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There are 6 ways to get from Kolkata to Tamil Nadu by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Madras  •  4 h 31 min

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

$43 - $143

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Bus  •  33 h 2 min

  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

4 alternative options

Fly to Madurai  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Madurai (IXM) CCU - IXM

$98 - $405

Fly to Coimbatore  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Kolkata (CCU) to Coimbatore (CJB) CCU - CJB

$97 - $403

Train  •  26 h 10 min

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

$26 - $35

Drive  •  23 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Kolkata to Chennai 1027.6 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Kolkata to Tamil Nadu is to bus which costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,600 and takes 33 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kolkata to Tamil Nadu is to fly which costs ₹3,100 - ₹11,000 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kolkata to Tamil Nadu. However, there are services departing from Kolkata and arriving at Veppampattu via Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Perumalpattu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 2 min.

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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 26 h 10 min.

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The distance between Kolkata and Tamil Nadu is 1675 km. The road distance is 1644.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kolkata to Tamil Nadu without a car is to train which takes 26 h 10 min and costs ₹1,900 - ₹2,600.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Kolkata to Tamil Nadu, including transfers.

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Kolkata to Tamil Nadu bus services, operated by RedBus, depart from Kolkata station.

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

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The best way to get from Kolkata to Tamil Nadu is to fly which takes 4 h 31 min and costs ₹3,100 - ₹11,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,900 - ₹2,600 and takes 26 h 10 min, you could also bus, which costs ₹1,800 - ₹2,600 and takes 33 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Kolkata to Tamil Nadu.
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  • Distance: 1047.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Kolkata, India and Tamil Nadu, India?

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

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Kolkata to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Kolkata to Madras via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Kolkata to Madras via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Kolkata to Madurai via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Kolkata to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Kolkata to Madurai via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Kolkata to Madurai via Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Kolkata to Madurai via Bengaluru, Madras
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Kolkata to Madurai via Hyderabad, Madras
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Kolkata to Coimbatore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Kolkata to Coimbatore via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Kolkata to Coimbatore via Madras
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Kolkata to Coimbatore via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Kolkata to Coimbatore via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Kolkata to Coimbatore via Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Kolkata to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Kolkata to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Kolkata to Madurai via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Kolkata to Coimbatore via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Kolkata to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Kolkata to Coimbatore via Delhi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Kolkata to Madurai via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Kolkata to Coimbatore via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Kolkata to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Kolkata to Bhubaneswar
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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redbus.in
Bus from Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Visakhapatnam to Chennai
Ave. Duration
15 h
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 2 h 5 min.

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Kolkata to Tamil Nadu bus services, operated by RedBus, arrive at Chennai station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kolkata to Tamil Nadu is 1644 km. It takes approximately 23 h 29 min to drive from Kolkata to Tamil Nadu.

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

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