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Indian Institute of Science is located in Mathikere, Bangalore. The locals refer to IISc as ‘Tata Institute’, so it may be more helpful to use ‘Tata Institute’ with the taxi, auto drivers, and bus conductors. The main gate of the IISc is at its southern end, on C.V. Raman Road that connects Yeshwathpura to Mekhri circle. From the IISc main gate, CeNSE is ~1 km to the north. The campus can also be accessed from the east, via “Ramaiah gate” on the BEL road. The most convenient is Gate ‘D’ on M. S. Ramaiah road, which is on the western side of the campus.

In terms of neighbourhoods, to the north of the campus is Malleshwaram, to the east is Ashwath Nagar, to the west is Subedarpalya, and to the south Mathikere. Landmarks are Ramaiah Medical College on the south, Kendriya Vidyalaya on the west, Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) to the east, and BHEL on the north.

From the Airport

Tata Institute (IISc) is about 30 km south from the Bangalore Airport (both domestic and international). Taxis (~800-900/-) and BMTC Airport Shuttle (~250/-) are available at the airport to IISc.

From the Bangalore City Railway Station

Bangalore is connected to all major Indian cities by rail. The City Railway Station is the main terminal in Bangalore, which is about 7 km south of the IISc campus. You should get out towards platform number ONE. From there you can hire a prepaid city taxi (costs ~ Rs. 150), or a prepaid Auto (costs ~ Rs. 40). Alternatively, walk to Kempegowda bus station (popularly called “Majestic”) and take one of the many buses to “Divanarapalya”– route numbers 269, 269B, 271D, 271G, 271K, 273, 273B, 273F, 275C, etc. Gate D is walking distance from Divanarapalya.

From the Cantonment Railway Station

Cantonment Railway Station is the second major railway station in Bangalore, popularly called Bangalore Cantt. It is also about 7km from IISc. The distance from this station to IISc is almost same as the Bangalore City railway station and it also has prepaid taxi and auto facility. Alternatively, walk to Vasantha Nagar Ambedkar Bhavan BMTC bus stop. Take the bus to “Tata Institute” – route numbers 94E, 252A, 270E,G-8, and K-1. IISc main gate is right next to the Tata Institute bus stop.

From the Yeshwanthpura Railway Station

The third railway station in Bangalore, also the closest to IISc, is Yeshwanthapura. The station is less than 3 km from IISc. It has a prepaid stand. Alternatively, take bus 401BR to “Divanarapalya” and walk to Gate D.

From the Kempegowda Bus Station

The KBS is right opposite the City Railway Station. Commonly known as Majestic, is about 7 km from IISc. Take one of the many buses to “Divanarapalya”– route numbers 269, 269B, 271D, 271G, 271K, 273, 273B, 273F, 275C, etc. Gate D is walking distance from Divanarapalya.

From any other part of Bangalore

You can hire a taxi or an auto from any part of the city. Auto fare between 10:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. will cost 50% more.