Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) started its services in 1948. Today, it has 459 buses of various types that provide road transport facility to the public. OSRTC buses connect remote/tribal areas and hilly terrains to the cities, which are otherwise not well-connected.
OSRTC also provides chartered buses and has online bus reservation system to ease the booking process. OSRTC has also launched mobile ticket booking services at all OSRTC bus stands and franchise booking counters for the convenience of passengers.
OSRTC Bus Types
OSRTC offers a variety of bus services. The types are as follows:
● AC-Deluxe 2x2 AC Coach
● Deluxe /HI TECH 2x2 Luxury Coach
● HI COMF 3x2 Comfortable Coach
● LCV Coach 2x2
OSRTC runs special services during popular festivals such as Car Festival or during natural calamities like flood.
OSRTC Bus Routes
OSRTC buses cover the length and breadth of the state of Odisha. Some popular bus routes on which OSRTC buses run include Visakhapatnam to Jeypore, Visakhapatnam to Koraput, Jeypore to Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam to Jagdalpur
, Bhawanipatna to Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar to Koraput, Sunabeda to Bhubaneshwar, Visakhapatnam to Bhawanipatna
, Cuttack to Sunabeda , Bhubaneshwar to Kolkata, Jeypore to Rourkela, Bhubaneswar to Keonjhar, Bolangir to Berhampore and more.
OSRTC Bus Ticket Booking
OSRTC bus tickets can be booked at the counters of a bus station or by creating OSRTC login ID on their official website. Also, there is a mobile application for Android users using which OSRTC bus booking can be made.
Online bus booking
allows you to check OSRTC bus offers, make OSRTC ticket Cancellation, see OSRTC bus timetable
, bus fares and do a lot more without involving any third party. You can also get detailed information on OSRTC bus routes and availability of seats on a particular bus. You can also book OSRTC bus tickets through online portals like Yatra.com
Steps to make OSRTC online bus booking through Yatra.com
You can make your OSRTC online booking
with Yatra.com in just 5 easy steps as follows:
● Go to Yatra.com and select ‘Buses’ on the homepage
● Choose the bus route of your choice and fill travelling date, preferred timing and number of seats required.
● After that, choose your boarding point and then fill in your personal detail.
● Now make the payment. You can pay through your credit/debit card or net banking.
On a successful booking, you will be notified through a text message and an email.
OSRTC Bus Ticket through OSRTC Mobile App
You have to download the OSRTC mobile app on your android mobile or tab to book a bus ticket. After running the app on your mobile, create OSRTC account by signing up if you already don’t have one. Sign in and then follow these steps for online ticket booking:
● Step 1:
Type your journey source station and departure station
● Step 2:
Fill necessary details such as your date of journey, time and number of seats required
● Step 3:
You will be shown the bus services available for your preferred route. Select the bus service of your choice.
● Step 4:
Select the seats and confirm the passenger details
● Step 5:
Proceed towards the payment page and make the payment using credit/debit card or using net banking
As your booking gets confirmed, you will receive a text message on your registered mobile number and email.
If you wish to make a bus booking through an agent or booking counters, you can find the contact information of OSRTC registered agents and booking counters by visiting this OSRTC website link: http://www.osrtc.in/BookingCounterAgentLocations.html
OSRTC provides Concessions on Travel
OSRTC provides concessional fare to freedom fighters, students, handicapped persons, and rural journalists all over the state. To avail concessions, the passenger needs to produce a valid identity proof at the time of booking. He/she must also carry the ID proof while boarding the bus.
OSRTC Cancellation Policy
OSRTC online ticket cancellation allows you to cancel your bus booking through their official website as well as OSRTC Mobile App.
OSRTC Cancellation Charges are as follows:
● If you cancel your ticket before 24 hours before the scheduled time,10 % of your total will be deducted
● On cancelling your ticket within 24 hours and before 12 hours prior to the departure time, 25% of your total fare will be deducted
● If the ticket is cancelled within 12 hours and before 4 hours of the scheduled departure time of bus from the boarding point, 50% of the total fare will be refunded
● If the ticket is surrendered or cancelled one hour before the bus departure time, there will be no refund
OSRTC contact number
The general manager of OSRTC sits in Bhubaneswar. He can be contacted at 91-674-2530908. You can mail him at email@example.com. In case of any complaint, you can connect with OSRTC operators at 1800-419-4287 or mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSRTC Bus FAQ's
Q. What are the shortest and the longest routes on OSRTC operated by Greenline?
Q. When is the last bus from Kolkata to Puri?
The last bus from Kolkata to Puri
leaves at around 09:00 pm from Esplanade bus stand of Kolkata for Mashirbari or the Puri bus stand.
Q. Some of the popular routes operated by OSRTC?
Behrampur to Rayagada, Bhanjanagar to Asansole and back, Gangapur to Puri, Bhanjanagar to Cuttack, Angul to Jeypore, Kantamal to Bhubaneswar, Angul to Damanjodi, Bhubaneswar to Motu, Bhubaneswar to Jharsuguda bus
, Keonjhar to Bhanjanagar, Keonjhar to Bhubaneswar, Cuttack to Nawarangpur, Cuttack to Rayagada, Baragarh to Sunabedha, Bhawnipatna to Bhubaneswar, Burla to Behrampur, Jeypore to Cuttack, Jeypore to Parlakhmundi, Padampur to Cuttack, Padampur to Behrampur, Khariar Road to Bhubaneswar, Rourkela to Nayagada, Rourkela to Aska, Visakhapatnam to Jagadalpur, Vizianagarm to Malkangiri, Viaianagarm to Jeypore and Visakhapatnam to Bailadila.
Q. What are the popular OSRTC operated by Greenline bus routes?
Q. How to make an OSRTC bus booking?
A: In order to book a bus operated by the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC), you can head to Yatra.com’s Bus section. Check for bus operators in India and select OSRTC. The subsequent page will give you the search bar to book an OSRTC bus. Enter your departure destination, onward destination, date of departure, number of seats and click ‘find buses’. It will give you the available OSRTC buses for that day and their timings and number of seats available for booking. Select the one that best suits you, then select your preferred boarding point. The page will show you the tariff for your journey. Further on, enter the passenger details, make the payment and confirm your booking.
Q. What are the different types of coaches operated by OSRTC?
A: There are 212 buses which are typically made of AC Deluxe 2/2 AC coach (43 seater), Deluxe/Hi Tech - 2/2 luxury coach (41 seater), Hi Comf - 3/2 comfortable coach (52 seater) and LCV coach - 2/2 (40 seater).
Q. Does OSRTC rely on a network of agents to take the bookings?
A: For its 61 destinations, it has a designated prepaid agent each whom you can contact for your booking. The official OSRTC sites mentions their names against the destination along with their phone numbers. The booking can also be made locally from the respective booking counters. The official OSRTC site states the names of the conductors (also OSRTC employees) along with their phone numbers who can take your booking at the site/counter.
Q. What are the amenities on an OSRTC operated by Greenline bus?
A: OSRTC operated by Greenline are for the longer journeys spanning from a city in Odisha to Kolkata. The typical amenities on such a bus include Wi-Fi, snacks, blanket, water bottle, charging point, reading light, wet napkin, headsets, movie screen and live tracking facility.
Q. Which is the most common drop point for an OSRTC bus to Kolkata?
A: OSRTC operated by Greenline buses coming in from either Cuttack, Puri or Bhubaneswar have Esplanade bus stand as the common drop point for Kolkata.
Q. How long is the OSRTC bus journey from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata?
A: An OSRTC operated by Greenline bus takes approximately 9 hours to get you to the Esplanade bus stop after an average of 2 rest stops.
Q. Can I find a charging point in YBM Travels?
A: Yes, you can find a charging point in YBM Travels buses.
Q. I have an Iphone can I book bus tickets with HRTC app?
A: Yes, you can book bus ticket from HRTC mobile app that supports both IOS and Android.
Q. Do I need to carry ticket print out while boarding my OSRTC bus?
A: It is not essential to carry a print-out of the ticket if you have a downloaded ticket on your phone to present to the ticket checker.
Q. Where can I contact OSRTC for complaints?
A: You can call on their toll free number 1800-419-4287 or mail at email@example.com
Q. If I cancel my OSRtC bus ticket before 12 hours of bus departure, will I get a refund?
A: Yes, you will get 50% refund on your ticket if you cancel before 12 hours of departure.
Q. Where can I check OSRTC bus time table?
A: You can check the complete timetable on the OSRTC website:osrtc.in/timetable.html
Q. What is the lowest price for Behrampur to Cuttack OSRTC bus ticket?
A: Behrampur to Cuttack bus ticket of OSRTC will cost Rs. 135 per passenger
Q. I am a local journalist in Odisha. Will I get concession on my OSRTC bus ticket?
A: Yes. OSRTC provides concessional fare to freedom fighters, students, handicapped persons, and rural journalists in Odisha.
Q. What is the longest route covered by OSRTC?
A: Angul to Jeypore is the longest route covered by OSRTC
Q. When does the last bus of OSRTC leaves from Visakhapatnam to Jeypore?
A: The last OSRTC bus departs from the bus stand at 10:50 pm on the Visakhapatnam to Jeypore route.