The public transport system in Surat is well organized. However, we don’t have local trains like Mumbai or Metro like New Delhi. But we have cabs, auto, BRTS, and city bus services.
What kind of rides does Surtis prefer on a daily basis?
To help you understand we have enlisted some of them here. Have a look.
1. Local Bus Network
For local transportation, Surat is served by a road transport service called Surat City Bus. The city bus is integrated on a PPP basis. It is the Public-Private Partnership model. It is operated by a local company under the control of the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC).
Hired cabs and shared auto rickshaws are important modes of transportation. It is because the city is big and the frequency of buses is short. Most of the Surtis prefers shared auto-rickshaw as it is readily available everywhere.
Additionally, cab service is offered by major private operators. Surat Taxi Hire, Meru Cabs, Ola, Uber, are few of them.
3. Rental Car
Along with city bus and auto-rickshaw, we also have car rental agencies. Savaari, Zoom Car, Bharat Taxi, are a few to name.
4. InterCity Local Trains
We have already shared details about the Surat railway station and trains. Besides, we have a local train service which connects the adjacent cities. Many intra-city stations like Gothangam, Kosad, Utran, Udhna, Bhestan, Niol, and Sachin are interconnected.
Hence, if you plan to visit Surat and want to see nearby locations then trains could be a cheaper and safe option.
Available Public Transport in Surat City
- Private taxi operators running general taxi service
- Car rental service by private companies
- Bus Rapid Transit Services (BRTS)
- SITILINK city bus services
- GSRTC run inter-state bus service
Details of Private Rental Service Companies in Surat
Here’s a list of privately operational car, bike, and auto rental service providers. You can book your fleet using their booking apps or sites. Take a look at the list. Suggest us via an email if we missed someone.
1. Jugnoo Rental Ride Services
Jugnoo offers car, bike, auto rental services in Surat. It’s been operational in the city for a long time. So if you are in surat, enjoying the vivacious city in auto, then it can be Jugnoo who’s taking you on a ride.
Uber is officially available in Surat now. As they say, Planning a trip is easy with Uber. Compare ways to get around, and see what’s happening near you. If you are heading somewhere in the city then book an Uber ride. See where Uber is available.
Apart from Uber, OLA is the next premium rental service provider in Surat. There’s nothing to say much about OLA or Uber. Checkout your fare details with the OLA fleet on their official portal.
4. Other Rental Car Service Providers in Surat
Along with Uber, Ola and Jugnoo, the city has private car rental providers too. You can hire them to visit nearby places. Below is the list of their official websites. Refer their rates before bookings.
- Surat Taxi Hire
- Meru Cabs
- Zoom Car
- Self Driven Car in Surat
- Bharat Taxi
- My Choize Self Drive Car Rentals
- Gujarat Tourism Online Car Rentals
- Gozo Cabs
- Surat Taxi Service
Surat Bus Rapid Transit System
The Sitilink or Surat BRTS is an integrated bus rapid transport system in Surat. It’s operational since 26 January 2014 by Surat Municipal Corporation. It is one of the cheapest means of public transport in Surat. Take a quick look at the city BRTS transit routes.
Adajan BRTS Routes
|01||Adajan G.S.R.T.C. to Adajan G.S.R.T.C. (Clockwise)|
|02||Adajan G.S.R.T.C. to Adajan G.S.R.T.C. (Anti-Clockwise)|
Railway Station BRTS Routes
|102||Railway Station to Moti Ved|
|103||Railway Station to Mota Varachha|
|104||Railway Station to Vrukshlaxmi Society|
|105||Railway Station to Chiku Wadi (Pandesara)|
|106||Railway Station to Abhva Gam|
|107||Railway Station to Vivekanand College (Jahangirpura)|
|108||Railway Station to Olpad|
|109||Railway Station to Kadodara|
|112||Railway Station to Kosad Gam|
|116||Railway Station to Khajod Gam|
|117||Railway Station to Palanpur Gam|
|118||Railway Station to Sayan|
|126||Railway Station to V.N.S.G. University|
|127||Railway Station to Rander Gam|
|136||Railway Station to Airport|
|137||Railway Station to Variav Gam|
Chowk BRTS Routes
|153||Gopi Talav to Kapodara|
|202||Chowk to Laxmidham Society|
|204||Chowk to Godadara|
|205||Chowk to Unn/Kanakpur/Gabheni Gam|
|206||Chowk to C. K. Pithawala College|
|207||Chowk to Vaishnodevi Township|
|209||Chowk to Vrukshlaxmi Society|
|212||Chowk to Kosad Gam|
|216||Chowk to Dumas|
Nanpura, Katargam & Unn BRTS Routes
|217||Makkai Pool to SGM College Bhesan|
|226||KosadGam to V.N.S.G.University|
|254||Katargam to Godadara|
|305||Unn Industrial Estate to Kharwarnagar|
Other BRTS Routes
|402||Puna Canal to Pandit Shyamji Krishna Verma Bridge|
|403||Amazia Amusement Park to Sarthana Nature Park|
|410||Mota Varachha to Mini Bazaar (Clockwise)|
|410||Mini Bazaar to Mota Varachha (Anti-Clockwise)|
|504||Amazia Amusement Park to Bhestan Garden|
|506||Sunrise Vidyalaya to Vesu Gam|
|658||Adajan G.S.R.T.C. to Mora Char Rasta|
|11||Udhana Darwaja to Sachin GIDC Naka|
|12||Sarthana Nature Park to ONGC Colony|
|14||Pal R.T.O. to Kosad EWSH|
|15||Someshwar Junction to Someshwar Junction(Clockwise)|
|15||Someshwar Junction to Someshwar Junction(Anti-Clockwise)|
|16||Gajera Circle to Dindoli Varigruh|
|17E||Kamrej to Sachin GIDC Naka|
|17||Kamrej to Pal R.T.O.|
|18||Railway Station to Utran ROB Bridge|
|20||Kosad EWSH to Kharwarnagar|
|21||Jahangirpura to Pandesara GIDC|
|706||V.N.S.G.U. to Jahangirpura|
|716||Jahangirpura to Vesu VIP Rd Gail Colony|
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