Bus remains to be a primary mode of traveling for most of the Indians for intercity or interstate travel. Buses are a lot more convenient than the air travel because most of the people find it comfortable to travel overnight in an air-conditioned bus when compared to traveling late at night in aircraft. One of the primary reasons for this is that most of the airports in India are located far away from the city and there is a high standby time for the passengers traveling via air.
Bus travel has changed in recent years as the government in pumping more and more funds for development of bus terminus and bus stations across India. The state bodies are also introducing new buses on regular intervals and most of the long haul buses are now air conditioned. Some of the buses even offer free Wi-Fi on the go. In recent time, the government has developed several bus terminus and in this article, we have listed some of the best terminus across India.
Read along as we look through the ‘Top 10 Bus Terminus and Bus Stations of India’.
10. Inter State Bus Terminals, Anand Vihar, Delhi
New Delhi faces a huge inflow and outflow of passengers and the influx is divided between road and rail transport. Because of the huge inflow of passengers, the infrastructure needs to be huge and this is one of the reasons why the government came up with a new bus terminal in Anand Vihar in Delhi. Buses for several routes comply from this terminal and in addition to this, the terminal is well connected to Delhi Metro and hence it becomes really easy for the passengers to reach any part of Delhi from the best terminal in Anand Vihar. The terminal is still under development and modernization and it will soon be ready
9. Arapalayam Bus Terminus, Madurai
Arappalayam Bus Terminus is one of the most important terminals in Madurai in Tamil Nadu as it is one of the best ways to reach Coimbatore, Tripura and Dindigul cities. It is also one o the oldest bus terminal and it is being developed by the government. At present, the terminus has more than 10 bays to handle various routes and the terminus boasts of various facilities like medical dispensary, florist, two wheeler parking, and eateries. There are several hotels around the bus stand to accommodate the passenger.
8. KSRTC Bus Stand, Hassan
Next on our list is a bus stand in Hassan in Karnataka. This bus stand was redeveloped and it was opened in August 22010. As per an estimate, the total construction cost of the bus stand was Rs 34 crores and the bus stand can accommodate over 250 buses. There are many facilities at the bus stand like there is a post office available at the bus stand and the washrooms have waterless loos. The bus stand has really made it easy for a passenger to commute to and from Hassan.
7. NTR Bus Station, Guntur
NTR bus station is located in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. The bus station serves the passenger who is willing to travel within the city and to the passengers who are traveling outside the city. There are 52 platforms at the bus station which makes it easy to access the bus for almost every route and in addition to this, the bus stand is owned and managed by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. The buses for Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Karnataka ply from this bus stand on a regular interval.
6. Pandit Nehru Bus Station, Vijayawada
Pandit Nehru Bus Station is located in Vijayawada and it is also owned by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Earlier, this was known as Telugu Satavahana Prayana Pranganam and later the name of the bus stand was changed. There are 62 platforms on the bus stand and the bus stand first became operational in 1990. One of the interesting fact about this bus stand is that the bus stations have The Deccan Queen Bus parked as a showpiece for the visitors. The bus stand also has amenities like miniplex, ticket vending machine and information kiosks to help the passengers.
5. Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, Hyderabad
Next on our list is a bus station in Hyderabad and this bus station is huge. It is also known as Imlibun Bus Station and the bus station has a total of 150 Platforms. At present, the bus station is owned and managed by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation and it is also the third largest bus station in India in terms of Area. As per the information available, the bus station was established during the Nizam Rule and later, it was established further. The bus station costed about Rs 13 crore and there is a parking facility for two wheelers, four wheelers and bicycle available. In addition to this, the bus station is disabled friendly.
4. Inter State Bus Terminals, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi
This is the largest bus terminal in India in terms of area and the bus stand connects 7 different states to Delhi. As per an estimate, the bus terminal connects 1800 buses a day and the bus terminal has 66 bus bays. The bus terminal is well connected with metro and one of the unique parts of this bus terminal is that the bus for Pakistan also runs from here once in a week. This is one of the modern bus terminals as there are facilities like waiting area, food court, RO water plant, Wi-Fi zones and the terminal is centrally air conditioned. The terminal is monitored with help of CCTV and in addition to this, the bus station also boasts of a high-class water management and water treatment system.
3. Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus, Chennai
This is the second largest bus terminus in India in terms of area and the bus station has about 160 platforms. The bus terminal owned and managed by CMDA and in addition to this, the terminus is well connected to Chennai Metro. As per the information available, the bus stand was built in 2002 and the total budget for the same was Rs 32 crore. As per one of the estimate, the bus terminal can handle 2000 buses and 200000 passengers every day.
2. Kempegowda Bus Station, Bangalore
Next on our list is Kempegowda bus station in Bangalore. It is also known as Majestic Bus Station and the bus station was first opened in 1960. The station had been through several rounds of upgradation since then and the bus station is capable of handling 8 lakhs passengers every day.
1. Vadodara Bus Station, Vadodara
First on our list is a bus station is Vadodara. This was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 and it is a state of art bus station. The total cost of development was Rs 114 crore and it is a five story building. The terminal handles about 800 buses and 30000 passengers every day. The commercial complex has enough space to host 400 retail shops along with a flea market and a food court with almost 22 outlets. There is also a plan of hosting a 7 screen PVR in the complex along with a 100 room budget hotel. It is surely the best one in India.
Well, that’s all from us on this one. We will be back with another one in the nearest future. Stay tuned.