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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Murugan

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Murugan
6/7
Posted 2 days ago 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.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
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  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:Tirupathi Rd
Trip Includes:  Bhanu Residency
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Prakash

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  • Lives in Chennai
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Prakash
6/7
Posted 2 months ago Mar 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
This is one of the shortest route to Tirupati and the roads are in good condition. Only in Andhra the speed breakers are not highlighted and so during night driving caution must be taken. On the way there are no good hotels in this route. So if any plan for night journey care must be taken.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Nagalapuram Rd/Tirupathi Rd
Trip Includes:  Grand World Resorts | Tirupati
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Arumugam Nataraj

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Arumugam Nataraj
4.8/7
Posted 3 months ago Mar 6, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The travel from Chennai to Tirupati by bus was average with average bus maintenance, friendly driver but good when comes to punctuality.
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Bus operator: APSRTC
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
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Karthick Vijayblood

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Karthick Vijayblood
4/7
Posted Dec 27, 2014 Dec 27, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
Mostly private dealers like Red Bus, Parveen Travels are good as per my opinion. They give really neat service for AC, non-AC and sleeper coaches and I mostly travel in sleeper coaches. The roads from Chennai to Tirupathi is really clear and smooth. Also the bus has television and the seats are fully cushion and semi sleeper seats, which is enough nice to sit and sleep and watch over windows. If you are travelling by bus, keep in mind that, buy some water bottles, chips or snacks items and have a happy journey.
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Bus operator: Parveen Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
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Sivaram Gavini

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Sivaram Gavini
7/7
Posted Nov 18, 2014 Nov 18, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Road was good for most of the part and it is under construction in couple of places. There were couple good food joint to eat. You can dine at Aksaya Bhavan in Tiruvallur or can have coffee in Kumbakonam degree coffee. One can also visit the Tiruttani Temple.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Tirupathi Rd
Trip Includes:  Fortune Select Grand Ridge.
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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
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