Bangalore to Bhadrachalam

   Bangalore to Bhadrachalam Road Distance 871 km
   Bangalore to Bhadrachalam Aerial Distance 631 km
  Bangalore to Bhadrachalam Travel Time 12 hours 59 mins

How to reach Bhadrachalam from Bangalore

The Preferred Way of Travelling from Bangalore to Bhadrachalam

Since covering the road journey of 877 km may seem quite tedious, the more convenient way of reaching Bhadrachalam from Bangalore is by taking a connecting flight to either Hyderabad or Vishakapatnam, and further undertaking a road trip via bus or car. 

Knowing The Details

1. Bangalore to Bhadrachalam By Bus
2. Bangalore to Bhadrachalam By Train
3.  Bangalore to Bhadrachalam By Cab/Self Drive
4. Bangalore to Bhadrachalam By Flight
5. Popular Routes to Bhadrachalam
6. Popular Routes from Bangalore
7. Places to Visit in Bhadrachalam
8. Hotels in Bhadrachalam

1. Bangalore to Bhadrachalam By Bus

There is no direct bus from Bangalore for Bhadrachalam. However, you can choose to ride till Eluru which is only 142 kms from Bhadrachalam and Eluru catch a bus for Bhadrachalam. There are plenty of daily buses available on this route. The first bus leaves Bangalore for Eluru at 12: 30 PM and the last bus leaves at around 9:00 PM.

Popular Services
Some of the popular bus operators on this route include APSRTC, Sri Vinayaka Motors, Rajesh Transports, Morning Star Travels and Kaveri Travels among others.

Reaching Bhadrachalam
From Eluru one can easily hire a cab for Bhadrachalam or board an APSRTC express bus from Eluru that leaves at 3:30 PM and would reach Bhadrachalam by 8:30 PM.  
Bus Type
The type of buses available on the Bangalore - Eluru route include AC Sleeper 2+1, Scania AC seater 2+2, Volvo AC multi-axle Semi - sleeper and Volvo B11R multi-axle semi - sleeper. 
Approximate Cost
The bus fare from Bangalore to Eluru is depended upon the bus operator and the type of bus chosen. The average bus fare starts from INR 1260 and can cost up to INR 4000.   
Boarding Points
The typical boarding point on the Bangalore - Eluru route include - Majestic, Marathalli, Anand Rao Circle, Tin Factory, Bellandur, KR Puram, Silk Board, Kalasipalyam and Bommasandra.
Drop Points
The drop points in Eluru include Eluru, Eluru Mini bypass and Eluru Jute Mill. 
Duration
The average bus ride duration ranges between 12 hr 25 min to 16 hr depending on the bus type and weather and traffic conditions. 
Rest Stops
All the bus operators offer many food joints and bio stops for the ease and comfort of the passengers. 
Tips
If you are not keen on the Eluru route, you can also board a bus for Vijayawada from Bangalore. The 186 kms journey from Bhadrachalam can be fulfilled via cabs as well. 

2. Bangalore to Bhadrachalam By Train

The nearest railway station from Bhadrachalam is the Bhadrachalam Road railway station also locally referred to as Kothugudem railway station. Although this railway station is located in the town of Kothugudem, it is named as Bhadrachalam Road railway station since it is the nearest station to the temple town of Bhadrachalam (40 km away). There are no direct trains between Bangalore and Bhadrachalam Road; however, there are plenty of chain trains available that can comfortably get you to Bhadrachalam. A majority of these trains originate from the Yesvantpur Jn and Krishnarajapuram railway stations in Bangalore. 
Train Options
Some of the popular chain trains you can opt to travel from Bangalore to Bhadrachalam are as follows:

1. 12736 SC GARIB RATH
Operates on Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Departure Station: Yesvantpur Jn, Bangalore
Arrival Station: Secunderabad Jn 
Departure Timing: 4:45 PM
Arrival Timing: 5:00 AM (day 2)
Duration: 12 hr 15 min 
Fare:
3A - INR 705
Transit Wait: 1 hr 25 min

2. 11304 KOP MUGR EXPRESS
Departure Station: Secunderabad Junction 
Arrival Station: Bhadrachalam Road 
Departure Timing: 6:25 AM (day 2)
Arrival Timing: 11: 20 AM (day 2)  
Duration: 5 hrs
Fare:
SL - INR 190
3A - INR 485
2A - INR 690

3. 12193 YPR JBP EXPRESS
Operates every Sunday.
Departure Station: Yesvantpur Junction, Bangalore
Arrival Station: Kazipet Junction
Departure Timing: 3:50 PM
Arrival Timing: 6:23 AM (day 2)
Duration: 14 hr 13 min
Fare:
SL - INR 415
3A - INR 1085
2A - INR 1545
Transit Wait: 2hr 29min

4. 11304 KOP MUGR EXPRESS
Departure Station: Kazipet Junction 
Arrival Station: Bhadrachalam Road 
Departure Timing: 8:52 AM (day 2)
Arrival Timing: 11: 20 AM (day 2)  
Duration: 2 hrs 32 min
Fare:
SL - INR 140
3A - INR 485
2A - INR 690

5. 22601 SHIRDI EXPRESS
Operates every Wednesday
Departure Station: Krishnarajapuram, Bangalore
Arrival Station: Guntakal Junction
Departure Timing: 3:30 PM
Arrival Timing: 9:00 PM
Duration: 5hr 30 min
Fare:
SL - INR 225
3A - INR 535
2A - INR 735
Transit Wait: 50 mins

6. 11304 KOP MUGR EXPRESS
Departure Station: Guntakal Junction 
Arrival Station: Bhadrachalam Road 
Departure Timing: 9:50 PM 
Arrival Timing: 11: 20 AM (day 2)  
Duration: 13 hrs 30 min
Fare:
SL - INR 365
3A - INR 990
2A - INR 1425

Preferable Local Transportation from Bhadrachalam Road
Also known as Kothagudem railway station, the Bhadrachalam Road railway station is located 40 kms from Bhadrachalam town and takes nearly 1 hour to reach Bhadrachalam. One can easily avail taxis, auto rickshaws or TSRTC buses from right outside the railway station for Bhadrachalam town.

3.  Bangalore to Bhadrachalam By Cab/Self Drive

The Bangalore - Bhadrachalam route offers a short and sweet road trip experience where you not only get the thrill of a road trip, but you also do not drain yourself out entirely on the long drive. Driving to Bhadrachalam is one of the best ways to get to this quaint little temple town from Bangalore and enjoy some peaceful time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The distance between Bangalore and Bhadrachalam is a mere 876 kms and takes roughly around 13 - 14 hours.

Cab Options
For those not keen on driving can hire an outstation cab that so readily available in Bangalore. Some of the popular outstation car rental agencies include - Savaari.com, travelocar.com, Urs car rentals and SKB car rentals, to name a few. 
Approximate Cost
The cost of hiring an outstation cab depends upon the type of trip - one way or round trip, the kind of car chosen and the car rental agency. The average round trip prices although ranges around INR 17,000 for an AC Indica car or equivalent car and INR 25,000 for an SUV car.  
Route Options
There are several routes reach Bhadrachalam, but driving enroute Hyderabad is one of the most popular and the most convenient ways to drive to Bhadrachalam. Here’s a look at some of the popular routes taken by travellers.

Route 1: Via Bangalore - Hyderabad Highway: Bangalore - Chikkaballapur - Bagepalli - Penukonda - Anantapur - Kurnool - Hyderabad - Khammam - Bhadrachalam.

Route 2: Via Bangalore - Hyderabad Highway and Srinagar - Kanyakumari Highway: Bangalore - Chikkaballapur - Bagepalli - Penukonda - Anantapur - Kurnool - Hyderabad - Yellanadu - Bhadrachalam.

Route 3: Via Bangalore - Hyderabad highway and NH 44: Bangalore - Chikkaballapur - Bageppali - Penukoda - Anantapur - Kurnool - Mehboobnagar - Khammam - Bhadrachalam.
Eating Options On the Way
There are many small eateries and restaurants available enroute to Bhadrachalam, offering both vegetarian and non - vegetarian fare.
Road Conditions
The road condition is pretty upbeat with well-marked four-laned roads offering a smooth drive. There are quite a few toll plazas and plenty of fuel stations located every few miles. 
Possible Stopovers
Chikkaballapur, Kurnool, Hyderabad or Khammam.

4. Bangalore to Bhadrachalam By Flight

Bhadrachalam does not have an airport of its own and as such has no flight connectivity to different parts of the country. The nearest airport from the temple town of Bhadrachalam is Rajahmundry domestic airport. However, no direct flights connect Bangalore and Bhadrachalam; thus, the trip would be a time consuming one.

A better bet would be to take a flight to Vijayawada, which is only 187 kms from Bhadrachalam and Vijayawada take an APSRTC bus/ private bus or cab to Bhadrachalam. There are plenty of daily direct flights operated by Indigo and Spicejet between Bangalore and Vijayawada.

Preferable Local Transportation from Vijayawada Airport
One of the most convenient ways to get to Bhadrachalam from Vijayawada Airport is to hire a taxi/cab. Although you can also take an APSRTC or TSRTC bus to Bhadrachalam for that, you need to head to Vijayawada bus stand which is approximately 24 km away. You can get a prepaid taxi or airport bus right outside the airport to take you to your desired destination in the city.

Popular Routes to Bhadrachalam

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
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Chennai to Bhadrachalam 11 hours 4 mins 633 km
Bangalore to Bhadrachalam 12 hours 59 mins 871 km

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