Chennai to Tirupati Distance

Chennai To Tirupati

(Tirupati To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Tirupati

Total distance 130 km
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The distance between Chennai and Tirupati is 145 km. It takes almost three hours, to reach Tirupati from Chennai by road or rail. Though one can reach Tirupati through road, rail and flight, the best mode is rail. Every day, there are many trains that run between these two stations. The best train to take, is the Chennai Tirupati Express, which leaves Chennai at 13:50 hours and reaches Tirupati at 17:00 hours. The fare for a single adult in a Chair Car is Rs. 175.

Transport options from Chennai to Tirupati

Chennai to Tirupati By Train: Take a direct train from Chennai Central to Tirupati, which takes about 3 hours. The Tirupati Main Railway Station is located at the city centre. This option is recommended for seniors and families as it is economical and convenient.

Chennai to Tirupati By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car from Chennai to drive down to Tirupati, which takes around 3 hours. Approximate cost of cab ranges from INR12 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal option for those travelling in groups.

Chennai to Tirupati By Bus: Take Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) bus from Chennai to Tirupati. The bus runs daily at intervals of half an hour to one and a half hours. The journey time from Chennai to Tirupati by bus is around 5 hours. The Central Bus Stand of Tirupati is located in the city centre. Buses are suitable for individual travellers and backpackers.

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Vicknesh Kannan

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Vicknesh Kannan
7/7
Posted Oct 7, 2015 Oct 7, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
I had my first travel by my own car. While going from Chennai we took the route of Tada and while return we took Thiruthani route.

I would rate 4/5 for tada route and 3.75/5 for thiruthani route.

Very nice journey. We started around 7 AM in the morning and we reached kalahasti by around 9.45 Am. We started from Kalahasti by 11:00 and reached tirupati by 12:30. We took a normal speed drive. The route was very neat.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 5 and SH 61
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I booked the hotel over phone. We reached the hotel around 11 Pm in night after our darshan in Tirumala. The hotel is near Nandhi Statue and a very nice place. Person at the reception is courteous.

The room is also very good, rather a neat one. We had a nice sleep. When we booked we...more »
Trip Includes:  Bhanu Residency | Tirupati
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Sathya Sudhan

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Sathya Sudhan
4/7
Posted Oct 5, 2015 Oct 5, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Very poor roads. You can't see speed breakers because they were not painted. A group of People will stand near speed breakers, when you suddenly stop the car, they will stop your car to get money from you.

While returning you have to come by 45 mins. That too you must come very slowly.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Guntur-Chennai Hwy
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Das

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Das
7/7
Posted Sep 3, 2015 Sep 3, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
It's a very nice experience to take your own time and travel from Chennai to Tirupati by road. We were at ease because we did not want to hurry and wanted to leisurely travel with the family. It took close to 4.5 hours for us from Chennai to Tirupati. We took two breaks on the ways to relax ourselves and have snacks and food as well. Overall it was quite comfortable journey.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH 205/NH 716
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I love visiting Tirupati to meet Lord Balaji. Lord Balaji is also called as Saptagiri because the temple is located after 7 hills. Its a beautiful experience travelling by the hills, crossing one after another to reach the top most pinnacle. The Tirupati city looks amazing from the top. Its...more »
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Karthik Kumar

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Karthik Kumar
4.5/7
Posted Jul 6, 2015 Jul 6, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Its a nice experience to go in train with a bunch of friends doing chit chat with friends and sightseeing through window. Its really nice to go in a train. Having popcorn, some food stuff during the journey observing paddy fields through window it was a nice experience.
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Train name (Train no): SAPTAGIRI EXPRESS (6058)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Tirupati Main
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  | Sri Venkateswara Temple
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Murugan

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Murugan
6/7
Posted May 27, 2015 May 27, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Went via Thirvallur. Little difficult while passing Thirvallur due to traffic density. Signal boards are missing. One need a GPS guidance to reach the right place and use the right way. Roads are smooth and broad, but night time is difficult due to two way traffic. Overall, not bad, comfortable.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:Tirupathi Rd
Trip Includes:  Bhanu Residency
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Chennai to Tirupati By Train (110 Km)

Chennai ––› Tirupati
By Train 110 Km
Chennai to Tirupati by Train (110 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Tir... M T W T F S S
16053 Tirupathi Express Chennai Central 14:10 17:40 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16057 Sapthagiri Express Chennai Central 06:25 09:40 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16203 Tirupathy Express Chennai Central 16:35 20:10 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Chennai to Tirupati By Car/Taxi (110 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 1210
Toyota Qualis 11 1210
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1320
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 1320
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 1430
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  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Tirupathy Express (16203), Sapthagiri Express (16057)
    • Last station:Tirupati
    • Total distance:110 km
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:110 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:110 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
  • Flights
    • Total distance:110 km
    • Nearest Airport:Tirupati
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 121 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 5645
    • Awards: 24 of 212 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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