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 / ...

$11 - $23

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Tirupathi

$7 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Tirumala 97.5 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Chennai to Tirumala 97.5 miles

$15 - $23

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

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The best way to get from Chennai to Tirumala without a car is to train which takes 3 h 38 min and costs .

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

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

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The best way to get from Chennai to Tirumala is to train which takes 3 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Chennai to Tirumala bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Tirupathi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chennai to Tirumala is 156 km. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Chennai to Tirumala.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Tirumala. Prices start at $11 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Tirumala.
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  • Distance: 75.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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 - $14 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, RedBus operates a bus from Chennai to Tirumala every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

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