From Majestic Bus Station / City Railway Station : 10 Kms (Both are adjacent to each other)
From Bangalore International Airport : 45 Kms
From Indiranagar : 17 Kms
From Vijaynagar : 4 Kms
From Malleswaram : 10 Kms
From Brigade Rd / M.G. Rd / Residency Rd : 14 Kms
One of the city’s largest bus stands is located right opposite the City Railway Station. It is called the “Majestic” Bus Stand. The buses that come to Nagarbhavi are : 235, 235B, 235C, 235F and 43 (Pushpak) [From PLATFORM 19A].
If one does not get a bus to Nagarbhavi, it is also convenient to catch a bus to VIJAYNAGAR and an autorickshaw from there to NLSIU ( Though one should expect to pay an extra sum, over and above the meter ). The Bus Service to Vijaynagar is VERY REGULAR and also crowded. Buses to VIJAYNAGAR ply from : PLATFORM 1 and 2.
Taxis are a fairly comfortable way to travel in Bangalore, albeit a little expensive. If you are coming to NLSIU directly from the station or from the Airport, try to come by a pre-paid cab. Otherwise, things can get very expensive.
If you are coming to NLSIU from some place where you are staying, it would be best for you to ring up a City / Radio Taxi Service and ask for a Taxi. These are by far the most reasonable and professional among the Taxi Services. However, the cabs do have a tendancy to “not come at all” some times. So book well in advance and keep reconfirming.
Phone Numbers : (City Taxis: 348 7191,348 7192; Radio Taxis:332 1052, 332 7589)
Autos are a fairly convenient means of commuting in Bangalore. However, they do have their drawbacks. Being on the outskirts of Bangalore as it is, Nagarbhavi is not exactly a preferred location for the Autorickshaw Drivers.
If you take an auto to Nagarbhavi, you want to go “to Nagarbhavi circle” Expect the auto driver to ask for 1 1/2 of what appears on the meter. If traveling at night, or with excess baggage, or with more than three people, they may even ask for double. Do not take this as the final say of Auto fares and do try and bargain a bit.
However, as a general principle, if not traveling to a remote locality or late at night, pay ONLY what appears on the meter. That is the correct fare. From Brigade Road / MG Road / Residency Road, expect the meter to read about 60 – 70 Rs.