Chennai to Karaikal Distance

Chennai To Karaikal

(Karaikal To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Karaikal

Total distance 277 km
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The distance between Chennai and Karaikal, is around 280 km. It takes a little less than five hours on road, to reach Karaikal from Chennai. The best way to reach Karaikal from Chennai, is by bus. There are plenty of buses available between these two places, in regular intervals. There are different types of buses available and depending on the type of bus, the fare also varies from Rs. 280 to Rs. 320 for a single adult.

Transport options from Chennai to Karaikal

Chennai to Karaikal By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Karaikal, which takes about 5 hours. Karaikal Bus Station is about a kilometre away from the city centre that can be covered by bus or auto-rickshaw. Travelling by bus is economical and is recommended for individual travellers and youngsters.

Chennai to Karaikal By Car: Hire a cab from Chennai to Karaikal, which takes around 5 hours. Cost of cab ranges from INR13 to INR55 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Suitable option for group travellers, families and kids.

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Saravanan

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  • Saravanan
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Saravanan
5.5/7
Posted Nov 9, 2015 Nov 9, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
It is an very good experience, because we crossed Pondicherry before 9, so we planned to eat at Chidambaram.

But, there is no hotels at there, my children are very much hurried for dinner.

However, we are reached sirkazhi state Highway. A small hotel is there he has given dosa and tiffen items. It is very much useful.
Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:Nagapattinam-Chennai Hwy
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I visited the Karaikal with my family for temple visit. It is very easy to approach the hotel at any-time, because it is very near to highways. I occupied the Hotel midnight 12:30. The Hotel is very clean and good atmosphere. The service of the Hotel is very nice.more »
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Bathri Pandarinathan

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Bathri Pandarinathan
5.5/7
Posted Sep 4, 2015 Sep 4, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We came from chennai via ECR to pondicherry, cuddalore, chidambaram. It's good road and nice journey to enter this town. The sightseeing is excellent in the East Coast Road. Pondicherry is a nice place to take lunch. There are many excellent hotels. And the beach in pondicherry, we are all enjoying a two full hours in this area. In chidambaram Sri Nataraja temple is one of the main attraction and we also visited that temple.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
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Route Taken:E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  Kumaran Residency | Karaikal
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Subash

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Subash
4/7
Posted Jun 26, 2015 Jun 26, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
I was travelling in a reservation compartment. The compartment was full and a little littered. It would be nice if our Indian Railways maintained all the compartments cleaner and better. The toilets were okay. Can be cleaner and better. There were no other problems other than these. Had a great time.! :)
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Train name (Train no): Karaikal Express (16175)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Karaikal
 3.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Kumaran Guest House
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Venkatesh

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Venkatesh
7/7
Posted Mar 21, 2015 Mar 21, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
The train starts from Chennai at night and reaches Karaikal next day morning which is very cheap and economical mode of transportation. We can reach the city very conveniently without travel tiredness. Since it is very small city compared to Chennai we can reach any spot there within fifteen minutes.
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Train name (Train no): Karaikal Express (16175)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Tambaram
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Karaikal
 6.50/7
This station has
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Kumaran Residency | Karaikal
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Bhujith Kumar

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Bhujith Kumar
5.5/7
Posted Nov 19, 2014 Nov 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
The best part in this entire journey is Karaikal railway station. It was a newly constructed railway station. It was very clean unlike other stations in India. The climate is very good. Karaikal is a very small town. The railway station is some 1km from town. We have to catch a bus or a auto to reach town. There are quite a few hotels in this town from here we can travel to other parts of Tamilnadu like Tanjore, Nagapattinam etc.
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Train name (Train no): Karaikal Express (16175)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 3.50/7
Last Station: Karaikal
 4.00/7
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Chennai to Karaikal By Train (241 Km)

Chennai ––› Karaikal
By Train 241 Km
Chennai to Karaikal by Train (241 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
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16175 Karaikal Express Chennai Egmore 23:15 07:45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Chennai to Karaikal By Car/Taxi (241 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 2651
Toyota Qualis 11 2651
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 2892
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 2892
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3133
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  • Bus
    • Total distance:241 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by Bus
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:241 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:241 km
    • Nearest Airport:Chennai
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Karaikal Express (16175)
    • Last station:Karaikal
    • Total distance:241 km
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