Chennai to Namakkal Distance

Chennai To Namakkal

(Namakkal To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Namakkal

Total distance 363 km
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Namakkal is located at a distance of around 374 km from Chennai. A historical town, Namakkal is well-connected to Chennai by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Namakkal from Chennai is by bus, which takes around 6 hours. The places covered during the journey include Chennai - 56 km -> Chengalpattu - 116 km -> Villupuram - 110 km -> Perambalur - 44 km -> Kothampatti - 52 km -> Namakkal. There are several petrol pumps, restaurants and ESI hospitals located along the way from Chennai to Namakkal.

Transport options from Chennai to Namakkal

Chennai to Namakkal By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Namakkal, which takes around 6 hours. The Namakkal bus terminal is located in the city centre. Economical and ideal for individual travellers and backpackers.

Chennai to Namakkal By Car: Take a cab to Namakkal from Chennai, which takes around 6 hours. The approximate cost of cab ranges from INR13 to INR55 per kilometre, depending upon the showtype of car. Ideal for group travel or while travelling with families, kids and seniors.

Chennai to Namakkal By Train: There is no direct train from Chennai to Namakkal. However, there is a train from Chennai to Salem that takes about 5 hours. Salem Junction is located at a distance of 57 km from Namakkal that can be covered by cab and bus. Ideal for families with kids and seniors.


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Tamilarasan Loganathan

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Tamilarasan Loganathan
Posted Jun 1, 2015 Jun 1, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The journey was very comfortable. I have travelled in both A/C and non A/c sleeper classes booked from Ticketgoose and the journey is very comfortable. The service and the staff behaviour was very much appreciated. I always recommend friend to book ticket from Ticketgoose.
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Hari Prasath
Posted Jul 25, 2014 Jul 25, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
As I got free time, I decided to travel somewhere from Chennai. I searched in map and decided to go Namakkal. Both train and buses were available. I decided to go by bus. It was eight hours travel and I enjoyed a lot. I reached after eight hours and people of Namakkal are very nice. When I asked someone where to stay and eat, they helped me to find the cheap and quality food hotels as well as lodge. Next day morning I called a guide and he explained me about Namakkal and helped me visit many temples.
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Posted Oct 19, 2013 Oct 19, 2013
Mode of Transport:Bus
But long travel time for Namakkal to Chennai. It will take around eight hours from here, but finally I got good seat for sleeping. Near Chennai they parked for tea and rest for around ten minutes and after that they directly reached bus stand. Long hours journey is not good in bus.
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Trip Includes:  Chennai Deluxe Hotel
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Chennai to Namakkal By Train (305 Km)

Chennai ––› Salem
By Train 276 Km
Salem ––› Namakkal
By Taxi 48 Km
Chennai to Salem by Train (276 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Nam... M T W T F S S
12243 Shatabdi Express Chennai Central 07:15 11:23 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
11063 Ms Salem Exp Chennai Egmore 23:00 06:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13351 Dhn Alappuzha E Chennai Central 03:25 09:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16041 Alleppey Exp Chennai Central 20:45 01:17 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16310 Pnbe Ers Express Chennai Central 04:15 09:15 N N N Y Y N N
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Salem to Namakkal by cab (48 Km)
Vehicle Rs/Km Estimate (Rs)
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 624
Ford Endeavor 35 1680
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 864
Ford Ikon A/C 17 816
Honda Accord 55 2640
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Chennai to Namakkal By Car/Taxi (305 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 3355
Toyota Qualis 11 3355
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3660
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 3660
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3965
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  • Bus
    • Total distance:305 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by Bus
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:305 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Quilon Express (0655), Quilon Express (0653)
    • Last station:Salem
    • Total distance:305 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:305 km
    • Nearest Airport:Bangalore
  • Hotels

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