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How to Reach Tirupati


Tirupati central bus terminal (Srihari bus station) is one of the largest in the state. Tirupati has direct bus services to nearby towns and major cities across South India.There are 4 bus stands in the city. There is a dedicated Bus Stand at Alipiri for buses (once in every 2 minutes) to Tirumala. The city has a well planned network of roads with synchronized traffic control system and being maintained by TTD itself, to cater the needs of the visiting pilgrims.

A number of buses are operated by the government-run APSRTC and private operators connecting Tirupati to other major cities and towns such as Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vizag and Bangalore.

Tirupati Railway Station, with Tirumala hill in the background

Tirupati Main is a major railway station which is well equipped and has five platforms and presently undergoing modernization, including three escalators. There are many trains travelling across the country with Tirupati as the starting point. Tirupati is well connected to major cities across India, esp. Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. It is connected by Chennai sub-urban railways in North-western line.

Renigunta junction which lies on the busy Chennai and Mumbai rail route, is just 10 minutes drive from Tirupati city,it has five platforms,it is second major junction after guntakal junction and every train has halt here including Duronto Express. From here one can catch major trains to almost every part of the Country. Himsagar Express, Kerala Express, Navyug Express, Ten Jammu Express are some of the trains to New Delhi(Via. Nagpur, Itarsi, Bhopal) that passes through Renigunta. Gurudev Express to Kolkatta (Howrah Junction).

Gudur junction also serves the needs of Pilgrims. Gudur Junction is one of the major junction in south India, is 93 km from Tirupati.

However, the city lacks direct connectivity with important and religious places such as Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Jaipur and Dehradun.

Tirupati Airport

Tirupati Airport has been declared as an International airport but is yet to operate direct international flights. Currently the airport has flights to Hyderabad, Vizag, New Delhi via Hyderabad. Additionally the airport offers flights to Coimbatore, Kolkata, Mumbai via Hyderabad. International Cargo currently connects to Dubai. The airport is located 15 km from the city centre. Closest international airport is located in Chennai, (Chennai International Airport) which is 130 km (81 mi) from Tirupati. The Tirupati airport is to be upgraded to an International Airport and the upgrade process is underway. On 2 September 2010 PrimeMinister Laid the Foundation Stone for building new terminal of International airport....wikipedia