information will be sent to your mobile number and refund to the concerned bank account.
Q: What is Ksrtc flybus? A: KSRTC Fly Bus is a fully air-conditioned nonstop luxury Volvo multi-axle bus that comes with a pantry, chemical toilets, live display of flight timings, GPS, wifi facilities and in-bus live entertainment. The bus runs on the route between Bengaluru International Airport and Mysuru, Madikeri, Coimbatore, Kundapura.
Q: Is Ksrtc airavat AC? A: Ksrtc Airavat is a fully air-conditioned bus service with multiple facilities depending upon the category of Airavat service.