Chennai to Howrah

Chennai to Howrah

  Oct 4, 2021, 13 trips (485 – 0)

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1d 3h 35m Deps: 7:00, 19:15

From 485
Chennai Central
1d 3h 35m ride in train #02544 with Indian Railways
From 485 per adult
Chennai Central
1d 3h 45m ride in train #02822 with Indian Railways
From 485 per adult


2h First: 6:25 Last: 21:15

From 5,335
MAA Chennai Airport
2h flight #SG423 with SpiceJet
CCU Kolkata Airport
From 5,335 per adult

Chennai to Howrah Schedule

Chennai to Howrah Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Indian Railways 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 07:00 - 10:35₹ 4,535
SpiceJet Economy #SG42306:25 - 08:25₹ 5,335
Air India Economy #AI76607:00 - 09:30₹ 5,379
IndiGo Economy #6E89208:50 - 11:05₹ 7,231
IndiGo Economy #6E29212:15 - 14:35₹ 7,981
IndiGo Economy #6E18314:55 - 17:15₹ 6,041
Indian Railways 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 19:15 - 23:00₹ 4,535
IndiGo Economy #6E92319:15 - 21:20₹ 5,732
SpiceJet Economy #SG38820:35 - 23:05₹ 5,335
IndiGo Economy #6E638521:15 - 23:20₹ 5,600

Transportation from Chennai to Howrah

  • Flights
    ₹ 5,343
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Buses are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable

Chennai to Howrah Destination Reviews

Train #12842 1A - AC First Class Sleeper, Indian Railways, Nov 1, 2019
Blankets - one was wet and had bed bug bites from the other! Staff were good and caring
2 customer reviews

How to get from Chennai to Howrah

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

  • Flight
  • Train

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 Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about INR 7,585. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as INR 486.

How far is Chennai from Howrah?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chennai to Howrah. Your trip will be a total of 1122 miles (1805 km). The flying distance is 863 miles (1388 km).

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

The travel time from Chennai to Howrah can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 29 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chennai to Howrah 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 INR 486 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as INR 7,585.

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

  • Train tickets - INR 519 to INR 4,601;
  • Bus tickets - INR 5,811 to INR 5,811;
  • Plane tickets - INR 5,343 to INR 7,569;

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

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

  • Flights from Chennai to Howrah depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 13:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 13:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Chennai to Howrah. 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 INR 5,343.

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 Howrah
Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet


Taking a bus from Chennai to Howrah 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.


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 Howrah

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

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.