Chennai to Bangalore

Chennai to Bangalore

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Transportation from Chennai to Bangalore

Chennai to Bangalore Destination Reviews

Train #12607 CC - AC Chair Class, Indian Railways, Aug 11, 2019
Train station was fine. Unfortunately our seats were 3/3 facing eachother. Less room for each person. Bring sweater for train I got cold in the a/c. Besides being uncomfortable, it was easy ride to Bangalore. They did not announce train stations so pay very close attention to which station or use app, Google maps /where's my train to track where you are.
flight Economy, Air India (Air India), May 16, 2019
The service was amazing. I got a bargain ticket from Chennai to Bangalore three days before travel. Everything went flawlessly well. Will use 12GO again.
Train #12609 CC - AC Chair Class, Indian Railways, Feb 23, 2019
Only 15 minutes late at arrival station. For us there was no need to exchange Voucher sent - printed IR confirmation was enough at Chennai Central. Train seating in CC class adequate enough for daytime travel of 7 hours duration.
Train #12657 1A - AC First Class Sleeper, Indian Railways, Jan 19, 2019
The journey was smooth and comfortable, with good amenities provided (towel, blanket, pillow, bedsheet) and clean washroom. Only thing is that there is no food provided and server, as advertised. All in all, trip is good; comfortable and on time.
Train #22625 CC - AC Chair Class, Indian Railways, Jan 16, 2019
Trip from Chennai Central to Bangalore KSR was on time and uneventful. Early booking yielded pantry mid level seats. Smaller and cramped, but alternative was to try to navigate rail India website and reservation system from Canada. Two thumbs up to 12GO Asia. Travel experience and help from Rail India folks great. ,
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How to get from Chennai to Bangalore

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you INR 16,767 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere INR 51.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 18 hours to travel between Chennai and Bangalore depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Chennai and Bangalore. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h. Train does a much slower job and take about 17h 35m to reach Bangalore.

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

Travelling between Chennai and Bangalore can be as cheap as INR 51 if you opt for a SpiceJet flight and as expensive as INR 16,767 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 Chennai and Bangalore ?

  • 58 from Chennai to Bangalore starting from 00:05 Chennai until 23:59 Chennai
  • 42 from Chennai to Bangalore starting from 06:00 Chennai Central until 23:30 Chennai Central
  • 0 from Chennai to Bangalore starting from 05:25 Chennai Airport until 20:50 Chennai Airport

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

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

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


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Chennai to Bangalore, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as INR 51.

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 Chennai and Bangalore

Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet


Travelling from Chennai to Bangalore 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 Chennai and Bangalore

Bharathi Travels, City Travels, DLTBUS, Green Line Travels, Hail Trip, Intrcity Smartbus, Jabbar Travels, JaiSai Roadlinks, Kkaveri Travels, KMRL Kalaimakal, Mettur Supers Mss , Morning Star Travels, Mr Travels, National Travels, Orange Tours, Parveen Travels, Rkk Travels, Sea Bird Tourist, Shama Sardar Travels Hpm, Shanthi Travels, Shree Road Lines Srl, Sri Krishna Travels, SRS Travels, Thirumalaivasan Transports, V2K Travels, Venkteshwara Travels, Vhb Travels, YBM 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 Chennai and Bangalore

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 Chennai to Bangalore?

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

  • 85% took a train
  • 11% decided to fly
  • 3% opted for a bus
  • 1% bought a taxi ride