Mysore Junction is the city's main
station, and there are daily trains plying the
route between Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New
Delhi, Thanjavur as well as smaller and lesser
known Indian cities.
The fastest and possibly the most comfortable
way to travel between Mysore and Bangalore and
Mysore and Chennai is on the Mysore-Chennai (via
Bangalore) Shatabdi Express, which covers the
Mysore-Bangalore leg of the journey in 2 hours
and the Mysore-Chennai section in 7 hours.
Although slightly more expensive than other
trains, all the Shatabdi's coaches are
air-conditioned and meals, snacks and a bottle
of mineral water are included in the cost of the
A one way ticket from Mysore to Bangalore on
other express train would cost about 45 Indian
Rupees. There are many trains available from
Mysore to Bangalore and vice versa. Tippu
Express being the famous one which covers the
distance of 140Kms in about 2.5 hours.
Mysore has intra-city, inter-city and
suburban public bus transportation.
Buses run every 5 minutes on the
Bangalore route, and there is a choice of both
A/C and non-A/C vehicles. During the weekends,
these buses are often full, so it is advisable
to reserve a seat in advance. The KSRTC
(Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation)
buses are very comfortable, especially the Volvo
(Luxury) buses. A one-way ticket from Bangalore
to Mysore costs 180 Indian Rupees.
Mysore has two major bus stands. All KSRTC buses
arrive and depart from the Central bus stand (Sub-urb
bus stand), while local buses use the City bus
It takes about 2.5 hours to reach Mysore from
Bangalore by Volvo (Luxury) buses.
State highways 17, 33, 86, and 88 pass through
Mysore connecting it to nearby cities. The
existing four-lane road linking Mysore to
Bangalore is being upgraded to a six-lane
highway, thus significantly reducing the commute
time. Mysore is the railway junction for the
district, and rail lines connect Mysore city to
Bangalore to the northeast via Mandya, the rail
junction at Hassan to the northwest, and
Chamarajanagar via Nanjangud to the southeast.
The nearest airport is at Bangalore. The
Mandkalli Airport, approximately 4 miles (6 km)
from the city, is currently inoperative,
although paragliding and, occasionally,
aeroplane rides are offered at this location.
Mysore and Bangalore have a direct road
connection, but be warned about driving in
India, which is especially dangerous at night
because of speeding trucks. The 4 lane
expressway between Bangalore and Mysore is now
complete, and allows the 140 km journey to be
covered in about 2.5 hours.
The nearest domestic and international
airport is Bangalore airport (130km from Mysore)
Mysore Airport is currently non-operational.
in Mysore is cheaper than most Indian cities.
Auto Rickshaws - Usually go by the
meter, there are also pre paid auto stands
at the bus stands Minimum fare is
Tourist Cabs - Are the best choice in
case you want to tour the city all day or
visit nearby places.
Jhutka Gaadi - Jhutka Gaadis (Horse drawn
carriages) Shahpasand Tongas are available in Mysore.
One of the few remaining vestiges of the old
pre-independance Mysore. A Jhutka stand
exists in the railway station, bus stand
etc. It is a feeling of Heritage Ride in
Mysore, when the city is illuminated at the