There are 4 ways to get from Chennai to Manipal by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly, taxi  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Mangalore (IXE) MAA - IXE
  2. Take a taxi from Mangalore to Manipal

$66 - $414

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Bus  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Bangalore
  2. Take the bus from Bangalore to Manipal

$14 - $22

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Train, taxi  •  16 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Mangalore (MAQ) Mangalore Mail / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Mangalore (MAQ) to Manipal

$27 - $38

Drive  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Manipal 453.9 miles

$70 - $110

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No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Manipal. However, there are services departing from Veppampattu and arriving at Manipal via Chennai and Bangalore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 32 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Manipal is 596 km. The road distance is 726.2 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Manipal without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Chennai to Manipal, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Mangalore Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Chennai to Manipal bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Manipal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Manipal is 726 km. It takes approximately 10 h 32 min to drive from Chennai to Manipal.

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

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There are 42+ hotels available in Manipal. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Manipal.
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  • Distance: 372.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 3 min

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

You can take a bus from Chennai to Manipal via Tondaiayrpet, Chennai, and Bangalore in around 15 h 32 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Mangalore
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Madras to Mangalore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Mangalore
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Madras to Mangalore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Bangalore
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Bangalore to Manipal
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Mangalore to Manipal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.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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