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

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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Fly, taxi  •  4 h

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

$67 - $415

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 32 min

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

$16 - $24

2 alternative options

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

$29 - $40

Drive  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Manipal 453.9 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Manipal is to bus which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,700 and takes 15 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Manipal is to fly and taxi which costs ₹4,600 - ₹29,000 and takes 4 h.

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

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

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

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

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Mangalore
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Madras to Mangalore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 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
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Bangalore
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Bangalore to Manipal
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Mangalore to Manipal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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