There are 8 ways to get from New Delhi to Tamil Nadu by plane, bus, train 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 to Coimbatore  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Coimbatore (CJB) DEL - CJB

$62 - $234

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

6 alternative options

Fly to Madras  •  5 h 13 min

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

$56 - $292

Fly to Madurai  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Madurai (IXM) DEL - IXM

$68 - $336

Fly to Trivandrum, bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Delhi (DEL) to Trivandrum (TRV) DEL - TRV
  2. Take the bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli

$80 - $278

Train via Nizamuddin station  •  29 h 29 min

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

$35 - $45

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 1338.1 miles

$210 - $320

What companies run services between New Delhi, India and Tamil Nadu, India?

IndiGo Airlines, Jet Airways and four other airlines fly from New Delhi to Coimbatore hourly. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from New Delhi to Chennai 5 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $45 and the journey takes 28 h 20 min.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Delhi to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Delhi to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Delhi to Madurai via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Delhi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Delhi to Trivandrum via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Delhi to Trivandrum via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Delhi to Trivandrum via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Delhi to Trivandrum via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Delhi to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Delhi to Madurai via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Delhi to Madurai via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Delhi to Madurai via Madras
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Delhi to Trivandrum via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Delhi to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Delhi to Madurai
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Delhi to Madurai via Madras
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Delhi to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Delhi to Trivandrum via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Delhi to Trivandrum via Madras
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Delhi to Madras
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Delhi to Madurai via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Delhi to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Delhi to Madurai
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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 Thiruvananthapuram to Tirunelveli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
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 Tamil Nadu is 1975 km. The road distance is 2141 km.

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

The quickest way to get from New Delhi to Tamil Nadu is to fly which takes 4 h 28 min and costs ₹4,200 - ₹16,000.

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 Tamil Nadu. 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 4 h 28 min to get from New Delhi to Tamil Nadu, including transfers.