Chennai to Coimbatore Distance

Chennai To Coimbatore

(Coimbatore To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Coimbatore

Total distance 498 km
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Coimbatore is located at a distance of 496 km from Chennai. Famous as the 'Manchester of South India', Coimbatore is well-connected to Chennai by road, rail and air. However, the best way to reach Coimbatore is by car, a journey of about 7 hours and 36 minutes. The places covered on the journey are Chennai-73 km->Kanchipurum-70 km->Vellore-82 km->Natrampalli-46 km->Kaveripattinam-33 km->Dharmapuri-68 km->Salem-35 km->Sankari-82 km->Avanashi-43 km->Coimbatore. Several HP and Bharat Petroleum Pumps are located on route. PSG Rural Hospital, Axis Bank and Lakshmi Vilas Bank and ATM are also located on the route.

Transport options from Chennai to Coimbatore

Chennai to Coimbatore By Car: Hire a cab or drive down to Coimbatore which takes around 7 hours 36 minutes. The cost of cab ranges from INR 8 to INR 23 per kilometer, depending upon the type of car. The roads are in good and mouth-watering biryani and other dishes served in the highway hotels will enhance the drive.

Chennai to Coimbatore By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Coimbatore, a journey of about 8 hours. Plenty of government and private buses ply between Chennai and Coimbatore route. KPN Travels, SRM Transports and Hindusthan Travels are the major operators of Chennai to Coimbatore route. Frequency of the buses makes it a comfortable option. Ideal for individual travellers.

Chennai to Coimbatore By Train: Board a direct train from Chennai to Coimbatore, a journey of about 7 hours 45 minutes. Some of the trains plying between the two points are Chennai Central - Coimbatore Inter-city (12679), Cheran Express (12673), Coimbatore Express (12681), and Kovai Express (12675). However, Chennai Central - Coimbatore Inter-city (12679) as it runs on all days of the week.

Chennai to Coimbatore By Flight: Coimbatore is well-connected to major cities by air. Take a direct flight from Chennai to Coimbatore, a journey of about 1 hour 30 minutes. The airport is 11 km from the major railway station,Coimbatore Junction and the nearest rail stations are at Singanallur and Peelamedu. Cab services, call taxis and auto rickshaws provide 24 hours commuting services from the airport.

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K sundaram

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  • K sundaram
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K sundaram
6/7
Posted 1 month ago Apr 1, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
I started my journey by my own car i20 in the morning around 6. 45 am and reached Coimbatore city in the evening around 5. 30pm with a break of about 2 hrs in between. Selected my journey via Salem and the road is very good. Did not feel tiredness of the drive. Just after entering the Coimbatore city from NH 67, experienced traffic as we normally found Chennai also. However, it was good to drive with more confident within the city. To reach Hotel Vijay Park Inn, we used GPS and located the route easily, however, took some help of some local people where we were bit confused. Reached the final destination within the time.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Grand Southern Trunk Rd/NH45, NH 68 and Salem-Coimbatore Hwy/Salem - Kochi - Kanyakumari Hwy
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Viswnathan K

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Viswnathan K
5.5/7
Posted 3 months ago Feb 3, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
Its a sitting train. Took almost 8 hours to reach coimbatore whereas we could have reached in 7 hours. Really bored to sit for 8 long hours. Also the seats are not comfortable. Sitting in 2 people place very cumbersome. Annoyed at some point. Since unreserved people are boarding in the reserved compartment and occupying the unclaimed seats. Lots of rush and the food by irctc is the worst. Dont buy anything from the irctc staff.
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Train name (Train no): Coimbatore Express (12679)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Coimbatore Main Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
Trip Includes:  | Coimbatore
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C Sundaram

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  • C Sundaram
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 10 Reviews
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C Sundaram
5/7
Posted Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
From chennai if we can go by nilagiri express. It will reach coimbatore by 5AM. So that we can plan lot of places during day timings. Train timings are punctual. According to the lot of trains from Chennai to Coimbatore, Nilagiri express is the best one to choose.
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Train name (Train no): Nilagiri Express (12671)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Coimbatore Main Junction
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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Rajesh Ramanujam

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Rajesh Ramanujam
5.9/7
Posted Aug 6, 2015 Aug 6, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The travel experience was really good - the staff were good, the bus was good. The only challenge was there is no waiting hall at the boarding point at Perungalathur and had to stand on the road - given the traffic and delays - it takes anywhere between 30-45 minutes on the road.

On the contrary at Coimbatore Hindustan Travels office is good with ample space and seats.

Thanks to Ticketgoose, have really benefited with their offers and their service.
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Bus operator: Hindustan Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
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Britto raj S

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Britto raj S
4/7
Posted Jul 30, 2015 Jul 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
I thought that SRS Travels experience will be good but first I face bad experience in their front office locate at Perungalathur employers are not respond proper to travellers and making louder/quarrels noise among them. Later while travelling, driver made trouble that he lost his mobile and all, nearly he stopped bus more than a hour and we got much irritation too.
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Bus operator: SRS Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
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Chennai to Coimbatore By Train (424 Km)

Chennai ––› Coimbatore
By Train 424 Km
Chennai to Coimbatore by Train (424 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Coi... M T W T F S S
12243 Shatabdi Express Chennai Central 07:15 14:05 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
13351 Dhn Alappuzha E Chennai Central 03:25 12:05 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16041 Alleppey Exp Chennai Central 20:45 03:56 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16107 Chennai Egmore-mangalore Express Chennai Egmore 22:15 10:55 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16310 Pnbe Ers Express Chennai Central 04:15 12:35 N N N Y Y N N
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Chennai to Coimbatore By Car/Taxi (424 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 4664
Toyota Qualis 11 4664
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 5088
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 5088
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 5512
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:424 km
    • Duration: 7 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:424 km
    • Duration: 7 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Chennai Egmore-mangalore Express (16107), Coimbatore Exp (0603)
    • Last station:Coimbatore
    • Total distance:424 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:424 km
    • Nearest Airport:Coimbatore
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