The hours of operation are from 5 am till 8 pm, and it is open on every day of the week. There is no entry charge to the temple. There are a number of accommodation options surrounding the temple region.
It is advisable not to visit the Balaji temple during the period of March to June solely because the temperature goes beyond 40 degrees Celsius. The best and ideal time to visit is during the winter i.e. between October to December. It is better not to go during the weekends due to the massive overcrowding.
Commutation is quite flexible to reach the Chilkur Balaji temple. From the Hyderabad airport, which is approx.20 kilometers away, there are numerous buses and taxies that can be opted. By train, you have to get off at the Himayat Nagar railway station. On road, you can avail the TSRTC buses which run frequently on this route. The closest bus stand is Mehdipatnam. It takes almost 2 hours to reach this place from the main city of Hyderabad. Travelling from Bangalore, you have to come via the Bangalore - Hyderabad highway.