Jan 8, 2021
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How to Reach Tirumala

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The sacred temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy in Tirumala hills is easily accessible by all modes of transport. After reaching Tirupati, one can easily travel to Tirumala by road or on foot.


Tirumala has direct bus services from Tirupati with the frequency of a bus every 2 minutes. It also has direct buses from Chennai, Bengaluru, and Vellore.

APSRTC operates regular bus services to Tirumala from Railway Station, Central Bus Station, Reniguta Railway Station and Balaji Link Bus Station located in different parts of Tirupati.

Private and Paid taxis also ply buses from Tirupati to Tirumala daily.

Buses and other transport are banned on ghat road from Tirupati to Tirumala between 12 AM and 3 AM.


Tirumala does not have its own railway station. The nearest railway station is in Tirupati, which is about 26 km from Tirumala.

Renigunta Junction is also another Railway station that is near which is 32 km from Tirumala. It is located at a distance of 10 km from Tirupati.

Both Tirupati and Renigunta railway stations are major railway stations and are well equipped. They are well connected to major cities across India.


The nearest airport to Tirumala is near Renigunta about 15 km from Tirupati. This domestic airport has direct flights to Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, New Delhi, and Bangalore and is now being upgraded to an International airport.


Many devotees climb the hills to Tirumala on foot to fulfill a vow. There are two well-laid stone footpaths leading to Tirumala.

Alipiri Footpath is located in Tirupati at the foot of the hills. This footpath has a total of 3550 Steps and of length 11 km. It is commonly used route.

Time taken to reach Tirumala: 3-5 Hours approximately.
Timings of Srivari Mettu: 24 hours open
Luggage counter facility: Yes

Srivari Mettu footpath is located at a distance of 18 km from Tirupati. This footpath has a total of 2388 Steps and of length 6 km.

Time taken to reach Tirumala: 2-3 Hours approximately.
Timings of Srivari Mettu: 6 AM to 6 PM
Luggage counter facility: Yes

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