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

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Line 42419 train

  1. Take the line 42419 train from M.G.R Chennai Central Suburban Terminal to Ponneri

Bus, line 42403 train

  1. Take the bus from Vallalar Nagar to Ennore
  2. Take the line 42403 train from Ennore to Ponneri

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Ponneri

Drive

  1. Drive from Chennai to Ponneri

Chennai to Ponneri by train

The train journey time between Chennai and Ponneri is around 55 min and covers a distance of around 35 km. Operated by Indian Railways, the Chennai to Ponneri train service departs from M.G.R Chennai Central Suburban Terminal and arrives in Ponneri. Typically 225 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

225 Weekly Trains
55 min Average Duration
₹90 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Chennai to Ponneri is to drive, which costs ₹290 - ₹430 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Ponneri is to taxi which costs ₹900 - ₹1,200 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from M.G.R Chennai Central Suburban Terminal and arriving at Ponneri. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Ponneri is 29 km. The road distance is 37.5 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Ponneri without a car is to line 42419 train which takes 55 min and costs ₹90 - ₹600.

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The line 42419 train from M.G.R Chennai Central Suburban Terminal to Ponneri takes 55 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Chennai to Ponneri train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from M.G.R Chennai Central Suburban Terminal station.

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Chennai to Ponneri train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Ponneri station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Ponneri is 38 km. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Chennai to Ponneri.

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  • Distance: 29.3 km
  • Duration: 55 min

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

Indian Railways operates a train from M.G.R Chennai Central Suburban Terminal to Ponneri hourly. Tickets cost ₹90 - ₹600 and the journey takes 55 min.

Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from M.G.R Chennai Central Suburban Terminal to Ponneri
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹90 - ₹600
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹90 - ₹120
Third AC (3A)
₹340 - ₹420
Second AC (2A)
₹460 - ₹600
Train from Ennore to Ponneri
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₹85 - ₹550
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹85 - ₹110
Third AC (3A)
₹320 - ₹410
Second AC (2A)
₹440 - ₹550
Bus operators
MTC
Phone
+91 9445030516, 044 23455888
Email
mtc.chtwo@gems.vsnl.net.in
Website
mtcbus.tn.gov.in
Bus from Vallalar Nagar to Ennore
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₹16 - ₹22
Schedules at
mtcbus.tn.gov.in
Other operators
Taxi from Chennai to Ponneri
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
₹900 - ₹1,200
Tenride
Phone
+91 94 99 97 36 69
Website
tenride.com
Drop Taxi
Phone
+91 79 99 22 20 00
Website
droptaxi.in
Chennai Taxi
Phone
+91 89 39 33 40 40
Website
chennaitaxiservice.com

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