Bangalore to Chennai

Bangalore to Chennai

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Transportation from Bangalore to Chennai

Bangalore to Chennai destination reviews

Train #12610 CC - AC Chair Class, Indian Railways, Dec 16, 2019
Comfortable and relaxing. The train was on time and there was plenty of food and drinks available.
Train #12610 2S - Second Sitting Class, Indian Railways, Aug 31, 2019
Good services
2 customer reviews

How to get from Bangalore to Chennai

Travelling between Bangalore and Chennai is possible by Flight, train and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you INR 18,443 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere INR 981.

How long does it take to get from Bangalore to Chennai?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 10 hours to travel between Bangalore and Chennai depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Bangalore and Chennai. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Flight does a much slower job and take about 9h 55m to reach Chennai.

How much does it cost to get from Bangalore to Chennai?

Travelling between Bangalore and Chennai can be as cheap as INR 981 if you opt for a Indian Railways IR train and as expensive as INR 18,443 if you buy a TravelODesk India taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Bangalore and Chennai ?

  • 1 from Bangalore to Chennai starting from 06:15 Chennai Airport until 22:10 Chennai Airport
  • 1 from Bangalore to Chennai starting from 10:05 Chennai until 20:25 Chennai
  • 1 from Bangalore to Chennai starting from 05:57 Chennai Central until 23:45 Chennai Central

1 from Bangalore to Chennai starting from 00:00 Chennai Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Chennai Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangalore to Chennai.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Bangalore to Chennai, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as INR 3,449.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Bangalore and Chennai

Go Air, IndiGo, SpiceJet


Travelling from Bangalore to Chennai overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Bangalore and Chennai

Green Line Travels, Rkk Travels


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Bangalore and Chennai

TravelODesk India


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Bangalore to Chennai?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus