Chennai To Kumbakonam

(Kumbakonam To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Kumbakonam

Total distance 274 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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  • Vasantha
  • 2 Reviews
7/7 Posted 5 months ago
Mode of Transport:Train
I boarded at Chennai Egmore station and I got down in Kumbakonam Station. The travel experience is good. I booked AC 3 tier coach and the journey accommodation and the service was good. The train reaches the station at the correct time. During our train journey we enjoyed a lot.
Train name (Train no): ROCK FORT EXPRESS(6177)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
This station has
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kumbakonam
This station has
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Rayas Grand
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R  dhananidharan
  • R dhananidharan
  • 3 Reviews
7/7 Posted 5 months ago
Mode of Transport:Bus
Being in private Omini bus, which has always a smooth and fast drive. After Tindivanam the roads were very bad. But still the bus took us very carefully. Really we have enjoyed the trip. It halted when we asked for it. But the tea cafe is very bad and costly also. The driver is very friendly. More »
Bus operator:SRM Travels
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
  • Good halts
Bus Type:
  • A/C
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  • Rajesh
  • 2 Reviews
5/7 Posted 5 months ago
Mode of Transport:Car
We went to kumbakkonam through Villupuram. The NH45 Highway was awesome. Only some stretches of the road nearer to Kumbakkonam were not nice. Otherwise the entire car travel was nice and it was easy to reach there without any trouble.\r\nI would advice to travel by car on road if you have your own car otherwise next best option would be only train. More »
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Trip Includes:  Sivamurugan Hotel
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Usha Rao
  • Usha Rao
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
5/7 Posted 6 months ago
Mode of Transport:Car
I could travel at my own convenience with stop overs of my choice. Road was good. GPS navigation is a bit confusing with new over bridges particularly if we need to go below the bridge to take turns. Not many restaurants on the way. Hardly couple of petrol pumps. More »
Car Type:
  • SUV
Trip Includes:  Kasi International Hotel
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Kumar natarajan
  • Kumar natarajan
  • 2 Reviews
7/7 Posted 6 months ago
Mode of Transport:Car
We travel to Kumbakonam almost once in two months. Its like our next home. Nice places both on the way and there. Of-course we stop at Only Coffee (Original), Mr Srivatsan\'s shop and relax a bit and have coffee and snacks before
proceeding further. We do not rush, we drive smoothly and carefully enjoying our drive along with our family. While at Kumbakonam we prefer to stay and RAYAS GRAND and ensure we visit maximum temples possible until we get tired.
Once we are tired and think of returning home, we certainly do not hesitate to start immediately and drive back to Chennai. We avoid driving or travelling at night though. I wish they had a flight service to Kumbakonam.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • SUV
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We have stayed in all of their properties - Rayas, Rayas Annexe, Rayas Grand.
All of them are good and especially the GRAND has a star quality standards.
My entire family opts to stay only at Rayas Grand that too only in the SUITE as its more spacious and facing the TANK.
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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 Varanasi-Rameshwaram Express Chennai Egmore 10:50 16:25 N N N N N N Y
16177 Rock Fort (Malai Kottai) Express Chennai Egmore 22:30 07:40 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16179 Mannai Express Chennai Egmore 22:00 03:28 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16701 Boatmail Express Chennai Egmore 21:40 03:04 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16735 Chendur Express (Chennai Egmore – Tiruchendur) Chennai Egmore 16:05 21:39 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
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 3024
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3024
Toyota Qualis 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:Varanasi-Rameshwaram Express (14260), Bhubaneswar-Rameswaram Weekly Express (18496)
    • Last station:Kumbakonam
    • Total distance:252 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:252 km
    • Nearest Airport:Tiruchirapalli
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 28 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 409
    • Awards: 7 of 43 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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