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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Visham

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Visham
6/7
Posted 4 days ago May 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Drove from Chennai through the NH 45. It was a nice experience. We drove the distance in little over 6 hours. Enjoyed the whole drive. En-route, we find many eateries, outlets enabled for your breaks. Take enough breaks. Start early in the day and hit the highway before the traffic starts. That helps you beat the city traffic and that helps you take one more break.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 4, NH 46 and Salem - Tirupattur - Vaniyambadi Rd
Trip Includes:  Shevaroys Hotel
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Vijayan Sundaram

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Vijayan Sundaram
6/7
Posted 2 weeks ago May 16, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Chennai to Yercaud Via Aathur Salem. It was an excellent drive. Good roads and awesome views in the Ghat Section. Clear Signs and multiple options of food made this drive a worthwhile one. The only irritating part is the tolls you end up paying. Not sure why there are so many.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45 and NH 68
Trip Includes:  Shevaroys Hotel | Yercaud
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Amrish

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Amrish
5.9/7
Posted 2 weeks ago May 13, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
It is established travels and good to travel. A/c sleeper bus service is good to travel. Takes 6 hours to travel from Chennai to Yercaud via Salem. The A/c in the lower berth is not as effective as the upper berth. Plan your travel according to the check-in time of the hotel.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
Trip Includes:  The Rain Trees | Yercaud
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Ravichandran S

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Ravichandran S
6/7
Posted 3 months ago Mar 9, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Started early in the morning by 5, the traffic was quite sleepy, so could hit the highway faster and took to GST Road towards Ulundurpettai.

The traffic was less owing to the lee morning hours and weekend, could step on the pedal and was cruising at around 130 km/ph. The only disappointments nowadays from our highways is the toll gates which easily eats out 20% of your travel time and slows you down a lot.

Had a good breakfast at the Vasanth Bhavan and reached Salem City in around 4 hours time and then the climb started towards Yercaud. Circumventing the traffic inside Salem was difficult, but on reaching the Ghat roads the traffic was very much eased out.

The ghat roads were too clean and well-maintained than that I expected, except for unevenness in the width of the road in few portions. Didnít take more than half an hour on the ghat road, with loads of monkeys on the sideways and good view of the entire Salem City all the way to the top. Drove directly to the lake, had a boating around and then off to Shevaroys.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Grand Southern Trunk Rd/தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை 45 and NH 68
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Had been to Yercaud with my family for a small outing for a weekend break from Chennai. Had made my reservations early for a luxury Villa. The entire aim of the trip was to be with my family the entire day and not much for a sight seeing.

This place a very much centrally located and...more »
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Vandi Ah

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Vandi Ah
6.5/7
Posted 3 months ago Feb 19, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The car journey probably was the best part of the trip. You get to interact with family members and get to know them better. We carried lots of snacks watched movies on the way. The scenery while driving was a beautiful sight to watch. It was like heaven on earth.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Nagapattinam-Chennai Hwy and NH 68
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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: 31 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 2410
    • Awards: 29 of 62 hotels won Best of 2012 award
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