1. Coorg to Bangalore by Bus
While commuting to Bangalore from Coorg buses can prove to be a very economical and convenient option. It is a popular mode of transportation owing to the fact that it will help you get directly to your destination, unlike railways and airways.
The Karnataka State Road Transportation Corporation has 18 buses plying regularly from Madikeri, a town in Coorg to Bangalore. The first KSRTC bus departs at 5:59 AM and last one 11:16 PM.
Apart from KSRTC, there are other 4 private bus operators shuttling between the two cities, which ensure a safe and comfortable journey. These bus operators are the SRS Travels, Ashwini Tours and Travels, Poornima Tours and Asian Xpress. Passengers can board buses from different boarding terminals as per their convenience. You will reach your destination in approximately 5 hours 30 minutes. The first bus from Coorg to Bangalore departs at 12:40 PM and the last one at 11:30 PM.
Available Bus Options
1. Poornima Tours (Sleeper - Non A/C)
Timing: Departure – 10:45 PM
Arrival – 5:00 AM
Duration: 6 Hour 15 Minutes
Fare: INR 450Note:
Poornima Tours has another bus at 11:00 PM arriving Bangalore at 5:00 AM costing INR 6002. Ashwini Tours and Travels (Sleeper – Non A/C)
Timing: Departure – 10:00 PM
Arrival – 5:00 AM
Duration: 7 Hour
Fare: INR 456Note:
Ashwini Tours and Travels has another bus at 9:15 PM arriving Bangalore at 5:00 AM costing INR 3803. SRS Travel (Sleeper – A/C)
Timing: Departure – 11:30 PM
Arrival – 5:15 AM
Duration: 5 Hour 45 Minutes
Fare: INR 5004. Asian Xpress (Sleeper – A/C)
Timing: Departure – 1:00 PM
Arrival – 7:30 PM
Duration: 6 Hour 30 Minutes
Fare: INR 500
Make sure you book weeks prior to your journey because the seats fill fast. This possibility is higher during weekends as many people are travelling back after spending their leisure time in the hills. The prices may differ depending on the availability and frequency of buses. You can get your tickets according to your seat preference and desired timing if you book them well in advance. In order to avail discounts make sure to book the tickets online.
2. Coorg to Bangalore by Car
Bangalore, the capital city of India's southern state of Karnataka is located 239 km away from Coorg or Kodagu. Bangalore is easily reachable via car, bike or bus due to its excellent connectivity with Coorg. Bangalore the technological hub of Karnataka is famous for its botanical gardens and parks but equally exciting is its scenic route from Coorg. Driving in a private vehicle from Coorg can surely be an exciting experience. You can rent a car, book a cab or relish a self-driving trip to Bangalore from Coorg. This 239 km journey can be completed in approximately 5 to 6 hours depending on the number of stops you make. You can rent a car with a package that includes pick-ups and drops (from the desired location) along with a sightseeing option. You can get rental cars at cheapautorentals.com, savaari.com, gozocabs.com, carzonrent.com and bestotours.com. Cabs can be hired at a reasonable rate at ahataxis.com, veeracabs.com, getmecab.com and coorgcabs.com. Many people also opt for Ola cab services as per their convenience.
The Routes That Can Be Taken
Route 1: The Periyapatna Route via Mysore Highway, 239 km
Duration: 5 Hours 4 MInutes
Coorg - Kushalnagar - KRS Rd to NH 150A - Chord Rd/ Mysore Rd - Channapatna - Ramanagara - Grant Rd/ Vittal Mallya Rd - BangaloreRoute 2: The Kushalnagar Route via NH 75, 264 km
Duration: 5 Hours 19 MInutes
Coorg - Basavana Halli - Hassan - Periyapatna Rd in Shettihalli - Bellur Cross - Yediyur - Kunigal - Nelamangala - BangaloreRoute 3: The Srirangapatna Route via NH 275, 281 km
Duration: 5 Hours 44 MInutes
Coorg - Mysore Rd to Kodihalli K.G - Ilavala Hobli - Mandya - Maddur - Kunigal Maddur Rd in Nidasale - Kunigal - Nelamangala - Bangalore
Route 1 is the best route to reach Bangalore because not only will it save your time but this route has a lot of offer in terms of scenic spots. It is advisable to begin the journey early in the morning to avoid peak hour traffic on the highway and enjoy the beautiful expedition since you might not be able to see much after sunset. During monsoon, you might have to be extra careful because the roads get real slippery.
While on the main highways the roads are well-laid but you might face little jerks in the small areas. The Kushalnagar route and the Mysore Highway are smooth sailings. During diversions and a few off route destination, you might experience bumps and you will have to be extra careful at certain places of narrow roads with potholes.
Eating Options on the Way
There are plenty of eating options on the main highway. Most of the restaurants offer regional speciality: dosas, idlis and filter coffee. Thatte idlis at Shree Renukanbha Bidadi on Mysore Rd is a good option for breakfast. Kamat Lokaruchi is well-known for its Konkan and Mangalorean cuisine. The North-Indian cuisine lover need not worry, Royal Andaaz will offer the most delicious option. MTR Shivalli is a nice place for people wanting to eat multi-cuisine food. In case you are looking for non-vegetarian food then the military hotels at Baburayanakoppal located just before you enter Srirangapatna is the place for you. You will get to taste some wonderful variety of local chicken and mutton dishes prepared in rich southern species. There are many local eateries on the highways offering local food.