Hyderabad is located at a distance of 631 km from Chennai. Hyderabad, also called the 'City of Pearls', is well-connected to Chennai by road, rail and air. However, the best way to reach Hyderabad from Chennai is by road, which takes close to 9 hours. The major towns covered on the way include Hyderabad - 188 km - > Macherla - 12km > Durgi - 20 km > Karempudi - 92 km > Addanki - 37 km > Ongole - 132 km > Nellore -181 km > Chennai. Hyderabad to Chennai road route is connected by NH7 and NH205 and passes across some quality range of hotels and lodges on the way.There are numerous petrol pumps run by IOC, HPCL and BPCL at regular intervals all along the way. Some of them are open 24 hours and offer clean restroom facilities.
Transport options from Chennai to Hyderabad
Chennai to Hyderabad By Train: Take a direct train from Chennai to Hyderabad, a journey of about 13 hours. Hyderabad Express (2603), Charminar Express (2759) and Kacheguda Express (7651) operate on all seven days. However, Hyderabad Express is the best train as it is much faster. The stations covered are Chennai Central->Sullurupeta->Nayadupeta->Gudur Jn->Nellore->Bitragunta->Kavali->Singarayakonda->Ongole->Chirala->Bapatla->Nidubrolu->Tenani Jn->Guntur Jn->Sattenpalli->Piduguralla->Nadikudi->Vishnupurum->Miryalaguda->Nalgonda->Secunderabad Jn->Hyderabad Deccan.
Chennai to Hyderabad By Bus: Plenty of government and private buses ply between Chennai and Hyderabad. Kesineni Travels, Orange Tours and Travels, Shama Sardar Travels Chennai are the major operators of Chennai to Hyderabad route. On an average, Chennai to Hyderabad travel time is 9 hours 50 minutes.
Chennai to Hyderabad By Flight: Board a direct flight from Chennai to Hyderabad, a journey of about 1 hour. Spice Jet, IndiGo Airlines and Jet Airways Konnect Flight are popular airlines that fly between Chennai and Hyderabad. From the city, you can travel to the airport in 30 minutes using the 11.6 km extended elevated expressway that starts from city center continuing to the six lanes NH-7 road.
Journey was nice. I didn't feel any tiredness, we have reached one hour earlier than expected arrival time. Seats are good and comfortable. Movie facilities available and it engages time. I will recommend Parveen travels for good and long journeys.
It is not at all like travelling. We have boarded the train at the Right time and the train reached Hyderabad 5 min late due to some issues. Overall the travel experience is very nice. The food is delicious in the train. Everyone knows about the government service. Its very nice.
The First bus from Chennai (Tamil Nadu) to Hyderabad (Telangana) is Volvo A/C Multi Axle Semi Sleeper (2+2) by Sree Kaleswari Travels departing at 19:00. The total number of daily trips between Chennai and Hyderabad is 22. There are 11 Volvo buses and 1 Mercedes Benz daily between Chennai and Hyderabad. Bus operators like Orange Tours & Travels, Shama Sardar Travels and Kaleswari Travels run various buses like Volvo A/C Multi-axle Semi Sleeper, Tri-Axle Mercedes Benz A/C Seater, Leyland Non A/C Semi Sleeper and Multi-Axle Volvo A/C Seater. Total travel time between the cities vary between 8h 55m and 13h 35m, depending on the bus operator and the route chosen by the bus. The bus operators provide One Woollen Blanket. Two White single Bed sheets. One U Foam pillow with White pillow cover. And 1 Liter Mineral Water Bottle of reputed brands viz. AQUAFINA, BISLERI, KINLEY. Attendant's assistance to the passengers in loading and unloading their luggage. Audio & Video. 26''LCD TV in front and 17' TFT in middle for better visibility to all passengers. Cell phone chargers. Air suspension with 8 bellows for jerk free riding comfort. Check local travel advisories and be sure the bus route is not one where robberies and/or accidents are common at night. If you see warnings about this, you might want to opt for a day bus.
I choose IndiGo if there is no Jet flight is operating. Though IndiGo is cheaper yet on-time most of the time, the crowd it carries is huge. Another thing I don't like is the food items they serve (on chargeable basis) which will be cold always.
I would suggest IndiGo only if Jet Airways fare is more than this. The baggage handling at IndiGo will be tragedy if you are having excess baggage. You have to wait in Que for paying the excess baggage for that you need more time.
If you are flying in IndiGo you have to be there 120 minutes prior to departure to clear all this formalities.