Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai

Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai

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Transportation from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai

How to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai

Travelling between Thiruvananthapuram 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 19,572 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere INR 1,551.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 17 hours to travel between Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 15m. Train does a much slower job and take about 16h 50m to reach Chennai.

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

Travelling between Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai can be as cheap as INR 1,551 if you opt for a Indian Railways IR train and as expensive as INR 19,572 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 Thiruvananthapuram and Chennai ?

  • 1 from Trivandrum to Chennai starting from 11:25 Chennai Airport until 21:10 Chennai Airport
  • 1 from Trivandrum to Chennai starting from 16:15 Chennai until 16:15 Chennai
  • 1 from Trivandrum to Chennai starting from 04:00 Chennai Egmore until 17:15 Chennai Central

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Thiruvananthapuram 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 Trivandrum to Chennai, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as INR 4,156.

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 Trivandrum and Chennai

Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet


Travelling from Trivandrum 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 Trivandrum and Chennai

Parveen 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 Thiruvananthapuram 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