Bangalore is situated at a distance of 350 km from Chennai. Famous as the 'Garden City of India' and noted for its Information Technology sector, Bangalore is connected to Chennai by road, rail and air.
However, the best way to reach Bangalore from Chennai is by road, a journey of around 6 ? hours. The places covered between Chennai and Bangalore are Chennai - 40 km -> Sriperumbudur - 60 km -> Walajapet - 42 km -> Vellore - 173 km -> Hosur - 45 km -> Bangalore. There are several petrol pumps and ATMs on the way. Furthermore, there are numerous restaurants, such as Krishna Vegetarian Restaurant on the route.
Transport options from Chennai to Bangalore
Chennai to Bangalore By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Bangalore, which takes around 6 hours 30 minutes. Ideal for group travel, with senior citizens and kids. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre is around INR 9 to 30 depending upon the type of the car.
There was no office or bus by the name of National Travels! redBus was clueless! Shama Sardar finally took all the passengers on a first come first serve basis and started the trip almost two hours late! Better to go to the Bus Stop without even booking!
A pleasant journey and we almost maintained 100 throughout except for few road patches in some places. Took about 5 hours to reach Bangalore Electronic city and 2 hours thereafter to reach the destined hotel. Though we can attribute it to lack of familiarity to the place but that is what travellers are expected to be. On return journey, could not find any decent hotel to eat after entering Brigade Road onward to Hosur Road. Settled in Hosur Adyar Anandha Bhavan for dinner without choice. So better finish your dinner in the city before getting onto the return journey.
As usual a typical train journey. Train was noisy - non-stop chatter boxes - a team of middle aged women - never had the common sense. That train leaving by 6 Am many will continue their sleep. But for my pleasant surprise the train reached 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled time.
I have booked tickets in Shama Sardar Travels but I got seat in Geepee Travels. The bus was not punctual in reaching the destination. Started at 2:15 Pm and reaching at destination was 10:45 Pm. When I ask driver that you are late 1:30 hrs to destination. He was using unprofessional words to me. Very worst behavior of the bus staff and driver.
Took the flight option since that was taking the least amount of time, but later learn that the Airport is way outside the city. It would be good to travel by train or bus in case if you coming from Chennai. There are two Shatabdi's that run and it would be a good experience to travel in them. The Airport is good and all the required facilities.
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