There are 6 ways to get from Chennai to Chinna Salem by train, bus, night train, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) Ms-Mdu Vaigai Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) to Chinna Salem (CHSM) Pdy Maq Weekly Exp

$5 - $27

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Train, night train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Villupuram Junction (VM) Ms-Mdu Vaigai Exp / ...
  2. Take the night train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Chinna Salem (CHSM) Pdy-Ypr Weekly Exp

$4 - $26

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Attur(salem)

$13 - $19

Taxi  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Chinna Salem 163.2 miles

$55 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Chinna Salem 163.2 miles

$26 - $40

Fly, taxi  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) MAA - TRZ
  2. Take a taxi from Tiruchirapalli to Chinna Salem

$45 - $149

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Chennai to Chinna Salem. However, there are services departing from Chennai Egmore (MS) and arriving at Chinna Salem (CHSM) via Vridhachalam Junction (VRI). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Chinna Salem is 222 km. The road distance is 261.1 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Chinna Salem without a car is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Chennai to Chinna Salem, including transfers.

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Chennai to Chinna Salem train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Chennai Egmore (MS) station.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Chinna Salem is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Tiruchirapalli Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Chennai to Chinna Salem train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Chinna Salem (CHSM) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Chinna Salem is 261 km. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Chennai to Chinna Salem.

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Jet Airways and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Tiruchirapalli Airport.

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  • Distance: 138.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Chinna Salem, India?

You can take a train from Chennai to Chinna Salem via Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) in around 4 h 49 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Chennai to Chinna Salem hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $210
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) to Chinna Salem (CHSM)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Villupuram Junction (VM)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Night train from Villupuram Junction (VM) to Chinna Salem (CHSM)
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Chinna Salem
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Estimated price
$55 - $65
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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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs .

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