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So you’re headed to Hampi!

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. How to get to Hampi. Backpacking South India

 

I went from Goa to Hampi by train, taking the train that passes by Goa’s famous waterfalls. (It goes by quick, so you’ll need to be ready for it if you want to see it too!) 

So if you’re also arriving to Hampi by train, then the Hospet train station will be the railway station to arrive at.

 

 

How long does it take to get from the train station to Hospet?

Depending on how you’re getting to Hospet, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to possibly close to 2 hours.

The quickest option will be to get direct transportation (auto rickshaw) straight from the train station.

The longer way will be by bus and might include walking time and waiting time. 

 

 

How to get from Hospet train station to Hampi on a budget

This is how I got to Hampi from the Hospet train station in June 2019 anyway!

 

  • Arrive at Hospet railway station
  • Walk from train station to Hospet bus station (around 20 minutes) or take a rickshaw (around 5 minutes)
  • Arrive at Hospet bus station!
  • Get on the bus to Hampi
  • Enjoy the bus ride! (around 30 minutes)
  • Arrive at Hampi bus station!
  • Walk to your guesthouse in Hampi (or take a rickshaw)
  • Enjoy Hampi!!

 

 

Arrive at Hospet railway station

Hospet to Hampi bus. How to get to Hampi. hampi junction railway station train. Backpacking South India

 

Walk from Hospet train station to Hospet bus station

Hospet to Hampi bus. How to get to Hampi. how to get from train station to bus station. Backpacking South India

 

Arrive at Hospet bus station

Hospet to Hampi bus. How to get to Hampi. hospet bus station. Backpacking South India

 

Get on the bus to Hampi

Hospet to Hampi bus. How to get to Hampi. bus to hampi. Backpacking South India

 

Enjoy the bus ride!

Hospet to Hampi bus. How to get to Hampi. bus ride to hampi. Backpacking South India

 

Arrive at Hampi bus station!

Hospet to Hampi bus. How to get to Hampi. hampi bus station. Backpacking South India

 

Walk to your guesthouse in Hampi

Hospet to Hampi bus. How to get to Hampi. where to stay in hampi. Backpacking South India

 

Enjoy Hampi!!

Hospet to Hampi bus. How to get to Hampi. Backpacking South India

 

 

Rickshaw to Hampi from Hospet?

Hospet to Hampi bus or rickshaw to Hampi. Backpacking south India

 

There are loads of rickshaws outside the Hospet train station that will be happy to take you directly to Hampi. 

It will naturally is a bit more expensive, but it’s still not too high of a cost. 

I’ve been told that an auto rickshaw from Hospet to Hampi will cost around 150 rupees (US$2). A rickshaw in the opposite direction, from Hampi to Hospet will likely cost a little more, from 200-300 rupees (US$3-4).

I haven’t taken a rickshaw on this route, but I would also expect that when you’re on your way to Hampi that they will try to sell you on a Hampi rickshaw tour during your ride to Hampi, too!

A rickshaw will also get you to Hampi quicker, maybe in around 30 minutes. 

 

But if you want to be a bit more environmentally friendly, or you just want to take the local bus because you have time…

Then taking the bus to Hampi is also an option!

 

 

Now…

A few more details about taking the bus to Hampi when you’re arriving to the Hospet railway station!

 

 

Arrive at Hospet railway station

Hospet to Hampi bus from Hospet junction railway station. Backpacking South India

 

So once you arrive at the Hospet train station…

 

Hospet to Hampi bus from Hospet junction railway station. Backpacking South India

 

You can make your way to the exit!

 

Hospet to Hampi bus from Hospet junction railway station. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus from Hospet railway station to exit. Backpacking South India

 

 

Walk from Hospet train station to Hospet bus station

Then once you’re outside the train station, you can start making your way to the Hospet bus station.

 

There will be 2 main ways to get to the bus station from the train station:

  • Walk
  • Rickshaw

 

Apparently there might be a bus that shows up directly at the train station that will make a stop at the Hospet train station, but I’m not sure how reliable this is.

When I got outside the train station, there was a bus waiting, but I was told that this was a private bus and basically that it wasn’t for me.

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. outside Hospet railway station. Backpacking South India

 

 

So then…

How far is the Hospet bus station from the railway station?

It’s about 1.5 km (1 mile) to get to the bus station.

You can get a rickshaw for this portion of it just to get to the bus stand.

There are plenty of rickshaws outside of the Hospet railway station that would be happy to give a ride.

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. rickshaw from Hospet railway station. Backpacking South India

 

I was offered a ride to the bus station for 20 rupees (US$0.30). 

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. how to get to hospet bus station or bus stand by rickshaw. Backpacking South India

 

And similar to if you were to get a rickshaw all the way to Hampi, I imagine that you can expect to be attempted to be sold on getting a ride all the way to Hampi, or for a Hampi rickshaw tour! 

 

And then, if you want to not take a rickshaw…

You can walk to the bus stand! 

I used the maps.me app along with the GPS locator on my phone to walk to the bus station.

I also asked a couple of small side shops along the way to make sure I was going in the right direction.

It was a pretty straightforward walk though, as you are basically just going straight.

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. how to get to hospet bus station or bus stand. Backpacking South India

 

Shortly after you leave the train station, you’ll come across a junction, and here you’ll head to the left side. Again, a maps app can help with this!

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. how to get to hospet bus station or bus stand. Backpacking South India

 

And then just keep walking!

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. how to get to hospet bus station or bus stand by rickshaw. Backpacking South India

 

I walked to the bus station, and it took me around 20 minutes.

 

 

Arrive at Hospet bus station!

Hospet to Hampi bus. hospet bus station or bus stand, rickshaw. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus. hospet bus station or bus stand. Backpacking South India

 

 

Get on the bus to Hampi

So once you arrive at the bus station, you’ll see a bunch of buses.

 

 Hospet to Hampi bus. hospet bus station. Backpacking South India

 

Basically, you can start to walk in front of the row of buses to see if you can find a bus that has a Hampi sign on it.

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. hospet bus station for bus to hampi. Backpacking South India

 

Most of the buses only have the local language of Kannada on it, but the bus to Hampi also had it in English.

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. hospet bus station for bus to hampi. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus. hospet bus station for bus to hampi. Backpacking South India

 

If you don’t immediately see the Hampi bus, you can also ask a shop worker or another person that looks like they work at the bus station. They will probably know!

 

Then once you find the bus, you can get on the bus!

 

Hospet to Hampi bus to hampi. seats inside. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus to hampi. seats inside. Backpacking South India

 

And then, wait for the bus to depart!

I was waiting for 20-30 minutes for the bus to leave.

 

 

How much is a bus ticket from Hospet to Hampi?

So once you get on the bus, there will be someone who will come around to collect the bus ticket fare.

 

 

My bus ticket cost 15 rupees (US$0.20).

 

 

 

Enjoy the bus ride!

…or try to anyway. 😉

The first part of the bus ride is a bit loud as you’re driving through the city and a main road leading away from Hospet.

 

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

 

And then once you get closer to Hampi, you’ll start to get to a little quieter roads… and start to see the landscape that Hampi is known for!

 

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

 

How long is the bus ride to Hampi?

My bus took a little over 30 minutes to get to Hampi.

 

 

Arrive at Hampi bus station!

Hospet to Hampi bus ride. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus. Hampi bus station arrival timing. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus. Hampi bus station arrival timing. Backpacking South India

 

 

Walk to your guesthouse in Hampi

The bus will drop you off right near the main tourist area of Hampi.

So if you are staying in this area, then it will likely be a 5-10 minute walk to get to any guesthouse located around here.

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. Walk from Hampi bus station to guesthouse. temple and ruins. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus. Walk from Hampi bus station to guesthouse. temple and ruins. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus. Walk from Hampi bus station to guesthouse. hampi tourist streets. Backpacking South India

 

The other area to stay in Hampi is across the river.

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. Hampi bus station to guesthouse on other side of river, anegundi side. ferry boat. Backpacking South India

 

There is a ferry that can get you across this main Hampi river.

 

Or if you want to just get to your guesthouse quickly, there are sure to be plenty of rickshaws available to get you to your guesthouse no matter where you’re staying! 

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. Rickshaw from Hampi bus station. Backpacking South India

Hospet to Hampi bus. Rickshaw from Hampi bus station. Backpacking South India

 

 

Enjoy Hampi!!

Hospet to Hampi bus. How to get to Hampi. Backpacking South India

 

Hospet to Hampi bus. how to get to hampi from hospet junction railway station. Backpacking South India travel blog

 

HAPPY BUS RIDE FROM HOSPET TO HAMPI!

 



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