You can book a KSRTC or Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus with Yatra rather easily. You need to head to the bus search engine to make your KSRTC ticket booking. Begin by entering your starting and onward destinations followed by the date of journey and the number of seats you are looking to book. Then click on search. In the subsequent page you will be able to see all KSRTC bus timings along with the category of bus, the duration of the trip and the availability of seats. You have the choice of choosing from Ambaari Dream Class, Flybus, Airavat, Airavat Bliss, Airavat Superia, Airavat Diamond Class, Airavat Club Class, Rajahamsa, Suhasa among others. These are among the various categories of the KSRTC fleet. A great bonus of booking with Yatra are the discounts you can avail on your KSRTC ticket. By using the promo code BUSONYATRA, you can get a flat 5% off on your booking in addition to a chance to redeem 10% eCash. Yatra runs a whole lot of discounts on bus bookings and you can avail it for your KSRTC bus booking by logging into your Yatra account.
About KSRTC Services
KSRTC is wholly owned by the government of Karnataka and it has the largest fleet of Volvo buses among state operated transport companies. The services first came into existence in 1948 with 120 buses. With its head quarters in Bangalore’s Shanthi Nagar, the corporation operates across 17 districts in the state which comprise Bangalore Urban, Ramanagar, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Bangalore Rural, Kolar, Udupi, Chickballapur, Shivamogga, Mangalore, Davanagere, Hassan, Mysore, Chikkamagaluru, Mandya, Kodagu, and Chamarajnagar. It has a total of 17 divisions with 16 operational division viz-a-viz Bangalore Central, Tumkur, Kolar, Mysore city, Mysore rural, Ramanagar, Mandya, Hassan, Chamarajnagar, Chikkamagaluru, Puttur, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Chitradurga, Chickballapur, Mangalore, and one bus state division. It employs over 37,000 employees excluding its subsidiaries. With a fleet size as big as 8744 buses excluding the subsidiaries, the corporation operates 26.65 lakh kilometre a day while catering to over 30 lakh passengers on an average. Other than Volvo, KSRTC runs fleets by Tata, Eicher Motors, Ashok Leyland, Mercedes-Benz, Scania under its non-AC and AC Airavat services.
KSRTC Popular Bus Routes
Panning over 17 districts and covering 3000 destinations across South India, KSRTC is one of the most popular state-owned bus transport operators in the country. Among its popular routes comprise Bangalore to Chennai, Chennai to Bangalore, Hubli to Bangalore, Hyderabad to Bangalore, Bangalore to Hyderabad, Bangalore to Hubli, Coimbatore to Bangalore, Bangalore to Coimbatore.
KSRTC Wi-Fi Facilities
Most luxury coaches by Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Scania come with Wi-Fi facility. This is so that the passenger can have access to the internet as he attends to his emails, and can generally use his travelling time more productively.
The KSRTC fleet comprises AC seaters and sleepers, non-AC seaters and sleepers, air-conditioned Volvo coaches, Volvo Multi-axle buses, Scania Multi-axle buses, Mercedes Benz Multi-axle buses, Deluxe buses by Tata and Ashok Leyland, Tata non-AC sleeper buses, 3+2 non-reclinable Ashok Leyland buses.
KSRTC Bus Booking Cancellation Charges
KSRTC cancellation charges for online and mobile booking are as follows: Any cancellation made up to 72 hours ahead of bus departure time entitles you to a cancellation fee of 10% of the basic fare. When cancellation is done between 72 to 24 hours before the scheduled departure time, you are charged a cancellation fee which is 25% of the basic fare. For any cancellation made between 24 hours to up to 2 hours prior to the bus departure time, you need to pay a cancellation fee which is 50% of the basic fare. For any cancellation made less than 2 hours of departure time, entitles you to no refund. And even not showing up on time for your bus’ departure calls for no-refund.
KSRTC Bus Service
A KSRTC fleet is made up of the following categories of buses.
This includes a Volvo AC Multi-axle I-Shift luxury bus from Kempegowda International Airport to Kundapura, Madikeri, Mysore, and Manipal. The bus has a tracking device, pantry, live timing display, Wi-Fi and fire safety system. It provides in-bus restroom facility for long distance journeys.
Ambaari Dream Class:
It is the longest bus in Asia (15m long) with 40 spacious sleeper berths with more headroom and legroom. The bus comes with panoramic windows, emergency door at the middle of the bus, roof ventilator, fire detection and suppression systems, bottle holders, mobile charging points and headrests.
It is a fully air-conditioned luxury bus by Volvo and Mercedes-Benz with semi-recliner seats.
This is a fully air-conditioned luxury Volvo Multi-axle bus service that comes with chemical toilets, Wi-Fi facility, and automatic hand-wash system.
Airavat Diamond Class:
This is a fully air-conditioned luxury bus service provided by Scania Multi-axle buses that come with high-definition night vision cameras for recording inside the fleet. Currently the service has been renamed to Airavat Club Class.
Airavat Club Class:
This is a fully air-conditioned luxury bus service provided by fleets of Mercedes-Benz and Volvo buses that come with semi-recliner seats with calf support.
It is a non-AC deluxe bus service that comes with recliner seats of 2+2 provided by Ashok Leyland and Tata.
This bus service by KSRTC connects villages with cities and towns at cheaper fares than most other fleets.
These are town or intra-city buses serving tier-2 cities and towns throughout Karnataka. The service is provided by Eicher, Tata and Ashok Leyland buses.
KSRTC Guest User Booking
This option is available when a user is searching for services between two destinations without logging in. You simply need to provide your email id and mobile number to do your transaction if you are a guest user. Once the ticket is booked, your e-ticket and m-ticket will be emailed and SMSed to your respective ids and mobile numbers. Ticket payment will be accepted through internet banking, debit and credit cards. Along with the existing SMS, you will be sent a transaction password which you will need for any printing and cancellation of tickets. Taking a print-out of your bus ticket is no more mandatory in light of the Corona crisis.
Track My KSRTC Bus
On the commuter portal, you can track your bus by entering either your PNR number, Trip code, bus registration number, origin and destination name, stop name. You can track your bus through an SMS by mentioning either your Trip code, PNR number, Bus Stop code, bus registration number. These are the common modes of getting information on your bus. Another way of tracking your bus is by checking the passenger information display boards that are present across 35 locations where the KSRTC buses travel to.
Popular KSRTC Packages
You can book a Bangalore-Tirumala package with KSRTC. Such a package include commute by Airavat Club Class bus, guide facilities, hotel check-in, and visit to Tiruchanur, Sri Padmavathi Devi Temple, daily breakfast and transit between Tirupathi-Tirumala, a Seeghra Darshan ticket at Tirumala and lunch. In collaboration with BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation), KSRTC provides a Bangalore Darshini package which includes a tour of Bangalore city kicking off from the Kempegowda Bus Station. In a tie-up with KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation), KSRTC offers multiple packages which include pilgrimage stays, heritage holidays, nature holidays, city tours, beach holidays and exclusive packages built around Mysore and Bangalore.
Facilities at a KSRTC Bus Station
The KSRTC bus stations come equipped with drinking water facility, seating arrangement, toilets, canteen, reservation counter, pre-paid taxi kiosk, ATM facilities, pre-paid auto-rickshaw kiosk, dust-proof parking area, digital display and Intelligent Transport System, Public Addressing System, commercial establishments and offices, tourist information system, crew rest room, cloak rooms and modern lighting facilities.
KSRTC Corona Guidelines
In the current day of post-pandemic travel, the bus operator suggests that passengers adapt the online bus booking route to minimise cash transactions. Some of KSRTC Corona guidelines include:
● KSRTC has commenced the operation of its air-conditioned buses in a phased manner since June 2020. Its phase I operations kicked-off with buses from Bangalore to Mysore, Mangalore, Madikeri, Virajpet, Shivamogga, Davanagere, Chikkamagaluru, and Kundapura.
● The temperature of these buses are maintained at 24 to 25 degree Celsius as per norm.
● To halt the spread of COVID-19 and maintain high hygiene standards, the night buses have done away with blankets for the passengers.
● Wearing a face mask is mandatory for the passenger at the bus station as well as inside the buses.
● You need to stand in queue and maintain social distancing while boarding the bus. This should be done while using the toilets, shops, pass counters or reservation counters in the bus stations.
● You need to sit only in the earmarked seats after boarding the bus.
● A thermal check is done on passengers entering the bus station.
● You need to maintain social distancing while alighting from the bus as well.
● You need to carry your own food and water for your bus journey as no halts are made along the way for the same.
● Carry hand sanitiser with you.
KSRTC Bus FAQ's
Q. Is there a bus from Bangalore to Chennai?
A: KSRTC runs three buses from Bangalore to Chennai at 010.00 am, 09.55 pm and 10.15 pm covering a distance of 347 km in about 8 hours.
Q. What are the types of services in KSRTC?
A: Airavat Superia, Airavat Diamond Class, Airavat Club Class, Rajahamsa, Suhasa, Corona Ambaari, Ambaari non-AC Sleeper, Sheethal, Corona, Vaibhav, Nagara Sarige, are the different types of buses operated by KSRTC.
Q. Does KSRTC runs Volvo?
A: KSRTC has the largest fleet of Volvo buses between the state-owned bus operators.
Q. Does KSRTC have Sleeper buses?
A: Yes. KSRTC has a Sleeper bus, it operates as Ambaari besides it also operates Volvo AC Sleeper buses for long-distance routes.
Q. Is there a bus from Bangalore to Manipal?
Q. What are the popular routes in KRSTC?
Q. Can you hire a KSRTC bus?
provides its buses for hire for marriages, school trips, excursions or other purposes. The rate is based per kilometre and this type of arrangement is also called casual contract service. The booking for buses for this service needs to be made 3 days ahead of the date of journey along with the details of the tour and the payment has to made with 20 percent security deposit which is refundable.
Q. Can you track your bus on KSRTC?
A: You can receive live trip information by entering either the Trip code, PNR number or Bus registration number. Live routes can be checked by selecting the source and the destination. Passengers can also track live arrivals and departures by choosing the source and the terminal.
Q. What is the customer care number of KRSTC?
A: Customers can dial 080 49596666 for ticketing issues, refunds or cancellations with KRSTC. Passengers can also reach the AWATAR cell for grievances at 7760990034 between 7 am to 10 pm on all days or write to email@example.com within 30 days of the journey.
Q. What are the types of services in KSRTC?
A: Flybus, Airavat, Airavat Bliss, Airavat Superia, Airavat Diamond Class, Airavat Club Class, Rajahamsa, Suhasa, Corona Ambaari, Ambaari non-AC Sleeper, Sheethal, Corona, Vaibhav, Nagara Sarige, Gramantra Sarige are the types of buses operated by KSRTC.
Q. Does KSRTC runs Volvo?
A: KSRTC owns the largest fleet of Volvo buses among the state owned bus operators.
Q. Does KSRTC have Sleeper buses?
A: KSRTC has a Sleeper coach which operates as Ambaari besides it also operates Volvo AC Sleeper buses on long-distance routes.
Q. How may buses does KSRTC have?
A: KSRTC owns and operates a fleet of over 22,000 buses which includes buses from NEKRTC, NWKRTC and BMTC. More than 70 lakh passengers travel on the KRSTC network daily.
Q. How do you cancel tickets on KSRTC?
A: Go to the website of KSRTC and select Cancel Tickets. Type in the PNR number, password and the registered mobile number and hit search.
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.
Q. Can I book my KSRTC bus ticket an hour before the bus departure?
A: Advance booking is stopped normally 30 - 45 minutes before the bus departure time from the boarding point. However, you can try on the bus depot to book the bus ticket on the spot if it is available.
Q. How can I check my Ksrtc refund status?
A: Refund is credited within seven days from the date of cancellation. You can contact KSRTC to know the status if it doesn't come in a week. You can also visit their official website, click on the PNR Enquiry button, then select Transaction Status to know the refund status.
KSRTC Bording Points in Bangalore
- Ananda Rao Circle
- HSR Layout
- Kengeri Police Station
- Kengeri Upanagar
- Satellite Bus Stand
- Electronic City Opp Flyover Near Tollplaza
KSRTC Boarding Points in Hyderabad
- Bypass hubli
- Gaboor toll naka
- Ganesh Travels & Tours Opp Basava Vana
- Hubli Bypass
- Hubli Toll
- Hubli - Karwar Bypass
- Jakhar Travels Gabbur Circle Nandi Toll Bypass Road Hubli
- Southern Tourist