Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram

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Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram Schedule

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
IndiGo Economy #6E65405:25 - 06:55$ 56.75
Indian Railways IR 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper 08:15 - 04:45$ 19.82
IndiGo Economy #6E56311:20 - 12:45$ 35.06
Indian Railways SL - Sleeper Class 15:20 - 07:50$ 6.88
Parveen Travels A/C Semi Sleeper 16:30 - 04:45₹ 2,368
Indian Railways SL - Sleeper Class 19:45 - 11:30$ 7.45
Indian Railways SL - Sleeper Class 20:10 - 11:05$ 6.50
Indian Railways 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 23:15 - 15:50$ 42.66

Transportation from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram Destination Reviews

When travelling 2nd class on an overnight train in India, you don't expect luxury. The train was old and the seats/beds were very hard, but it left and arrived on time, we had clean bedwear and the toilets were washed out now and again through th trip. It was very efficient and pretty much what we expected.
Train #22639 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper, Indian Railways, Mar 7, 2019
3 customer reviews

How to get from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • 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 Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 44.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 5.00.

How far is Chennai from Thiruvananthapuram?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram. Your trip will be a total of 503 miles (808 km). The flying distance is 387 miles (622 km).

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

The travel time from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 21 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram 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 5.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as USD 44.00.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 5.00 to USD 44.00;
  • Bus tickets - USD 24.00 to USD 24.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 35.00 to USD 35.00;

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 18:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 18:00. There are 1 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 Trivandrum. 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 35.00.

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 Trivandrum


Taking a bus from Chennai to Trivandrum 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 Thiruvananthapuram

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

  • 62% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 38% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other