How to get a BMTC bus pass in Bangalore

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BMTC issues a variety of monthly passes for regular travellers on the public bus system in the city. This is to make the travel experience a lot simpler and cheaper as the monthly passes ensure that people travel at a discounted price. There are also special student passes that are issued at highly concessional rates. Recently BMTC also introduced a pass that allows bus as well as Metro Rail travel.


Pre-process requirements:


  • Valid Government recognised ID : Pan card, DL, Voters ID, Passport & Govt Employee ID
  • For the Student Concessional Pass:
  • Submit an application duly filled and attested by the Head of the Educational Institutions along with the tuition fee receipt.
  • From-To destination and change over place to be mentioned legibly/clearly.
  • Production of tuition fee receipt for the current year for verification at the fee remittance counter is a must.
  • A production of an ID card issued by the Education Institution is necessary.
  • Prescribed fee accepted only in cash. DD/Cheques are not accepted.
  • The above formalities need to be completed even at the time of renewal of 5 months passes.
  • Fill in the Pass Application Form


Process flow (with ideal number of days indicated for each process)

  1. Carry a stamp size photo of yours.
  2. Go to Majestic Bus stand(It is also possible to get this done from Shantinagar from 1st to 6th of every month)
  3. Go to the bus pass counter, pay 1450 (For monthly pass) + 100 (for BMTC identity card)
  4. Get the identity card laminated from the next counter and you are good to go.
    ID card is valid for 4 years.
  5. For all subsequent months, you can get the new monthly pass directly from the conductor(no need to go to bus stand)

Department / Organisation: BMTC: Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation


Contact person: Bus Pass agent


Location : Closest to your area of residence


Monthly pass issuing counters at BMTC Bus Station :

  1. Kempegowda Bus Station
  2. M.S. Building
  3. KHB Colony
  4. Rajajinagar 1st block
  5. Malleshwaram
  6. Basaveshwaranagar
  7. Kamalanagar
  8. NR Colony
  9. BIAL Airport
  10. Nandini Layout


Do remember:

  1. Pass Issue timings: Student concessional passes are issued between 08:00 am and 05:00 pm at all centres on all days except Sundays and General Holidays.
  2. Pre-printed application forms are made available at the Enquiry Counters of all major Bus Stations free of cost. Photocopies of applications/paper cutting copy/typed applications/downloaded copies from website are all honoured.
  3. To avoid inconvenience from unnecessary rush and crowding at the counters, the period of pass issue is spread over a period of three months.


Related information


Web sites

BBMP bus routes

Types of bus passes






Divisional Traffic Officer, Kempegowda Bus Station , BMTC: 080-22952311/080-22952314

Assistant Traffic Manager, Shivajinagar Bus Station: 080-22952321/080-22952324

Control Room: 080-22952422/080-22952522

Chief Traffic Manager(opn ), BMTC, Central offices: 080-22952534 / 080-22952588

Call Center No : 12667 / 080-22029935

Toll Free Number : 1800-425-1663

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