There are 5 ways to get from Chennai to Araku Valley by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Visakhapatnam (VSKP) Coromandel Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Vishakapatnam to Araku

$16 - $36

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Train via Kottavalasa (KTV)  •  21 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Kottavalasa (KTV) Allepy-Dhanbad Exp
  2. Take the train from Kottavalasa to Araku

$16 - $37

3 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Anakapalle
  2. Take a taxi from Anakapalle to Araku Valley

$38 - $52

Drive  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Araku Valley 534.6 miles

$85 - $130

Fly, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Visakhapatnam (VTZ) MAA - VTZ
  2. Take the train from Simhachalam to Araku

$23 - $109

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Araku Valley is to train which costs ₹1,100 - ₹2,600 and takes 18 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Araku Valley is to fly and train which costs ₹1,600 - ₹8,000 and takes 8 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chennai to Araku Valley. However, there are services departing from Chennai Central (MAS) and arriving at Araku via Vishakapatnam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 5 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Araku Valley is 646 km. The road distance is 855.4 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Araku Valley without a car is to train which takes 18 h 5 min and costs ₹1,100 - ₹2,600.

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It takes approximately 18 h 5 min to get from Chennai to Araku Valley, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Visakhapatnam Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Chennai to Araku Valley train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Araku station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Araku Valley is 855 km. It takes approximately 12 h 40 min to drive from Chennai to Araku Valley.

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Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Visakhapatnam Airport.

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The nearest airport to Araku Valley is Visakhapatnam (VTZ) Airport which is 77.1 km away. Other nearby airports include .

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Araku Valley.
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  • Distance: 403.5 miles
  • Duration: 18 h 5 min

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Araku Valley, India?

You can take a train from Chennai to Araku Valley via Visakhapatnam (VSKP) and Vishakapatnam in around 18 h 5 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Visakhapatnam
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $95
Flights from Madras to Visakhapatnam via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $95
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Visakhapatnam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Visakhapatnam (VSKP)
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Vishakapatnam to Araku
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Kottavalasa (KTV)
Ave. Duration
17 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kottavalasa to Araku
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Simhachalam to Araku
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Anakapalle to Araku Valley
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 891 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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