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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Karthik Prasad
  • Karthik Prasad
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
Karthik Prasad
7/7
Posted 1 week ago Sep 13, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
The highway road till Mahabalipuram is awesome for a person who loves to travel or drive. The road is equally good for all type of riders. The road is along the coast of sea. It gives you a peaceful drive. Also the highway is available with restaurants, bars and accommodation facility.
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
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Rajendran
  • Rajendran
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 2 Reviews
Rajendran
5.5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Sep 5, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
The journey was very good and was nice travelling by car. The East Coast Road (ECR) was nice and carry some snacks on the way and enjoy the trip.
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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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Javid Jafer
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  • 2 Reviews
Javid Jafer
7/7
Posted 1 month ago Aug 15, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
The ride was awesome as there was no hectic traffic and the travel in the afternoon is much better and I really found the journey comfortable. The road was in good condition and the sea side ride was really interesting and was really relaxing.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Sedan
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  Mamallaa Heritage Hotel
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Vasanth Raj
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  • 2 Reviews
Vasanth Raj
6/7
Posted 2 months 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.
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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 months 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:
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  • Clear Signages
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  • SUV
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
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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
  • Trains
    • Total distance:50 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:50 km
    • Nearest Airport:Chennai
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    • Hotel reviews: 584
    • Awards: 19 of 50 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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