Chennai to Mahabalipuram

Chennai to Mahabalipuram distance is 52 kms and its takes approx 2 hrs by road. Out of the 24 reviews shared by travellers, 24% prefer Bus, 76% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

Mahabalipuram does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Chennai, at a distance of 51 kms from Mahabalipuram.

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Praveen

Delhi

"A good journey "

4.1/7
Posted 5 Nov

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Group

Since the bus ride was insignificant part of journey it did not matter much. Bus arrived at our assembly point around 25 minutes late. They parked on the roadside blocking the traffic despite ample space available nearby. Driver and conductor were courteous as we expect from any normal human being. When we started back we had to look out for a replacement helper as the person had left earlier night owing to some issues with the employer.

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shiva

Chennai

"ECR is the best route from Chennai"

7/7
Posted 23 Sep

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Group

Good Road without much traffic. ECR is the best route from Chennai. Start in the morning to enjoy the travel. Travel by car is enjoyable and self driving for new car owners is good experience. You can drive at the maximum speed. Tiger cave is one beautiful place to see.

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Karthik

Chennai

"Safe and a calm ride for peace of mind"

7/7
Posted 13 Sep

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

The highway road till Mahabalipuram is awesome for a person who loves to travel or drive. The road is equally good for all type of riders. The road is along the coast of sea. It gives you a peaceful drive. Also the highway is available with restaurants, bars and accommodation facility.

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pradeep

Chennai

"Memorable journey"

7/7
Posted 13 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

Very good one. The sight seeing on the bay of bengal view is very nice. The roads are under construction with eight way. The current one is good one to fly by. On the way we have many location to see like crocodile park, many amusement and theme parks, cinema hall, boat view etc.

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suresh

"AC bus was comfortable, with big windows which helped us in sightseeing"

7/7
Posted 19 Apr

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Couple

We travelled in AC bus which was comfortable. Bus was having big windows which helped us in site seeing. It was an one hours fifteen minutes journey from Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus to Mahabalipuram. We boarded the bus at 7.30 and reached Mahabalipuram at nine. As it was an AC bus we didn\'t felt any tiredness.

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Journey Overview

Mahabalipuram is located at a distance of about 55 km from Chennai. The town is a World Heritage Site and is well-connected to Chennai by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Mahabalipuram from Chennai is by car, which takes an hour. The places covered during the journey from Chennai to Mahabalipuram are Chennai - 16km -> Okkiyam Thuraipakkam - 11km -> Navallur - 14km -> Covelong - 17km -> Mahabalipuram. Several ATMs, petrol pumps and roadside dhabas are available on the route.

Transport options from Chennai to Mahabalipuram

Chennai to Mahabalipuram By Car: Hire a cab from Chennai to Mahabalipuram, which takes around an hour. The cost of cabs ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Economical and Ideal for families with kids, seniors and groups.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Mahabalipuram, which takes about an hour. Mahabalipuram bus stand is located in the heart of the city and can be reached on foot. Economical and ideal for backpackers, youngsters and individual travellers.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram By Train: No direct train is available from Chennai to Mahabalipuram. Take a direct train from Chennai to Chengalpattu, the nearest railway station to Mahabalipuram, which takes around an hour. Chengalpattu railway station is located at a distance of about 30 km from Mahabalipuram and can be covered by cab, bus or taxi. Economical and ideal for families, seniors and groups.

Return: Mahabalipuram to Chennai

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 561
Toyota Qualis 11 561
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 612
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 612
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 663
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"A place to enjoy the complete weekend. There numerous rock temples which would need at le... Read More - mohan

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"I live in chennai, i keep on visiting mahabalipuram on frequent basis. Though mahabalipura... Read More - Mukul

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"Words cannot describe the artistic excellence of this temple. You actually feel proud as s... Read More - Anand

Recommended for Offbeat Holiday

"Just five kilometres before the UNESCO world heritage site of Mahabalipuram, lies another ... Read More - Vipul Jain

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