There are 5 ways to get from New Delhi to Chennai Central Station by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Madras (MAA) DEL - MAA

$56 - $292

Cheapest option

Bus  •  46 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Delhi to Alwar
  2. Take the bus from Alwar to Coimbatore
  3. Take the bus from Coimbatore to Chennai

$28 - $40

3 alternative options

Train via Nizamuddin station  •  29 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from H Nizamuddin (NZM) to Chennai Central (MAS) Chennai Rajdhani / ...

$35 - $50

Train  •  32 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from New Delhi (NDLS) to Chennai Central (MAS) Tamil Nadu Exp / ...

$35 - $50

Drive  •  30 h 3 min

  1. Drive from New Delhi to Chennai Central Station 1338.6 miles

$210 - $320

What companies run services between New Delhi, India and Chennai Central Station, India?

Jet Airways, Vistara and four other airlines fly from New Delhi to Chennai Central Station every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from New Delhi to Chennai Central Station 5 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 28 h 20 min.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Delhi to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Delhi to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Delhi to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Delhi to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Vistara
Website
airvistara.com
Flights from Delhi to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Train operators
Bus operators
RedBus
Website
redbus.in
Bus from Delhi to Alwar
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Alwar to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
30 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Book at
redbus.in
Bus from Coimbatore to Chennai
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
redbus.in

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New Delhi and Chennai Central Station is 1758 km. The road distance is 2142 km.

The cheapest way to get from New Delhi to Chennai Central Station is to bus which costs ₹1,900 - ₹2,800 and takes 46 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from New Delhi to Chennai Central Station is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs ₹3,800 - ₹20,000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Delhi (NDLS) and arriving at Chennai Central (MAS). Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 h 40 min.

No, there is no direct bus from New Delhi to Chennai Central Station. However, there are services departing from Delhi and arriving at Veppampattu via Alwar, Coimbatore and Perumalpattu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from New Delhi to Chennai Central Station, including transfers.