Chennai to Bangalore

Chennai to Bangalore

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Chennai to Bangalore Schedule

Chennai to Bangalore Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
TravelODesk India Van 6pax Any time$ 204
Pmd Travels A/C Semi Sleeper 03:50 - 09:00$ 10.34
YBM Travels A/C Semi Sleeper 05:00 - 11:30$ 10.21
Green Line Travels AC Sleeper 06:55 - 13:20$ 10.94
Jabbar Travels AC Sleeper 08:30 - 15:40$ 8.75
Indian Railways 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 11:10 - 17:30$ 14.59
Asian Xpress AC Sleeper 12:30 - 19:30$ 20.81
Sea Bird Tourist AC Sleeper 15:15 - 22:30$ 11.16
Indian Railways EC - Extended AC Chair Class 17:30 - 22:25$ 26.07
IndiGo Economy #6E18919:10 - 19:55$ 69.04
Indian Railways 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 21:15 - 03:45$ 14.64
Vhb Travels AC Sleeper 23:10 - 05:30$ 16.95

Transportation from Chennai to Bangalore

Chennai to Bangalore Destination Reviews

Train station was fine. Unfortunately our seats were 3/3 facing eachother. Less room for each person. Bring sweater for train I got cold in the a/c. Besides being uncomfortable, it was easy ride to Bangalore. They did not announce train stations so pay very close attention to which station or use app, Google maps /where's my train to track where you are.
Train #12607 CC - AC Chair Class, Indian Railways, Aug 11, 2019
The service was amazing. I got a bargain ticket from Chennai to Bangalore three days before travel. Everything went flawlessly well. Will use 12GO again.
flight Economy, Air India (Air India), May 16, 2019
Only 15 minutes late at arrival station. For us there was no need to exchange Voucher sent - printed IR confirmation was enough at Chennai Central. Train seating in CC class adequate enough for daytime travel of 7 hours duration.
Train #12609 CC - AC Chair Class, Indian Railways, Feb 23, 2019
The journey was smooth and comfortable, with good amenities provided (towel, blanket, pillow, bedsheet) and clean washroom. Only thing is that there is no food provided and server, as advertised. All in all, trip is good; comfortable and on time.
Train #12657 1A - AC First Class Sleeper, Indian Railways, Jan 19, 2019
Trip from Chennai Central to Bangalore KSR was on time and uneventful. Early booking yielded pantry mid level seats. Smaller and cramped, but alternative was to try to navigate rail India website and reservation system from Canada. Two thumbs up to 12GO Asia. Travel experience and help from Rail India folks great. ,
Train #22625 CC - AC Chair Class, Indian Railways, Jan 16, 2019
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How to get from Chennai to Bangalore

When you want to get from Chennai to Bangalore, 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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 220.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 3.00.

How far is Chennai from Bangalore?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chennai to Bangalore. Your trip will be a total of 232 miles (372 km). The flying distance is 178 miles (286 km).

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

The travel time from Chennai to Bangalore can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 9 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chennai to Bangalore varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Indian Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 3.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 220.00.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 3.00 to USD 26.00;
  • Bus tickets - USD 6.00 to USD 73.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 72.00 to USD 114.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 160.00 to USD 220.00.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 03:50 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 70 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 Chennai to Bangalore. 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 72.00.

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 Chennai to Bangalore
IndiGo, SpiceJet


Taking a bus from Chennai to Bangalore 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 Chennai to Bangalore. 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 160.00.

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 Chennai to Bangalore

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chennai to Bangalore? 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:

  • 40% users took a plane.
  • 40% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 20% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% Other