Those who frequently travel back and forth from Bengaluru would know that it takes a lot of time and costs a lot of money to get to Kempegowda International Airport from different parts of the city. For a one-way trip, cabs often charge Rs 1000 and the price can skyrocket depending upon the weather and demand.
For example, Rohin Dharmakumar, who is the CEO of The Ken, took to Twitter to share two screenshots – one showing the price of flight tickets from Bengaluru to Mumbai and the second showing the cost of an Uber ride from Bengaluru airport to the city.
The price of Uber ranges from Rs 1260 to Rs 2638 while that of the plane ticket is Rs 2058. So an Uber XL from Bengaluru airport is costlier than a flight ticket to Mumbai.
Have a look at his tweet here:
A ~1 hour Uber to Bengaluru airport costs 60-130% the price of a ~1.5 hour flight to Mumbai 😐 pic.twitter.com/zl5kFaCuNa
— Rohin Dharmakumar (@r0h1n) September 12, 2022
While travelling to and from the airport can be an expensive affair, several people highlighted that there are cheaper options of commute available to the public.
For example, in January 2021, the Indian Railways began train services from Bengaluru city to the airport which cost only Rs 10, giving a much-needed respite to the passengers.
It could also take longer to get to the Bengaluru airport than flying to Mumbai 😆
— Tanvi Shukla (@tanvishukla) September 13, 2022
A colleague from South Bengaluru says he reaches Chennai faster by train than by a flight.
— Deepak Anand (@deepakanand1981) September 13, 2022
I’ve discovered long-term parking at the airport is pretty cheap. 250 for the first day and 150 thereafter. FAR cheaper than taking a cab.
— Varun Achar (@varunachar) September 13, 2022
Bengaluru is expensive city no doubt but cab aggregators are not the only option people have.
1.Cheapest, Use Indian railways airport link train&shuttle bus
2.Use BMTC&KSRTC airport bus&fly bus
Time taken& comfort will not be compromised
These two are best options other than cabs pic.twitter.com/K2R2ODLb7O
— ಕ್ರುಶಿಕ ಎವಿ/Krushika AV (@KrishKrushik) September 13, 2022
Bangalore needs an airport metro and Gurgaon needs Bangalore weather!
— Bhavesh (@BhaveshShriv) September 12, 2022
Said it earlier saying it again, There are AC BMTC Volvo buses plying from every part of town to the airport 24/7 and vice versa. The cherry on the cake is, On any route, the max cap of fare doesn’t exceed 300 INR. Thank me later 🙂
— Shashikiran Devadiga (@Shashikiran_Dev) September 13, 2022
If cabs are so expensive, why not travel via trains and buses instead? Choose the cheaper option!