VRL Travels whose operations are conducted under the name of Vijayanand Travels is an extremely popular private bus operator serving cities in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa. It has about 17,295 routes across its 100 destinations served by an array of more than a thousand luxury coaches. Booking a VRL bus is now very easy for any of your travels down south and even in the west. You can make a VRL online booking with Yatra by heading to the Bus section and searching for VRL Travels among bus operators in India. The page will give you all buses operated by them along with the fleet category, duration and VRL Travels bus schedule. You can look up its various routes such as Bijapur to Bangalore or Goa to Hyderabad, check the length of the journey, compare the ticket prices, select a seat of your preference from the available ones, enter your passenger details and finally make your VRL ticket booking. Your ticket will mention your boarding time and boarding point along with the details of your bus. By using the coupon code BUSONYATRA you can get a flat 5% off on any bus booking aside from getting a chance to redeem 10% eCash. Yatra has a series of offers running on its bus journeys from time to time, and it is always good to sign up for a discounted trip and yet enjoy all the facilities and comfort.
VRL Travels near me
You can turn on the GPS on your mobile, and search VRL Travels near me and you will be able to see a map of the areas connected by the VRL fleet, giving you an estimate of how far you are from the closest VRL Travels ride. It will help you decide if you want to book a ride anytime soon. A bulk of its rides are concentrated around Udaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Raichur, Mumbai, Tumkur, Pune, Akola, Bidar to name just a few. VRL Travels runs extensive operations in South India aside from catering to the western region of the country as well.
VRL Travels Popular Bus Routes
VRL sleeper bus is very popular for a vast array of journeys across South India. Some of its most popular routes include Bangalore to Hubli, Bangalore to Belagavi, Bangalore to Dharwad, Belagavi to Bangalore, Hubli to Bangalore, Bangalore to Tumkur, Bangalore to Pune, Hubli to Pune, Pune to Belagavi, Hubli to Mumbai, Bangalore to Mumbai, Bangalore to Kohlapur, Bangalore to Satara, Pune to Tumkur, Mumbai to Hubli, Shirdi to Pune, Dharwad to Mumbai, Ahmedabad to Bangalore, Shirdi to Bangalore to name a few. For any of these journeys you can choose a fleet category between AC to non-AC sleeper coach, AC to non-AC semi-sleeper/seater, Multi-axle seater/sleeper among others. The fleet are prominently made up of Volvo, Ashok Leyland, Corona, Mercedes Benz and Isuzu.
About VRL Travels Services
The private-owned VRL Travels operates in more than 100 destinations across Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra. It has a dominant presence in these states where it connects main cities with the tier 2 and tier 3 ones with its luxury coaches that range from AC semi-sleeper, Multi-axle AC semi-sleeper/seater which are equipped with all comforts needed for a carefree journey. The frequency of buses by this operator is also fairly decent and it is indeed very easy to find buses run by them across the aforesaid cities. The buses come with Wi-Fi, reading lights, pillows, blankets, charging points, bottled drinking water, among other facilities. VRL Travels are regarded as a pioneer in launching buses from metropolitan Bangalore and other cities in Karnataka to commercial cities like Surat, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad. The operator also runs special service to pilgrimage centre like Shirdi, Tirupati, Dharmsthala, Shabarimala, and Pandharpur. The bus makes stoppages at high quality food joints where the passengers can take a quick break and grab a bite. Every bus has two drivers, one always on stand-by for safety purposes. Every bus comes equipped with a CCTV camera and are known for there timeliness. The halts it makes in major centres like Bangalore, Tumkur, Hubballi, Bijapur and Chitradurga all have clean toilets and facilities for a healthy snack before resuming your journey.
VRL Travels Bus Timings
Across its destinations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa, VRL Travels operates daily services between 01:00 pm and 11:30 pm, depending on the destination you are travelling to.
VRL Travels Wi-Fi Facilities
All the luxury Volvo coaches by VRL Travels are Wi-Fi enabled. This facility is complimentary and lets you access your device whether it is your mobile phone, laptop or iPad, and lets you use your time productively in the course of your journey.
VRL Travels Fleet
The fleet of VRL Travels is made up of Volvo, Ashok Leyland and Isuzu coaches, and these are spread across categories like AC semi-sleeper, AC seater/sleeper, Multi-axle AC semi-sleeper, Multi-axle AC seater/sleeper to non-AC seater and sleeper buses.
VRL Travels Fleet Category
VRL Travels is made up of five different kinds of buses, these include: the Garuda which is available in Volvo, Corona and Isuzu semi-sleeper categories, the Garuda Plus which comprises Volvo and Mercedes Benz air-conditioned Multi-axle buses, the Amaravathi which has Volvo, Scania air-conditioned Multi-axle fleet, Super Luxury which has non-AC and 2+2 push backs, and finally, the Ultra Deluxe which has non-AC, 2+2 push backs. VRL Travels prides itself in having one of the largest fleet of Volvo Multi-axle buses in the private category.
VRL Travels Bus Booking Cancellation Charges
VRL Travels cancellation charges for any online or mobile booking are as follows: If you cancel your ticket between 24 and 48 hours and above, you get a deduction of 15% on the basic fare including reservation and service charges. Those tickets cancelled between 12 to 24 hours get a deduction of 20% on the basic fare plus reservation charges and service charges, and for cancellations that happen at a notice of less than 12 hours get a deduction of 25% on the basic fare plus reservation and service charges. However, no cancellations or rescheduling are allowed 4 hours ahead of scheduled departure time of the bus. There is a service charge applicable on every online ticket refund. In case a trip gets cancelled or postponed due to bus breakdown or any unseen reason which is beyond the bus management’s control, then you are provided with appropriate refund for your cancelled journey.
VRL Travels Corona Guidelines
VRL Travels has resumed its services across various destinations in Karnataka after taking into account several COVID-19 related precautions. These comprise:
● Following social distancing at all times.
● The coaches are sanitised thoroughly before every trip.
● Thermal screening is done on staff and passengers.
● Passengers without a face mask are not allowed to board the bus.
● Passengers are required to wear their face mask through the entire journey.
● Passengers are required to maintain social distancing while boarding and alighting.
● The buses departing from Bangalore shall make an halt for refreshments and sanitisation at the Tumkur food outlet.
The daily services resumed by VRL Travels across Karnataka comprise Athani to Bangalore, Badami to Bangalore, Bagalkot to Bangalore, Banahatti to Bangalore, Bidar to Bangalore, Dandeli to Bangalore, Gokak to Bangalore, Belagavi to Bangalore, Dharwad to Bangalore, Gadag to Bangalore, Basavakalyan to Bangalore, Hutti to Bangalore, Raichur to Bangalore, Hubballi to Bangalore, Karwar to Bangalore, Indi to Bangalore, Sindagi to Bangalore, Vijayapura to Bangalore, Saundatti to Bangalore, Mangalore to Bangalore, Kalaburagi to Bangalore, and Harugeri to Bangalore.
The VRL Travels Mobile App
The VRL Travels official mobile app goes by the name of Vijayanand Travels. You can download it on your Apple or Android phones. After logging in using your username and password you can access all information related to the bus routes, VRL Travels bus schedule, bus timings and duration, the tariff and promptly book your ride. The app also offers various discounts from time to time. You can always refer to your booking history for any rescheduling or cancellation. It is easy to get a refund on any cancelled booking and the app helps you keep tabs on the process and the processing time left. All route-related updates are also sent, and most importantly, the app gives you the latest updates on the bus routes that are going to resume post lockdown, and any containment zone where there shall be no journey in the near future. If you are a regular VRL Travels user, there is no better way to stay abreast of all updates than by downloading the said app.
Boarding and Documents to Display
When boarding a VRL Travels fleet you need to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled departure. At the time of boarding the bus you need to also produce a valid identification proof along with your e-ticket. Your temperature check will be done too at this point and you will asked to clean your hands with sanitisers before getting into the bus. No refund is provided in case you are late in boarding the bus.
Baggage Allowance Aboard a VRL Travels Fleet
Passengers are allowed to carry baggage of up to 20 kg each and the ticket is chargeable for any child above the age of 1 year. The adjoining seat of a lady passenger can be booked only another lady passenger and not a male passenger.
VRL Travels FAQ's
Q. How many routes covered by VRL Travels on daily basis?
A: VRL Travels is running buses on 17259 routes on daily basis.
Q. How many night bus services run by VRL Travels?
A: VRL Travels is running 10900 night bus on daily basis.
Q. What is longest bus route covered by VRL Travels?
A: Longest bus route is Goa to Belagavi.
Q. What is shortest bus route covered by VRL Travels?
A: Shortest bus route is Kolhapur to Belagavi.
Q. At what time does VRL Travels Volvo sleeper coach starts from Bangalore to Shirdi?
Q. What is the departure time of VRL Travels Kolhapur to Hyderabad bus?
Q. Do I need to register at VRL Travels website to book bus tickets?
A: You can register yourself and book your bus ticket or you can book as a guest user without registering as well.
Q. Does online bus booking cost me more?
A: No, the bus fares are same whether you book online or by visiting the bus station.
Q. Is VRL Travels app available only for Android users?
A: Yes, VRL Travels app can be downloaded from playstore of any android phone. It is not available for iphone users as of now.
Q. Is it mandatory to carry ticket print out while boarding VRL Travels bus?
A: Carrying a ticket print out is not mandatory. You can show SMS on your mobile phone that has bus ticket details along with your photo ID proof for the journey.
Q. What payment modes can I use to book the ticket online ?
A: You can use debit/credit cards, cash cards, or net banking to book the tickets online.
Q. Can I cancel my bus ticket with VRL Travels online if I booked as a Guest user?
A: If the ticket is booked under registered user login, cancellation can be done online. If the ticket is booked under Guest User, passenger need to visit the local office of VRL Travels with proper ID proof & ticket copy.