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

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Train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Chennai Central (MAS) to Tirupati (TPTY) Mas-Tpty Sapthagiri Exp / ...

$12 - $25

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Tirupathi

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Tirumala 97.5 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Tirumala 97.5 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Tirumala is to bus which costs ₹550 - ₹850 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Tirumala is to taxi which costs ₹2,400 - ₹2,900 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Tirumala is 120 km. The road distance is 156 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Chennai to Tirumala, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chennai to Tirumala. However, there are services departing from Veppampattu and arriving at Tirupathi via Chennai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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

Indian Railways operates a train from Chennai to Tirumala 3 times a day. Tickets cost $2 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Chennai to Tirumala every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

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