Chennai to Mahabalipuram Distance

Chennai To Mahabalipuram

(Mahabalipuram To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Mahabalipuram

Total distance 52 km
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Mahabalipuram is located at a distance of about 55 km from Chennai. The town is a World Heritage Site and is well-connected to Chennai by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Mahabalipuram from Chennai is by car, which takes an hour. The places covered during the journey from Chennai to Mahabalipuram are Chennai - 16km -> Okkiyam Thuraipakkam - 11km -> Navallur - 14km -> Covelong - 17km -> Mahabalipuram. Several ATMs, petrol pumps and roadside dhabas are available on the route.

Transport options from Chennai to Mahabalipuram

Chennai to Mahabalipuram By Car: Hire a cab from Chennai to Mahabalipuram, which takes around an hour. The cost of cabs ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Economical and Ideal for families with kids, seniors and groups.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Mahabalipuram, which takes about an hour. Mahabalipuram bus stand is located in the heart of the city and can be reached on foot. Economical and ideal for backpackers, youngsters and individual travellers.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram By Train: No direct train is available from Chennai to Mahabalipuram. Take a direct train from Chennai to Chengalpattu, the nearest railway station to Mahabalipuram, which takes around an hour. Chengalpattu railway station is located at a distance of about 30 km from Mahabalipuram and can be covered by cab, bus or taxi. Economical and ideal for families, seniors and groups.

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Vasanth Raj
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  • 2 Reviews
Vasanth Raj
6/7
Posted 6 days ago Jul 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
I hope everyone knows how East Coast Road (ECR) Drive is. Instead of reading this boring review, call your girl or get some friends. Go drive and experience. Do it by dawn, till late night. And watch for barricades and cops with speed cameras. And look for opposite traffic and reckless drivers. Break the rules but never the law.
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Sedan
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  RamaKrishna Hotel
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Sugumar
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  • 3 Reviews
Sugumar
5.5/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 5, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
That was a good travel in East Coast Road (ECR) side. In ECR Road side many hotels and restaurants are there. Petrol pumps are also there. We can go very peacefully in ECR Road with our family and our friends. Good travelling to visit the place in that road. Have a great travel guys.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • SUV
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
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Chirag
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  • 4 Reviews
Chirag
6/7
Posted 2 months ago May 14, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Oh this was my first car driving experience till now. The whether was nice at a 120km/hr speed, no rush no traffic. Cool and chilled climate, loud music breakfast at sangeetha, it was a super duper experience. I drove the car for the first time, we left our place at 6 in the Morning. Chilled and relaxed super experience.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Car Type:
  • Sedan
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  | Mahabalipuram
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Suresh
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  • 2 Reviews
Suresh
7/7
Posted 3 months ago Apr 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
We travelled in AC bus which was comfortable. Bus was having big windows which helped us in site seeing.
It was an one hours fifteen minutes journey from Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus to Mahabalipuram. We boarded the bus at 7.30 and reached Mahabalipuram at nine. As it was an AC bus we didn't felt any tiredness.
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Bus operator: MTC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
Bus Type:
  • A/C
Trip Includes:  RamaKrishna Hotel
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Mr. sairaman
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Mr. sairaman
4.5/7
Posted Mar 22, 2014 Mar 22, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
The road is very good with proper signs, and there are some good hotels on the way where you can get food and beverages. Since the distance from Chennai to Mammala is short, you may not find many liquor shops on the way. So the best plan would be to purchase liquor in advance before crossing the Chennai border itself.

it is good to travel with your friends
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  Hotel Mamalla Bhavan | Mahabalipuram
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Chennai to Mahabalipuram By Car/Taxi (50 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 550
Toyota Qualis 11 550
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 600
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 600
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 650
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Road/Route Map For Chennai To Mahabalipuram

Driving directions from Chennai to Mahabalipuram
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:50 km
    • Duration: 1 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:50 km
    • Duration: 1 Hrs by Bus
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    • Total distance:50 km
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    • Total distance:50 km
    • Nearest Airport:Chennai
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