Bangalore to Chennai

Bangalore to Chennai distance is 326 kms and its takes approx 6 hrs by road. Out of the 48 reviews shared by travellers, 20% prefer Bus, 32% prefer Train, 34% prefer Car or Cab whereas 14% prefer Flight respectively.

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DEBANJAN SENGUPTHA

"Chennai express trip by road"

6.5/7
Posted 28 Mar

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

On an impulse we decided to drive from Bangalore to Chennai. There are two options : one via Hoskote and Kolar, and the other via Hosur, Krishnagiri, Ambur and Vellore, and both these routes merge at Ranipet, after which you cross Kanchipuram and Sriperumbudur before reaching Chennai. After asking many travellers, we chose Hosur, and man, are we are grateful to those who suggested this. The highway is awesome, at least upto Ranipet, and even my tired, old Wagon ...Read More

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Iqmlg

"A good journey"

4/7
Posted 2 Nov

Travelled by: Train

Travelled as: Couple

Leg room in the normal AC compartments are very less. As it took some time for my wife to confirm, I could not book 1st class AC. Maybe Indian Railways can put 2 First class SC compartments. Food servicing was good. Cleanliness was okay. But the return journey train [shatabdi] was not that good including the service of the caterers. They were shouting at the passengers. Maybe Railways needs to put the same caterer for all the trains.

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RAJESH KANNA

"Good toll roads & toll prices are very high "

7/7
Posted 21 Jul

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Solo

The roads are good and there many good hotels for your breaks and snacks. It is a toll road and toll prices are very high and it can be reduced. There are some tourist attractions on the way as well. There are some good hotels for your breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are six toll plazas when you travel from Bangalore to Chennai and it will cost around 400 for a single trip.

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G.SriKanta

"A great memorable train journey!"

7/7
Posted 5 Mar

Travelled by: Train

Travelled as: Solo

A great travel experience in Shatabdi Express. Greeted with a sweet as soon as you board and every 20 mins they give something to eat and last they serve food as in hotels. A memorable experience it would be to travel in this train. A well-maintained train by railway department.

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kishore

Chennai

"Bus ride was enjoyable"

5.4/7
Posted 19 Oct

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Solo

I started from the kudlu gate, Bangalore at around 8.30 pm in the evening. Then, the bus reached the hosur within 20 minutes and after that with the controllable speed it went and reaches Chennai at around 1.30 am in the night. It's really a nice ride to enjoy and also the time consumed for travelling also less when compared to other mode of travelling. Really a nice trip, enjoyed a lot.

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Journey Overview

Chennai is located at a distance of about 345 km from Bangalore. Chennai, known as the'Gateway of the South', is well-connected to Bangalore by air, rail and road. However, the best way to reach Chennai from Bangalore is by road, a journey of around 5 hours. The places covered during the journey are Bangalore - > Hosur 45 km - > Krishnagiri 50 km - > Vaniyambadi 55 km - > Ambur 20 km - > Vellore 55 km - > Ranipet 20 km - > Kanchi 50 km - > Sriperumbudur 30 km - > Chennai. There are several petrol pumps along the route like BP, HP and many more. Several eateries like Mc Donald's with drive in facilities are on the way.

Transport options from Bangalore to Chennai

Bangalore to Chennai By Car: Take a car or hire a cab from Bangalore to Chennai. The cost of cabs ranges from INR 9 to INR 24, depending on the type of car. Additionally, you also need to pay toll tax. Ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.

Bangalore to Chennai By Train: Take a direct train from Bangalore to Chennai Central, a journey of about 7 hours. Daily express and Shatabti trains ply from Bangalore to Chennai regularly. Several taxis, cabs and auto rickshaws are available outside the railway station. You can hire them to travel within the city. It is suitable for families, senior citizens and kids. However, advance reservations are required.

Bangalore to Chennai By Flight: There are several direct airlines that fly from Bangalore to Chennai. The journey is about 50 minutes and the travel time may vary depending upon the airline. The Chennai Airport is located 20 kilometers away from the main city. You can hire a pre-paid taxi from the airport to reach the city. Auto rickshaws and cabs are also available. Suitable for families with kids and senior citizens as it is fast and convenient.

Return: Chennai to Bangalore

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 2296
Toyota Qualis 9 2583
Chevrolet Tavera 9 2583
Tata Indica A/C 10 2870
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 2870
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Shatabdi Exp (12008) Origin: Mysore Junction
Departure Arrival
Days of Run
16:25 21:25
MON, TUE, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN
Shatabdi Exp (12028) Origin: Bangalore City Junction
Departure Arrival
Days of Run
06:09 11:00
MON, WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN
Muzaffarpur Express (15227) Origin: Bangalore Yesvantpur Junction
Departure Arrival
Days of Run
00:45 09:30
WED,
Dibrugarh Express (15901) Origin: Bangalore City Junction
Departure Arrival
Days of Run
00:45 08:55
MON,
Chennai Express (16221) Origin: Mysore Junction
Departure Arrival
Days of Run
23:58 07:25

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