Chennai To Tirupati

(Tirupati To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Tirupati

Total distance 147 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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Milind navadikar
  • Milind navadikar
  • 26 Reviews
6/7 Posted 2 weeks ago
Mode of Transport:Bus
We went from Chennai to Tirupati and back with APTDC bus package which can be booked on line. APTDC organise the tour very well where started in the evening 7:00 pm and returned back next day 7:30 pm. We got darshan of Padmavati Devi and Lord Tirupati. Package covered darshan ticket and one night stay.
Good arrangement for darshan.
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
  • Good halts
Bus Type:
  • A/C
Trip Includes:  | Tirupati
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N v suresh
6/7 Posted 2 months ago
Mode of Transport:Car
I have travelled this route from Chennai to Tirupati many times. It was very attractive and I liked it very much. The natural beauty on the sides of the road to Tirupati is covered by mountains and mango trees. On the way, we stopped 3-4 times and enjoyed the beauty of the nature and also has tea and some snacks. More »
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Car Type:
  • Sedan
Route Taken:NH 205/NH 716
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  • Shrikanty
  • 2 Reviews
7/7 Posted 5 months ago
Mode of Transport:Bus
The maintenance of the bus was good, I would want to thank and congratulate Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation(APSRTC) for this. I don\'t think there is something that they can improve.
Online ticket booking option, response at the RTC counter were good.

Throughout the journey, driver was so cautious, everyone should start using the RTC buses instead of relying on private travels. Also RTC should start more number of bus services in busy routes to help public.
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Bus operator:APSRTC
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
  • Good halts
Bus Type:
  • A/C
Trip Includes:  ASR Guest House
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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 Chennai Central-Tirupati Express Chennai Central 13:50 17:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16057 Saptagiri Express Chennai Central 06:25 09:30 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16203 Garudadri 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
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 1320
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1320
Toyota Qualis A/C 13 1430
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Road/Route Map For Chennai To Tirupati

Driving directions from Chennai to Tirupati
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Garudadri Express (16203), Saptagiri 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
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