Plan a visit to IISc

How to Reach IISc

Directions to IISc campus from the Airport, Railway station and Majestic

Bengaluru is connected by air, rail and road to all the metropolises and most major cities of the country. Also, one can fly direct to Bengaluru from several international airports

IISc is about 35kms from the airport. One could take either a prepaid taxi (currently, costs Rs. 750, and the counter is available near the exit of the Airport Building), or a city taxi (costs about Rs. 700, and a queue for the same is just outside the airport building). The Institute is known as “Tata Institute” to the locals and is just past Mekhri circle and on the way to Yeshwantpura (one must take a right turn at Mekhri circle). A Shuttle bus service, operated by Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), runs from the airport to various areas in Bengaluru city every 15 minutes. Details of the schedule can be found here. Additional information on the airport can also be found at its official website: (

The city railway station is about 7 kms from the IISc campus. One will have to leave the station from platform number ONE and reach the prepaid taxi stand and hire a city taxi (costs about Rs 150). Majestic  (7kms from IISc) is the central Bus stand in Bengaluru and is just opposite  the City Railway station. If one happens to reach Majestic, Bengaluru by bus, go to city bus  platform number 22 from where almost all city buses come to the Institute.

The Yeshwantpura railway station is located  less than 2 km from the institute campus. One can take a ‘pre-paid’ auto from the counter located outside the exit gate of platform number 6. The prepaid autos shouldn’t charge more than Rs. 80 (as of Sep 2013), and is the best deal given the options available. The landmark is CNR Rao Circle from where one would take the entry to IISc. Though the prepaid contract says IISc (Tata Institute as more popularly known) gate as the destination, the hostels and most of the academic departments are within 500 mts from the gate, and hence the auto can be requested to drop at your destination.

If one plans to take a bus into town, one will have to move past Malleswaram 18th cross bus stand  towards Yeshwantpura  in order to reach IISc (also popularly called Tata Institute). There is also a bus stop on the highway between the yellow over bridge and Prof. CNR Rao circle, and another one at Prof. CNR Rao circle (on Sir CV Raman Road ). Finally there is a bus stop at Yeshwantpura tollgate, just off campus near R block. Most buses go to one of these places.

Schools and Colleges

Students from Colleges & Universities are welcome to visit the Institute on a working Friday between 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

The Authorities of Colleges/Universities may please write to the Public Relations Officer of the Institute at his email-id: with a copy to ( Fax No.080 – 23600853 ) identifying a Friday of the month, the specific Department which they wish to visit and ascertain the convenience of the Institute at least 15 days prior to the proposed date of visit. For any queries, they may approach the PRO office no. 080-22932770 / 22932680.

Permission for visit will be communicated through email only and therefore Colleges/Universities are requested to clearly give their correct email-id in their correspondence with the Public Relations Officer.”


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