Kerala RTC Vs Karnataka RTC

Update (03-11-2010) New Volvo Service From (12-11-2010 onwards) Bangalore To Kozhikkode and vice versa. 
22.30 from Bangalore and 22.00 from Kozhikkode. 

Update: Karnataka RTC started a new volvo service to Kumali via Cumbum, Theni. 8.45 from Bangalore and 19.00 from Kumli. 

This post is just for a comparison of the inter state services of both the corporations. I focus mainly to the Bangalore bound buses. The reason behind this is that, Nowadays, the requirement of Bangalore bus is very much high. Especially from the places like Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kottayam, Kozhikkode, Kannur and Kumali (Update).

If we compare Kerala RTC with Karnataka RTC regarding the Bangalore services, Without any doubt, Anybody can tell that they are doing the best. They are running the buses for the Passenger’s need, not only for the sake of profit. The best example are of their Airavat Volvo buses.

Nowadays people don’t mind paying much for better comfort and facilities. They provide Blankets, Water bottles in their Airavat buses, But what is the condition is our Garuda?

Just compare our deluxe buses with their Rajahamsa buses? I think, i don’t want to give any explanations for that.

Kerala RTC buses are good only for speed and its time punctuality. So if they improve the quality of their buses, definitely Kerala RTC can become the #1 corporation in South India.

Here is the comparison of Bangalore bound buses from Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Thrichur, Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Kannur. I have selected only the places which both the RTC’s having reservation facility.

Kerala RTC
15.20 Super Express Salem
20.00 Ac Bus Mysore
21.15 Ac Bus Mysore
Karnataka RTC
17.00 Rajahamsa Mysore
17.45 Rajahamsa Salem
18.00 Rajahamsa Mysore
18.29 Volvo Salem
19.31 Volvo Salem
19.56 (Spl) Volvo Salem
20.00 Volvo Salem
20.30 Volvo Salem
20.45 (TVM) Volvo Salem
Kerala RTC
15.15 Volvo Salem
Karnataka RTC
16.00 Volvo Salem
Kerala RTC
16.00 Ac Bus Salem
17.30 Super Deluxe Mysore
Karnataka RTC
18.00 Volvo Salem
17.01 Rajahamsa Salem
Kerala RTC
20.00 Ac Bus Salem
21.00 Ac Bus Salem
23.00 Super Deluxe Mysore
Karnataka RTC
18.15 Rajahamsa Salem
19.14 Rajahamsa Cbe, Mysore
19.27 (Spl) Rajahamsa Salem
20.31 Volvo Cbe, Mysore
Kerala RTC
7.00 Super Fast Bathery
7.30 Super Deluxe Bathery
8.00 Super Fast Bathery
10.00 Super Fast Bathery
12.00 Super Deluxe Bathery
13.30 Ac Bus Bathery
18.00 Super Fast Mananthavadi
19.00 Super Fast Mananthavadi
20.00 Super Fast Mananthavadi
21.30 Super Fast Mananthavadi
22.00 Super Fast Mananthavadi
Karnataka RTC
9.01 Express Bathery
21.01 Rajahamsa Mananthavadi
22.00 Rajahamsa Mananthavadi
Kerala RTC
7.30 Super Express Iritty
19.00 Super Deluxe Iritty
20.15 Super Express Iritty
21.30 Super Express Thalassery
Karnataka RTC
7.45 Express Iritty
9.30 Rajahamsa Ginikoppa
19.35 Rajahamsa Iritty
19.45 Express Iritty
20.35 Rajahamsa Virajpetta
Kerala RTC
21.00 Super Deluxe Salem
Karnataka RTC
20.19 (Spl) Meghaooth Ac Bus Salem
20.35 Rajahamsa Salem
21.30 Volvo Salem

So, by seeing the above table we can come to the conclusion that Karnataka RTC is leading for its operation in all the places except Kozhikkode.

Let’s wish best for them and hope Kerala RTC will do something immediately.

NB: All the above time schedules are fetched from the Online reservation websites of both Kerala and Karnataka RTC.


  1. lets give marks for each type

    SF 6 points

    kerala RTC scores 188 points with 23 schedules from different parts.

    karnataka RTC scores 237 points with 27 schedules( incl. spl ) from the same different parts

  2. ksrtc should start volvo service from ernakulam,kottarakkara,pathanamthitta by developing trivandrum as a base station,with well maintained trained mechanics and workshop facility.ksrtc can also maintain thier jnurm services with this facility. ksrtc can send one jnurm volvo bus daily towards trivandrum as a regular ksrtc can maintain all volvos regularly

  3. dont compare our delux with rajahamsa..bcoz our bus taking only 8 or less than 8hrs from plkd…rajahamsa taking more than 8.30 sumtime 9hrs…the only point we dont have more supr delx bus…comfrt also betr thn rjhmsa..if our ksrtc stars more deluxor garuda defntly people wil travel in our buses…

    • i cant agree wit dis…our buses are only good for speed.rajahamsa gives more comfortable better than kerala buses.the major reason is rajahamsa have driver passenger separated cabin.its can reduce engine noice,and save passengers from oppst vehicles headlight.also seats and body build qualitys are better than our buses

  4. @ ravana

    are you joking, if not have your facts correct

    KaSRTC rajahamsa buses have better seats than KeSRTC delux buses and 90% of rajahamsa buses have air suspension and bus body is built by Prakash or Veera
    please stop comparing KaSRTC and KeSRTC as they are not comparable. KaSRTC has 450+ Volvo and Mercedes Benz buses and 800+ rajahamsa buses. KeSRTC has only 3 Volvo buses and approx 50 delux buses
    Regarding timing for me 30min doesn't make any difference

  5. എറണാകുളം-ബാംഗ്ലൂര്‍ റൂട്ടില്‍ പുതിയ ഒരു എ സി ബസ്‌ അത്യാവശ്യമാണ്. നിലവില്‍ ഈ റൂട്ടിലെ എ സി ബസ്‌ കോഴിക്കോട് വഴിയായത്‌ കൊണ്ട് വന്‍ സമയ നഷ്ടം ഉണ്ടാവുകയാണ്. ഗരുടക്ക് എറണാകുളം ഫെയര്‍ സ്റ്റേജ് ഇല്ലാത്തതും ന്യായമല്ല. ഈ പ്രശ്നങ്ങള്‍ എന്ന് തീരും?

  6. On 17/10/2010 From EKM->BLR
    KaSRTC is operating 8 Airavata 5 Rajahamsa buses
    On EKM->BLR sector may be they are the biggest operator
    I think they should reintroduce the Sleeper service and also add Mercedes Benz bus

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