The magnificent site of Hampi in Karnataka was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Its spectacularly rich Dravidian temples and palaces won the admiration of travelers between the 14th and 16th centuries, as they still do. Among the cities from which tourists frequently pour in is Bangalore. Owing to Bangalore to Hampi distance, which is not much, the ancient site witnesses regular influx of vacationers from Bangalore to Hampi. Reaching this heritage site from the capital city of Karnataka is quite convenient, which is elucidated below.
With new direct flights, Bangalore and Hampi got closer. This solves the query how to reach Hampi from Bangalore by air. However, there is no airport in Hampi, the nearest airport to Hampi is Jindal Vijaynagar Airport in Vidyanagar, which is an hour’s drive from Hampi. Previously, Hampi was connected to Bangalore only through road and railways. After deboarding the flight at Jindal Vijaynagar Airport, tourists can easily get a cab or taxi from outside the airport to reach the lovely village of Hampi.
Hospet Junction is the nearest railway station to Hampi that is just 13 km away. It is well-connected with rest of country through an extensive railway network. Regular Bangalore to Hampi trains operate for quick connectivity. Kcg Yesvantpur Junction Express (17603), Mysore Junction Snsi Express (16217), and Hampi Express (16592) are among the most frequent Bangalore to Hampi trains that connect the two places. After reaching the Hospet railway station, one can hire a taxi or cab to reach Hampi. The first train from Bangalore to Hospet is at 00:00 AM, which is Kcg Yesvantpur Junction Express (17603) followed by Mysore Junction Snsi Express (16217) which leaves at 07:30 AM. The last train from Bangalore to Hospet is at 20:35 PM, which is Hampi Express (16592).
Bangalore to Hampi distance is almost 352 km that can be easily covered on road in almost 7 hours’ time. Several KSRTC Bangalore to Hampi buses ply on daily basis - both AC and non-ac. Also there are other private operators who run daily from Bangalore to Hampi by road, dropping tourists at Hospet, from where, they can easily reach Hampi. From Hospet town to Hampi, one can either take an auto-rickshaw or catch local bus (every 30 minutes) from the KSRTC bus station. Travelers can also reach from Bangalore to Hampi by car by driving through NH 48 and NH 50