Very few autorickshaw drivers use meters, but if yours does 50% is added to the metered rate after 10pm.


Bengaluru has a comprehensive local bus network, operated by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC;, with a useful website for timetables and fares. However, very few travellers use them these days, preferring the speed of the metro and the convenience of Uber/Ola.

Nevertheless, red AC Vajra buses criss-cross the city, while green Big10 deluxe buses connect the suburbs. Ordinary buses run from the City bus stand, next to Kempegowda bus stand; a few operate from the City Market bus stand further south.


There are thousands of Uber and Ola drivers in Bengaluru. To hire a conventional cab for a day, reckon on around ₹2000 for eight hours.

Olacabs Professional, efficient company with modern air-con cars. Online and phone bookings.

Meru Cabs Another good operator.


Bengaluru’s shiny new AC metro service, known as Namma Metro, now has two lines operating, connecting at Kempegowda/Majestic (for the bus terminal). It's by far the cheapest and quickest way to get between, say, the central MG Rd area and the nightlife hub of Indiranagar, using the Purple Line. Trains run about every 15 minutes from 6am to 10pm, and fares are ₹10 to ₹22 for most journeys. Travel cards (₹50) and single-journey tokens are available. See the website the latest updates.