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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  18 h 5 min

  1. Coromandel Exp / ...

$17 - $38

4 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  19 h 3 min

$39 - $53

Train via Kottavalasa (KTV)  •  21 h 7 min

  1. Dhanbad Exp

$17 - $37

Drive  •  12 h 40 min

  1. 534.6 miles

$85 - $130

Fly, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. MAA - VTZ

$23 - $110

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

You can take a train from Chennai to Araku Valley via Vishakapatnam (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 Vishakapatnam (VSKP)
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
5 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 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Kottavalasa (KTV)
Ave. Duration
17 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kottavalasa to Araku
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Simhachalam to Araku
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $15
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chennai and Araku Valley is 646 km. The road distance is 855 km.

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.

The quickest way to get from Chennai to Araku Valley is to fly and train which takes 8 h 8 min and costs ₹1,500 - ₹7,500.

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.

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