The nearest railway station
to Hampi is Hospet, which is about 13 km from Hampi. Though
all trains halt at Hospet, they are infrequent. There are
about 10 daily trains and about 5 special trains, which ply
once or twice a week. Two of these trains are from Bangalore.
The trains are run by Indian
a Government of India company and largest employer of the
world. Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks
of the world and is a very popular means of transportation
in the country.
Tickets for boarding can
be purchased at the ticketing offices at the boarding station
an hour before departure of the train. But it is highly
recommended that you reserve your tickets well in advance
at any reservation office, anywhere in the country. You can
also buy reservations from authorised travel agents.
Reservation would guarantee you a berth on the train. If you
purchase the ticket at the counter before boarding, it will
only let you get into the train but won't guarantee a seat.
Moreover, in many trains, the bogies for reserved and ordinary
tickets are different and not equally comforting. Not reserving
a ticket might be very uncomfortable on the extra long journeys.
In case you cannot reserve
a berth, it is useful to talk to the Ticket Checker on the
train. He/she, for a small fee, would arrange a berth in a
reserved bogie, if any are available against cancellations.
Please do not try to bribe the TCs. It is illegal and unethical.Very
recently, Indian Railways came up with an online reservation
system. You can check their website at Indian
for latest train timetables of trains plying through Hospet.
To reserve your tickets through their website, visit their
online reservation portal by clicking