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

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Train  •  3h 38m

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

$11 - $23

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Bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chennai to Tirupathi

$7 - $11

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Taxi  •  2h 21m

  1. Take a taxi from Chennai to Tirumala 97.5 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Chennai to Tirumala 97.5 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Tirumala is to bus which costs ₹500 - ₹850 and takes 3h 40m.

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

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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 3h 40m.

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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 3h 38m and costs ₹750 - ₹1,800.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m 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 3h 38m and costs ₹750 - ₹1,800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹500 - ₹850 and takes 3h 40m.

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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 2h 21m to drive from Chennai to Tirumala.

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  • Distance: 75.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 38m

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

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There are 89+ hotels available in Tirumala. Prices start at $11 USD per night.

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