TSRTC translating into Telangana State Road Transport Corporation is a state-owned corporation that runs bus transport services to and from Telangana. In order to make a TSRTC ticket booking, you can hop on to the Yatra site and select the Bus section. Further enter your starting and onward destination and date of journey and search buses. In the subsequent page, you are advised to apply the filters and select TSRTC as your bus operator and search. The following page will show you TSRTC bus timings complete with the fleet description, the boarding and drop off points, the duration of the journey, and finally the tariff. Go through the category of the bus, the amenities available on each and after going through their schedule, compare the tariff. Then select seat from the available ones and choose your boarding and drop off point from the drop-down and confirm seats. Continue by entering the passenger details, and head to the payment gateway to book your TSRTC ticket. Your confirmed e-ticket will then be sent to your registered email id. Another benefit of booking with Yatra is its vast repository of routes and the deals and discounts it offers from time to time, whether long weekend or holiday season. Go through the Offers section for Bus offers and using the coupon code avail the discount. There are discounts for paying with an e-wallet, special discounts on credit cards by certain banks and multiple cashback and eCash redemption offers.
TSRTC Popular Bus Routes
TSRTC operates in and outside Telangana and covers major metro towns in Andhra Pradesh,Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha, serving about a crore passengers everyday across its three zones operating through 97 depots. Some of its popular routes comprise Hyderabad to Bangalore, Bangalore to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Vijayawada, Vijayawada to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Chennai, Chennai to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Srisailam, Srisailam to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Bhadrachalam, Bhadrachalam to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Shirdi, Shirdi to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Tirupati, Tirupati to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Karimnagar, Karimnagar to Hyderabad to name just a few.
Popular TSRTC Pilgrimage Destinations
Apart from Tirumala Tirupati Balaji temple, TSRTC buses take you to Bhadrachalam, a Hindu pilgrimage site in Telangana renowned for the Bhadrachalam Temple complex from the 17th century. You can also take a TSRTC bus to Shirdi, and pay your respects at the Sai Baba Temple; this Samadhi Mandir shrine is thronged by pilgrims all year round, and is a very popular pilgrimage destination. You can even visit the iconic Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada also called the Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam. TSRTC buses even serve Srisailam known for its Shivite pilgrimages, the Srisaila Devasthanam dedicated to Lord Mallikarjuna.
About TSRTC Services
Telangana State Road Transport Corporation or TSRTC is the state-owned bus transport system operating in Telangana and its adjoining states. Its operations connect major cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh which includes Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Vijayawada, Guntur, Nellore, Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Kurnool, Eluru, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Ongole, Chittoor, Anantapur, Kapada. In Telangana it serves places like Nalgonda, Warangal, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Bhadrachalam, Hyderabad, Sangareddy, Miryalaguda, Mahabubnagar, Bodhan, Adilabad among others. In the surrounding states, it operates to major cities like Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Vellore, Chennai, Bangalore, and Shirdi to name a few. The road transport corporation of Telangana state was first set up as Nizam State Rail and Road Transport Department, an outlet of Nizam State Railway in 1932 in the former Hyderabad state. It had started out with just 27 buses. Then APSRTC or Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation came into being in 1958 and later with the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh state into Telangana and remainder of Andhra Pradesh, TSRTC became a separate entity, and TSRTC was established in 2016. The corporation operates across three zones: Hyderabad Rural, Greater Hyderabad and Karimnagar. These are further categorised into 13 regions and 25 divisions. Today it operates with a fleet of 10,460 buses plying across 3653 routes.
TSRTC Wi-Fi Facilities
There is complimentary 4G Wi-Fi on 115 AC luxury buses by TSRTC. You simply need a valid mobile number while travelling in any of these TSRTC buses to access the free Wi-Fi facility. You can use the complimentary internet services post authentication of the password which is available on the bus, and enjoy uninterrupted internet services for up to 20 minutes per day per user. Post the free usage, you can even buy data packs beginning with INR 25 and get a 100 MB benefit. This will increase digital access for the passengers, giving you them a round the clock access to internet while travelling from one place to another aboard TSRTC.
The TSRTC fleet is made up of Vennele (AC sleeper), Garuda Plus (AC semi-sleeper Multi-axle), Garuda (AC semi-sleeper Volvo/Benz/Isuzu), Indra (2+2 AC semi-sleeper), Super Luxury (2+2 non-AC pushback), Deluxe (2+2 non-AC) and Express (3+2 non-AC).
Types of TSRTC Bus Services
TSRTC operates services that encompass urban, intercity as well as village transport.
TSRTC Premium services
Its latest service with the punchline ‘mobility redefined’ and ‘service at doorstep’. The idea of this service is to reduce the trouble commuters take to go to a bus station in Hyderabad so that they can board an intercity service. The Vajra buses bridges that gap by offering intercity services from neighbourhoods in Hyderabad to Nizamabad, Warangal, Karimnagar and Godavarikhani.
It is one of TSRTC’s most premium services run by a fleet of Isuzu buses that come with sleeper berths arranged perpendicular to the body, like a first-class train. Each berth comes with an LED TV with pre-loaded movies you can watch during the journey. Some value added services aboard the Vennela include drinking water bottle, blanket and face wipes. But since its split from APSRTC, the buses were downgraded and only three Vennela buses stayed operational between Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Under the Garuda Plus wing are Multi-axle buses run by Scania, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz. These buses come with reclining seats, while some also come with calf rests. Each coach have two to three LED TVs with pre-loaded movies. The passengers are also provided with blanket, bottle of drinking water and face wipes. The Garuda Plus operates in the intercity and interstate routes between urban centres like Khammam to Bangalore, Hyderabad to Adilabad, Hyderabad to Karimnagar, Hyderabad to Mumbai, Hyderabad to Vijayawada, Hyderabad to Bangalore, Nizamabad to Bangalore, Nizamabad to Tirupati, Warangal to Bangalore, Godavarikhani to Bangalore, Hyderabad to Chennai, Hyderabad to Pune, Hyderabad to Nagpur and Karimnagar to Bangalore.
TSRTC runs bi-axle Volvo and Isuzu buses under the Garuda banner. No new additions have been made to the fleet other than a few Vennelas which were downgraded to Garuda. The service comes with reclining seats, and offers drinking water bottles, facial wipes and blankets to the passengers. Garuda’s popular routes comprise Hyderabad to Warangal, Vijayawada and Karimnagar.
These AC buses are built on Ashok Leyland chassis. The buses earlier operated under the brand Indra. The Rajadhani buses were introduced as a bridge between mid-level (Super Luxury) and premium service (Garuda Plus). These buses typically operate to capital city Hyderabad from various district headquarters. They run on high-frequency, long-distance routes as well, and the passengers are just served a bottle of drinking water on-board.
TSRTC Mid-level Services
Under Super Luxury are non-AC 2+2 pushback services that operate from major cities. These coaches come equipped with video screens and are made on Eicher, Ashok Leyland and Tata chassis.
Under the Deluxe brand are non-AC 2+2 services that ply as intercity services. These violet buses are built on Tata, Eicher and Ashok Leyland chassis.
Under the Express brand are non-AC 3+2 services that ply as intercity services. These blue buses, both light and dark blue are built on Tata, Ashok Leyland and Eicher chassis. These TSRTC buses run in urban areas like Siddipet, Khammam, Suryapet, Godavarikhani and Mahabubnagar.
TSRTC Entry-Level Services
These buses are branded as Pallevelugu and Mini-Pallevelugu, and such buses make up the majority of its fleet, connecting villages and smaller towns. Pallevelugu are usually used on short routes that connect villages and small towns to bigger towns.
The city buses in Warangal and Hyderabad fall under this category. These air-conditioned city buses are called City Sheetal and Metro Luxury, while the ones plying to the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport are termed Pushpak.
Special Hire Services
You can hire a TSRTC bus if you are a individual or organisation for special reasons such as pilgrimage, as a marriage transport, for regular tours, excursions. These buses have their own individual tariff for hiring.
TSRTC Bus Booking Cancellation Charges
For any cancellation made more than 48 hours ahead of bus’ scheduled departure time from the station of origin, you need to pay only reservation charges and service charges. For cancellation made between 48 hours to up to 24 hours ahead of the scheduled departure time of the bus, you need to pay only 10% of the actual fare plus reservation and service charges. For any cancellation made from 24 hours to up to 2 hours ahead of the bus’ scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge is 25% of the actual fare along with the reservation and service charge. For any cancellation made up to 1 hour ahead of the bus’ departure time, the cancellation fee is 50% of the actual fare together with the reservation and service charges. In case a service is cancelled by TSRTC, you can cancel the ticket within 15 days from the date of journey and claim full refund.
TSRTC Corona Guidelines
TSRTC has resumed its operations after the pandemic with some precautions, and these apply to both the passenger and the staff. These include:
● Carrying your hand sanitiser is mandatory during the journey.
● You need to wear your masks through the journey, and this is true for both the passengers as well as the staff.
● The temperature of the AC buses have been regulated at 24 to 25 degree Celsius in keeping with the government norm.
● All overnight buses have done away with blanket and face wipes to maintain safety and hygiene standards.
● You need to maintain social distancing while boarding and alighting from the bus and also when you use the facilities at the bus station.
● Thermal check is done on all passengers boarding the bus, and anyone registering high temperatures are denied boarding.
● If you have any flu-like symptoms or are feeling breathless, or are down with a cough and cold you are discouraged from taking the bus.
● Long-distance buses have done away with serving bottled drinking water and making pit-stops along the way to reduce exposure. They travel only from point to point and so it is important to carry your own water and food along.
TSRTC Bus FAQ's
Q. How many total number of Routes covered by TSRTC on daily basis?
A: TSRTC covers approximately 12783 bus routes on daily basis.
Q. How many total number of Night Service Buses run by TSRTC?
A: TSRTC is running 1450 Night Service Buses on daily basis.
Q. What is the shortest bus route covered by TSRTC?
A: Shortest bus route by TSRTC is KhadaDhar to Umargam.
Q. What is the longest route covered by TSRTC?
A: Longest bus route by TSRTC is Ahmedabad to Umargam.
Q. Are there any TSRTC buses from Adilabad to Hyderabad?
A: Yes.TSRTC operates bus from Adilabad to Hyderabad. You can check timings through online at Yatra.com.
Q. How Many buses Does TSRTC Have?
A: TSRTC is operating more than 10500 buses.
Q. Is it required to take the printout of TSRTC E-Ticket?
A: No, printouts are not required. Moreover, you must know your booking number before travel. You can also show your booking message received on your phone after TSRTC ticket booking.
Q. How to book a TSRTC bus ticket online?
Log in to the website of TSRTC and put in the destinations you want to book the bus ticket
for and search and select from the list of buses on display. You could also book TSRTC buses on Yatra.
Q. How to reach Warangal from Hyderabad?
A: Wajra bus service from TSRTC is available from Hyderabad to Warangal. It takes around 3 hours to cover the distance between the two destinations. There are also Super luxury, Deluxe, and semi-Sleeper buses that ply between Hyderabad to Warangal.
Q. What are the popular routes operated by TSRTC?
Q. Is there a bus between Karimnagar to Hyderabad?
Q. How to check if a service by TSRTC has been cancelled?
A: In order to check if a bus service by TSRTC has been called off select the Cancelled Services on the website of TSRTC and enter the service number and journey date and submit your request. This will inform you whether a service by the bus operator has been cancelled or not.
Q. What are the types of buses in TSRTC?
A: TSRTC offers Express service which is a non-AC 3+2 bus, Deluxe, Super Luxury, Indra, and Vennela (AC Sleeper). The Garuda and Garuda Plus comprise of AC semi sleeper multi-axle Volvo, Benz and Isuzu buses.
Q. How do I contact TSRTC?
A: Customers can dial 040 30102829 or write to email@example.com for online ticketing, refunds or any other queries.
Q. How do you cancel a TSRTC ticket?
A: For cancelling a bus ticket go to the website of TSRTC and click on cancel ticket after which you will be prompted to enter the ticket number, UID number and the your mobile number.
Q. What is the cancellation policy for TRSTC?
A: If a ticket is cancelled before 48 hours then you will be charged the service and the reservation charge. In case of cancellation before 24 hours before the departure, 25 percent of the actual fare along with reservation and service charge will be charged. On cancelling the ticket before an hour prior the departure 50 percent of the fare and reservation and service charge will be deducted. The service charge is to be paid while booking tickets online.
Q. How many buses does TSRTC own?
A: TSRTC has over 5,000 buses in its fleet comprising Volvo, Isuzu, semi-sleeper, 2+2 non-AC pushback and more.