Chennai to Velankanni Distance

Chennai To Velankanni

(Velankanni To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Velankanni

Total distance 323 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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Sudar Vannan

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  • Lives in Dharmapuri
  • 1 Review
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Sudar Vannan
5.6/7
Posted 3 months ago May 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
A group of 15 members were travelled to Velankanni around 1 pm. We had settled up to 4th row from last. On that day, there was a heavy rain. We chatted and enjoying the scenery around us while moving in the bus. At sometime later, bus suddenly stopped due to the tree fallen on the road. It's a one way path and it takes around 2 hours to clear the road. We all stepped out of the bus and enjoyed with the river aside and took many photographs with the nature around us. Finally we had an awesome day with lot of good memories.
Bus operator: Rathimeena Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Water Bottle
  • Charging Point
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  • 5 votes

Arunkumar Soundar

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Arunkumar Soundar
7/7
Posted Mar 16, 2015 Mar 16, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
I am staying in Chennai and planned to go to Velankani church for summer holidays. I took my car and drove self. I went the route in ECR. It's was a pleasant trip. I enjoyed very well. Totally 6 hours travel to reach Velankani. There room are available and the room cost was very average. Totally the trip was awesome.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
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  • 66 votes

Luke ravi Chelliah

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  • Lives in Chennai
  • 9 Reviews
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Luke ravi Chelliah
7/7
Posted Nov 21, 2014 Nov 21, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
We took the road via Trichy after staying for a night in Trichy. The road was fabulous upto Tanjore and then the nightmare started. Till Nagapattinam the roads were winding and quite dangerous at times. Even then the ride was smooth and after Nagapattinam the roads were good.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
Route Taken:NH45, National Highway 45/NH45 and National Highway 67
Trip Includes:  Velankanni Lake Resort
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Mastan Vshaik

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Mastan Vshaik
5.5/7
Posted Jul 16, 2014 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.
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Train name (Train no): Karaikal 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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Bhushan Kancherla
4/7
Posted Jun 7, 2014 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): Velankanni Express (17315)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 4.50/7
Last Station: Velankanni
 2.50/7
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Chennai to Velankanni By Train (268 Km)

Chennai ––› Nagapattinam
By Train 257 Km
Nagapattinam ––› Velankanni
By Taxi 10 Km
Chennai to Nagapattinam by Train (257 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Vel... M T W T F S S
16175 Karaikal Express Chennai Egmore 23:15 06:45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
01031 Kop Hyb Special Chennai Egmore 10:45 17:30 N N Y N N N N
16185 Velankanni Express Chennai Egmore 23:15 06:45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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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
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3484
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  • 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
    • Best trains to take:Kop Hyb Special (01031), Velankanni Express (16185)
    • Last station:Nagapattinam
    • Total distance:268 km
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    • Total distance:268 km
    • Nearest Airport:Tiruchirapalli
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