There are 7 ways to get from Chennai to Punjab by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly to Amritsar  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Amritsar (ATQ) MAA - ATQ

$90 - $357

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Bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Mumbai
  2. Take the bus from Mumbai to Ahmedabad
  3. Take the bus from Ahmedabad to Delhi
  4. Take the bus from Delhi to Ludhiana

$32 - $47

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Fly to Chandigarh  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Chandigarh (IXC) MAA - IXC

$72 - $272

Fly to Dharamsala, taxi  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Dharamsala (DHM) MAA - DHM
  2. Take a taxi from Dharamsala to Pathānkot

$199 - $785

Fly to Jammu, train  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Jammu (IXJ) MAA - IXJ
  2. Take the train from Jammu Tawi (JAT) to Pathankot (PTK)

$124 - $567

Train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Ludhiana Junction (LDH) Mas-Svdk Andaman Exp

$35 - $50

Drive  •  35 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Ludhiana 1532.3 miles

$240 - $360

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Punjab. However, there are services departing from Periyer Bridge and arriving at Ludhiana via Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chennai Central (MAS) and arriving at Ludhiana Junction (LDH). Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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The distance between Chennai and Punjab is 2043 km. The road distance is 2451.7 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Punjab without a car is to train which takes 2 days 1 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Chennai to Punjab, including transfers.

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

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Chennai to Punjab train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Chennai Central (MAS) station.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Punjab is to fly which takes 7 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 1 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 13 h.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Amritsar Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Punjab.
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  • Distance: 1277.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

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

IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways and three other airlines fly from Chennai to Amritsar every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai to Ludhiana 3 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2 days 1 h.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Madras to Amritsar via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Madras to Amritsar via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Madras to Amritsar via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Madras to Amritsar via Delhi, Srinagar
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Madras to Amritsar via Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Delhi, Srinagar
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Visakhapatnam, Delhi
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Pune, Lucknow
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Pune, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Madras to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Delhi, Srinagar
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Madras to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madras to Dharamsala via Pune, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Madras to Dharamsala via Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Pune, Delhi
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Madras to Jammu via Mumbai, Delhi
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Madras to Amritsar via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Madras to Chandigarh via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
AirAsia India
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Madras to Amritsar via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Helitrans
Website
helitrans.no
Flights from Madras to Dharamsala via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Jammu Tawi (JAT) to Pathankot (PTK)
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Ludhiana Junction (LDH)
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Mumbai
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Mumbai to Ahmedabad
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Ahmedabad to Delhi
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Delhi to Ludhiana
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Other operators
Taxi from Dharamsala to Pathānkot
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35
New Himalayan Travels
Phone
+91 9417 602979

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Chennai to Punjab train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Ludhiana Junction (LDH) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Punjab is 2452 km. It takes approximately 35 h 7 min to drive from Chennai to Punjab.

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Vistara, AirAsia India, Jet Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Amritsar Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Punjab. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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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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