Chennai to Kanchipuram Distance

Chennai To Kanchipuram

(Kanchipuram To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Kanchipuram

Total distance 72 km
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The distance between Chennai to Kanchipuram is just 75 km and it does not take more than an hour and a half to reach Kanchipuram, from Chennai. The route is very simple; one just needs to follow NH 4 for 74 km, crossing Varadarajapuram, Thandalam and Sri Perumbudur and then take a left, to go to Kanchipuram. There is no need to stop anywhere in between. There are sign boards every few kilometres, so there no chance of losing your way.

Transport options from Chennai to Kanchipuram

Chennai to Kanchipuram By Car: Rent a car or hire a cab from Chennai to drive down to Kanchipuram, which takes around an hour and a half. Cost of cab ranges between INR7 and INR50 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families with kids and seniors.

Chennai to Kanchipuram By Bus: Take a bus from Chennai to Kanchipuram, which takes around an hour and a half. Kanchipuram Bus Stand is located at the city centre. Travelling by bus is economical and recommended for individual travellers and backpackers.


Travelling tips from Chennai to Kanchipuram

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Abhishek Anand

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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.
Car Type:
  • SUV
Trip Includes:  | Kanchipuram
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Srinivasan Pancha

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  • Lives in Adityana
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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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Raj Prabakaran

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  • Lives in Chennai
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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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Chennai to Kanchipuram By Train (65 Km)

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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Chennai to Kanchipuram By Car/Taxi (65 Km)

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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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:65 km
    • Duration: 1 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:65 km
    • Duration: 1 Hrs by Bus
  • Flights
    • Total distance:65 km
    • Nearest Airport:Chennai
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Pnbe Sbc Specia (03296), Ghy Ypr Special (0202)
    • Last station:Kanchipuram
    • Total distance:65 km
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    • Hotel reviews: 263
    • Awards: 4 of 44 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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