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How to get from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Vijayawada

Vijayawada is a major city located in the southern Andhra Pradesh state of India. Vijayawada is known for its striking Kanaka Durga Temple and Undavalli Caves, that feature ancient temples and statues cut out of the mighty rockface. 

When it comes to travelling the long distance from Hyderabad airport to Vijayawada, you have two options; taxi or bus. Taking a Hyderabad airport taxi will take around 5 hours to reach the city and will cost approximately €250 (INR 20,000). On the other hand, a Hyderabad airport to Vijayawada bus will cost just €8.50 (INR 700) but will take closer to 6 hours.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €250 300min 24/7
Bus €17 360min 01:00–23:55

How to get from Hyderabad Airport to Vijayawada by Taxi

The quickest way to get from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Vijayawada is to take a Hyderabad airport taxi. The journey time will be around 5 hours and the average cost will be €250 (INR 20,000), based on a taximeter. 

Cost of a taxi from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Vijayawada

Unfortunately, there’s no set rate fare for the journey from Hyderabad airport to Vijayawada. You will be charged using a taximeter based on both time and distance travelled. The average cost for the journey from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Vijayawada is €250 (INR 20,000), but if you’d prefer a reliable fixed-rate fare, you can book in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€250 (INR 20,000)

Trip Duration

5 Hrs.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24 hours a day outside of Hyderabad International Airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Hyderabad Airport?

You can easily spot the official taxi rank as soon as you exit the arrivals hall at Hyderabad Airport.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Hyderabad International Airport to Vijaywada is the most convenient way to travel. You won’t have to wait for hours for public transport to arrive or spend an extra hour stuck on a crowded bus. Instead, you can walk directly off the plane, hop into a private car and make your way to your hotel door in Vijaywada in just 5 hours.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling solo or on a tight budget, taking the Hyderabad Airport to Vijayawada bus line will save you a lot of money.

Useful Tips

You can fit up to 4 passengers in a standard Hyderabad airport taxi.
You may be able to agree on a set price with your driver before leaving the airport.
Not all taxi drivers speak English, try to write down your hotel or apartment’s address and show it to your driver to avoid miscommunication.

How to get from Hyderabad International Airport to Vijayawada by Bus

There’s an APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) bus that runs directly from Hyderabad airport to Vijayawada every day from 01:00 to 23:55. The journey time is around 6 hours and the cost of a ticket is approximately €8.50 (INR 700), making it a great option for those travelling on a budget. 

How much is the Hyderabad Airport to Vijayawada bus?

The cost of a ticket on the APSRTC Hyderabad airport to Vijayawada bus is around €8.50 (INR 700). The exact price of your ticket will depend on the time of day you’re travelling. You can purchase your bus tickets online in advance or from the kiosks at the airport. 

Cost

€8.50 (INR 700)

Trip Duration

6 Hrs.

*There's a waiting time of up to 5 hours for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The APSRTC bus is available from 01:00 to 23:55.

Where do I find the bus at Hyderabad Airport?

The buses all leave from directly outside the main terminal at Hyderabad airport. The APSRTC buses come in all different colours but have ‘APSRTC’ clearly printed across the front windscreen. 

Convenience

Although a fantastic option for those travelling on a budget, taking the Hyderabad airport to Vijayawada bus line isn’t the most convenient. You will have to wait up to 5 hours for the bus to arrive and once you reach Vijayawada, you will have to find alternate transportation to reach your hotel, adding cost and time to your journey.

Editor’s Note

Book your seats online ahead of time, to ensure you can get a seat on the bus that will depart when you land.

Useful Tips

There's luggage storage below the bus for large luggage items.
The APSRTC buses are all equipped with air conditioning for your comfort.
Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before your bus departs to ensure you secure your seat if you don’t book one in advance.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a direct Hyderabad International airport to Vijayawada bus?

Yes, the APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) has a bus that runs directly from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to Vijayawada every day of the week. The total travel time is around 6 hours and tickets cost an average of just €8.50 (INR 700).

Where can I find the Hyderabad airport to Vijayawada bus timings?

If you’re looking to take the Hyderabad Airport to Vijayawada bus transfer, you will want to check the official APSRTC timetable. The buses generally run from 01:00 to 23:55 and take around 6 hours to reach Vijayawada. 

What’s the Hyderabad airport to Vijayawada distance?

The distance from Hyderabad International airport to Vijayawada is 288 km. This means that taking a Hyderabad airport taxi will take around 5 hours to get there, while the APSRTC Hyderabad airport to Vijawyada bus will take closer to 6 hours.

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