Journey to Tirumala by Bus

Detailed Description on Journey to Tirumala By Bus

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Detailed information on journey to Tirumala by Bus

Travel Distance From Tirupati Bus Station To Tirumala : 22 Km

Journey Time from Alipiri Entrance to Tirumala : Approx 45 mins

Bus frequency : Every 30 mins

R.T.C Buses are running from Tirupati Main Bus station, Srinivaasam Complex ( which is opposite to Bus station) and Balaji Link Bus station(which is located Near to Alipiri Entrance Gate).


After crossing Balaji Link Bus station which is near to Alipri , there you will find GARUDA statue right at the entrance of Alipiri


Balaji Link Bus Station copy

Garuda at alipiri copy

Actual travel distance between Tirupati and Tirumala may be higher or vary due to curvature of the road.

Actual Journey to hill shrine starts from Alipri Toll after clearing all security checks

Alpirir copy

Alipiri Toll 3 copy

And Tirumala Ghat Section will be in this pattern , do remember that it is of curvature structure


Chant  Govinda Hari Govinda !! this mantra will drive out all your worries.

Tirumala Curvature copy

Tirumala Root copy

Glance the beauty of Seshachalam hills greenery and breath the fresh air. I would advise pilgrims to plan day trip to Tirumala Hills to view the forest.


Tirumala EntranceTirumala Entrace


Travel Distance From Tirupati Bus Station To Tirumala : 22 Km

Journey Time from Alipiri Entrance to Tirumala : 40 min

Bus frequency : Every 15 mins

R.T.C Buses are running from Tirumal To Tirupati

Return journey from Tirumala will take more time as we are driving down from Hills so Usually Bus will be running at minimal speed.

Too many curves will be there till you reach Tirupati.

Return map copy

Return map2 copy

Tirumala return map copy

Garuda statue copy

  • To Journey Tirumala don't have much curvature so you can relax
  • Devotees who had Journey Sickness need not to worry as curves will be there for 5 km only
  • Pilgrims no need to worry on Bus frequency while going and Returning from Tirumala
  • Please strictly follow Suggestions from T.T.D on carrying eatables to Tirumala



  1. I,with my wife will be reaching Tirupati by train AT 2 PM on 3rd sept. and will have to leave at around 11am on 5th. sept. I have plan to visit KALAHASTI,if possible in the meantime.
    I have not yet booked accomondation nor Shrivari Darshan.
    Can you please guide me the plan.

    • Dear Sir,
      If it is just Darshan at Kalahasti then it is manageable. If you are planning for pooja at Kalahasti then it is not possible on the same day.

  2. Sir
    I have booked for the darshan on 12 sept at 1600 hrs and i will reach tirupati by 11 sept 20 30 hrs by train My accomadation is available in Madhavam fromm 00 hrs on 12 sept
    1 Will they provide me temporary accomadation early at Madhavam we are four adults of same family
    2At what time we have to leave tirupati so that we can avail the 1600 hars darshan in time comfortably on 12 sept
    Is there any concessin for senior citizen for darshan early
    When is the tonsure ceremony to be done
    How to reach kalhasthi from tirupati

    Since i have not visited the shrine i am raising these clarifications kindly reply
    How far is the distance between madhavam and rly station and madhavam and bus station


    A Natarajan

    • Dear Sir
      1. Room will be allotted only during the allotted timings. Till you can relax at Madhavam guesthouse.
      2. Please plan this way so that you can have Darshan twice. As you are all seniors,plan for Darshan at 10 am and in the after plan for 4 pm Darshan.
      From Tirupati bus station, direct bus is available to Sri Kalahsati from the platform no.s :8,9 and 10
      Madhavam Guesthouse is close to bus station ie. right next to Srinivasam complex (opp. Tirupati bus station) .It is 1 km from Railway station.

  3. hai sir it is siva from rajamundry coming month of september we are coming to tirupati by krishna express from vijayawada and book the rooms at tirupathi at sreenivasam complex may be we will reach at tirupathi on 18-9-2016 at 10.00pm after the day we got a darshan at 12.00pm , after darshan complete we have to take annaprasadam and visit temples near at tirumala and we also book darshan tickets again at the same day means 19-9-2016 at evening 6pm it is possible to cover temples at near tirumal between 3:00pm to 6:00pm with out late to ateend the darshan at 6.00pm of second darshan at day we took the plan package of near tirupathi temples i read in this website so wehave to cover the kalahasti and kanipakam temples and also to visit the kanchipuram and we complete our rooms on 21-9-2016 at 10.00pm and we have to get back at 5.30am in the morning to come back vijayawada soo how we can covered kanipakam, kalahasti, and kanchipuram in nearly 2 days. thank u please give your valuable suggest for me to get sucees my planning thank u

    • Dear Sir
      Yes, you can cover Akasa Ganga Theertham, Papavinasanam, Venugopala Swamy temple 2 hours 30 mins gap.
      There is a package offered by APTDC which covers local and nearby Tirupati temple which takes a day for the whole trip. Kanchipuram needs a day to cover all the temples. Sri Kalahasti and Kanipakam needs half day
      Please let me know if you need more details


    • Dear Sir,
      Yes, bus will be available even at 9:30 pm. You can easily board bus to Tirumala from Vishnu Nivasam. There is a boarding point right backside of Vishnu Nivasam (Opp. Railway station)

  5. Dear Sir,

    I have booked the Subrapatha Seva on Sep 3.I need a Room accommodation at Tirumala because am coming with 2 Kids.Is it possible to get it the accommodation.Please help us to attend the Seva with smooth manner

    • Dear Sir,
      It is a weekend so rooms allotment might take 3-4 hours which depends on the crowd. Kindly look for private accommodation at Tirupati

  6. Dear sir, we are coming next month, we are total 14pax, does 14 seater tempo traveller is allowed at tirumalla, 13adults and 1 kid. if yes can you arrange from Chennai Airport pickup and drop facility.

  7. Keerthi kumar nalla

    Hi Kamal,
    Am coming from Bangalore to tirupati. Can i get down at alipiri and catch buses to tirumala or do i need to go to tirupati main busstand to buy tickets.

    • Dear Keerthi Kumar,
      Bangalore buses usually goes by Bypass route, it will not touch Alipiri. If it enters Tirupati and goes by Alipiri then you can get down here.
      Buses will be available from Alipiri Link bus station


  8. Dear Kamal

    How r u..
    kindly give me information
    from RENIGUNTA railway station to TIRUMAL any bus service there

    • Dear Sir,

      Renigunta Bus station is 1 min walk from Railway station. From Railway station bus services usually starts by 5:30.
      Direct bus is available with less frequency. Renigunta To Tirupati will be high. From Tirupati bus station, bus to Tirumala is at 10 mins frequency.


  9. Dear sir,
    I will reach tirupathi railway station from bhopal at 9:00 pm. and i have booked room from TTD online after reach the station what should be do and where i go please guide me in detail because i am coming first time

    • Dear Sir,

      Could you let me know the guest house you have booked? so that I can let you know the exact process.

      Is it Srinivasam or Vishnu Nivasam or Tirumala ?


  10. Hi Kamal,
    We are coming from hyderabad to tirupathi tomorrow 25th Feb 3pm by flight , Is there any direct buses (AC/non AC)available to tirumala, how can I book tickets in advance, how much time will it take to reach tirumala .
    I have booked darshan but did not get accomodation online, how to reach CRO office for room booking, We have 12 months infant and 6 yrs kid.
    Please guide

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