Bangalore Transportation Tips for Visitors

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“Atithi Devo Bhava.” A Guest is equivalent to God.
Bangalore, or Bengaluru as it is officially called now, welcomes you, beloved Atithi, to our city and into our homes.

Bangaloreans are quiet, peace loving and accommodating by nature. As a long-time resident in this wonderful city of ours, it is my pleasure to share with you with these Bangalore transportation tips.
I’m sure you don’t really need any tips to download the UBER or OLA app and move around the city in a cab. That’s fine, but where is the adventure, and the thrill and intrigue of learning your way around a new city? I, for one, firmly believe that the best way to get to know a city better is to use its public transportation system.

Let me assure you at this point that your comfort and safety will never be compromised. My tips involve only the best of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s elite “Vajra” and “Vayu Vajra” services, and the existing routes of Namma Metro rail transportation services. So what are you waiting for? Start exploring our beautiful city.

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1. Vajra Routes - This service uses air-conditioned Volvo buses for its fleet. Given below is a list of bus routes with the names of the places covered.

Route No. From Destination Via
V.G-4 Brigade Road Bannerghatta National Park Johnson market, Dairy Circle, IIMB, Hulimavu, Meenakshi Temple.
V-195 Shivajinagara Chandra Layout Indian Express, Majestic, Rajajinagar, Vijayanagar.
V-215 H Kempegowda Bus Station Jambusavari Dinne Maharani College, K.R Circle, Corporation, Basavanagudi, Jayanagar, J.P Nagar.
V-331 A Cantt. Railway Station Kadugodi Mayo Hall, Domlur, Manipal Hospital, HAL, Whitefield.
V-335 E Kempegowda Bus Station Kadugodi Richmond Circle, Mayo Hall, Manipal Hospital, Marathahalli, Whitefield.
V-342 F Kempegowda Bus Station Sarjapura K.R.Circle, St.Marthas Hospital, K.H.Road, Wilson Garden, Nimhans, Dairy Circle, Koramangala, WIPRO.
V-360 B Kempegowda Bus Station Attibele K.R.Circle, Shanthinagar, Wilson Garden, Koramangala, Madiwala, Bommanahalli, Electronic City.
UD-500 D Hebbala Central Silk Board Manyata Tech Park, Kalyan Nagar, K.R.Puram, Bellandur, HSR Layout.
V-500 BC BEL Circle Banashankari Hebbala, Manyata, Kalyan Nagar, K.R.Puram, HSR, Sangam Circle.
V-500 DF Hebbala ITPL Manyata, Kalyan Nagar, K.R.Puram, Garudachar Palya, SAP, Whitefield.
V-500 E Hebbala Electronic City K.R.Puram, Bellandur, HSR, Bommanahalli, Singasandra, Infosys.
V-502 G Yeshwanthpura ITPL Sadashiva Nagar, Kasturi Nagar, K.R.Puram, Hoodi, Whitefield.
V-505 Electronic City ITPL Singasandra, Bommanahalli, HSR, Sarjapur Cross, Marathahalli, SAP, Whitefield.
V-505 A C.V.Raman Nagar Electronic City DRDO, BEML Gate, Jeevan Bheema Nagar, Thippasandra, Indiranagar, Domlur, Koramangala, Madiwala, Central Silk Board.
2. Vayu Vajra Routes - An exclusive airport shuttle service originating from various part of the city which you can use as a supplement to the above.
Route No. From Via
KIAS-4 HAL Main Gate Indiranagar, Thippasandra, Millers Road, Coles Park.
KIAS-4 A Whitefield HAL, Indiranagar
KIAS-5 Banashankari Jayanagar, Richmond Circle, Wilson Garden, Guttahalli
KIAS-5 A Jambusavari Dinne Wilson Garden, Guttahalli.
KIAS-6 Kadugodi Whitefield
KIAS-7 HSR Layout Dairy Circle, Jakkasandra, Richmond Circle, Wilson Garden, Guttahalli.
KIAS-7 A HSR Layout Jakkasandra, Domlur, Shivaji Nagar, Mayo Hall, Raj Bhavan.
KIAS-8 Electronic City Singasandra, Bommanahalli, Mahadevapura, Marathahalli, K.R.Puram.
KIAS-8 EW Electronic City WIPRO Gate
KIAS-9 Kempegowda Bus Station Shivananda Store, Guttahalli.
KIAS-10 Mysore Road Satellite Bus Stand. Magadi Road Toll Gate.
KIAS-!2 BTM Layout J.P Nagara, Jayanagar, Ashoka Pillar, Wilson Garden, High Ground, Guttahalli

For more information on Vajra services, routes and timings, visit

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3. Namma Metro - A feather in the cap of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL). Phase-1 is partially operational now and expected to be fully operational in just a couple of weeks time. Here are the stations covered by the Green and Purple line of Phase-1.

Namma Metro Green Line:
No. Station No. Station No. Station No. Station
1 Nagasandra 2 Dasarahalli 3 Jalahalli 4 Peenya-1
5 Peenya-2 6 Yeshwantpur-1 7 Yeshwantpur-2 8 Sandal Soap Factory
9 Mahalakshmi 10 Rajajinagar 11 Kuvempu Road 12 Srirampura
13 Mantri Square 14 Kempegowda 15 Chickpete 16 K.R.Market
17 National College 18 Lalbagh 19 Southend Circle 20 Jayanagar
21 Rashtreeya Vidyalaya 22 Banashankari 23 J.P Nagar 24 Puttenahalli
Namma Metro Purple Line:
No. Station No. Station No. Station No. Station
1 Baiyappanahalli 2 Swami Vivekananda Road 3 Indiranagar 4 Halasuru
5 Trinity 6 M.G.Road 7 Cubbon Park 8 Vidhana Souda
9 Sir M.Visveshwaraya 10 Kempegowda 11 City Railway Station 12 Magadi Road

For more information about Namma Metro routes and station locations, visit
Conclusion: Though Bangalore doesn’t have a suburban train network like Chennai or Mumbai to support its transport system, due credit should be given to the innovative way urban development funds have been used to reform the city’s public transport system, making it one of the largest in India.
With the completion of Namma Metro Phase-1 around the corner, and Phase-2 by 2020, and with constant upgrades and maintenance of the existing network, Bangalore is well on its way to claiming the top public transport position in the country. 

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