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How To Reach Puttaparthi

By Air: The Puttaparthi Town possesses a small domestic Airport named ‘Sri Sathya Sai Airport’ which is located approximately 6 kilometers away from the Prashanti Nilayam Ashram. Owned by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, this airport provides air connectivity to Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Visakhapattanam Airports. The flights that ply from the Puttaparthi Airport are operated by Indian Airlines. However, this airport is functional only seasonally and the flights are scheduled only as per the requirement. Tourists are advised to check the flight availabilities before they plan their trip.
The nearest major airport from Puttaparthi is located at Bangalore at the approximate distance of 163 kilometers. Bangalore (Bengaluru) International Airport is very well connected with almost all the chief domestic as well as international destinations including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Lucknow, Goa, Mangalore, Port Blair, Sharjah, Paris, Agatti, Mauritius, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Frankfurt, Muscat, Doha, Singapore, Singapore, Colombo, etc.
Air India-IC, Air India, Go Air, IndiGo, Go Business, Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect, JetLite, Kingfisher, Kingfisher Red, SpiceJet are some of the airlines that provide services at the Bangalore Airport. To reach Puttaparthi from Bangalore Airport tourists generality hire a cab that costs about 4000 rupees or so.
By Rail: Puttaparthi Railway Station also popularly known as ‘Sathya Sai Prashanti Nilayam (SSPN) Railway Station’ is located about 8 kilometers away from the Puttaparthi town. Functional since 2000 this railway station is directly connected with various major cities of the country including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Visakhapattanam, Coimbatore, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, etc. Some of the trains that stop at the Puttaparthi Station are: Karnataka Exp, Bangalore Exp, Udyan Exp, Yesvantpur Spl, Prashanti Exp, Lokmanya Tt Exp, Bangalore Rajdhani, Coimbatore Exp, etc.
The nearest major railway station from Puttaparthi is located at Dharmavaram. Dharmavaram Junction is positioned at the distance of about 42 kilometers from Puttaparthi and provides better connectivity with rest of the country via rail route. To reach Dharmavaram from Puttaparthi one can avail the APSRTC buses or hire a cab that would cost about 900 INR. The odyssey between Puttaparthi and Dharmavaram takes about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes of time.
By Road: Puttaparthi is very well connected with other parts of the state and country via a well established road network of state and national highways. National Highway No 7 that connects Bangalore with Hyderabad can be used to reach Puttaparthi via road. From NH 7 you will have to turn towards Rampuram and then travel about 30 kilometers to reach Puttaparthi. Puttaparthi is situated about 42 km from Dharmavaram, 65 km from Hindupur, 84 km from Ananthapur, 155 km from Bangalore, 416 km from Chennai, 441 km from Hyderabad and 951 km from Mumbai. Puttaparthi is well connected with all the nearby destinations of Andhra Pradesh as well as neighboring states through the regular APSRTC, KSRTC and other state transport and private buses. Another alternative to reach Puttaparthi via road is to rent a cab from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and some other important destinations. These cabs generally cost about 2500 to 3000 Rs.