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Transportation in Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar is a important commercial city of Gujrat. Thus, you can expect the best transportation services here in Bhavnagar. Bhavnagar has an airport which helps in connecting with other big cities of India in no time. Bhavnagar is also connected to other major cities of Gujrat by road and rail Apart from this, the local transport service including bus and Auto is up to mark in Bhavnagar.

Airport in Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar happens to be the first few cities to have an airport in Gujrat. This airport is spread across an area of 294 acres in the south east part of Bhavnagar. The IATA code of this airport is BHU while the ICAO code is VABV with the World Area Code being 733.This airport has a very small terminal with a passenger capacity of around 100 for both arrival and departure sections. The nearest airport to Bhavnagar airport is Surat airport which is located at a distance of 91 kms. There are frequent flight flying to Mumbai and Jet airways is the major airline operating in Bhavnagar. There are many flights connecting Bhavnagar with other cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Goa and many more.

Transportation in Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar Airport

Aerodrome Rd,
Phone: +91-278-2212971,
Fax: +91-278-2201840

Roads in Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar has some excellent roads connecting all the parts of the city. The roads are very well maintained by BMC. Some of the major roads in Bhavnagar are Jail road which has the heritage Nilambaug palace and Sir . Takhtsinhji hospital located on it. Other major roads within the city includes:

  • Waghawadi Road
  • Atalbhai Road
  • Rupani Road
  • Talaja Road
  • Ghogha Road
  • Airport Road
  • Diwanpara Road

Bhavnagar also has National highway 8 E which links Bhavnagar to Dwarka at a distance of 445 kms. This highway also connects Bhavnagar to Mahuva. Bhavnagar Rajkot highway and Bhavanagar pipali highway are other major highways in Bhavnagar connecting it with other major cities. National Highway 8E also connects Bhavnagar to Junagadh and Amreli.

Buses in Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar is connected to other cities of Gujrat by road and bus services are extended by many travel operators on more than 5 routes from Bhavnagar. Maximum number of buses run from Bhavnagar to Diu. Bharat Travels is the main travel services operator from Bhavnagar, closely followed by Shrinath Travels. There are many buses frequently running from  Bhavnagar to Baroda, Bharuch, Chikhli (Navsari) and Jodhpur. That is not all, you can now also select which type of bus would you prefer for your travel which includes AC Seater , Volvo AC Sleeper . Volvo AC  to Non-AC Seaters and Non-AC Sleepers.

There are around 66 routes and 19 bus operators providing bus services to Bhavnagar. Maximum number of buses coming from Ahemdabad and these buses are majorly operated by Neelkanth Travels. Other popular citites from where the buses come to Bhavnagar includes  Surat, Vapi, Mumbai and Diu. Top bus operators providing service to Bhavnagar are Bhavani Travels, Shiv Shakti Travel, Shatabdi Travels and Bharat Travels.

Local bus service in Bhavnagar is operated by Gsrtc which is a state owned transport corporation. Intracity bus service is operated by VTCOS running through various routes in Bhavnagar. The various bus terminals in the city are as follows:

ST Depot
Phone no: +(91)-278-2424147
Address: Bhavnagar - 364001

Gujarat Depot Control Point
Phone no: +(91)-278-2423966
Address: Bhavnagar - 364001

Sitaram Chowk Bus Stop
Address: Shri Nathji Nagar

Navapara Bus Stop
Address: 3, Navapara Road,
Nawa Para

Sanskar Mandal Bus Stop
Address: Talaja Road,
Hill Drive

Kalubha Road Bus Stand
Address: 16, Kalubha Road,

Shishuvihar Circle City Bus Stop
Address: Manekwadi,
Krishna Nagar,
Gujarat 364001

Dipak Chowk City Bus Stop
Address: Bordi Gate,
Krishna Nagar,
Gujarat 364001

Shiv Narayan Society Bus Stop
Address: Vallabh Vidyanagar,
Gujarat 364002

Jewel Circle
Address: Vidhyanagar,

Bhavnagar State Transport
Address: GSRTC,
Gujarat 364002

Railway in Bhavnagar

Bhavnagar has an ancient history with railways which  began in December 1880 inauguration of the line from Bhavnagar Terminus to Wadhwan. The railway line was inaugurated by Sir James Fergusson who was the Governor of Bombay in the presence of Sir Takhtasinhji, the ruler of Bhavnagar. Limdi was the destination of the first train which took off from Bhavnagar.

Transportation in Bhavnagar

At the time of Independence, princely states were integrated in the Indian Union. Bhavnagar was the first princely state to be integrated in India. The property and responsibility of the State Railways was passed on to the then State Government of Saurashtra which was operating as “Saurashtra Railways”. In early 1952, they were  taken over by the Government of India and merged with Western Railway. Bhavnagar Division's formal inauguration took place on 15.08.1956. Some of the trains running from Bhavnagar are listed below:

Bhavnagar- Kakinada Express
Train no: 17203
Destination: Kakinada Town

Bhavnagar - Botad Passenger
Train no: 59228   
Destination: Botad Junction

Bhavnagar - Trivandrum Kochuveli Express
Train no: 19260
Destination: Trivandrum Kochuveli

Bhavnagar Palitana Passenger
Train no: 59268
Destination: Palitana

Bhavnagar Surendranagar Passenger
Train no: 59272,59204,59234
Destination: Surendranagar

Bhavnagar Mahuva Passenger
Train no: 59225
Destination: Mahuva Junction

Bhavnagar - Palitana Passenger
Train no: 59202, 59296,59270
Destination: Palitana

Bhavnagar - Mumbai Bandra Special
Train no: 09232, 12972
Destination: Bandra Terminus

Ahmedabad Asansol Express
Train no: 12941   
Destination: Asansol Junction

Bhavnagar Terminus - Surat Link Express
Train no:
Destination: Dhrangadhra

Bhavnagar Okha Passenger
Train no: 59207
Destination: Okha         

You can easily travel in Bhavnagar by taking local buses and trains. You can also hire autos and cabs to travel as well. This option is better as you can take your leisure time to see all the attractions in Bhavnagar. Bhavnagar has good  transportation services which will make your trip to the city more convenient.

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