Bangalore Metro Routes, Timings, Stations, Fare, Map, Smart Card Recharge, And More

Are you looking for information on Bangalore metro routes and timings? Do you want to know the list of Bangalore Metro stations or check the route maps? Or, are you searching for information on Bangalore Metro fare or how to recharge your Bengaluru Metro card online? Read on.

Officially called Namma Metro, Bengaluru Metro is a public transport metro system that serves Bangalore. It is owned and operated by the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL). Currently, the network has two operational lines, namely the Green Line and the Purple Line, and 51 stations spread across the city.

The construction of Yellow and Pink lines under Bangalore Metro Phase 2 is in progress and expected to be completed by 2024.  The Blue Line of Namma Metro, which includes the Airport Line, has also been approved and the work is yet to begin.

This post gives you all relevant information on Namma Metro, such as Namma Metro routes, timings, fare, and more. We have also compiled the complete list of Bengaluru Metro stops, a step-by-step guide on metro card recharge, map, and other useful information.

Bangalore Metro Timing

  • Monday to Saturdays : 6 am to 11.30 pm
  • Sunday: 7 am to 11.30 pm

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Bangalore Metro Routes

As of 2021, there are two Namma Metro routes in operation– the Green Line (North-South corridor) and the Purple Line (East-West corridor). Given below is the Namma Metro map showing both the routes and the stations on each line:

Bangalore Metro Route Map
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Green Line Metro Route

The Green Line of Namma Metro covers about 30.5 km. It connects Silk Institute in the southern part of the city with Nagasandra in the northwestern portion.

Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Majestic, Yeshwanthpur, Peenya, Rajaji Nagar, Majestic, and Lalbagh are some of the main stations on the Green Line.

Check out the Bengaluru Metro route map for the Green Line below:

StationAdditional Info
NagasandraTerminal station. Paid parking facility available.
DasarahalliPaid parking facility available
JalahalliPaid parking facility available
Peenya IndustryPaid parking facility available
PeenyaPaid parking facility available
Sandal Soap Factory
Mahakavi Kuvempu Road
Mantri Square Sampige Road
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, Majestic Interchange station for Purple Line. Paid parking facility available
Krishna Rajendra Market (KR Market)
National College
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
South End Circle
JayanagarPaid parking facility available
Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road (RV Road)
BanashankariPaid parking facility available
Jaya Prakash Nagar (JP Nagar)Paid parking facility available
YelachenahalliPaid parking facility available
Konankunte Cross
Silk InstituteTerminal station

Purple Line Metro Route

The Purple Line of Namma Metro, which covers around 25.72 km, connects Kengeri (South-West Bangalore) with Baiyyappanahalli (Eastern Bangalore).

Some of the major stations in this Bengaluru Metro route include Indiranagar, Ulsoor/ Halasuru, MG Road, Cubbon Park, Majestic, and Kengeri Bus Terminal.

The Bengaluru Metro route map for the Purple Line is as follows:

Station Additional Info
BaiyappanahalliTerminal Station. Paid parking facility available.
Swami Vivekananda RoadPaid parking facility available
IndiranagaraPaid parking facility available
Mahatma Gandhi Road (MG Road)
Cubbon Park (Sri Chamarajendra Park)
Dr. BR. Ambedkar Station, Vidhana Soudha
Sir M. Visveshwaraya Station
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, MajesticInterchange station for Green Line. Paid parking facility available.
City Railway Station / Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna)
Magadi Road
Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Station / Hosahalli Metro StationPaid parking facility available
AttiguppePaid parking facility available
Deepanjali Nagara
Mysuru RoadPaid parking facility available.
NayandahalliPaid parking facility available
Rajarajeshwari NagaraPaid parking facility available
JnanabharathiPaid parking facility available
Kengeri Bus TerminalPaid parking facility available
KengeriTerminal Station.

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Bangalore Metro Stations

The total number of Namma Metro stations is 51. Of these, 29 are on the Green Line, and 23 are on the Purple Line. The Majestic metro station (also called Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, Majestic) is the interchange station between Green and Purple Lines.

List of Bengaluru Metro stations on the Green Line

Currently, the Green Line of Bengaluru Metro has 29 stations. The Silk Institute (Anjanapura) metro station in the south and the Nagasandra metro station in the northwest are the terminal stations on the Green Line.

Given below is a complete list of Namma Metro stations on the Green Line:

Sl. No Name of Station Google Map Location
1NagasandraClick here
2DasarahalliClick here
3JalahalliClick here
4Peenya IndustryClick here
5PeenyaClick here
6GoraguntepalyaClick here
7Yeshwanthpura Click here
8Sandal Soap FactoryClick here
9MahalakshmiClick here
10RajajinagaraClick here
11Mahakavi Kuvempu RoadClick here
12SrirampuraClick here
13Mantri Square Sampige RoadClick here
14Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, Majestic Click here
15ChickpeteClick here
16Krishna Rajendra Market (KR Market)Click here
17National CollegeClick here
18Lalbagh Botanical GardenClick here
19South End CircleClick here
20JayanagarClick here
21Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road (RV Road)Click here
22BanashankariClick here
23Jaya Prakash Nagar (JP Nagar)Click here
24YelachenahalliClick here
25Konankunte Cross Click here
26Doddakalasandra Click here
27VajarahalliClick here
28ThalaghattapuraClick here
29Silk InstituteClick here

List Bengaluru Metro Stations on the Purple Line

There are 23 metro stations on the Purple Line of Namma Metro. The terminal stations on this route are Kengeri (south-west) and Baiyappanahalli (east).

Here is a complete list of Metro stations on the Purple Line:

Sl. No Name of Station Google Map Location
1BaiyappanahalliClick here
2Swami Vivekananda RoadClick here
3IndiranagaraClick here
4Halasuru/UlsoorClick here
5TrinityClick here
6Mahatma Gandhi Road (MG Road)Click here
7Cubbon Park (Sri Chamarajendra Park)Click here
8Dr. BR. Ambedkar Station, Vidhana SoudhaClick here
9Sir M. Visveshwaraya StationClick here
10Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, MajesticClick here
11City Railway Station / Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna)Click here
12Magadi RoadClick here
13Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Station / Hosahalli Metro StationClick here
14VijayanagaraClick here
15AttiguppeClick here
16Deepanjali NagaraClick here
17Mysuru RoadClick here
18NayandahalliClick here
19Rajarajeshwari NagaraClick here
20JnanabharathiClick here
21Pattanagere Click here
22Kengeri Bus TerminalClick here
23KengeriClick here

Bangalore Metro Timings and Frequency

Due to the pandemic, Bangalore Metro is operating with reduced running time. The current Namma Metro timings for both Green and Purple lines are as follows:

  • 7:00 am to 9:00 pm; all days of the week
  • Last train from Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, Majestic – 9.30 pm

Bengaluru Metro Frequency on Weekdays (Monday to Friday)

  • 8:00 am to 11:00 am (morning peak hours) – every 5 minutes
  • 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (evening peak hours) – every 5 minutes
  • Remaining operational hours – every 10 minutes
  • Dwell time – 60 seconds for all stations except Majestic; 75 seconds for Majestic

Bengaluru Metro Frequency on Sundays, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, and Public Holidays

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – every 8 minutes
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – every 8 minutes
  • Remaining operation hours – 12-minute frequency

Bangalore Metro Fare

  • Minimum fare – INR 10 per journey
  • Maximum fare – INR 60 per journey

Bengaluru Metro Fare Calculator

You can use the Bangalore Metro fare calculator available on the BMRCL website to calculate ticket charges between any two operational stations.

Please note that the fare you get on the calculator is for the stored value ticket (with a 5% discount).

Bangalore Metro Helpline Numbers and Contact Details

  • Toll-free helpline number – 1800-425-12345
  • Customer care number (travel-related queries) – 080-25191091
  • Email ID –
  • Website –

Bangalore Metro Phase 1

The construction of Bangalore Metro Phase 1 is already complete. The routes on Green and Purple lines under Phase 1 are fully operational. Given below are the details of Phase 1.

LineRouteNo. StationsStatus  
Purple LineBaiyyappanahalli to Kengeri23Operational
Green LineNagasandra to Silk Institute29Operational

Bangalore Metro Phase 2

The Bangalore Metro Phase 2 involves the extension of Purple and Green lines and the construction of two new lines, namely the Yellow Line and the Pink Line.

The Yelachenahalli – Silk Institute route (Green Line extension) under Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 has already been completed and inaugurated.

The Mysore Road – Challaghatta route (Purple Line extension) under Bangalore Metro Phase 2 has also been completed. The route is operational from August 29, 2021. Please note that currently, the last station on the route is Kengeri. The metro station at Challaghatta will be operational only in 2023.

Other proposed routes and lines of Phase 2 are currently under construction.

Here is an overview of Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 routes, lines, extensions, proposed stations, etc.

1. Yelachenahall – Silk Institute (Green Line Extension)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
6.5 km5Konankunte Cross
Silk Institute (Anjanapura)
Completed and operational

2. Nagasandra – Madavara (Green Line Extension)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
3.77 km3Manjunathanagar
Chikkabidarakallu (Jindal)
Madavara (BIEC)
To be completed by January 2022.

3. Mysore Road – Challaghatta (Purple Line Extension)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
8.81 km7Nayandahalli
Rajarajeshwari Nagar
Jnana Bharati
Completed and operational. All stations except Challeghatta are open.

4. Baiyyappanahalli – Whitefield (Purple Line Extension)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
15.50 km13Benniganahalli (Jyothipuram/Tin Factory)
KR Puram
Saraswati Nagar (Mahadevapura)
Hoodi Junction (Doddanekundi)
Sitharama Palya (Visvesvaraya Industrial Area)
Nallurhalli (Vydehi Hospital)
Sadarmangla (Satya Sai Hospital)
Pattandur Agrahara (ITPL)
Channasandra (Ujjval Vidyalaya)
To be completed by June 2022.

5. Yellow Line (RV Road – Bommasandra)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
18.82 km16RV Road
Jayadeva Hospital
BTM Layout
Central Silkboard
Bommanahalli (HSR Layout)
Hongasandra (Oxford College)
Muneshwara Nagar
Basapura Road
Hosa Road
Electronic City
Konappana Agrahara (Electronic City II)
Huskur Road
To be completed by March 2022.

6. Pink Line (Kalena Agaraha – Nagawara)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
21.25 km18Kalena Agrahara (Gottigere)
IIM Bangalore
JP Nagar 4th Phase
Jayadeva Hospital
Swagath Road Cross
Dairy Circle
Lakkasandra (MICO Industries)
Langford Town
Rashtriya Military School (Vellara Road)
MG Road
Shivaji Nagar
Pottery Town
Tannery Road
Kadugundanahalli (Arabic College)
To be completed by June 2024.

Bangalore Metro Phase 2A

Bengaluru Metro Phase 2A consists of the Blue Line, which connects Central Silk Board to KR Puram. The line has been approved by the authorities and the construction is yet to begin. Given below is the overview of Bengaluru Metro Phase 2A:

Blue Line (Central Silk Board – KR Puram)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
18.8 km13KR Puram
DRDO Sports Complex
Agara Lake
HSR Layout
Silk Board
Work yet to begin.

Bangalore Metro Phase 2B (Airport Line)

The proposed Bengaluru Metro Phase 2B is the Airport Line that connects KR Puram to Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL). Given below is the Namma Metro Phase 2B route information:

Blue Line – Airport Line (KR Puram – Kempegowda International Airport)

Distance (approx.)No. of Stations Names of New StationsStatus 
36 km17Kasturinagara
HRBR Layout (Babusaheb Palya)
Kalyan Nagar
HBR layout
Jakkur Cross
Yelahanka (Kogilu Cross)
Bagalur Cross (Bagalur/PRR Cross)
Doddajala (Trumpet Junction)
Airport City
KIAL Terminals
Work yet to begin.

Bangalore Metro Phase 2 Map

Given below is the Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 map, based on the latest updates. It shows all routes and lines of Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 2A, and Phase 2 B.

Bangalore Metro Phase 2
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Bangalore Metro Phase 3

Bangalore Metro Phase 3 is still in the planning stage. It includes several new lines and routes and extensions to some of the existing routes. Here’s is a tentative overview of Bengaluru Metro Phase 3 routes:

  • ORR West (Orange Line) connecting Hebbal and Mysore Road
  • Magadi Road Toll gate to Kadabgere
  • Katamanallur Gate via Sarjapura Road to Hebbal
  • Inner Ring Metro
  • Whitefield to Domlur
  • Hebbal to J.P. Nagar
  • Ibluru to Carmelaram

FAQs On Namma Metro

How can I get a Bangalore metro smart card?

You can get a Bangalore metro smart card by following the steps given below:
·  Visit the nearest Namma metro railway station.
·  Go to the ticket counter.
·  Buy a Bengaluru metro smart card by paying INR 50, which is the one-time card fee.
·  Recharge your card at the counter by paying the amount you wish to add to your account. You can also recharge your Namma Metro card online. Check the next question to see how to do Namma Metro card recharge online.
· The minimum recharge/top-up value is INR 50, and the maximum value is INR 3000.
· After recharging the card, you can start using it for multiple trips.
The card will be scanned at the entry and exit gates. The journey fare will be deducted from your Bengaluru metro smart card account while you exit.

How can I recharge my Bangalore metro card?

You can recharge your Namma Metro card both online and offline. Given below are the most popular methods for Bengaluru metro card recharge:
·  At the station counters
·  BMRCL recharge through Bangalore Metro Recharge Portal
·  BMRCL mobile app (Android version)
·  Paytm

Can I recharge my Bangalore metro card online?

Yes. You can recharge your Bangalore metro smart card online through the official Bangalore Metro Recharge Portal or the mobile app of BMRCL (Namma Metro App). You can also do the top-up through Paytm.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do the BMRCL recharge through the portal and mobile app.

1.      Bengaluru Metro recharge online through the BMRCL website

Step 1: Visit the BMRCL website.
Step 2: Choose the Quick Top Up option. (You can also recharge your Bangalore metro smart card by registering on the website and creating an account.)
Bangalore Metro
(Bangalore Metro Image 1)
Step 3: Enteryour engraved ID> Enter the recharge amount > Enter your name, email ID, and mobile number > Enter captcha > Click on the Next button.
Bangalore Metro
Step 4: Choose a payment method (credit card, debit card, UPI, or net banking).
Bangalore Metro
Step 5: You will be redirected to the payment page. Enter your card/UPI/net banking details and complete the transaction.
Step 6: Upon successful recharge, your Bangalore metro card recharge details will be shown on the page. Save the details and transaction ID for future reference.
Bangalore Metro
Step 7: To complete the recharge process, you must present your card at the Automatic Entry Gate (AG) of any metro station after 1 hour and within 7 days of recharge. The recharge amount will be reflected in your account.

2.      Bangalore metro card recharge through Namma Metro App

Step 1: Download the official Namma Metro app. Currently, only the Android version is available. 
Step 2: Open the app > Click on the Top Up icon > You will be asked to register on the app through mobile OTP verification.
Bangalore Metro
Step 3: Enter your mobile number > Get OTP > You will receive the OTP on your mobile number > Enter OTP.
Bangalore Metro
Step 4: The registration screen will appear. Enter your name > Enter your email ID > Click on the Save button.
Bangalore Metro
Step 5: The home screen will appear > Click on the Top Up icon > Click on the Add Card button to add your Namma Metro smart card details.
Bangalore Metro
Step 6: Enter your engraved card ID > Save.
Bangalore Metro
Step 7: The status of your card and your Bangalore metro card balance will be shown on the screen > Click on the Top Up button to proceed with recharging your account. 
Bangalore Metro
Step 8: Enter the amount > Confirm.  
Bangalore Metro
Step 9: Choose a payment method (debit or credit card, UPI, net banking, etc.)
Bangalore Metro
Step 10: Enter the required details and complete the transaction. After the successful recharge of your Bangalore metro card, you will get an on-screen acknowledgment with the transaction ID.
Step 11: Make sure to visit the automatic gate (AG) at any Bangalore metro station and present your card to complete the BMRCL recharge process. It should be done after 60 minutes and within 7 days of the recharge. The top-up amount will then be reflected in your account.

Can I recharge my Bangalore metro smart card using Paytm?

Yes. You can. To recharge your Namma Metro card using Paytm, Open Paytm app > Go to Recharge and Pay Bills > Choose Metro > Choose Bangalore Metro > Enter your card number and the amount > Procced > Complete the transaction using your preferred mode of payment.

What is the minimum balance for the Bangalore metro smart card?

The minimum balance for Bengaluru metro smart card is INR 50.

What is the validity of the Bangalore Metro card?

The validity of your Bengaluru Metro smart card is 10 years. However, after the recharge, you must tap it at the automatic entry/exit gates of any station (that is, use the card for at least one journey) after 60 minutes and within 7 days.

If you fail to do this, the money on your card will lapse.
If you couldn’t present your card at the entry/exit gates within 7 days, you can visit the customer care center at any metro station and request a manual update within 60 days of the recharge.

Can I check my Bangalore metro smart card balance online?

Currently, the BMRCL website doesn’t have any feature that allows you to check your Bangalore metro smart card balance online. However, you can check the balance amount on your card in the following ways:
At the entry/exit gates: You can scan your card at the entry/exit gates of any metro station. Your Bengaluru metro smart card balance will be shown on the scanner screen.

Through the Bangalore Metro app: Download the app > Register on the app through OPT verification >  After registration, click on Top Up > Enter your card number > Click on the Save button > You can now see the status of your card (active or not) and your Namma metro card balance. Check the image given below to know where you see your Namma Metro card balance.

Bangalore Metro

What is the starting time of the Bangalore Metro?

Currently, the Bengaluru metro starting time is 7.00 am on all days for both Green and Purple lines. It is the modified time due to the pandemic.
Please check the Travel Information page of the BMRCL official website for any changes or modifications in the Namma metro starting time.

Does Bangalore Metro go to the airport?

No. Currently, Bangalore metro trains don’t go to the Kempegowda International Airport. The Bangalore Airport Line has been proposed and cleared, and the construction is yet to begin.   

Does Bangalore Metro have a mobile app?

Yes. Namma Metro app is the official mobile application of Bangalore metro. The app is currently available for Android users. You can use the app for the following:
1. BMRCL recharge
2. Check the the Metro timetable
3. View the Metro Map
4. Get the the Metro fare between two stations
5. Contact Bengaluru Metro customer care

What is the closing time of the Bangalore Metro?

The closing time of Bengaluru Metro is 9:00 pm on all days, including weekends and public holidays. The last train from Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station (Majestic Metro Station) to all terminals is at 9:30 pm.

What are the Bangalore Metro timings on Sundays?

The timings of Bangalore Metro on Sundays are from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm in the night.

What are the Bangalore Metro timings on Saturdays?

The Bengaluru Metro timings on Saturdays are from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.

What is the full form of BMRCL?

The full form of BMRCL is Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited. It is a joint venture by the Central Government and the State Government of Karnataka.

What is not allowed in Bangalore Metro?

You are not allowed to carry the following items on Bengaluru metro trains. Surgical tool kits and Kirpans are exempted from this list, following the procedure.
1. Sharp objects like knives, swords, meat cleavers, etc.
2. Guns and firearms
3. Explosive materials like gunpowder, fireworks, realistic replica of explosives, etc.
4. Tools like axes, hatchets, hammers, crowbars, screwdrivers, etc.
5. Flammable items, such as petroleum, wet batteries, alcohol, all kinds of spirits, etc.
6. Radioactive substances
7. Poisonous substances
8. Acids and other corrosives
9. Oxidizing substances
10. Tear gas
11. Pet birds or animals
12. Other prohibited items like carcasses of dead animals, human ashes, unsealed raw meat or fish, manure, unsealed plant saplings, etc.

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