This Is The Longest Bus Journey In India Covering 2000 Kms; This App Has Enabled 32 Billion Kms Of Journey In 2019!
As the year ended, we brought to you multiple survey reports of different sectors, showing the trends of consumer behaviour. Be it the very famous smartphone sector, or the hospitality counterpart, we left nothing uncovered. Right from buying habits to binging habits, we covered it all for you.
On a similar pedestal, we have an analysis report from the online bus ticketing platform redBus. Have you ever wondered as to which is the longest bus route operating in India? Well, according to redBus, the travel line between Bengaluru and Jaitaran in Rajasthan, spanning a distance of about 1,954 km is the longest bus route in the country.
The Longest Routed Bus
Like we said, the bus route operating between Bengaluru and Jaitaran in Rajasthan, spanning a distance of 1,954km in 37 hours and 30 minutes tops the list. The bus runs all the way from Bangalore to a small town in Pali district in Rajasthan.
The daily service AC and Sleeper bus between the two places costs about Rs 3500 per passenger, starting from Bangalore at 7 pm and reaching Jaitaran at 8.30 am after 2 days.
With last-minute availability and better connectivity, a growing number of passengers are preferring buses to trains to commute between Bengaluru and various cities in Rajasthan. In fact, a a Bengaluru-Rajasthan bus caters to passengers of four states: Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Lesser Availability of Train Tickets and Costlier Flight Tickets
There are no daily trains to Rajasthan from Bangalore and reserved tickets aren’t available in weekly trains if not booked in advance. In case of any medical emergency in their hometowns, Rajasthanis living in Bengaluru find flight tickets too expensive, therefore relying more on buses.
These services provide seamless connectivity. There are over 30 daily bus services from Bengaluru to several places in Rajasthan, like Jodhpur, Jalore, Pali, Udaipur, Bhinmal, Abu Road and Barmer. The average fare varies from Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,300 per seat.
Passengers can also carry more luggage in buses than flights.
The Top Destinations for Travel
It is found out that Bangalore was the topmost travel destination on redBus in 2019, followed by Chennai and Hyderabad. The other top destinations were Pune, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Indore and Vijayawada.
- Most Indians travelled on Fridays and Sundays for weekend trips.
- Most popular tourist destination was Goa, followed by Puducherry and Udaipur.
- Tirupati and Shirdi were popular religious destinations.
- Four lakh people travelled on October 25 to celebrate Diwali.
- In 2019, 71.6 million redBus travellers covered a total distance of 32.4 billion km.
- Ticket bookings from tier 2 and 3 cities and towns increased by 53% in 2019, contributing to 56% of total bookings.
than 38,000 buses were tracked on a daily basis by redBus.