Bangalore to Chennai

Bangalore to Chennai

 

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Transportation from Bangalore to Chennai

Bangalore to Chennai Destination Reviews

AH
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.
KP
Train #12610 2S - Second Sitting Class, Indian Railways, Aug 31, 2019
Good services
MC
Train #12608 CC - AC Chair Class, Indian Railways, Jan 8, 2019
Very convenient trip
RP
Train #22626 CC - AC Chair Class, Indian Railways, Jul 30, 2018
Got my tickets seemlessly.
BV
Train #12610 2S - Second Sitting Class, Indian Railways, Jul 4, 2018
So glad I did this. No hassle and Indians are so friendly
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How to get from Bangalore to Chennai

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you INR 18,348 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere INR 205.

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

It can take you anywhere between 5 and 14 hours to travel between Bangalore and Chennai depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Bangalore and Chennai. Bus will bring you to your destination in 4h 55m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 13h 15m 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 205 if you opt for a Indian Railways train and as expensive as INR 18,348 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 07:45 Chennai Airport until 19:55 Chennai Airport
  • 1 from Bangalore to Chennai starting from 00:15 Chennai until 23:45 Chennai
  • 1 from Bangalore to Chennai starting from 06:20 Chennai Central until 23:50 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?

Flights

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 8,118.

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

Air Vistara

Bus

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

Bharathi Travels, Jabbar Travels, JaiSai Roadlinks, KMRL Kalaimakal, National Travels, Parveen Travels, Rkk Travels, Shama Sardar Travels Hpm, Siddaganga Tours, SRS Travels, Suraj Holidays, V2K Travels, Vhb Travels

Taxi

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

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 Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% took a train