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Bangalore to Chennai travel guide

With temples, beaches and centers of historical and cultural significance, including the UNESCO Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram, Chennai remains the most visited city in India. Earlier known as Madras, Chennai is one of the major cultural, economic and educational centers in India. This capital city of Tamil Nadu is popularly referred as the Gateway to South India. Diverse transport facilities including bus, rail and air connect the city to the rest of the country and world. Chennai bus is administered by the Metropolitan Transport Corporation. CMBT, the most important Chennai bus station is Asia’s largest bus station. Chennai is connected to the nearest cities through four national highways. NH 4 connects Chennai to Bangalore bus route, NH 5 connects Chennai to Kolkata bus route, NH 45 to Tiruchirapalli and NH 205 connects Chennai Andhra Pradesh bus route. Chennai bus timings vary for different routes; Chennai to Bangalore being the most popular route with highest frequency of buses. 

It’s very close to Bangalore as a result all the modes of communication are equally available in abundance.

Mode of transport

Roadways

Railways

Airways

Distance (in km)

380

350

240

Time taken

6hrs

6hrs

1hr

Most cost effective

Depends on ride

cheaper

costly

 

Roadways -Bangalore to Chennai Travel Guide

Chennai is one of the cities in India that is connected by the Golden Quadrilateral system of National Highways. It is connected to other Indian cities by four major national highways that originate in the city. Buses are regularly from Bangalore and that too in plenty ranging from 500 to 1200 depending on the preference of the travel coach by the passenger.

Route :
Bangalore – Hosur – Krishnagiri (on NH7, turn left on NH46) – Vaniyambadi – Vellore – Walajahpet – kanchipuram – Poonamallee- Chennai .

Travels

Coach

Duration

Fare

Jabbar travels

Volvo a/c semi-sleeper

7.5hrs

500

KPN travels

Volvo a/c

6 hrs

650

Greenline travels

Volvo a/c

6.5hrs

800

Sangita travels

Volvo a/c sleeper

7hrs

950

Paulo travels

Volvo a/c sleeper

6.5hrs

850

Deccan travels

Volvo a/c semi-sleeper

7.5hrs

900

Ocean travels

Volvo a/c

7hrs

950

Meenakshi travels

Volvo a/c sleeper

7hrs

999

 

 

Railways – Bangalore to Chennai Travel Guide

Chennai hosts the headquarters of the Southern Railway. The city has two main railway terminals. Chennai Central station, the city’s largest, provides access to other major cities as well as many other smaller towns across India, whereas Chennai Egmore provides access to destinations primarily within Tamil Nadu; however, it also handles a few inter–state trains.

Trains

Coach

Duration

Fare (in Rs)

12028 Shatabdi express

AC chair & executive

5hrs

635/1275

22626 Bangalore-Chennai double decker express

AC chair

6hrs

500

12008 Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi express

AC chair & executive

5hrs

720/1360

16022 Kaveri express

3A/2A/SL

7hrs

500/700/200

12608 Lalbagh express

2nd sitting & AC chair

5.5hrs

135/480

12640 Brindavam express

2nd sitting & General

6hrs

135/116

12509 Bangalore-Guwahati express

3A/2A/SL

6hrs

600/1400/200

 

Airways – Bangalore to Chennai Travel Guide

There are daily more than 14 direct flights from Bangalore to Chennai comprising also of a private chartered airliner Air Costa. The price is neither too steep for such distance, nor there is any scarcity of flights.

Flights

Airlines

Duration

Fare (in Rs)

Fare (early bird)

S2-4606

Jet Konnect

1hr

3200

2500

9W-7029

Jet Konnect

1hr

3200

2500

LB-648

Air Costa

1hr

3300

2500

6E-235

Indigo

1hr

3500

2500

SG-3146

Spicejet

1hr

3500

2600

SG-3302

Spicejet

1hr

3600

2700

SG-3304

Spicejet

1hr

4000

3200

SG-3306

Spicejet

1hr

4000

3200

AI-264

Air India

1hr

4400

3500

 

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