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Popular Public Transport Shuttles to Bengaluru Airport

Bengaluru- The Fastest Growing City in South Asia

Bengaluru is the fastest growing city in South Asia. The city is well connected to many international and domestic destinations and the city is served by the popular Kempegowda International Airport, located in Devanhalli on National Highway 44, on the outskirts of Bengaluru city. The new airport began its operations in May 2008 and has since then served as a popular airport amongst travelers.

The airport is named after Kempe Gowda who was the founder of Bengaluru city in 1537. Bengaluru city erstwhile was served by the state-owned HAL Airport located in East Bengaluru on the old Airport Road. HAL Airport is now operating to chartered flights and also caters to VIP flights operating conveniently from its existing premises of the erstwhile commercial airport.

Bengaluru Airport's Public Transport Shuttles

Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation or BMTC serves as a lifeline through excellent public transport facilities in the city catering to many passengers. BMTC has made sufficient arrangements for the airline passengers to reach Bengaluru airport. BMTC has commenced an air-conditioned shuttle bus service facility named 'Vayu Vajra'. Vayu Vajra shuttle buses operate to the airport on a round-the-clock basis serving the city center and many residential areas of Bengaluru city.

Some of the popular Vayu Vajra routes include KIAS 4, KIAS-7, KIAS-8, KIAS-9, and KIAS-10. KIAS-9 is the most popular Vayu Vajra shuttle service operating between Kempwe Gowda Bus Station and the Airport. The bus operates on convenient schedules on a 24-hour basis. The shuttle service operates via Mekhri Circle, Hebbala, Airport Expressway to finally reach Bengaluru Airport. Kempegowda Bus Station serves as the city center of Bengaluru as a destination.

Apart from KIAS-9, BMTC has several other popular Vayu Vajra Services serving from Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport to various residential localities spread across Central Business District, East, South and West Bengaluru

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Mysore Road Satellite Bus Stand


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BMTC's Vayu Vajra Air-conditioned Shuttle Bus Service operating from Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport's BMTC Bus Terminal

BMTC's Vayu Vajra Air-conditioned Shuttle Bus Service operating from Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport's BMTC Bus Terminal

  • KIAS-4 is another popular route connecting to Central Business District and East Bengaluru via Hebbala, Mekhri Circle, Millers Road, Ulsoor, Lido, Indranagar to finally reach HAL Airport main gate.
  • KIAS-4A- operated to Whitefield, the iconic and popular IT Hub located to the east of Bengaluru. The bus is preferred mostly by working professionals intending to reach Whitefield from Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport. The shuttle also connects to Sri Sathya Sai Hospital, SAP Labs, Brookefields, and Marathalli Bridge
  • KIAS-7 operates the most popular and posh residential locality in Bengaluru i.e. Koramangala and HSR Layout. The bus operates via Hebbala Junction, Mekhri Circle, Indian Express, Richmond Circle, Shantinagar, NIMHANS Hospital, Forum Mall, St.Johns Hospital, Koramangala, Jakkasandra, and HSR Layout BDA Complex.
  • KIAS-8 is the most preferred route amongst passengers as it connects to the IT hub of the city. The bus route operates via Hebbala, Outer Ring Road, Marathalli, Bellandur, Sarjapura, HSR Layout, Silk Board to finally reach Electronic City. Electronic City is an IT hub with some of the popular IT companies such as Wipro, Infosys, HP, etc, and is the most preferred route by IT professionals to reach the Airport.
  • KIAS-10 is another route conveniently connecting West Bengaluru and its interior residential areas. The shuttle service operates to MCTC Satellite Bus Station from the Airport via Hebbala, Mekhri Circle, Indian Institute of Science, Yeswantpur, Orion Mall, ISCKON Temple, Rajajinagar-West of Chord Road, Basweswarnagar, Vijaynagar, Attiguppe, Deepanjali Nagar to finally reach Mysore Road Satellite Terminal.


BMTC is the lifeblood of many Bengaluru residents and serves as an important source of Public Transport. The connectivity to Bengaluru Airport conceived through Vayu Vajra shuttle services is the most preferred mode of transport for the airline passengers. BMTC has made arrangements through convenient route operations for its Vayu Vajra airport shuttle services and offers the services on 24 hour basis.

BMTC, as a pilot initiative, has started off online booking of tickets and seats on its Vayu Vajra services. The passengers can now book tickets on portal and travel in Vayu Varja buses in a hassle-free manner.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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