India's vast bus services network allows space for many private bus operators to run their bus services along with state-owned bus services. If you are looking for inter-state travel, you do have a wide choice or private bus operators who offer bus services and depending upon your budget you can choose between Deluxe buses and semi deluxe buses.
You can board inter-state buses from the inter-state bus terminal of your city. Some private bus operators also do have midway stops and you can board the bus from a convenient point.
Online bus ticket booking facility is available for passengers to book their bus tickets week before the schedule date of journey as per the authorization given by the transport offices. Various buses ply from one place to another but their services and facility varies according to their ticket fare which they charge from passengers at the time of traveling.
Super deluxe volvo
Super deluxe volvo are usually air conditioned buses with full reclining push back seats, front and rear air suspension. Snacks and mineral water is provided by several state transport operators, during this journey.
Hi-tech deluxe buses
This type of buses has full reclining seats with head rest, and extra space for luggage. All are 2 X 2 push back seats. Some of the buses have VCR facility and passengers can watch free movies while on journey. Fan and study light is available on every seat, like the super deluxe volvo buses.
All seats are 2 X 3 comfortable seats. This type of buses are very affordable as the bus fares is considerable less then that of Hi-tech buses or super deluxe volvo buses. Luggage is allowed on the root of the buses as well include the usual luggage space.
Here is the list of various state owned road transport corporations in India:
APSRTC runs intercity and inter district buses within the state of Andhra Pradesh and also runs interstate routes connecting to the adjacent states.
APSTS runs buses throughout Arunachal Pradesh as well as interstate bus services to the adjoining states.
ASTC, Assam state transport corporation, provides bus services in different cities of Assam and to the neighboring states.
BSTDC, Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation, runs bus services to the neighboring state of Delhi from Bihar as well as for tourists for local site-seeing in Bihar.
DTC runs intercity bus services within Delhi as well as various adjoining areas such as Haryana, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, and Jammu and Kashmir.
GSRTC runs interstate bus routes which connect the Gujarat state by road to the adjacent states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
HRTC provides road transportation in various parts of Himachal Pradesh and interstate bus services to various states.
JKSRTC runs tourist bus services to some of the tourist locations in the state of Jammu & Kashmir as well as interstate buses to the adjacent states.
KSRTC runs AIR-CONDITIONED MAYURA, RAJAHAMSA , SEMI DELUXE and other types of buses to cater to the needs of passengers in Karnataka.
KSRTC, Kerala state road transport corporation, runs all types of buses to the inner cities and villages of Kerala. KSRTC also connects Kerala by road with neighboring states.
Kadamba Transport Corporation cater to the needs of the passengers for public transport within Goa. It also provides interstate services to various states.
MSRTC runs regular bus services in Maharashtra as well as to the states of Karnataka, Goa, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
MST, Mizoram State Road Transport, offers daily bus services in Mizoram. MST offers ordinary, deluxe and mini type of bus vehicles for providing public transportation.
OSRTC, Orissa State Road Transport Corporation offers bus services to passengers covering the cities, districts, and remote areas of the state of Orissa.
PEPSU road transport corporation of Patiala provides public transportation in Punjab and also offers interstate bus services.
RSRTC provides public transportation facility in the State Of Rajasthan and also runs interstate bus routes to the neighboring states.
SETC runs regular bus services in Tamil Nadu as well as interstate routes connecting major cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.
UPSRTC runs short distance shuttle services, express and long route services and provides bus services in the state, and on interstate routes to the adjoining states.
Uttaranchal operates three type of buses - Super deluxe Volvo, Hi-tech deluxe buses and Ordinary buses for travel between Delhi and locations in Uttaranchal.