Chennai to Kanchipuram Distance

Chennai To Kanchipuram

(Kanchipuram To Chennai)

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Chennai to Kanchipuram distance is 72 kms . Out of the 2 reviews shared by travellers, 100% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

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Pratyush Vats

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  • Pratyush Vats
  • 4 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  8527 readers
Pratyush Vats
Posted Sep 1, 2015 Sep 1, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
There wasn't much problems at starting due to language difficulty but overall the ride was smooth. This was my 1st ride on a Volvo bus and a memorable one. I am looking forward to ride again. The roads were good so no hiccups faced. Overall this mode of transport will be preferable.
Bus operator: Himachal Volvo Tour
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Reading Light
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  • 6 votes

Abhishek Anand

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  • Abhishek Anand
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 8 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  16440 readers
Abhishek Anand
Posted Jun 2, 2015 Jun 2, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Fabulous it was!! Real fun, with amazing experiences. Exploring new places is always fun to me. Adding memories is what I call that tour to. Damn awesome. Need to go once more. If there can be one more added trip to south. Road trip. Or long- drive that too with my girl. That's what I really want to do.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
Trip Includes:  | Kanchipuram
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  • 3 votes

Srinivasan Pancha

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  • Srinivasan Pancha
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Adityana
  • 7 Reviews
  •  52 helpful votes
  •  27702 readers
Srinivasan Pancha
Posted Apr 14, 2015 Apr 14, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The schedules as printed are quite frequent every 15-20 minutes in main routes. But unable to maintain the timings due to chaotic traffic. The staff behavior is very rough. Conductor sits in his place and you have to get the ticket even when jam packed during peak hours. But it is not so at all times. The buses are reasonably well-maintained with not many break downs.
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Bus operator: MTC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
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  • 48 votes

Raj Prabakaran

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  • Raj Prabakaran
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  98 helpful votes
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Raj Prabakaran
Posted Aug 4, 2014 Aug 4, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Chennai to Kanchipuram maximum distance is 80 km only, so we took our vista car. Road facility was very good and it takes only one hour to reach the distance.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:AH 45/NH 4
Trip Includes:  Baboo Soorya Hotel | Kanchipuram
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  • 83 votes

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How to reach Kanchipuram from Chennai -

By Bus – Chennai to Kanchipuram buses are available in plenty. Chennai to Kanchipuram distance of around 82 km has to be covered by bus. It will take 1 hour for the travel to Kanchipuram from Chennai by bus. If you just want a break from the city, catch a bus to and fro and you can have day out to see the sights of Kanchipuram.

By Train – Direct Chennai to Kanchipuram trains is not available. A train can be taken from Chennai to Chengalpattu from where another train can be taken to Kanchipuram. This is a convenient way to cover the Chennai to Kanchipuram distance.

By Flight – Chennai to Kanchipuram flights is not available. Instead of opting for a Chennai to Kanchipuram flight, it is better to take a bus or cab to reach Kanchipuram. If you’re preparing for a big wedding and travelling to Kanchipuram to stock up on saris, then the easiest way to travel would be by car with a reliable driver.

By Cab/Car – Cab service is always available from Chennai to Kanchipuram. An approximate time of 1 hour and 40 minutes will be taken when travelling from Chennai to Kanchipuram by car. Distance from Chennai to Kanchipuram is around 75 km when travelling via Kanchipuram-Chennai road.

Kanchipuram – A City of Temples

Fondly known as Kanchi, Kanchipuram is situated at a distance of 72 km from Chennai. The city has been under prolonged British rule and is situated on the banks of River Vegavathy.

Things to Do

Kanchipuram is famous for its temples and sightseeing in Kanchipuram includes visits to the Ekambareswarar Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple and Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple. Also remember to visit the holy Chembarambakkam Lake.Lined with temples, nightlife in the city has a different meaning altogether. A number of temples hold aartis that go on till early morning hours.Kanchipuram, being a holy city, has a number of vegetarian food options available at its various restaurants and small dhabas. These places serve hearty meal portions of delectable dishes.


Hotels in Kanchipuram range from budget hotels to home stays. A few dharamshalas are also situated in the area, where tourists can have a comfortable stay.

Travel by Train

Chennai ––› Kanchipuram
By Train 65 Km
Chennai to Kanchipuram by Train (65 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Kan... M T W T F S S
12027 Shatabdi Exp Chennai Central 17:30 19:03 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
13351 Dhn Alappuzha E Chennai Central 03:25 05:50 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
15228 Mfp Ypr Express Chennai Central 04:15 06:23 Y N N N N N N
15902 Dbrg Sbc Express Perambur 04:30 06:50 N N N N Y N N
16041 Alleppey Exp Chennai Central 20:45 22:33 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 715
Toyota Qualis 11 715
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 780
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 780
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 845
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