Delhi to Chennai

Delhi to Chennai

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Transportation from Delhi to Chennai

How to get from Delhi to Chennai

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you INR 20,321 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere INR 464.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 45 hours to travel between Delhi and Chennai depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Delhi and Chennai. Flight will bring you to your destination in 2h 35m. Train does a much slower job and take about 1d 20h 5m to reach Chennai.

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

Travelling between Delhi and Chennai can be as cheap as INR 464 if you opt for a Indian Railways train and as expensive as INR 20,321 if you buy a Air India 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 Delhi and Chennai ?

  • 25 from Delhi to Chennai starting from 05:20 Hazrat Nizamuddin until 23:45 New Delhi
  • 14 from Delhi to Chennai starting from 06:00 Delhi Airport until 23:05 Delhi Airport

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Delhi 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 Delhi to Chennai, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as INR 2,605.

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 Delhi and Chennai

Air India, Air Vistara, IndiGo, SpiceJet


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 Delhi 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

  • 88% took a train
  • 12% decided to fly