Reaching Bangalore from within IndiaBy Air
One can fly in to Bangalore at the International Airport in Devanahalli. International airlines that fly in directly to Bangalore include Air India, Indian Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Air Malaysia, Thai Airways and Jet Star Asia. Note that the Lufthansa flight is code-shared with United.
This service provides air-conditioned volvo buses for transportation between the airport and seven destinations across the city, these buses named 'VayuVaira' ply on nine routes every 15 minutes. The cost of the bus fare would be around Rs. 100/- up to Byatarayanapura. Another bus named 'Suvarna' ply during peak hours of the morning and evening. The cost for each trip in these buses will range between Rs.50 to Rs.60 per trip, to Byatarayanapura.
The taxi services to and from the airport have been designed to suit everyone’s requirements and budget. Post-paid taxi facilities BIAL is providing reliable, affordable and safe taxi facilities at the airport. BIAL has selected (by open tender) MERU & EASYCAB to provide basic taxi services. The taxi operators will have basic AC cars, all equipped with tracking devices to ensure safety and transparency. Both operators have professional call centres. Hence, passengers coming to the airport can call the cab call centres and a cab will pick them up and drop them at the airport. For passengers arriving at the airport, there is a dedicated taxi holding area where the passenger can get a cab.
The post-paid taxi facility will be available on meter charges @ Rs.15/- per km (subject to Govt regulation).
Hertz and Akbar Travels will provide pre-paid Limousine and car rental facilities. Hertz will launch a fleet of Mercedes - C & E class cars and will expand the fleet depending on the demand and business objectives. Limousine services will be available at the limo service counters at the terminal building arrival and based on special tariffs applicable for BIAL. A 24-hr pre-paid ticket counter is located in the Terminal II Arrivals Hall. Autorickshaws are also available outside the terminal. Self-Drive Cars will also be available on self drive basis. There will be three ranges of self drive cars- the compact category (Suzuki Swift), the intermediate range – (Ford Fiesta), the standard category- (Toyota corolla), Multi Utility Vehicles (Toyota Innova) and Sports Utility Vehicles (Ford Endeavour). These cars will be given to the passenger with a full fuel tank and the car has to be returned with full fuel tank. A flexible pick up and drop off facility in town and at the airport will be offered. To elaborate, the passenger can pick up the car at the airport and then drop it off anywhere in the city or in Hyderabad or Chennai. Similarly, he can pick up the car at any of these cities and drop it off at the airport. The conditions are that the customer has to be over 21 yrs of age and possess a valid Indian license
Bangalore Railways is well connected to the other parts of the country by both the meter gauge and the broad gauge rail services. In the Bangalore city, there are two major railway stations: “The Bangalore City Railway Station” and the “Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station”. In both the stations, the reservations are made by computerized system. Bangalore city railway station is the main railway station that is connected to the rest parts of the country and all the metro cities like New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. There are also other railway stations spread out across the city. The list of the stations is provided as below
Krishnarajapuram / Whitefield
Just outside the City and Cantonment train stations there are queues for metered auto rickshaws, regulated by the State police. A trip to the Jakkur campus could cost around Rs. 150. This amount includes an extra fee over the meter reading since JNC lies a little distance away from the city. Fares during the night (10.00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m.) are 50% more. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) runs a bus from its main bus stand opposite the City Railway Station to Jakkur. The bus number is 286D and get down at the Maptol Bhavan Bus stop. Refer route map for details). Alternately, you can take a bus to Yelahanka and get off at the 'Byatrayanapura' stop (refer route map) and hire a autorikshaw from there to JNC (cost: Rs. 30/-). Direct buses are available from City Market, Shivajinagar, Majestic).
To reach the Centre, you can take the JNC bus from IISc (also known as 'Tata Institute') campus. If you are driving your own vehicle, you have to reach the Mekhri Circle, a well known landmark (it is no longer a circle, but has a grade separator!). At this junction, get onto the NH7 (Bangalore - Bellary / Hyderabad highway) towards Yelahanka, if you are not on it already. About 6 km from Mekhri Circle, you will see a shopping complex "BIG MARKET" on your left, which means you are about 200 meters from Byatarayanapura. Take a right turn at the 'T' junction at Byatarayanapura just after the 553 mile stone. This junction also has a route post (off-white colour) of JNC. From here onwards follow the JNC route posts posted at every major junction. JNC is about 2 kms from this Byatarayanapura junction.