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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Venkatesh
  • Venkatesh
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
Venkatesh
7/7
Posted 6 days ago 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.
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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  • 8 votes

Bhujith Kumar
  • Bhujith Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
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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  • 16 votes

Rakesh Sharma
  • Rakesh Sharma
  • Lives in Karaikal
  • 3 Reviews
Rakesh Sharma
7/7
Posted Oct 8, 2014 Oct 8, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Wow an awesome journey by car. I fully enjoyed with my family and on the way the road side location was so good. But was little confused to get the correct way to Karaikal. This was a memorable travel by car. By-pass road was so neat but Sirgazhi road was so bad and that's why we got disappointed.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  Kumaran Residency | Karaikal
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  • 4 votes

Baskaran Vishwanathan
  • Baskaran Vishwanathan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
Baskaran Vishwanathan
5/7
Posted Apr 22, 2014 Apr 22, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
There is nothing much to say about the road trip. The roads were neat but, mostly, it had only two way lane. It took about seven hours which is very long for 300 km. If you are a religious person, you can visit Thirunallar Saneeswaran Temple which is four km away from this property. The sand beach is also excellent. Try taking a trip to the sea if you are not afraid. Mr. Magesh will help you do that.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Trip Includes:  Vasantham Beach Residency
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  • 4 votes

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Sunil Reddy
  • Sunil Reddy
  • 3 Reviews
Sunil Reddy
5/7
Posted Jul 3, 2014 Jul 3, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
Just slept all way long so that I could enjoy my destination. Bus left me earlier than the actual time that actually helped us to get a room faster. Sleeper buses are best for travelling.
Bus operator: Universal Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
Trip Includes:  Aspni Inn Hotel | Chennai
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  • 8 votes

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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Road/Route Map For Chennai To Karaikal

Driving directions from Chennai to Karaikal
  • 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
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 13 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 411
    • Awards: 5 of 21 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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