Chennai to Vellore Distance

Chennai To Vellore

(Vellore To Chennai)

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Total distance 132 km
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By BusChennai to Vellore bus is direct and is a very convenient option. It takes 1h45m to reach Vellore via bus. There are several Government and private buses that could take you from Chennai to Vellore distance is 137 kms. You have an option of taking AC and non AC buses. Although not a very fast option, you could travel to Vellore from Chennai at a minimal amount of 100 ruppees. For a cheap mode of travel to Vellore from Chennai, bus is the best way to go.

By Train – Majority of the trains that leave from Chennai go via Vellore. If you are wondering how to reach Vellore from Chennai and want a quick mode of transportation to go from Chennai to Vellore but at a cheaper cost, then train is the perfect option for you. Chennai to Vellore trains is the more convenient option for you.

 By Flight – Chennai to Vellore flight is not direct. The fastest mode of transportation is to take a bus or drive to Vellore. You could also hop onto a train from Chennai Central Railway station. This is why Chennai to Vellore flights are often overlooked.

By Cab – you can hire a cab or drive to Vellore via NH 4. The trip takes 2h50m via road. Chennai to Vellore by car is the fastest option that you could choose. It is also more expensive. Chennai to Vellore by  road is perfect as the roads are well laid for a smooth and fast ride.

 

Vellore Destination Page

In the north-eastern part of Tamil Nadu, on the banks of the River Palar is the small town of Vellore. It gets its name from the Tamil words ‘vel’ meaning spear (a weapon of God Murugan) and ‘oor’ meaning place. It is said that the region was once surrounded by Velan trees, and was hence named called Vellore.

Vellore saw a number of rulers starting with the Pallavas to the Medieval Cholas and Later Cholas after which the Vijayanagar Empire took over then came the Rashtrakutas which was taken over by the Carnatic kingdom and finally the British till India’s freedom.

Christian Medical College & Hospital and Vellore Institute of Technology University are two of the top ten universities of India. Vellore is Tamil Nadu’s own little town of education. Having one of the top medical instituted and hospitals of India, it is a centre for medical tourism.

Vellore is also one of the top exporters of finished leather goods in India.

Things to do

Built in the heart of the City of Vellore is one of the most prominent historic landmarks to see in the city, the Vellore Fort.  The unique thing about this fort is that it is home to a mosque, a church, St. John's Church and a Hindu temple, Jalakanteswara Temple. Sightseeing in Vellore also includes the Srilakshmi Golden Temple and Amirithi Zoological Park.

The city of Vellore concentrates on the quality of education of its institutes more than anything else. However, there are a few bars u could hit after a long day under the sun like Cheers Bar or Escape Bar.

Accommodation

Not being one of the bigger cities of Tamil Nadu they don’t have Grand luxury hotels, however, hotels in Vellore include a number of 4-star hotels at your disposal. There are also a number of guest homes and low budget hotels to choose from.


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Sunil Hemnani
6.4/7
Posted Mar 21, 2015 Mar 21, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The Volvo bus provides great service to the nation. The bus is very clean, maintained very well. A bit expensive for some but surely worth the money thatís being charged. It leaves on time and reaches on time. Its interiors makes travelling by bus a good option, however do book in advance.
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Jagan Saminathan
4.6/7
Posted Sep 21, 2014 Sep 21, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
The experience was quite good with the bus; it was a semi sleeper bus. We reached the destination on expected time. It was nice to see all the sightseeing all through. The pit-stop restaurant had uncleaned toilets even though they are taking money from us. The food was costly and not worth at all.
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Bus operator: SETC
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Priyam Goyal
7/7
Posted Aug 22, 2014 Aug 22, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
We took our own car for this road trip. We departed Chennai at around 8 am (though even earlier is recommended) and took the NH-4/AH-45. The 6 lane highway makes for an excellent drive. We took a breakfast stop at a highway dhaba. There are many dhabas and tea stalls all through the way. One can visit Kanjeevaram enroute. We reached Vellore just before 12. The drive back in the evening was just as comfortable.
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Richa Srivastava
5.5/7
Posted Aug 11, 2014 Aug 11, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
We started from Chennai by road in our own car to Vellore. Itís approximately two hours and 15 minutes distance which covers around 137 km. The heat there will make you sweat, but it's surely bearable. On way one can get everything like hotel/guest houses, restaurant/ dhabas, petrol pumps and many more things. Road condition was good and also route was also splendid.
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Kamesh K

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Kamesh K
4.4/7
Posted Feb 27, 2016 Feb 27, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
Government bus travel service are the best bets and morning 6 O'clock is the best time to travel between the two cities and it is not a sleeper and it is a non-AC bus which is a good option that the journey was very comfortable and there were enough rest stop during the journey, the seats were in good and great condition they provide on-board entertainment like movies and that the bus does not have ample charging points and they provide pillows, food, water and blankets. The traveler must keep in mind during traveling they should not put there hands and head to the outside of the window.
Bus operator: Golden Travels
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Chennai to Vellore By Car/Taxi (122 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 1342
Toyota Qualis 11 1342
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1464
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 1464
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 1586
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:122 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:122 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Total distance:122 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:122 km
    • Nearest Airport:Chennai
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 39 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 1025
    • Awards: 3 of 69 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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