There are 6 ways to get from Tirupati to Chidambaram by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus via Vellore  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirupathi to Vellore 981T / ...
  2. Take the bus from Vellore to Chidambaram 851Ud

$9 - $13

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Tirupati to Chidambaram 851Ud

$1 - $11

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Train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Tirupati (TPTY) to Chidambaram (CDM) Tpty-Rmm Tri Wkly Exp / ...

$6 - $16

Taxi  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tirupati to Chidambaram 180.7 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Tirupati to Chidambaram 180.7 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, taxi  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Tirupati (TIR) to Pondicherry (PNY) TIR - PNY
  2. Take a taxi from Pondicherry to Chidambaram

$51 - $186

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tirupati and arriving at Chidambaram. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Tirupati (TPTY) and arriving at Chidambaram (CDM). Services depart six times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 6 min.

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The distance between Tirupati and Chidambaram is 250 km. The road distance is 289.1 km.

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The best way to get from Tirupati to Chidambaram without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Tirupati to Chidambaram, including transfers.

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Tirupati to Chidambaram bus services, operated by SETC, depart from Tirupathi station.

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Tirupati to Chidambaram train services, operated by Indian Railways, depart from Tirupati (TPTY) station.

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The best way to get from Tirupati to Chidambaram is to bus which takes 5 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tirupati Airport to Pondicherry Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Tirupati to Chidambaram bus services, operated by SETC, arrive at Chidambaram station.

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Map of how to get from Tirupati to Chidambaram.
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  • Distance: 156.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Tirupati, India and Chidambaram, India?

You can take a bus from Tirupati to Chidambaram via Vellore in around 5 h 41 min. Alternatively, Indian Railways operates a train from Tirupati to Chidambaram 6 times a week. Tickets cost $6 - $16 and the journey takes 8 h 6 min.

Airlines
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Tirupati to Pondicherry via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Tirupati to Pondicherry via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tirupathi to Vellore
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Vellore to Chidambaram
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tirupati to Chidambaram
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $11
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Tirupati to Chidambaram
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Fast Track Call Taxi
Website
fasttracktirupati.com
Meru Cabs
Phone
+91 877 44 22 44 22
Website
merucabs.com
Ola Cabs
Phone
+91 22 33 55 33 55
Website
olacabs.com

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Tirupati to Chidambaram train services, operated by Indian Railways, arrive at Chidambaram (CDM) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirupati to Chidambaram is 289 km. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Tirupati to Chidambaram.

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IndiGo Airlines and Spicejet offer flights from Tirupati Airport to Pondicherry Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Chidambaram. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tirupati to Tirupati Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs .

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