Journey to Tirumala by Vehicle

Journey to Tirumala by Vehicle

Detailed description  on Journey to Tirumala by Vehicle (Private or Own Vehicle).

  • To Tirumala
  • From Tirumala
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Travel Distance From Tirupati Bus Station To Tirumala : 22 Km

Journey Time from Alipiri Entrance to Tirumala : Approx 35 mins

We are providing information based on our experience. Journey to Tirumala by Vehicle such as Four wheeler/Two Wheeler

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

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Tirumal Hills view from Toll

After crossing Toll , You can find Siddhi Vinayaka Temple

siddhi vinayaka Temple copy

To Tirumala2


While on the way to Shrine, you can view the beauty of Seshachalam Hills. There are many stop points on the way and water is available on the side by to fill Radiator.


Way to Tirumala Ghat

on the way by Road


Return Journey from Tirumala

Travel Distance From Tirupati Bus Station To Tirumala : 15 Km

Journey Time from Alipiri Entrance to Tirumala : Approx 45 mins


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Return Route map copy

Return Route

Tirumala return map copy

While on the way back to Tirupati, you can stop at Malwadi Gundam waterflow. Usually water flows heavily during Rainy Season.

Malwaid Gundam copy


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Malwadi Gundam2

While Return you can view Tirupati City from Tirumala Ghat Section

Tirupati View


Vehicles allowed to Tirumala and Two-way Rental

Own Car   - Rs.15

Taxi or Rental Car   - Rs.25

Own Jeep - Rs.30

Taxi Jeep - Rs.50

HB Mini Lorry ( This is for TTD works) - Rs.50

FB Lorry (Allowed only for TTD works)  - Rs.100

Van ( 6 + 1 , 8 + 1, 12 +1 seaters) - RS.60

Two Wheelers  - Rs.2

APTDC Bus - Rs.100

Tips to be followed


  • To Journey, Tirumala doesn'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
  • While driving back you need to have patience as you will be frequently applying Breaks
  • Please strictly follow Suggestions from T.T.D on carrying eatables to Tirumala



  1. Sir. My special darsan slot time 13:00 . and after darsan return tirupati 5:00pm ( bus book to rameswarm). Sir what is possible.

  2. Hi Sir
    I (4 persons) will be landing in Tirupati around 6-7 AM , on 11 Jun, by Bus from Chennai. I shall go to Hotel & will freshen up & be available by 9-10AM.
    I have return flight from Tirupati Airport at 2 PM next day, so i need to reach Airport by 12 Noon next day.

    For, in between, i am looking for travel / darshan / sightseeing planning, and looking for cab / taxi for the same.

    I am hoping to
    first go to Tirumala from hotel, visit local sightseeing + bhu varaha , then balaji main darshan, then anjeneya temple + other sightseeing or attraction, 1st day, then come back to hotel. According to traval & sightseeing plan time arrangement, i want to book darshan time slot on ttd online site.
    next morning, take to tirupati local temple tour in morning (for 4 hours perion), then take to Airport & drop by 12 noon there.

    Can you please help me, with plan and/or cab/taxi arrangement & likely cost.

  3. Ravindran Raghavan


    I have opted for the Rs 300 special darshan and have been asked to report at ATC Car Parking area. Can I park my car there as well ? Also, what is the nearest tonsuring point to this place. Thank you in advance.

    • HI Sir,

      You can Park your car at any guest house and also you can tonsure your head at kalyana katta before darshan.


  4. Hello, What are the documents I need to carry or get in order to come to Tirupathi from Chennai in my own car (TN registration)

  5. i want to small car from tirupathi rly station to tirumalla padmavathi guest house

  6. Hi sir, the 13 seater TT is allowed in tirumala? Or need to change to bus at Tirupati?

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