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There are 5 ways to get from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Tirupathi to Chennai
  2. Take the bus from Paventher Salai to Urapakkam 118

$18 - $23

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Tirupathi to Chennai
  2. Take the train from St Thomas Mount to Chengalpattu Msb Cgl Local / ...

$16 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Renigunta Junction (RU) to Chengalpattu (CGL) Kcg-Cgl Exp / ...

$19 - $33

Taxi  •  3h 6m

  1. Take a taxi from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram 121.8 miles

$40 - $50

Drive  •  3h 6m

  1. Drive from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram 121.8 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram is to bus and train which costs ₹1,100 - ₹1,500 and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram is to taxi which costs ₹3,000 - ₹3,700 and takes 3h 6m.

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The distance between Tirumala and Mahabalipuram is 149 km. The road distance is 194.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram without a car is to bus which takes 4h 3m and costs ₹1,200 - ₹1,800.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram is to bus which takes 4h 3m and costs ₹1,200 - ₹1,800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,500 and takes 6h 26m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirumala to Mahabalipuram is 195 km. It takes approximately 3h 6m to drive from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram.

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There are 88+ hotels available in Mahabalipuram. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram.
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  • Distance: 93.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Tirumala, India and Mahabalipuram, India?

You can take a bus from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram via Chennai, Paventher Salai, and Urapakkam in around 4h 3m. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram twice daily. Tickets cost $3 - $14 and the journey takes 5h 20m.

Train operators
Bus operators
MTC
Bus from Paventher Salai to Urapakkam
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
mtcbus.org
Other operators
Taxi from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 877 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Fast Track Call Taxi
Website
fasttracktirupati.com

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