Arriving Tirumala By Bus
Link Bus Station (located near Alipiri Footway
Gate at Tirumala
Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses from Tirupati
to Tirumala ply from three different bus stations.
Pilgrims can take a bus
from Saptagiri Bus Station (located within RTC complex), Venkateswara
Bus Station (located near the Pushkarini - opposite to Railway Station)
Pilgrims can use the Return
Ticket facility (valid for three days). On normal days buses ply 21 hours
a day (no buses between 12 midnight and 3 a.m.) whereas on special occasions
buses ply 24 hours a day.
Railway passengers holding direct
tickets to Tirumala can take the bus from Venkateswara Bus Station itself.
Private taxis, jeeps and vans are
available at Tirupati for Tirumala. The fare per person varies between
Rs. 25/- and Rs. 100/- (one way depending on demand. Beware of being overcharged.
Don't feel shy to enquire from people around and ensure that you pay the
right fare. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation hires taxis
pre-paid basis. For details contact phone 25602, Tirupati.