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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Mr. sairaman
  • Mr. sairaman
  • 2 Reviews
4.5/7 Posted 4 weeks ago
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
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  | Mahabalipuram
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Mohamed
  • Mohamed
  • 2 Reviews
5/7 Posted 2 months ago
Mode of Transport:Car
It is always fun driving my car on the East Coast Road (ECR ). The roads are well maintained and it has all that we need for a travel. Food, Petrol stations, cool breeze, and lovely beaches across to view while you drive. We can also stop by few places like VGP Golden beach, MGM amusement park, Muttukadu boat house, Dakshin Chita and Crocodile Bank on the way to Mahabalipuram. More »
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  Vinodhara Guest House
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Stalin Kesavan
  • Stalin Kesavan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
7/7 Posted 4 months ago
Mode of Transport:Car
Right from Chennai you all can move very smoothly in the East Coast Road (ECR) which is maintained by TNRDC. Toll plaza is there with moderate fees for our vehicles. It will be a memorable trip in ECR throughout the day. Theatre, boating and other beach location one can find during this travel in the ECR. More »
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Trip Includes:  Tina Blue View Lodge | Shore Temple
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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
Toyota Qualis 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
  • Trains
    • Total distance:50 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:50 km
    • Nearest Airport:Chennai
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