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There are 5 ways to get from Chennai to Ranchi by plane, train, bus 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 from Madras  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Ranchi (IXR) MAA - IXR

₹5,668 - ₹24,072

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Train  •  33h 40m

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central to Ranchi 13352 / ...

₹1,800 - ₹2,500

3 alternative options

Train to Tirupati, fly  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central to Renigunta Jn
  2. Fly from Tirupati (TIR) to Ranchi (IXR) TIR - IXR

₹4,744 - ₹19,433

Bus  •  34h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Vijayawada
  2. Take the bus from Vijayawada to Bhubaneswar
  3. Take the bus from Bhubaneswar to Ranchi

₹1,949 - ₹2,744

Drive  •  23h 32m

  1. Drive from Chennai to Ranchi 1007.9 miles

₹12,000 - ₹18,000

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Ranchi is to train which costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,500 and takes 33h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Ranchi is to fly which costs ₹5,500 - ₹25,000 and takes 5h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chennai Central and arriving at Ranchi. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33h 40m.

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The distance between Chennai and Ranchi is 1258 km. The road distance is 1612.6 km.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Ranchi without a car is to train which takes 33h 40m and costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,500.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Chennai to Ranchi, including transfers.

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Chennai to Ranchi train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Chennai Central station.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Ranchi is to fly which takes 5h 48m and costs ₹5,500 - ₹25,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,500 and takes 33h 40m, you could also bus, which costs ₹1,900 - ₹2,800 and takes 34h 40m.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Ranchi Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Ranchi.
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  • Distance: 786 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

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

IndiGo Airlines, GoAir and five other airlines fly from Chennai to Ranchi every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai to Ranchi once daily. Tickets cost ₹1,800 - ₹2,500 and the journey takes 33h 40m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹25,000
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Kolkata
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹25,000
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹24,000
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹8,000 - ₹31,000
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹25,000
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Bhubaneswar, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹25,000
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Bengaluru, Patna
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹28,000
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Kolkata, Patna
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹28,000
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Bengaluru, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,500 - ₹28,000
Flights from Tirupati to Ranchi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,200 - ₹18,000
Flights from Tirupati to Ranchi via Bengaluru, Patna
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,800 - ₹20,000
Flights from Tirupati to Ranchi via Bengaluru, Delhi
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹6,000 - ₹24,000
Flights from Tirupati to Ranchi via Hyderabad, Delhi
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₹5,500 - ₹23,000
Flights from Tirupati to Ranchi via Hyderabad, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹21,000
Flights from Tirupati to Ranchi via Bengaluru, Kolkata
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹4,900 - ₹20,000
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₹10,000 - ₹29,000
Flights from Tirupati to Ranchi via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹17,000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Ranchi via Delhi
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₹11,000 - ₹23,000
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Chennai Central to Renigunta Jn
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₹180 - ₹1,000
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Chennai Central to Ranchi
Ave. Duration
33h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹1,800 - ₹2,500
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Chennai to Vijayawada
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₹550 - ₹800
Book at
Redbus
Bus from Vijayawada to Bhubaneswar
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹600 - ₹850
Book at
Redbus
Bus from Bhubaneswar to Ranchi
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹550 - ₹800
Book at
Redbus

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Ranchi is 1613 km. It takes approximately 23h 32m to drive from Chennai to Ranchi.

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GoAir, Air India Limited and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Ranchi Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Ranchi. Prices start at ₹1,150 per night.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs ₹7 - ₹900.

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