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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Mukunth Konvict

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  • Lives in Chennai
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Mukunth Konvict
5.5/7
Posted Feb 1, 2016 Feb 1, 2016
Mode of Transport:Taxi
It will be very good if we travel by a car to Mahabalipuram, because the way we travel will be very cool and it is very pleasant. There will be lots and lots of scenery on the way. Best spots are there to take good and best pics. There is lots of hotels and spots available. Surfing was also available on the Mahabalipuram beach.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
Trip Includes:  | Mahabalipuram Beach
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Pradeep

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Pradeep
7/7
Posted Nov 13, 2015 Nov 13, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Very good one. The sight seeing on the bay of bengal view is very nice. The roads are under construction with eight way. The current one is good one to fly by. On the way we have many location to see like crocodile park, many amusement and theme parks, cinema hall, boat view etc.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
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I went with my kids to enjoy a 2 day visit to Mahabalipuram. Over phone I booked the room reservation in TUN Hotel. Swimming pool was excellent and the staff provided us with balls to play and switched on all the waterfalls in the swimming pool. Maintained the pool in hygienic condition. Just 4...more »
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Praveen Kumar

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Praveen Kumar
4.1/7
Posted Nov 5, 2015 Nov 5, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Since the bus ride was insignificant part of journey it did not matter much. Bus arrived at our assembly point around 25 minutes late. They parked on the roadside blocking the traffic despite ample space available nearby. Driver and conductor were courteous as we expect from any normal human being. When we started back we had to look out for a replacement helper as the person had left earlier night owing to some issues with the employer.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
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Well planned event, was full of group activities scheduled and were planned. Everyone enjoyed including the kids, ladies, gentlemen, senior citizens, balance of inter-cultural and closely knitted group helped in after care of kids and elders. More of a team building without any destinations...more »
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Shiva

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Shiva
7/7
Posted Sep 23, 2015 Sep 23, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Good Road without much traffic. ECR is the best route from Chennai. Start in the morning to enjoy the travel. Travel by car is enjoyable and self driving for new car owners is good experience. You can drive at the maximum speed. Tiger cave is one beautiful place to see.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
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  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:E Coast Rd
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Kanagarethinam

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Kanagarethinam
5.4/7
Posted Sep 1, 2015 Sep 1, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
It was amazing to travel in govt buses. Very good performance than safe to travel in this occasion is good. Non A/C bus will be serviced good. Mainly safe and secured for ladies and kids. Thank you.
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Bus operator: MTC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
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  • Comfortable seats
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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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  • 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
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 21 Guest Houses |
    • Hotel reviews: 2308
    • Awards: 10 of 60 hotels won Best of 2012 award

Mahabalipuram Information