Chennai to Velankanni Distance

Chennai To Velankanni

(Velankanni To Chennai)

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Total distance 307 km
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The distance between Chennai and Velankanni, is almost 320 km. It takes well above seven hours to reach Velankanni, by road. The best way to reach Velankanni from Chennai, is by bus. Many buses run every day from Chennai to Velankanni. The most comfortable buses will cost you anywhere from Rs. 240 to Rs. 340, though there are cheaper buses available as well. The buses run basically on following two routes. 1. Chennai - Tindivanam - Pondicherry - Cuddalore - Chidambaram - Sirkali - Karaikal - Nagapattinam - Velankanni. 2. Chennai - ECR - Pondicherry - Cuddalore - Chidambaram - Sirkali - Karaikal - Nagapattinam - Velankanni.

Transport options from Chennai to Velankanni

Chennai to Velankanni By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Velankanni, which takes around 6 hours. Velankanni Bus Station is less than a kilometre from the Velankanni city centre. Travelling by bus is ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.

Chennai to Velankanni By Car: Hire a cab or take a car from Chennai to Velankanni, which takes around 6 hours. The cost of cab ranges from INR9 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Recommended for group travellers and families with kids and seniors.

Chennai to Velankanni By Train: Take a train from Chennai to Nagapattinam, the nearest railway station to Velankanni, which takes around 9 hours. Velankanni city centre is located at a distance of about 12 km from Nagapattinam Railway Station and can be reached by taxi. Ideal for group travellers and families with seniors and kids.

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Mastan Vshaik
  • Mastan Vshaik
  • 1 Review
Mastan Vshaik
5.5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Jul 16, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
This is the train that will start from Chennai Egmore and my boarding point is from Tambaram. It will reach Tambaram by 11 pm. The train journey is good and comfortable, but we have to book the ticketís two months before and there are number of buses also available to Velankani but I prefer train.
Train name (Train no): Chennai Egmore Karaikkal (Kamban) Express (16175)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Velankanni
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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Bhushan Kancherla
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  • Lives in Vijaywada
  • 5 Reviews
Bhushan Kancherla
4/7
Posted 2 months ago Jun 7, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
The journey from Chennai to Velankkani is quite cool but the major factor is food was not provided sufficiently. There is 11.15 pm train from Chennai Egmore to Velankanni. AC sleeper is good but toilets are not good at sufficient places. The only train from Chennai to Velankanni is Velankanni Express.
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Train name (Train no): Vasco-da-gama – Velankanni Express (17315)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 4.50/7
Last Station: Velankanni
 2.50/7
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Joy
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  • 3 Reviews
Joy
6/7
Posted Mar 20, 2014 Mar 20, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
The train we travelled was a 1st class Air conditioned, the compartment was very spacious and had clean and hygienic toilet. The service in the train was good they assisted with clean and good blankets. The destination was very close to the station so we had no time to waste like before.
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Train name (Train no): Velankanni - Vasco-da-gama Express (17316)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 3.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
Last Station: Velankanni
 4.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
Trip Includes:  Sea Gate Hotel | Velankanni Church
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Chellappa Shanmugavel
  • Chellappa Shanmugavel
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
Chellappa Shanmugavel
6/7
Posted Nov 5, 2013 Nov 5, 2013
Mode of Transport:Car
It was very convenient. The road was very good. They call it something like East Coast road(ECR). Very good for the good road. Not much crowd. As I don't eat on the way, there was no problem about food. However, for my driver, there were restaurants, may be of some local standard. The overall experience was very good.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Car Type:
  • SUV
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I made a trip to Velankanni in the second week of October, 2013 in my car - only me and my driver. It was a wonderful drive from Tirunelveli where I had gone on some person work from Chennai. This is not my first trip to Velankanni, though the route I took was for the first time. I had asked...more »
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Adaickhala samy
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  • 2 Reviews
Adaickhala samy
6/7
Posted Oct 30, 2013 Oct 30, 2013
Mode of Transport:Car
Travelling by our own car is exciting and marvellous. No tiresome and comfort to the extreme. Where ever we wanted a break we relaxed and continued. It was excellent among us to crack jokes and discuss about various issues too. Even the movies and jokes we watched in our mini tv were interesting. Thus travel by car has no constraints like the buses or train where we have to play to their tune
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Sedan
Trip Includes:  Clinton Park Inn
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Chennai to Velankanni By Car/Taxi (268 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 2948
Toyota Qualis 11 2948
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3216
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 3216
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 3484
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Road/Route Map For Chennai To Velankanni

Driving directions from Chennai to Velankanni
  • Bus
    • Total distance:268 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by Bus
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:268 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Trains
    • Total distance:268 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:268 km
    • Nearest Airport:Tiruchirapalli
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