Bangalore to Chennai

Bangalore to Chennai

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Bangalore to Chennai Schedule

Bangalore to Chennai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Bharathi Travels AC Sleeper 00:15 - 06:10$ 16.80
Kbs Travels AC Sleeper 03:50 - 09:10₹ 1,038
Indian Railways 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper 05:00 - 11:40₹ 1,101
Rkk Travels A/C Semi Sleeper 06:45 - 13:30₹ 976
Indian Railways 2S - Second Sitting Class 08:00 - 14:25₹ 418
Jabbar Travels AC Sleeper 11:30 - 18:15$ 10.22
Indian Railways SL - Sleeper Class 13:30 - 20:00$ 4.54
Indian Railways 2S - Second Sitting Class 14:50 - 20:50₹ 293
Indian Railways CC - AC Chair Class 16:15 - 21:30$ 16.96
Bharathi Travels AC Sleeper 19:30 - 02:00₹ 1,375
Kbs Travels AC Sleeper 20:50 - 03:00₹ 807
Orange Tours AC Sleeper 22:50 - 06:00₹ 1,386

Transportation from Bangalore to Chennai

Bangalore to Chennai Destination Reviews

Difficult to find the Right information of the plataform. We were sleeping and somebody came in the middle of the night, woke up us to ask about the place. Why If he ask before the entry in the train? We were sleeping and he was a little bit rude asking people while they were sleeping. The control should bê before going and Not this kind of disturbation.
Train #16022 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways, Apr 1, 2022
Comfortable and relaxing. The train was on time and there was plenty of food and drinks available.
Train #12610 CC - AC Chair Class, Indian Railways, Dec 16, 2019
Good services
Train #12610 2S - Second Sitting Class, Indian Railways, Aug 31, 2019
9 customer reviews

How to get from Bangalore to Chennai

When you want to get from Bangalore to Chennai, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 42.03. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 7.71.

How far is Bangalore from Chennai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bangalore to Chennai. Your trip will be a total of 311 miles (500 km). The flying distance is 485 miles (780 km).

How long does it take to get from Bangalore to Chennai?

The travel time from Bangalore to Chennai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 10 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bangalore to Chennai?

The cost of the trip from Bangalore to Chennai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Viswambara Transport: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 7.71 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus - a one-way Bus ticket can cost as much as USD 42.03.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bangalore to Chennai:

  • Bus tickets - USD 7.71 to USD 42.03;
  • Train tickets - USD 15.59 to USD 22.56;
  • Plane tickets - USD 25.43 to USD 45.45;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 160.80 to USD 237.17.

How many trips per day are there between Bangalore and Chennai?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 04:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:55. There are 99 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Bangalore to Chennai. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 25.43.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Bangalore to Chennai

Air India, IndiGo


Taking a bus from Bangalore to Chennai is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Bangalore to Chennai. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 160.80.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks..

The most popular transport from Bangalore to Chennai

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bangalore to Chennai? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 81% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 17% decided to go for a bus.
  • 2% users took a plane.