Sugama Tourist is a prominent private bus operator connecting Karnataka and its bigger and smaller cities to the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Tamil Nadu. Known for carrying pilgrims from Bangalore to Tirupati, Sugama Travels has an array of luxurious Volvo Multi-axle coaches plying on the stretch and outside it as well. To make a Sugama bus booking with Yatra, you need to head to the Bus section and search Sugama Tourist from bus operators in India. There you can check the Sugama Travels bus timings, browse the various fleet type, glean the duration of the trip. You can even avail Yatra’s exciting discounts in the process such as the current flat 5% off on bus bookings alongside an opportunity to redeem 10% eCash by using the coupon code BUSONYATRA. Go through the bus routes and select the one you most prefer. Look up the seating plan and enter your chosen boarding point. It will prompt you your reporting time to the boarding point. Further on, enter passenger details and proceed to the payment gateway to make the payment and confirm the booking. Your e-ticket will be sent to your registered email id.
Sugama Tourist Popular Bus Routes
Before you make a Sugama online booking, you need to be apprised of the routes. Among the popular ones of Sugama Travels bus routes are Bangalore to Tirupati, Bhatkal to Bangalore, Karwar to Bangalore, Udupi to Bangalore, Bijapur to Bangalore, Manipal to Bangalore, Gangolly to Bangalore, Kokkarne to Bangalore, and Kundapur to Bangalore. In addition to these, there is also connectivity to cities like Dharmasthala, Hebri, Gokarna, Mangalore, Bangalore, Ankola, Bajpe, Sirsi, Karwar, Manipal, and Kumta.
Sugama Tourist Near Me
To find your Sugama Travels near me, you need to turn on the GPS of your handset and search the nearest Sugama Tourist buses. They are thickly operational in and around Bangalore; some of its popular destinations being Kokarna, Ankola, Kumta, Hebri, Dharmasthala, Mangalore, Sirsi, Manipal, Karwar, and Bajpe. So if you are anywhere close to these locations other than Bangalore you will have an estimate of how far the immediate Sugama Tourist fleet is. This will help you decipher your boarding point and the time required to board the fleet. This is also an indicator in knowing at what times of the day the fleet is available at a point near you so that you can plan your Sugama Travels online booking accordingly.
About Sugama Tourist Services
Founded in 1977 when the operator had only one functional route between Hebri and Kundapura, Sugama Tourist has since come a long way with thousands of routes and night buses operational currently across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa, and Andhra Pradesh aside from several quick routes as well within Karnataka. Among Sugama Travels bus types are Volvo Multi-axle AC semi-sleeper, aside from Hi-Tech AC seater (2+2) and non-AC seater and sleeper (2+1). But the availability of the fleet largely depends on the route whether long distance or a short few-hour-long journey. The Volvo coaches come with overhead reading lights, charging points, Wi-Fi, comfortable push-back seats, personal monitor to catch a movie in, wet wipes, blankets and pillow and bottled drinking water. Sugama Tourist has its app which you can download to facilitate a smooth booking process and also to have more ease in making any rescheduling or cancellation. The bus operator is extremely popular with pilgrims on their way to Tirupati from Bangalore. Sugama Tourist in association with Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) offers you a quick Tirupati Balaji darshan with daily package trips from Bangalore to Tirupati. The trip encompasses a fast track entry to the Tirupati Balaji shrine, travel to and fro in a Volvo Multi-axle AC semi-sleeper coach, breakfast, lunch and even accommodation in Tirupati before returning to Bangalore.
Sugama Tourist Bus Tracking
You can track a Sugama Tourist bus real time and this is a facility made available to all passengers with the operator. The tracking facility helps you pin down the location of your bus in real time. You can estimate with the help of this how far the bus is from your boarding point and how long before it arrives there. Within the bus, this also tells you in which area you are presently and how long before you finally reach your destination - the course and the length of your journey. The Yatra app has the live tracking option for your Sugama Tourist fleet and gives you in real time the position of the bus and time left before alighting at your destination.
Sugama Tourist Wi-Fi Facility
The Volvo Multi-axle AC semi-sleeper coaches come with Wi-Fi. All luxury coaches that involve an overnight journey especially come with the facility. This helps you stay connected to your family and friends while you journey. You can even catch up on your work emails, get on the social media, browse through news and utilise your time more productively in the course of your journey.
Sugama Tourist Fleet Category
Sugama Tourist has a range of luxury and regular fleet meant for various reasons. The non-AC, more regular buses are meant to cover shorter distances like the ones between Gadag and Bangalore, Bangalore to Gulbarga, Koppal to Bangalore, Bangalore to Bidar, Karkala to Belgaum, Gulbarga to Bangalore, Sindhnur to Bangalore, Bangalore to Chikodi, Mangalore to Bangalore and Sorabha to Mangalore. The overnight journeys are usually made in AC Multi-axle semi-sleeper buses. The overall Sugama Tourist fleet is made up of AC seater (2+2), Hi-Tech AC seater (2+2), Volvo Multi-axle AC semi-sleeper, AC sleeper (2+1), AC seater (2+1), non-AC sleeper (2+1) and non-AC seater (2+1) to name a few. But the availability of these buses is dependent on the timings and the destination.
Sugama Tourist Bus Booking Cancellation Charges
Any ticket cancellation made less than 8 hours ahead of the scheduled departure time does not qualify you for any refund. For cancellations made between 8 to 24 hours prior to departure time entitles you to 50% of the basic fare together with the reservation and service charges. For any cancellation made between 1 to 3 days ahead of your journey, you are entitled to an 80% refund. And for cancellations made between 3 and 30 days ahead of your scheduled departure time qualifies you for 90% refund of the basic fare including all charges. For refund to come into e-wallets it takes 72 hours. Through netbanking the refund process takes between 5 to 7 bank working days. For debit card transactions, the refund processing time is 7 to 15 bank working days while for a credit card transaction, the processing time is 10 to 21 bank working days. You need to buy a full ticket for any child above the age of 5.
Sugama Tourist Contact Number
The head office of Sugama Tourist is in Gandhinagar, Bangalore. The Sugama Tourist contact number for any reservation-related queries is 080-22377777. For the same you can even write to them at email@example.com. And for any queries related to e-ticket and e-payment, your contact number is 080-46333620. You can even email to them for the same at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boarding Documents and Timings of a Sugama Tourist Fleet
You need to board the bus at least 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled departure time. In case of a no-show or reporting late owing to which you miss the bus, you shall not be eligible for any refund. While boarding the bus you need to produce your e-ticket along with a government-recognised photo identification proof. Without this you may not be allowed to board the bus. You need to carry your own sanitisers in the journey, though you will be given sanitiser to clean your hands before boarding the bus. You need to wear your face mask too at the time of boarding and through the journey. A thermal check will be done at the time of boarding and you need to comply with that. Any passenger registering high temperature will be denied boarding.
The Sugama Tourist Mobile App
You can download this app on your Android or Apple phones if you are a regular user of the Sugama Tourist buses. Tapping into an elaborate network of routes across Karnataka and parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Goa, it is extremely convenient to have this app on your phone to not only make a bus booking but to also browse through a thousand other routes on which the bus operates. You can learn about new shorter routes introduced, the areas which fall under containment zone and areas where Sugama Tourist has once more resumed operations after the COVID-19 lockdown. Most convenient is to fetch your booking history for any rescheduling or cancellation. You can even use it as a reference for any future journeys you plan to undertake by the same operator. And no better way to look up the various fleet categories and their services and facilities than having this app handy at all times. Even for initiating a refund process it is very convenient to have the app to keep a tab on the processing time and receive a faster refund on your e-wallet by using the Sugama Tourist app.
Sugama Tourist Corona Guidelines
As a fallout of the pandemic, several guidelines have been set in place for the passengers of Suguma Tourist, and they apply as much to the staff as the passengers.
● You are required to carry your personal sanitisers in your bag.
● You need to maintain social distancing and keeping the social distancing norm only alternate seats are being allocated to passengers. You need to maintain social distancing even at the bus stop or waiting lounge and at the time of boarding and alighting from the bus.
● You need to wear your mask at all times through the journey. Even the driver and the conductor have their masks on during the trip.
● Each fleet is disinfected and sanitised after every journey.
● Any passenger showing symptoms like flu, fever, cough or difficulty in breathing, may not be allowed boarding.
● You need to comply with the staff of Sugama Tourist at the time of thermal check during boarding. Anyone with high temperature may be denied boarding.
● The luxury fleet no more offers pillows or blankets or drinking water, neither do they have curtains on their windows; this has been done to keep the hygiene standards intact.
● No breaks are made along the way for snacks or tea. The journeys are now point-to-point in order to avoid excessive external contact.
● Passengers above the age of 65 and below the age of 10 are barred from taking the journey in the current state of pandemic.
Sugama Travels FAQ's
Q. How many routes covered by Rathimeena Travels on daily basis?
A: Rathimeena Travels is running buses on 3618 routes on daily basis.
Q. How many night bus services run by Rathimeena Travels?
A: Rathimeena Travels is running 3405 night bus on daily basis.
Q. What is longest bus route covered by Rathimeena Travels?
A: Longest bus route is Bangalore to Tirupati.
Q. What is shortest bus route covered by Rathimeena Travels?
A: Shortest bus route is Sagar to Tirupati.
Q. Does Sugama travels provide bus hire service for school trips or pilgrimage trips?
A: Yes, you can book a private bus for personal events, school trips or pilgrimage tours with Sugama Travels.
Q. Does Sugama Travels provide any pilgrim packages?
A: Yes, Sugama Travels provides Tirupati Balaji Darshan Packages.
Q. What is the fare for Sugama Travels Bangalore to Goa bus?
The bus fare from Bangalore to Goa
starts at Rs. 560 onward depending upon the bus you are boarding. Luxury bus fares are higher than non-AC buses.
Q. Can I modify my ticket booked with Sugama Travels?
A: Yes, you can visit their official website to modify your ticket.
Q. How can I postpone my Sugama Travels booking?
A: Facility of postponing the ticket is not offered by Sugama Travels. All you can do is cancel the current booking and make a new booking according to your preferred date of journey.
Q. What is the customer care number for Sugama Travels e-ticket queries?
A: For e-ticket queries, you can reach Sugama Travels at +91-80-22377777/ 2260411/ 41139096.
Q. Is it necessary to carry a print out of your ticket while travelling in Sugama Travels buses?
A: No, it is not necessary to carry a print out of the ticket. Booking confirmation received on email or phone number or on Yatra App works fine. But you must carry your government approved ID card.
Q. Will I get full refund on cancellation of my Sugama Travels online booking if I cancel the booking 4-days prior the departure?
A: Only 10% of your booking fare will be deducted if you cancel your Sugama Travels bus booking 4 days prior to the departure date.