Getting a bus ticket is no longer about standing in long queues outside the state transport’s office or visiting the local bus operator. Now all you need to do to secure confirmed bus tickets is to go online, search buses on your route and make the booking. Yatra’s Bus section is a rich repository of bus operators across the length and breadth of the country over thousands of routes, both big and small. Whether it is connectivity between two big cities or tier 1 and tier 2 cities, it has everything covered. In one place you can view the various boarding points in your city and also check the dropping points, get your expected boarding and arrival time, the duration of your trip, and only then go ahead and make your bus booking. Aside from simply saving you a lot of time, it is also an efficient way of bus travel, where you can see subsequent routes, boarding points and then make a sound judgment.
Bus Ticket Offers
Offers and promotions are also a great incentive for those looking at booking a bus journey. Before making a booking, checking the various deals and bus ticket coupons available at your disposal, helps you save a lot of money especially if you are a frequent bus user. Yatra always comes up with offers around long weekends and national holidays like Independence Day and Republic Day giving discounts to the users of a Standard Chartered, Yes Bank and other bank cards, and also to those who pay through PayPal or Amazon Pay.
Republic Day Travel Parade
You can save up to 25% on your bus booking by using an Amazon Pay promo code that lets you make the booking through a debit or credit card, net banking, EMI on Amazon Pay or the Amazon Pay balance. By availing this deal you get an instant 20% flat discount and an additional 5% cashback in your Amazon Pay wallet. Make sure you are availing the offer within the validity period.
Cashback And Discounts On Bus Bookings
The Yatra Mobikwik wallet offer lets you save about 10% on bus bookings made through Mobikwik. All you need to do is use the promo code and then make your booking through your Mobikwik wallet. Another interesting bus booking offer entitles you to a flat 15% discount on your bus booking made through the desktop or mobile app for the new customers. Again, there is a promo code to avail the discount, and can be availed on a host of bus routes and operators showcased on Yatra. In a separate offer you can avail a flat 5% off and an additional 10% eCash redemption on your bus booking provided you make the booking through desktop and mobile app. Here too there is a promo code in order to avail the discount.
Bus Tickets Reservation
The best way to secure an online bus reservation is by going online and booking your tickets after perusing various bus routes and their time tables. Yatra makes this process extremely easy and convenient for a bus user. Here is a quick step-by-step guide.
Bus Routes Online
- Open the Bus section on the Yatra website and key in your starting and ending destination, and your date of journey.
- Click ‘search’.
- Next you will be prompted all the buses and the operator names available for the said dates. Each will carry a mention of the departure and arrival time, the duration of the journey, and the number of seats available.
- You can further use the filters on the left hand panel for a narrower search in terms of price range, departure times, bus type and amenities, bus operator, preferred boarding point and drop point.
- Choose your bus and select the seat. Browse the seating plan of the bus and choose from the ones available for booking.
- Pick your seat and then the boarding point from the drop down. You have with you now the reporting time to that station, and your seat number.
- Enter passenger details and continue booking.
- Enter card details and make payment to confirm your bus reservation. Your e-ticket will be sent to your email.
Yatra has a rich network of bus routes connecting every major city with their tier 2 and 3 neighbours and also providing wider connectivity to two big destinations such as Mumbai to Goa Bus, Bangalore to Goa Bus or Delhi to Jaipur Bus and Chennai to Trichy Bus. You also have a great bus connectivity from the capital to popular hill stations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Manali among others. You can enter your starting destination, then your onward destination and conduct a search to check the connectivity on that route and the number of buses available for your dates. And no better way to get information on the various bus routes than by browsing them online.
Top Bus Routes In India
While making a bus booking online, it is imperative you find bus routes corresponding to your travel. Some bus routes are more popular than the others because of the frequency of buses available on those routes, and the sheer number of people that book them. Some extremely well-traversed bus routes in India include Amritsar to Chandigarh, Bangalore to Goa, Hyderabad to Bangalore, Delhi to Manali, Jaipur to Delhi, Kolkata to Digha, Gandhinagar to Rajkot, Bangalore to Chennai to name a few. You will find some of the best bus operators on this route. Among state service providers, the most reliable ones include Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) and Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC). Prasanna Purple Travels operating across Maharashtra, Orange Travels in the south, SRS Travels in Karnataka, Hans Travels in central India, and Neeta Travels in north India are among the top private operators with a great fleet of Volvo AC sleeper, Volvo AC seater, Volvo Muti-Axel semi-sleeper, and AC seater and AC sleeper coaches.
Bus Route Enquiry
You can always enquire about the route your bus will be taking for a better understanding of the time taken to reach the final destination. This will also help you navigate the heavy traffic pockets with better preparedness, and in some cases enjoy the stunning scenery. By knowing the bus route, you can plan your meal breaks depending on where the bus stops, if the place has a lavatory, whether you would be driving over a winding hilly road or simply bad city roads. The bus route pretty much makes up for a good or bad bus experience. For instance, Mumbai to Goa bus route via NH 4 is very scenic and passes through Lonavala, then Pune before circling the Western Ghats and entering Goa through Mapusa. Another example is of the Delhi to Nainital bus journey that takes the Ghaziabad route, crosses Gajraula that is halfway between Delhi and Nainital, where you find all your eating joints just off the highway. Most buses pull up here for a quick stopover and for its passengers to use the lavatory facilities.
Bus Schedules In India
Most overnight journeys begin late in the evening and bring you to your destination in the morning. Like most Delhi to Nainital Bus, Delhi to Manali or Delhi to Mussoorie buses begin after 08:00 pm and bring you to your respective hill station by 07:00 am or 08:00 am. A longer bus journey like the Mumbai to Goa or Bangalore to Goa starts by 04:00 pm traversing through an array of boarding points scattered across the city, and brings you to Goa next morning by 09:00 am. Bus schedules are subject to the duration of the journey and the route taken by the bus. Usually long distance buses begin late evening so that they can cover more ground in the sparse traffic of the night, bringing you to your destination early next morning.
If you simply wish to go through the buses of every possible route, open Yatra’s Bus landing page. Here you have information in an alphabetical order on all possible bus routes in India which runs into thousands. Starting with an Ayodhya to Agra, Etawah to Delhi, Noida to Patna, Wayanad to Ernakulam, to Zirakpur to Delhi, you have every small or big town in the country covered through a network of Volvo and other AC buses.
Top Pilgrimage Bus Routes
Among the most popular annual pilgrimages are Shirdi, Rameshwaram, and Tirupati. To Shirdi, there is an extensive network of buses from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Vadodara, Nashik, Mumbai and Pune, Buses from Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai take pilgrims to Tirupati on a regular basis just as buses from Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Vellore do to Rameshwaram. There are several other pilgrimages across the country that are connected with subsequent tier 1 and 2 cities through an efficient bus network. As is the case with most pilgrimage buses, you are offered a round trip service that includes a stay of one or two nights in the pilgrimage city, and daily breakfast in most cases.
Log on to Yatra.com and reserve your bus tickets today!