Delhi to Chennai

Delhi to Chennai

  Oct 2, 2021, 18 trips (455 – 0)

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1d 4h 55m Deps: 5:20, 15:55, 16:10, 21:05

From 455
Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi
1d 10h 25m ride in train #06012 with Indian Railways
Chennai Egmore
From 455 per adult
Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi
1d 4h 55m ride in train #02270 with Indian Railways
Chennai Central
From 1,225 per adult
New Delhi
1d 12h 20m ride in train #02616 with Indian Railways
Chennai Central
From 565 per adult

Delhi to Chennai Schedule

Delhi to Chennai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Indian Railways 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 05:20 - 15:45₹ 2,540
Air India Economy #AI43906:00 - 08:55₹ 8,675
IndiGo Economy #6E517706:25 - 09:25₹ 7,967
Air Vistara Economy #UK83307:20 - 10:10₹ 7,878
Air India Economy #AI42909:45 - 12:40₹ 7,834
Air Vistara Economy #UK83913:30 - 16:20₹ 7,878
Indian Railways 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 15:55 - 20:50₹ 6,035
Indian Railways 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 16:10 - 04:30₹ 5,360
SpiceJet Economy #SG26216:25 - 19:30₹ 7,878
Air Vistara Economy #UK83717:35 - 20:15₹ 7,878
IndiGo Economy #6E216818:05 - 21:10₹ 7,967
Indian Railways 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 21:05 - 06:15₹ 5,360

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 8,232 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere INR 565.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 37 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 40m. Train does a much slower job and take about 1d 12h 20m 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 565 if you opt for a Indian Railways train and as expensive as INR 8,232 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 ?

  • 1 from Delhi to Chennai starting from 05:25 Chennai Airport until 20:45 Chennai Airport
  • 1 from Delhi to Chennai starting from 15:35 Chennai Central until 21:05 Chennai Central

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 7,775.

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

  • 100% took a train