Tirumala has direct bus services to Tirupati with a frequency of a bus in every 2 minutes. There is no transportation services from Tirupati to Tirumala between 12am and 3am. It also has direct buses to Chennai, Bengaluru and Vellore. There are also paid taxis for one who prefer comfort while climbing the hill.
Private bus operators also ply buses to nearby city Tirupati from Chennai, Hyderabad, Vizag and Bangalore.
Tirumala does not have its own rail station. The nearest station is the Tirupati station which is about 26 km from Tirumala.
Tirupati has a major railway station which is well equipped and has ten platforms but only five are used; and presently undergoing modernization, including three escalators. Renigunta junction which lies on the busy Chennai and Mumbai rail route, is just 10 minutes drive from Tirupati town. There are many trains travelling across the country with Tirupati as the starting point. Tirupati is well connected to major cities across India, esp. Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express is the only train from Tirupati that connects to Bhopal, Gwalior and New Delhi. It is connected by Chennai sub-urban railways in North-western line.
However, the town lacks direct connectivity with important and religious places such as Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Jaipur and Dehradun.
The nearest airport is the Tirupati Airport, about 40 km from the hill top. Tirupati Airport is a domestic airport that has direct flights to Hyderabad, Vizag, Chennai, New Delhi and Bangalore. The airport is located 15 km from the city centre. Closest international airport is located in Chennai which is 130 km from Tirupati. The Tirupati airport is being upgraded to an International Airport and the upgrade process is underway.
Devotees can climb up Tirumala hills by the well built walkway provided by TTD. Many devotees use these steps to climb up the hills. The steps starts from foot of the hills known as Alipiri. This path is known as sopanamargas. The 11KM journey to top of the hill will take minimum three hours depending upon the persons. Through out the walkway rest houses, security, canteen, toilets, drinking water stalls etc are available. Some places medical help with Ambulance also available. TTD providence facility to carry your luggage's free of charge to top of the hill.