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There are 4 ways to get from Howrah to Chennai by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Madras (MAA) CCU - MAA

$42 - $142

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Bus  •  33h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Kolkata to Bhubaneswar
  2. Take the bus from Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam
  3. Take the bus from Visakhapatnam to Chennai

$25 - $35

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Train  •  26h 10m

  1. Take the train from Howrah Junction (HWH) to Chennai Central (MAS) Howrah-Chennai Coromandal / ...

$26 - $35

Drive  •  23h 23m

  1. Drive from Howrah to Chennai 1023.3 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Howrah to Chennai is to bus which costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,600 and takes 33h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Howrah to Chennai is to fly which costs ₹3,000 - ₹11,000 and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Howrah to Chennai. However, there are services departing from Kolkata and arriving at Periyer Bridge via Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Tondaiayrpet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Howrah Junction (HWH) and arriving at Chennai Central (MAS). Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26h 10m.

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The distance between Howrah and Chennai is 1355 km. The road distance is 1637.4 km.

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The best way to get from Howrah to Chennai without a car is to train which takes 26h 10m and costs ₹1,900 - ₹2,600.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Howrah to Chennai, including transfers.

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

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Howrah to Chennai train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Howrah Junction (HWH) station.

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The best way to get from Howrah to Chennai is to fly which takes 4h 58m and costs ₹3,000 - ₹11,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,900 - ₹2,600 and takes 26h 10m, you could also bus, which costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,600 and takes 33h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Howrah to Chennai.
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  • Distance: 846.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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

Spicejet, IndiGo Airlines and two other airlines fly from Howrah to Chennai hourly. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Howrah to Chennai twice daily. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 26h 10m.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kolkata to Madras
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Kolkata to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Kolkata to Madras via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kolkata to Madras
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kolkata to Madras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Kolkata to Madras
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kolkata to Bhubaneswar
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Visakhapatnam to Chennai
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in

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The quickest flight from Kolkata Airport to Madras Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Howrah to Chennai train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Chennai Central (MAS) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Howrah to Chennai is 1637 km. It takes approximately 23h 23m to drive from Howrah to Chennai.

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Air India Limited, Vistara, Spicejet and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Kolkata Airport to Madras Airport.

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There are 725+ hotels available in Chennai. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Howrah to Kolkata Airport is to line 151 bus which takes 40m and costs ₹50 - ₹70.

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