Chennai to Kumbakonam Distance

Chennai To Kumbakonam

(Kumbakonam To Chennai)

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Total distance 272 km
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The distance between Chennai and Kumbakonam is around 300 km. It takes almost 6 hours, to reach Kumbakonam from Chennai, by car. THough there are many routes, the best route to Kumbakonam, is to take the NH45 till Ulundurpet(bypass), then take the SH69 to Virudachalam, later, the SH141/140 via Andimadam to Jayankonam, turn left to Gangaikonda Cholapuram and then, along the NH45C till Kumbakonam. The road is good for most of the distance, except for the area near Varudachalam, where driving in top gear can be impossible.

Transport options from Chennai to Kumbakonam

Chennai to Kumbakonam By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car from Chennai to drive down to Kumbakonam, which takes around 6 hours. Cab charges around INR12 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of the car. It is a suitable option for families and group travellers.

Chennai to Kumbakonam By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Kumbakonam, which takes around 6 hours. The Kumbakonam Bus Terminus is located in the city centre. Ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.

Chennai to Kumbakonam By Train: Take a direct train from Chennai Central to Kumbakonam, which takes around 6 hours. Kumbakonam Railway Station is located around 2 km away from the city centre. Recommended for seniors, families and kids as this option is comfortable and economical.

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C gangaram

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C gangaram
7/7
Posted 2 months ago May 3, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
Great to drive on GST road,later after taking left to Panruti and Neyveli the roads are not very good and takes a good three hours to drive the 100 odd kms. Narrow Roads, poor signages. We reached Kumbakonam in five hours covering 276 kms.

We hired a local driver at Kumbakonam,suggested by staff at Hotel Sivamurugan who doubled up as guide and took us around swiftly without wasting time.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45 and NH 45C
Trip Includes:  Sivamurugan Hotel
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anngr

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anngr
7/7
Posted Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
We went from chennai in our own car. Took the chennai kumbakonam route which was very bad for more than half of the journey. But on return we took aduthurai-suriyanar-mayiladuthurai-vaitheeswaran koil-chidambaram-pondy-ecr-chennai which was somewhat better than the above.

Had a stopover for coffee at krishna cafe in vadalur which was so good and can be recommended. Way back chidhambaram can be a stop over.

Government can still increase signals to temples and places and routes all along these routes. But people were very helpful, kind and caring that they guides us in all means along.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
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The hotel is located very near to the bus stand and is also very easy to move around as it's in the heart of the city. The rooms are so neat, clean, quiet comfortable. You have TV with cable, 24 hours hot water with toileteries, like paste, towel, soap, oil, shampoo, etc. It has free hotspot...more »
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Chandrashekar
5.5/7
Posted Nov 23, 2015 Nov 23, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
We had our reservation in advance. So journey was naturally to its best. We are proud of our South Indian Trains. We did not feel any disturbance at all. We reached Kumbakonam as per the schedule. Kumbakonam being religious place the railway station is also maintained religiously. There is no doubt in that. We even sat on the platform while returning. No other station in Tamil Nadu particularly can match it. One can do justice for that. Hats off to South Indian Railways. Though canteen is also equally good people are not finding sufficient seats to have their tiffin comfortably. Some seating arrangement around the canteen can be improved to cater to the needs of children and old age people. Plantations can be set up on the railway station which will attract more tourists as water is not a problem in Kumbakonam. Of course there is no prepaid call taxi facility which should be addressed immediately. Travel guides are not seen around the station. As there are temples around Kumbakonam local package tours can be encouraged in order to cover more places in a short span of time. This will boost local economy.
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Train name (Train no): Trichy Express (16853)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Tambaram
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kumbakonam
 6.00/7
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We enjoyed staying in the hotel. The only problem we faced was that in the mornings we did not find any tea shops or any cafeteria in the vicinity. One has to go a long distance. You can have a small cafeteria in your complex on a trial basis. People keep coming to hotel throughout the day.more »
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Vijayakumar Chakra

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Vijayakumar Chakra
5/7
Posted Aug 11, 2015 Aug 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The roads on Highway on most of parts from Chennai to Kumbakonam is good. But sudden rains at times slows down the speed because of water logging at some areas. The level of hospitality with honesty and guidance needs improvement by local temple authorities for better crowd pulling and to enhance sense of spirituality!! Overall, it is good experience and had a good lessons!!
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH45 and NH 45C
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The hotel we stayed in subject except nice and fancy name. Rest are worst with shabby beds, Cobwebs in rooms/bathrooms, dirty floors, shabby walls and bad food. Even they cannot provide good filter coffee at 8 am, got from road side tea shops. Added more hot water to coffee and spoiled our...more »
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Narayanan S

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Narayanan S
4/7
Posted Jul 25, 2015 Jul 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
The train leaves around 8 in the morning and reaches Kumbakonam around 2 Pm. It stops at 10 Stations in between - This should not deter us if we choose an A/c 2 tier or A/c first class we can travel horizontally. The train kept the timing and food was sold inside the compartment by vendors.
The train was reasonably clean.
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Train name (Train no): Trichy Express (16853)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Tiruchchirappalli Junction
 3.50/7
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Chennai to Kumbakonam By Train (252 Km)

Chennai ––› Kumbakonam
By Train 252 Km
Chennai to Kumbakonam by Train (252 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Kum... M T W T F S S
14260 Bsb Rmm Express Chennai Egmore 10:50 16:25 N N N N N N Y
16179 Mannai Exp Chennai Egmore 22:00 03:23 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16701 Rameswaram Express Chennai Egmore 21:40 03:04 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16735 Tiruchendur Express Chennai Egmore 16:05 21:39 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16853 Trichy Express Chennai Egmore 08:15 14:09 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Chennai to Kumbakonam By Car/Taxi (252 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 2772
Toyota Qualis 11 2772
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3024
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 3024
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3276
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:252 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:252 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Bsb Rmm Express (14260), Bbs Rmm Express (18496)
    • Last station:Kumbakonam
    • Total distance:252 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:252 km
    • Nearest Airport:Tiruchirapalli
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 38 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 1907
    • Awards: 16 of 67 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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