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How to reach Coorg from Bangalore?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by SistaSista, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. SistaSista

    SistaSista New Member

    My best friend and I will be traveling from Bangalore to Coorg, and we both would like to find out how we can reach Coorg from Bangalore?

    What we would like is to have a layout of the different options for traveling from Bangalore to Coorg, and seeing which one would be the easiest and best way of traveling.

    We were thinking that getting a train would be a good idea, but then we did not know how long the journey would take or if we would be able to get a quick reservation.

    I have also created another thread about homestays in Coorg, please also have a look at that as well to help us with the trip.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello there, welcome to the forum!

    Here are your transportation options for Bangalore to Coorg:

    1. By KSRTC Bus - Several government buses ply through Bangalore to Coorg. These are buses operated by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation. Keep in mind that some of these buses have their destination point in Mangaluru so you have to be dropped off along the way in Coorg. Here are their timings:
    • Airavat Bus - Bus timings are 7:02, 10:03 and 23:12. Bus fare is Rs. 396 per passenger.
    • Airavat Club Class Bus - Bus timings are 12:05 and 15:33. Bus fare is Rs. 441 per passenger.
    • Karnataka Sarige Bus - Bus timings are 10:06, 13:31, 22:01 and 22:36. Bus fares are between Rs. 240 to Rs. 316 per passenger.
    • Rajahamsa Executive Bus - Bus timings are 22:28, 22:36, 23:00, 23:16, 23:33, 23:55 and 23:57. Bus fares are Rs. 315 and Rs. 346 per passenger.
    You can board these buses from the Kempegowda Bus Station, also known as Majestic Bus Station in Bangalore. It is just opposite the Bangalore City Railway Station.

    2. By Private Bus - There are also plenty of private bus operators plying this route. some of them are:
    • Poornima Tours (Non AC Seater Bus) - Bus timings are 10:00 pm, 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm. Bus fare is at Rs. 300 per passenger.
    • Ashwini Tours and Travels (Non AC Seater Bus) - Bus timings are 10:30 pm and 10:40 pm. Bus fare is at Rs. 299 per passenger.
    • Seabird Tourists (Volvo AC Seater Bus) - Bus timing is 11:30 pm. Bus fare is at Rs. 400 per passenger.
    These buses depart from Gandhi Nagar and the Majestic Bus Station as well.

    3. By Train - Coorg doesn't have its own railway station. The closest railway stations to it is the Mysore Junction Railway Station. Here are some train timings from Bangalore Junction to Mysore Junction:
    • Kaveri Express Train No. 16021 - Departs daily at 4:00 and arrives at 6:50.
    • Mayiladuthurai Mysore Express Train No. 16231 - Departs daily at 6:00 and arrives at 9:00.
    • Hampi Express Train No. 16591 - Departs at 6:30 and arrives at 9:15.
    From Mangalore to Coorg, the distance is about 150 kms more. There are buses plying this route though. KSRTC operates a few buses, these are their timings:
    • Airavat - Bus timings are 15:31 and 21:25. Fare is at Rs. 230 per passenger.
    • Karnataka Sarige - Bus timings are 16:30 and 18:30. Fare is at Rs. 140 per passenger.
    • Rajahamsa Executive - Bus timings are 14:00, 18:30 and 20:15. Fare is at Rs. 176 per passenger.
    These buses depart from the KSRTC Bus Station in Mysore. You can find it in the Bangalore Nilgiri Road. I also found one private bus in this route:
    • Ashwini Tours and Travels - Bus departure is 1:30 am. Fare is at Rs. 380 per passenger.
    4. By Taxi - You can also rent a taxi to reach Coorg. Fare is at Rs. 4,000 and above. It's the most convenient yet most expensive option though.

    Out of these options, I'd recommend just riding a bus to reach Coorg. The journey time isn't that long, maybe about 5 to 6 hours and the route is quite scenic. It's also cheaper than renting a taxi. Riding a train is good too, especially if you choose a higher class.

    I hope this helps.:)

  3. AA99

    AA99 New Member

    Traveling from Bangalore to Coorg is a great idea, and there are several transportation options available. Here's a layout of the different ways you can get to Coorg from Bangalore, along with some information about each option:

    1. By Road (Self-Drive or Taxi):
      • This is one of the most convenient and flexible options.
      • The distance between Bangalore and Coorg is approximately 260-270 kilometers, and it takes around 5-6 hours by road.
      • You can either rent a car and drive yourselves or hire a taxi/cab service for a more relaxed journey.
      • Ensure you have a good map or GPS for navigation.
    2. By Bus:
      • You can also take a state-run or private bus from Bangalore to Coorg.
      • There are multiple bus operators that provide regular services to various parts of Coorg.
      • The journey duration can vary, but it usually takes 6-7 hours depending on the route.
    3. By Train:
      • Unfortunately, there's no direct train service to Coorg. You can take a train to Mysore (nearest major railhead to Coorg) and then continue by road.
      • Trains from Bangalore to Mysore are frequent, and the journey takes around 2-3 hours.
      • After reaching Mysore, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Coorg, which is approximately a 3-4 hour drive.
    4. By Air:
      • The nearest airport to Coorg is Mangalore International Airport (IXE), which is approximately 165 kilometers away from Coorg.
      • You can book a flight from Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) in Bangalore to Mangalore.
      • After landing in Mangalore, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Coorg.
    As for homestays in Coorg, you can check online platforms such as Airbnb, Booking.com, or MakeMyTrip to find a variety of accommodation options that suit your preferences and budget. Coorg is known for its beautiful homestays amidst coffee plantations, so you'll have plenty of choices.

    Remember to plan your transportation and accommodation in advance, especially if you're traveling during the peak tourist season. Enjoy your trip to Coorg with your best friend!