Chennai to Delhi

Chennai to Delhi

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Chennai to Delhi Schedule

Chennai to Delhi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Indian Railways IR 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper 05:15 - 22:15$ 31.81
Indian Railways 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 06:35 - 10:40$ 74.23
Indian Railways 2S - Second Sitting Class 08:45 - 18:35$ 7.75
IndiGo Economy #6E251210:40 - 13:25$ 120.30
IndiGo Economy #6E634413:30 - 16:20$ 120.30
IndiGo Economy #6E269815:10 - 18:00$ 119.50
Air Vistara Economy #UK83417:15 - 20:00$ 149.89
Indian Railways IR 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper 19:15 - 06:30$ 32.39
Air India Economy #AI53820:20 - 23:10$ 121.38
Indian Railways 2S - Second Sitting Class 22:00 - 07:40$ 7.78

Transportation from Chennai to Delhi

Chennai to Delhi Destination Reviews

The train departed punctual but arrived almost an hour later to the destination. I and my husband got food poisoning from the train food. There were no new blankets for the pillows when we got it. The cleaning staff doesn’t clean very well. The upper bed is too cold with air conditioning. The sits are confortable. We saw a rat walking in the floor. The toilets were ok.
Train #12651 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways, Aug 7, 2019
Easy to book with and train is was I look like I'm the picture
Train #12621 SL - Sleeper Class, Indian Railways, Jul 12, 2019
Really good service overall, clean berths and toilets, helpful staff, perfectly adequate food available, train arrived on schedule. A comfortable 36hrs!
Train #12615 1A - AC First Class Sleeper, Indian Railways, Dec 6, 2018
3 customer reviews

How to get from Chennai to Delhi

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 164.00 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 1.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 42 hours to travel between Chennai and Delhi depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Chennai and Delhi. Flight will bring you to your destination in 2h 40m. Train does a much slower job and take about 1d 17h 45m to reach Delhi.

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

Travelling between Chennai and Delhi can be as cheap as USD 1.00 if you opt for a Imaginary Travels bus and as expensive as USD 164.00 if you buy a Air Vistara flight 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 Delhi ?

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

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 Delhi, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 97.00.

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 Delhi

Air India, Air Vistara, IndiGo, SpiceJet


Travelling from Chennai to Delhi 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 Delhi

Imaginary Travels


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 Delhi?

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

  • 53% took a train
  • 47% decided to fly
  • 1% Other