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Various options to travel Hyderabad

Yes, you can travel Hyderabad by various options...

Hyderabad city is well connected to major cities of India and overseas. You can either board a flight to reach the Hyderabad city or go by rail and road.

I prefer traveling to Hyderabad by rail and road. I love those small towns and villages which come up along the entire route.

I keep my camera always ready to shoot the natural greenery and those local village boys playing in the green fields... it is really awesome shooting those unique pictures...

Let’s find in detail about each traveling option to reach Hyderabad city.

Travel Hyderabad by Air

Hyderabad International Airport at Shamshabad:

Hyderabad is well linked by all major airlines to most major Indian cities and overseas. All flights, national and international, to and from Hyderabad, operate from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (popularly known as Hyderabad International Airport), is a new airport located at Shamshabad, 22 kms from city. This new airport has replaced the former Begumpet Airport.

Hyderabad International Airport

Hyderabad International Airport at Shamshabad
Note: The airport is being completed in various phases, once completed, it will be able to provide much-needed infrastructure to handle large aircraft and international traffic. The airport is expected to be the best in the country and will house world-class facilities. The airport is being developed to cater to a total of 12 million a year and will in the final stage be able to cater to 40 million passengers a year. The total cost of the project is Rs 2,300 crore (US$560 million). The airport will be built on an area of 5,400 acres (22 km²).

Currently, Hyderabad has non stop flights to and from various other foreign cities.

The following Airlines offer services to travel Hyderabad from various International destinations.
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Saudi Airlines
  • Qatar Airlines
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • Malaysian Airlines
  • SilkAir
  • Lufthansa Airlines
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Air France
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Gulf Air
  • Delta Airlines
  • Indian

Most of India's domestic airlines fly to and from Hyderabad from all major cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Cochin, Pune, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram.

Also you can find daily flights from major cities of India to Hyderabad. As new routes are added from time to time, it is best to check on websites of the respective airlines to find out the required particulars beforehand.

Following Airlines offer domestic services to travel Hyderabad from various cities across India.
  • Air Deccan
  • Air India
  • Air Sahara
  • Go Air
  • Indian Airlines
  • Jet Airways
  • Kingfisher Airlines
  • Paramount Airways
  • Indigo
  • SpiceJet

Once you reach Hyderabad International Airport, you can hire cars from Airport itself.

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Car Rental Services

At Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, car rental services are provided by Avis, Hertz and Budget. They would provide the best service for the passengers arriving at the Airport.

+1800 11 2525 (Toll Free)
+91 40 6060 2847
+91 040 6603700 / 701
+91 9963998833

Radio Taxis

Radio Taxi service at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is provided by the leading service providers like Meru and Easy cabs for the convenience of the passengers.

Easy Cabs
+91 40 43434343
+91 40 44224422

Travel Hyderabad by Rail (Train)

The South Central Railway is one of the 16 railway zones in India. It is headquartered at Secunderabad (twin-city of Hyderabad city). Hence you will find many trains from major cities of India to Hyderabad.

Hyderabad is a major point of arrival and departure.

Hyderabad has three major railway stations:

  • Hyderabad Railway Station (Nampally)
  • Secunderabad Railway Station
  • Kachiguda Railway Station.

    Secunderabad Railway Station

    Secunderabad Railway Station

    Hyderabad Railway Station, Nampally

    Hyderabad Railway Station (Nampally)

    Take precautionary measures while drinking water. Avoid junk food which are available on railway platforms.

    Take care of your belongings. Never accept any food, fruit, chocolates or juice from any stranger in train.

    Online Sources
  • Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) – Tickets can be booked online here.
  • Indian Railways – The official Indian Railways website
  • Train Travel in India – An invaluable resource for train travel information in India

    Secunderabad Railway Platform

    Travel Hyderabad by Road

    You can travel Hyderabad by Road, either by bus or car.

    by Bus...

    The highway (express way) network linking Hyderabad to various parts of the country is very easy. Hyderabad is connected to rest of the states by National Highways - NH-7, NH-9 and NH-202. Being the capital of Andhra Pradesh it is also very well connected to all the towns and cities of the region.

    There are many private buses that carry out daily between Hyderabad and other major cities of India. These range from special buses to deluxe AC ones.

    Nowadays many luxurious buses have been introduced by state Govt. and private operators. You will find different classes in buses, like sleeper class and semi-sleeper class. Many buses are having TV and music system for entertainment purpose. Toilets and Coffee bars were introduced in Volvo Coaches, though it will be costly but you and your family will be comfortable for long journey.

    Tourist Buses will halt for 20-30 minutes on Dhabas or Restaurants.

    Hyderabad has the third largest bus station facility in Asia, with 72 platforms for 72 buses to load passengers at a time. Officially named as the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, it is locally known as the Imlibun Bus Station, owned by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC). People usually call it Imlibun bus station, though it is not the official name. It is the largest bus station in Asia. Many buses from other states like Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa and Tamil Nadu arrive at this bus station daily.

    Currently Bus Station consists of about 19,000 strong bus fleet. There are more than 4000 buses in the city running the point to point service.

    by Car...

    Travel to Hyderabad by car is a easiest option. You can travel in your own car or else you can rent a car. Car Rental Companies will charge as per distance (kilometers) from your destination to Hyderabad. Also they will charge Driver bhatta (Driver charges). So before hiring a car, confirm with them about the Driver bhatta, night halt charges, extra km charges and other important information.

    Follow traffic rules and drive safely and don't forget to wear a seat belt.
    Always avoid drinking while driving.
    Wish you a Happy Journey!

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