Chennai to Yercaud Distance

Chennai To Yercaud

(Yercaud To Chennai)

Best way to travel from Chennai to Yercaud

Total distance 339 km
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Yercaud is situated at a distance of around 341 km from Chennai. Famous for its oranges, spices and coffee cultivation, Yercaud is well connected to Chennai by road, rail and air. However, the best way to reach Yercaud from Chennai is by road, a journey of about 7 hours by car. The places covered between Chennai and Yercaud are Chennai - 11 km -> Maduravoyal Ration Kadai - 91 km -> Kaveripakkam -105 km -> Vaniyambadi Bus Stand - 25 km -> Adiyur -110 km -> Yercaud. On the way, there are several fuelling stations. Road side dhabas like Punjabi Dhaba are present on the route.

Transport options from Chennai to Yercaud

Chennai to Yercaud By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Yercaud, which takes nearly 7 hours. This mode is ideal for group travel as well as for senior citizens and kids. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR 8 to 30, depending upon the type of the car hired.

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R padmanaban

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R padmanaban
6/7
Posted 1 week ago Aug 24, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Overall, driving conditions were very good on the Highway. There are options to reach Yercaud when you just about reach Salem - Ghat Road through Kuppanoor and Ghat Road from Salem covering a distance of about 25 km.

I took the Ghat Road through Kuppanoor to reach Yercuad. The road was very narrow and not in good condition. One has to be extremely careful when maneuvering couple of hair pin bends. The saving grace was the beautiful scenery of the hills and the plains.

While returning, I took the ghat road to Salem. This ghat road was wide (two lane) and in excellent driving conditions. It has 22 hair pin bends and I really loved driving down the hill. I wish I had taken this route while coming up and would have been a good challenge. However one has to careful other vehicles and generally the locals driving bikes, cars, trucks, buses are in a tearing hurry and lack road manners and courtesies when driving on the hills.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH45/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45 and NH 68
Trip Includes:  Shevaroys Hotel
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Rohan sujith

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Rohan sujith
3.5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Aug 18, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
A pleasant journey with no hitches. Some sign boards were there but very few signs are there till you reach Salem. The area has not been well-developed for tourism. Vegetarian hotels are very few in number.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 46 and NH7
Trip Includes:  Shevaroys Hotel
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Shanmugasundaram S

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Shanmugasundaram S
6/7
Posted 2 months ago Jul 12, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Good hill driving. The roads were good. Enjoyed driving in the hair pin bends. Easy to drive. The traffic was little high. Weather was pleasant. There were very limited shops, rather no shops on the hill road.
Took 6 hrs from Chennai. Took the road from Chennai via Velur Krishnagiri and Salem. The road from Chennai to Kancheepuram was bad. After that the road is very good and safe.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Trip Includes:  The greenberry resort | Yercaud
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Varun

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Varun
7/7
Posted 3 months ago Jun 18, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The road was excellent. This road had tolls. But we could manage to reach the destination in 7 hrs. However, travel on the hill road during night time is not advisable. We took diversion before Salem to Kuppanur from where Yercaud is about 26 km. This ghat road was excellent. But there was no light and no other vehicle was with us at that time (9Pm). Better to reach the destination before it turns dark.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45 and NH 68
Trip Includes:  Wellington Hill Resort | Yercaud
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Spraveen
6.5/7
Posted 3 months ago Jun 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Travel by train to Yercaud was comfortable. The train compartment was clean and food served was good. Being holiday time there were few kids in my compartment and my kids had good time playing with them. The train reached Salem on time. Overall, it was a comfortable journey.
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Train name (Train no): Shatabdi Express (12243)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Central
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Salem Junction
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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Had an excellent holiday with my family at Yercaud. I travelled during the month of April-May and the climate was pleasant. Most of the tourist spots are located within few kilometres from the lake. It would be difficult to bargain with the taxi drivers and we paid about Rs. 700 to cover Lady's...more »
Trip Includes:  Royal Resorts | Yercaud | Shevaroy Temple
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Chennai to Yercaud By Train (262 Km)

Chennai ––› Salem
By Train 276 Km
Salem ––› Yercaud
By Taxi 15 Km
Chennai to Salem by Train (276 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Yer... M T W T F S S
12243 Shatabdi Express Chennai Central 07:15 11:23 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
11063 Ms Salem Exp Chennai Egmore 23:00 06:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13351 Dhn Alappuzha E Chennai Central 03:25 09:00 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16041 Alleppey Exp Chennai Central 20:45 01:17 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16310 Pnbe Ers Express Chennai Central 04:15 09:15 N N N Y Y N N
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Salem to Yercaud by cab (15 Km)
Vehicle Rs/Km Estimate (Rs)
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 195
Ford Endeavor 35 525
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 270
Ford Ikon A/C 17 255
Honda Accord 55 825
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Chennai to Yercaud By Car/Taxi (262 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 2882
Toyota Qualis 11 2882
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3144
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 3144
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3406
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:262 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:262 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:262 km
    • Nearest Airport:Bangalore
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Quilon Express (0655), Quilon Express (0653)
    • Last station:Salem
    • Total distance:262 km
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 32 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 2675
    • Awards: 29 of 66 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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