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There are 6 ways to get from Tambaram to Chennai by bus, train, night train, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 118 bus, bus  •  40m

  1. Take the line 118 bus from Guduvanchery to Paventher Salai 118 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tondaiayrpet to Periyer Bridge 28A

$1

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Train  •  45m

  1. Take the train from Tambaram to Chennai Fort Cgl Msb Local / ...

$1

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Night train  •  50m

  1. Take the night train from Tambaram (TBM) to Chennai Egmore (MS) Ten-Ms Nellai Exp / ...

$1 - $12

Taxi  •  27m

  1. Take a taxi from Tambaram to Chennai 23.2 miles

$8 - $11

Drive  •  27m

  1. Drive from Tambaram to Chennai 23.2 miles

$3 - $6

Uber  •  27m

  1. Take an Uber from Tambaram to Chennai 23.2 miles

$6 - $8

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tambaram to Chennai is to train which costs ₹9 and takes 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Tambaram to Chennai is to taxi which costs ₹600 - ₹750 and takes 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tambaram to Chennai. However, there are services departing from Guduvanchery and arriving at Periyer Bridge via Tondaiayrpet. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tambaram and arriving at Chennai Fort. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45m.

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The distance between Tambaram and Chennai is 24 km. The road distance is 37.1 km.

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The best way to get from Tambaram to Chennai without a car is to line 118 bus and bus which takes 40m and costs ₹88 - ₹92.

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It takes approximately 40m to get from Tambaram to Chennai, including transfers.

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Tambaram to Chennai bus services, operated by MTC, depart from Guduvanchery station.

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Tambaram to Chennai train services, operated by Chennai Suburban, depart from Tambaram station.

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The best way to get from Tambaram to Chennai is to line 118 bus and bus which takes 40m and costs ₹88 - ₹92. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹9 and takes 45m.

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  • Distance: 15.3 miles
  • Duration: 40m

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

You can take a bus from Tambaram to Chennai via Tondaiayrpet in around 40m. Alternatively, Chennai Suburban operates a train from Tambaram to Chennai every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 45m.

Train operators
Bus operators
MTC
Bus from Guduvanchery to Paventher Salai
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
mtcbus.org
Bus from Tondaiayrpet to Periyer Bridge
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
mtcbus.org
Other operators
Uber Chennai
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Tambaram to Chennai
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Signup at
uber.com
XL Intercity
$15 - $20
Go Intercity
$10 - $13
Premier Intercity
$11 - $14
Intercity-Kanchipuram
$10 - $13
Intercity-Mahabalipuram
$10 - $13
Intercity-Pondicherry
$10 - $13
Hire Premier
$7 - $10
UberAuto
$6 - $8
Premier
$6 - $9
uberGO
$6 - $8
Pool
$6 - $8
Hire Go
$6 - $9
uberXL
$10 - $13
Taxi from Tambaram to Chennai
Ave. Duration
27m
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Yellow Taxi
Phone
+91 44 26 54 26 26
Website
yellowcalltaxi.com
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 44 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com

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Tambaram to Chennai bus services, operated by MTC, arrive at Periyer Bridge station.

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Tambaram to Chennai train services, operated by Chennai Suburban, arrive at Chennai Fort station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tambaram to Chennai is 37 km. It takes approximately 27m to drive from Tambaram to Chennai.

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