Bangalore International Airport is approximately one and a half hour drive from
the Institute. It handles direct flights from a number of national and international
destinations. Unfortunately the airport is not connected by metro. The taxi from the airport may cost around Rs 1200 to Rs 1600.
Bangalore, the "Garden city of
India" is well connected with rail and roads. There are plenty of trains from
all the major cities of India to Bangalore City. Indian Statistical
Institute, which is next to the Bangalore University, is about 12 km on the way to Mysore
from the city . A journey by taxi from the railway station to the Institute will
take approximately 30 minutes and cost approximately Rs.150.
If you wish to take public transport it would be most convenient to take 'Namma Metro' (https://english.bmrc.co.in). The nearest stop for ISI is Jnanabharathi, which is the Bangalore University stop. It is about 10-15 minutes walk from there and the footpath is in a fairly good condition.
The Bangalore City Railway station is now called `Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna' (KSR) station and there is foot overbridge connecting this railway station with the Metro.
The city bus service is known as BMTC (or BTS)
and its main terminal is right opposite the city railway station. Please use the subway
from outside the railway station to reach the BTS bus station. (The area that covers the
railway station, bus station etc. is known as Majestic.) You may take a Kengeri bound bus
(nos. 222A, 226A and 403A) from platform no. 19A to come to ISI. Platform no. 19A is
closest to the railway station. Ask for a ticket to "Jairamdas Bus stop". (The
ISI bus stop is known as 'Jairamdas'.) This bus stop is just after the University Gate bus
stop and just before the R. V. College bus stop. The bus journey takes 30-40 minutes.
ISI is approximately 12 km from the Bangalore City railway
station. You may hire an auto-rickshaw to reach ISI. Please hire an auto only from the
police manned auto-stand just outside the railway station. The meter fare by auto-rickshaw
from the railway station to ISI is approximately Rs. 55. However, you may have to pay one
and a half times the actual meter fare.
If you take an auto at the
Railway/Bus station you will soon get on to Mysore Road. You will travel by the side of a
long fly-over. End of the fly over is 8 km from ISI. Continue on Mysore Road - After some
time you will get the BHEL factory on your right (4 km from ISI) -- continue on Mysore
Road - soon you will get the huge Rajarajeshwari Nagar Arch (2 km from ISI)
on your left - continue on Mysore Road - after some time you get the Jnanabharathi Campus
of the Bangalore University (one km from ISI) on your right - continue on Mysore Road (do
not enter the Bangalore University Campus)- Just about one km down Mysore Road, you get a
Railway Level Crossing on your right. Enter through the railway gate to reach ISI. Once
you get on to Mysore Road, always be on it till you reach the Railway Level Crossing. Next
to the railway gate, on Mysore Road, is Azad Coach Builders factory. If, by mistake, you
reach the R V College of Engineering, you have gone past ISI by a km. Turn back and start
looking for the Railway Level Crossing on your left now.
If you arrive during the
office hours (9.15 AM to 5.45 PM) contact the Security staff, who will
direct you to your room. Outside office hours, you may seek assistance from the security
staff at the gates.