Last year, Bangalore International Airport was renamed as Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) and relocated to 4 km south of Devanahalli, which is around 40 km from central Bangalore. It replaced the old HAL Bangalore International Airport. Now all the bangalore flights operate from this new international airport in Devanahalli. Even though Bangalore International Airport is world class with all the facilities, reaching the new airport from Bangalore city is very difficult and time taking due to its distance from Bangalore. However, BIA has arranged three types of transport facilities to reach the Bangalore international airport.
1) Airport shuttle service — BMTC operate VOLVO and non AC buses to Airport from different parts of the Bangalore city. Volvo based Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) Services, also known as Vayu Vajra, offer high-end air-conditioned comfort to passengers in an effort to wean them away from personalized modes of travel. The service is available round the clock, providing seamless connectivity between important areas of the city and BIAL. The main routes are
BMTC routes to Bangalore ::
BMTC routes to BIA ::
The Volvo buses have public address system, LCD panel showing real-time route information such as en-route pick up points, distance, travel time apart from entertainment videos, internet connectivity, mobile charger, newspapers and helper facility for luggage handling.
BMTC Contact Details
- BMTC Control Room: Telephone No: 2295 2522 / 2295 2422
- BMTC, Kempegowda Bus Stand: Telephone No: 2295 2311 / 2295 2314
- BMTC, Shivajinagar Bus Stand: Telephone No: 2295 2321 / 2295 2324
You can also use Airport Taxi. Meru and Easy Cabs are the two authorised taxi operators. They charge Rs.15 per km and waiting charge Rs.60 per hour.
Taxi Service Providers
- AirLift: 09845047788 (Rs 300 to airport!)
- CelCabs: 6060-9090
- SGL Tours and Travels: 4299-4399
- Zoom Airport Express: 4219-6161 and 6561-1999, currently operating from KR Road
- Easy Cab- 4343 4343
- Meru- 4422 4422
Limousine And Car Rental
- Akbar Travels: 1-800-226-000
- Hertz: 99725-02292
- Choice of sel-driven or chauffeured cars
- Fare: indicative rate upto 25 km is Rs 1,200