Bangalore to Hampi – Everything You Need to Know

Reliable information on how to plan your trip to Hampi from Bangalore / Bengaluru

The highest footfall of domestic & foreign tourists to Hampi comes from Bangalore. Amongst all the big cities in India, Bangalore has the best connectivity to Hampi and it is expected to improve further. This article will give you all the information needed to plan and execute your trip to Hampi from Bangalore.

How to get from Bangalore to Hampi (and back)?

There are 5 primary ways to get from Bangalore to Hampi. 

BY FLIGHT: Trujet run  flights from Bengaluru to Vidyanagar Airport (Toranagallu Township). Hampi is 40 Kilometers from here and can be covered in 45 mins by road.  This is without a doubt the most convenient way to get to Hampi in a short haul flight (less than 1 Hour). However being a low cost airline the schedule disruptions and cancellations happen from time to time, so please factor that in. Also keep in mind that the arrival & departure timings are in the afternoon.

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BY TRAIN: Daily overnight train from Bengaluru. You will have to book your ticket well in advance especially if you are looking to travel on weekends during the peak season (November to January). You can check the availability and book your train ticket online on the Indian Railways Website or other OTA Travel Sites.

BY BUS: Several state-run and private buses depart every day from Bengaluru to Hampi. You can check availability and book your buses online on the State Road Transport Website or private sites like Redbus or MakeMyTrip. Alternatively you can get any ticketing agent in Bangalore to help you with the booking.

BY PRIVATE CAR: You can also hire a private car with a driver to take you to Hampi from Bangalore. This is the most expensive option of all but it is also the most flexible. You have full control over the decision on what time to arrive and depart from the destination, you also have freedom to make changes to the plan if needed. 

At Explore Hampi we also offer our guests an option for pickup from Bangalore or any other cities. Submit an inquiry on one of our itineraries and choose pickup options from Bengaluru, we will send you a detailed quote. 

BY SELF DRIVE IN A CAR: This is an option of choice for many families and groups of friends travelling together.  The total driving timing from Bengaluru to Hampi is around 6 hours. The roads are good almost on the entire stretch except perhaps 30 odd kilometers close to Hospet.  

Tumkur Road out of Bangalore > Highway Bypass Chitradurga > Hospet > Hampi  


We have more detailed articles on things to do, accommodation recommendations and a travel guide for Hampi.  Please go through these in details. 



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Arjun Bhat
Travel Entrepreneur who works on curating immersive local experiences of South India. TEDx Speaker. Yoga & Meditation.

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