There are 6 ways to get from Chennai to Chinna Salem 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.

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Train  •  4 h 42 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 - $29

5 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Pondicherry
  2. Take the bus from Pondicherry to Chinnasalem

$12 - $19

Taxi  •  3 h 40 min

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

$55 - $70

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Chinna Salem 163.2 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, taxi  •  4 h 48 min

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

$47 - $151

Fly to Salem, train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Salem (SXV) MAA - SXV
  2. Take the train from Salem Town (SXT) to Chinna Salem (CHSM)

$31 - $314

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Chinna Salem is to bus which costs ₹800 - ₹1,400 and takes 9 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Chinna Salem is to taxi which costs ₹4,000 - ₹4,900 and takes 3 h 40 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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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Chennai to Chinna Salem, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Chinna Salem. However, there are services departing from Veppampattu and arriving at Chinnasalem via Chennai and Pondicherry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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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 42 min.

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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 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chennai to Chinna Salem via Perumalpattu, Chennai, and Pondicherry in around 9 h 5 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madras to Tiruchirapalli via Colombo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Trans Euro Air
Flights from Madras to Salem
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chennai Egmore (MS) to Vridhachalam Junction (VRI)
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $16
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 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Salem Town (SXT) to Chinna Salem (CHSM)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Pondicherry to Chinnasalem
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Chinna Salem
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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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