How to reach IISC from the Airport/ Railway station / Majestic?
Bangalore is connected by air, rail and road to all the metropolises and most major cities of the country. Now you can fly direct to Bangalore from several international airports as well. The Institute is known as "Tata Institute" to the locals. It is better to use the name "Tata Institute" with the taxi, auto-rickshaw drivers, and bus conductors. The institute is located between Malleswaram and Yeswantpura.
IISc is about 35 kilometer (22 miles) from the airport (both domestic and international). Prepaid taxi service is available from the airport. The fare to IISc would be approximately INR 600. Shuttle bus services are available from the airport. The A/C bus fare is around INR 100. The more economical non A/C buses are also available. You can take buses to either Mekhri Circle or Malleshwaram. IISc is around 2 kilometer from these bus stops and you may take an auto to reach IISc. The fare for the auto would be around INR 20. Alternatively, you can take bus #11 from the airport that directly passes by IISc. A stop can be requested at "Tata Institute".
The main railway station in Bangalore is called Bangalore City which is about 7 km from IISc. The railway station and the main bus stand (called as Majestic) are opposite to each other. Pre-paid taxi and auto-rickshaw facility is available at the Bangalore City Railway Station, near platform number 1. You could tell the person at the counter that you are travelling to Tata Institute. A trip to IISc may cost about INR 60 by auto. Travel by auto-rickshaws between 22:00 hours and 06:00 hours will cost 50% more. You can also use the bus services from platform Number 22 of Majestic bus station: Bus Route nos. 252 E, 258 C, 271 E, 273 C, 275, 99 A and B. Alight at TATA INSTITUTE Bus Stop.
Another important railway station in Bangalore is Cantontment Railway Station, also known as Bangalore Cantt. The distance from this station to IISc is almost same as the Bangalore City railway station and it also has prepaid auto-rickshaw facility. You can also use the bus services from the bus stop just opposite to the station. Route Nos. 94 A and E, 252 A, 270 A, 272, 276 A.
Yeshwanthpur is another important railway station in Bangalore. Yeshwanthpur is very close to IISc. There are two entrances to this station (one through Yeswanthpur Market, and the other via Tumkur Road). The auto-rickshaw ride from Yeshwanthpur to IISc will cost around INR 20 from the Market entrance, and around INR 30 from the Tumkur Road entrance. Prepaid auto-rickshaw facility is available near the Tumkur Road entrance.
If you go to the city and wish to take a bus back to IISc, you will have to move past Malleswaram 18th cross bus stand towards Yeshwantpura in order to return back to IISc. There is also a bus stop on the highway between the yellow over bridge and Prof. CNR Rao Circle, and another one at Prof.CNR Rao circle (on Sir CV Raman Road ). Finally there is a bus stop at Yeshwantpura tollgate, just off campus near R block. Most buses go to one of these places.