Bangalore - Essential Information

Bangalore International Airport

Bangalore international airport is located 44 kilometers north of Bangalore and it´s well connected to the city center. Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has in fact twelve bus routes with buses running every 15 minutes to and from the airport, offering the most convenient way to get here . Air Conditioned Taxi services to the BIA is also available. Share Taxis are operated by Airlift and located just outside the terminal building next to the bus stand with the bright red Volvo buses.
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Public Transport

Bangalore has an extensive public transport system. Bus services are frequent and cover the entire city although congestion can sometimes make travelling slow. Driving in India is not a good idea. Lane discipline is practically nonexistent and the use of horns at all times, mandatory. Buses in Bangalore are cheap and frequent. Many have seats reserved for women at the front of the vehicle. Bus service is less frequent after 10.30pm. Try to avoid rush-hour between 5pm and 7pm on weekdays when the buses tend to be packed. Ordinary city buses display only the route number in English, with the destination and route information written in Kannada. You can find the routes on the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) website with bus maps sold at the main bus terminals: Kempegowda bus stand (also known as the Majestic Bus Stand, near Gandhi Nagar is directly opposite the Bangalore City railway station) and Shivajinagar in the north. Buses with black display boards run within the city. Ordinary city buses are white and blue in color. Red board buses covers long distance and go to adjoining suburbs. Red Volvo buses, Vajra, operate on certain routes within the city and are air-conditioned, are the best option for tourists. With a daily bus pass you can travel in any bus (other than the Vajra) for the entire day.
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