Possibly the cheapest (and slowest!) means to reach Hospet from Bangalore. The Hospet Passenger (Train No: 56908/56909) leaves Bangalore City Jn (SBC) by 10.15 PM and reaches Hospet Jn by 12.40 noon the next day, making it a 15 hour journey. In the return journey the train leaves Hospet by 1.30 in the afternoon and reaches Bangalore by 5.15 in the morning.
Note that this train is a split route train. At Chikjajur Junction (JRU) a part of the train heads to Hubli Jn, while the rest leaves for Hospet. So if you are traveling from Bangalore be aware to get into the right coaches that heads for Hospet.
The route of the Hospet Passenger (all the stops are not listed)
Bangalore City Jn (SBC) ---> Malleswaram (MWM) ---> Yesvantpur Jn (YPR) ---> Tumkur (TK) ---> Arsikere Jn (ASK) ---> Birur Jn (RRB) --->Chikjajur Jn (JRU) ---> Chitradurg (CTA) ---> Rayadrug (RDG) ---> Bellary Jn (BAY) ---> Hospet Jn
Like Hampi Express, this too is a daily train between Bangalore and Hospet.
Hospet Passenger Train Schedule
No.Station (CODE)ArrivesDeparts1Bangalore Cy Junction (SBC)---23:302Malleswaram (MWM)23:3423:353Yesvantpur Junction (YPR)23:4423:454Dodbele (DBL)00:1600:175Kyatsandra (KIAT)00:4400:456Tumkur (TK)00:5801:007Gubbi (GBB)01:1901:208Ammasandra (AMSA)01:4401:459Tiptur (TTR)02:0802:1010Arsikere Junction (ASK)02:5302:5511Kadur (DRU)03:3603:3812Birur Junction (RRB)03:4803:5013Ajjampur (AJP)04:0904:1014Shivani (SHV)04:2004:2115Hosdurga Road (HSD)04:3104:3216Ramgiri (RGI)04:4104:4217Holalkere (HLK)04:5404:5518Chikjajur Junction (JRU)05:1005:3019Mayakonda (MYK)06:2706:2820Kodaganur (KAG)06:3606:3721Davangere (DVG)06:5907:0022Harihar (HRR)07:2007:2523Chalgeri (CLI)07:3607:3724Ranibennur (RNR)07:5407:5525Devargudda (DAD)08:0408:0526Byadgi (BYD)08:1408:1527Haveri (HVR)08:3408:3528Karajgi (KJG)08:4408:4529Kalsur (KVS)08:4908:5030Savanur (SVNR)08:5909:0031Yalvigi (YLG)09:0909:1032Gudgeri (GDI)09:2409:2533Saunshi (SNH)09:3909:4034Kundgol (KNO)09:4909:5035Hubli Junction (UBL)10:4500:0036Chikjajur Junction (JRU)05:1005:3037Amritapura (AMC)05:4905:5038Chitradurg (CTA)06:1306:1539Ballenahalli (BAHI)06:3406:3540Challakere (CHKE)06:5807:0041Thallak (THKU)07:1907:2042Molakalmuru (MOMU)08:0908:1043Rayadrug (RDG)08:5509:0044Somalapuram (SLM)09:2409:2545Bellary Junction (BAY)10:3010:4046Bellary Cant (BYC)10:4910:5047Kudatini (KDN)11:0911:1048Duroji (DAJ)11:1911:2049Toranagallu (TNGL)11:3411:3550Gadiganuru (GNR)11:4411:4551Papinayaknahali (PKL)11:5912:0052Kariganuru (KGW)12:0912:1053Hospet Junction (HPT)12:40---
Hyderabad to Hampi by Train
The most convenient train is the Hyderabad-Kolhapur Express (Train No:11303) or the Hyderabad - Vasco/Hubli Express (Train No:17603). On Thursdays you have one more train for Hampi, the Goa bound Hyderabad Vasco Da Gama express (Train No. 17021).
Bangalore to Hampi By Road
This is for the folks from Bangalore, still chewing over the idea if to take car or bike all the way to Hampi !