The following are the different modes of transportation service one can you when they are visiting Bangalore – The silicon valley of India |
Bangalore’s ever-expanding metro network is generally the best way to get around town. Easy to use, single fares operate by using a token that you hold by the reader at the start of your journey and feed into the machine at the automatic barrier when you exit the station. Fares are cheap, and services run from 6 am to 11pm. Currently, the metro rail has connectivity to central railway station only and not to Bangalore International Airport
While autorickshaws can be the most convenient way to get around the city center, it is often hard for visitors to negotiate a fair price for their journey. Always enforce them to put Fare Meter on while hailing a rickshaw. The minimum fare for first 1.9 KMs is less than a dollar and this fair may vary according to rules and regulations.
Tip: It is always better to download and use Tech-basedd Apps such as Uber & OLA as they provide Autos as an alternative mode of transport when compared with Taxi. Choose Auto Rickshaws only If you traveling a shorter distance. Note: It can only accommodate three passengers per ride.
Buses in Bangalore are very crowded, if cheap. Stick to government-run buses, safer and more reliable than other operators’. The city authority does run air-conditioned buses too and the fares are little higher when compared to regular public buses. These A/c buses are painted in Green, Orange or Red in color. There are regular bus services to and from Bangalore International Airport.
There are no old school taxies in Bangalore where one could flag down on the street. The best way to hail a taxi is through mobile Apps as it is more convenient and quick. Some of the popular mobile-based Taxi Apps are OLA and Uber. You need to put your destination in the mobile app to know the fare.
Rent a Car
Renting a Self Drive Car In Bangalore is the best option if you have to commute in Bangalore. For as little as $25, you can rent with limited Kilometer Package. The advantage of hiring a car for self-drive car is that you can take commute on your own pace and need not depend upon anybody. One can even rent a car from Bangalore Airport too under this mode of transport.
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