Chennai to Kumbakonam Distance

Chennai To Kumbakonam

(Kumbakonam To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Kumbakonam

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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Kavin raj
  • Kavin raj
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
Kavin raj
5/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jan 2, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
As when I travelled this time the road was not good as it was raining. There were no toll gates in this path. 70 km stretch from Vadalur to Anaikarai is not at all good. The famous Gangai Konda Chola Puram is situated in between. If you travel by car make sure you have a good driver with you and if you wish to self drive then, may god bless you.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Trip Includes:  Hotel Legarden Inn
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Saravana  Kumar
  • Saravana Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
Saravana Kumar
4.5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Dec 29, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
Boarded at Tambaram by 4:30 and reached Kumbakonam by 10 pm. This is a good choice if you wish to avoid night travel bcos Kumbakonam by train would take around 5 to 6 hours and any other train would definitely be tiring bcos of their timings. We chose to travel in the sleeper class. It costs around 195 INR if you reserve well in advance and we got confirmed tickets. There are plenty of other trains to Kumbakonam apart from this through out the day time and even at night from Tambaram.
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Train name (Train no): Tiruchendur Exp (16105)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Tambaram
 3.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kumbakonam
 3.50/7
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If you are looking for a budget hotel in and around Kumbakonam and if you ever come across this name MSM Grand while googling. Our Sincere advice is to please avoid choosing it, this is one of the worst hotel you could possible ever stay in.

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Trip Includes:  | Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
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Balasubramanian Sundaresan
  • Balasubramanian Sundaresan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
Balasubramanian Sundaresan
5/7
Posted 2 months ago Nov 20, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Roads were bad beyond imagination but since our SUV was in good condition, the impact was minimal. There were too many hotels/restaurants enroute but with no guidance, we could not decide which would be the best place to eat. Policemen were courteous wherever we approached them for clarification enroute. Local people were also helpful.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45 and NH 45C
Trip Includes:  Hotel Legarden Inn | Kumbakonam
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Kumar
  • Kumar
  • Lives in Kunnamkulam
  • 3 Reviews
Kumar
6.5/7
Posted 2 months ago Nov 13, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
It was an awesome experience for me to travel from Chennai to Kumbakonam in my car. The route has a mix of both best and worst roads. But overall the travel in my car was good. There was little drizzling when I started my travel. This made my travel more awing.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45 and NH 45C
Trip Includes:  Le Garden | Kumbakonam
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Nagaganesan
  • Nagaganesan
  • Lives in Sivakasi
  • 3 Reviews
Nagaganesan
5.5/7
Posted 3 months ago Oct 17, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
It was a great journey by train with friends. We played cards and had a great chat with our friends and journey was nice.
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Train name (Train no): Mannai Exp (16180)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Trip Includes:  Hotel Legarden Inn | Kumbakonam
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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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Road/Route Map For Chennai To Kumbakonam

Driving directions from Chennai to Kumbakonam
  • 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: 31 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 809
    • Awards: 14 of 47 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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