Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai

Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai

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Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai Schedule

Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
IndiGo Economy #6E36400:15 - 01:35₹ 3,025
Indian Railways 3A - AC 3-Tier Sleeper 03:30 - 20:35₹ 1,200
Indian Railways IR 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 04:00 - 20:30₹ 1,554
Indian Railways IR 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 06:15 - 23:05₹ 2,222
Indian Railways IR 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 12:40 - 06:05₹ 2,232
Indian Railways 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 15:00 - 07:40₹ 3,145
Indian Railways 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 16:05 - 08:05₹ 310
Indian Railways IR 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 16:10 - 08:05₹ 1,554
Indian Railways 2A - AC 2-Tier Sleeper 19:15 - 10:25₹ 345
Indian Railways IR 1A - AC First Class Sleeper 21:30 - 12:00₹ 3,458

Transportation from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai

How to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai

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

  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. 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 Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about INR 1,386. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as INR 4.

How far is Thiruvananthapuram from Chennai?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai. 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 Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai?

The travel time from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 13 to 18 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Indian Railways IR: travelling by train expect to pay as low as INR 4 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 INR 1,386.

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

  • Train tickets - INR 360 to INR 4,044;
  • Plane tickets - INR 3,056 to INR 20,043;
  • Bus tickets - INR 1,386 to INR 1,386;

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

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

  • Flights from Trivandrum to Chennai depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 16:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:15. 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 Trivandrum 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 INR 3,056.

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 Trivandrum to Chennai
Air India, Air India Express, IndiGo


Taking a bus from Trivandrum 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.


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 Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai

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

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.