There are 5 ways to get from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Katpadi Junction (KPD) Alleppey Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Tiruvannamalai (TNM) Tpty-Mq Pamani Exp / ...

$3 - $26

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Train via Tiruttani  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Beach to Tiruttani
  2. Take the train from Tiruttani (TRT) to Tiruvannamalai (TNM) Prr-Vm Wkly Exp

$2 - $15

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Bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Vellore
  2. Take the bus from Vellore to Thiruvannamalai 990Ud

$10 - $16

Taxi  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai 123.2 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai 123.2 miles

$20 - $29

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No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai. However, there are services departing from Periyer Bridge and arriving at Thiruvannamalai via Chennai and Vellore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai. However, there are services departing from Chennai Central (MAS) and arriving at Tiruvannamalai (TNM) via Katpadi Junction (KPD). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Tiruvannamalai is 162 km. The road distance is 197.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai without a car is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai, including transfers.

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Chennai to Tiruvannamalai bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Chennai station.

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Chennai to Tiruvannamalai train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Chennai Central (MAS) station.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai is to train which takes 4 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 26 min.

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Chennai to Tiruvannamalai bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Thiruvannamalai station.

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Chennai to Tiruvannamalai train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Tiruvannamalai (TNM) station.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai.
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  • Distance: 101.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Tiruvannamalai, India?

You can take a train from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai via Katpadi Junction (KPD) in around 4 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai via Tondaiayrpet, Chennai, and Vellore in around 6 h 26 min.

Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Katpadi Junction (KPD)
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Katpadi Junction (KPD) to Tiruvannamalai (TNM)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruttani (TRT) to Tiruvannamalai (TNM)
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Chennai Suburban
Website
erail.in
Train from Chennai Beach to Tiruttani
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
chennaiepages.com
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Vellore to Thiruvannamalai
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Yellow Taxi
Phone
+91 44 26 54 26 26
Website
yellowcalltaxi.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 44 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Tiruvannamalai is 197 km. It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to drive from Chennai to Tiruvannamalai.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Tiruvannamalai. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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