Getting Here, Hyderabad city is well connected to major cities of India and overseas. You can either board a flight to reach the Hyderabad city or go by rail and road. We prefer travelling to Hyderabad by rail and road. I love those small towns and villages which come up along the entire route.
Let’s find in detail about each travelling option to reach Hyderabad city.
Hyderabad International Airport at Shamshabad
to Getting Here, Hyderabad is well linked by all major airlines to most major Indian cities and overseas. All flights, national and international, to and from Hyderabad, operate from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (popularly known as Hyderabad International Airport), is a new airport located at Shamshabad, 22 kms from city. This new airport has replaced the former Begumpet Airport. Currently, Hyderabad has non stop flights to and from various other foreign cities.
The following Airlines offer services to travel Hyderabad from various International destinations.
Most of India’s domestic airlines fly to and from Hyderabad from all major cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Cochin, Pune, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram. Also you can find daily flights from major cities of India to Hyderabad. As new routes are added from time to time, it is best to check on websites of the respective airlines to find out the required particulars beforehand.
Following Airlines offer domestic services to travel Hyderabad from various cities across India.
Car Rental Services
Once you reach Hyderabad International Airport, you can hire cars from Airport itself. At Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, car rental services are provided by Avis, Hertz and Budget. They would provide the best service for the passengers arriving at the Airport.
The South Central Railway is one of the 16 railway zones in India. It is headquartered at Secunderabad (twin-city of Hyderabad city). Hence you will find many trains from major cities of India to Hyderabad.
Hyderabad is a major point of arrival and departure. Hyderabad has three major railway stations
You can travel Hyderabad by Road, either by bus or car.
The highway (express way) network linking Hyderabad to various parts of the country is very easy. Hyderabad is connected to rest of the states by National Highways – NH-7, NH-9 and NH-202. Being the capital of Andhra Pradesh it is also very well connected to all the towns and cities of the region.
There are many private buses that carry out daily between Hyderabad and other major cities of India. These range from special buses to deluxe AC ones.
Now a days many luxurious buses have been introduced by state Govt. and private operators. You will find different classes in buses, like sleeper class and semi-sleeper class. Many buses are having TV and music system for entertainment purpose. Toilets and Coffee bars were introduced in Volvo Coaches, though it will be costly but you and your family will be comfortablefor long journey.
Tourist Buses will halt for 20-30 minutes on Dhabas or Restaurants.
Hyderabad has the third largest bus station facility in Asia, with 72 platforms for 72 buses to load passengers at a time. Officially named as the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, it is locally known as the Imlibun Bus Station, owned by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC). People usually call it Imlibun bus station, though it is not the official name. It is the largest bus station in Asia. Many buses from other states like Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and Tamil Nadu arrive at this bus station daily.
Currently Bus Station consists of about 19,000 strong bus fleet. There are more than 4000 buses in the city running the point to point service.
Travel to Hyderabad by car is a easiest option. You can travel in your own car or else you can rent a car. Car Rental Companies will charge as per distance (kilometers) from your destination to Hyderabad. Also they will charge Driver bhatta (Driver charges). So before hiring a car, confirm with them about theDriver bhatta, night halt charges, extra km charges and other important information.
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