Chennai to Velankanni distance is approximately 327Kms by road. 10 different operators provide bus service from Chennai to Velankanni with 18 daily buses. Major operators who operate buses from Chennai to Velankanni are Rathimeena Travels, SRM Transports, Universal Travels having the maximum number of services. Chennai to Velankanni bus timings vary with different operator, it takes around 5hrs 45min to 9hrs to complete this journey depending on the operator, type of bus and traffic conditions. The first bus takes off around 08:00 PM and last bus at 11:25 PM. The lowest Chennai to Velankanni bus fare being Rs.380 and the highest being Rs.730 depending on the type of bus.
Travelling from Chennai to Velankanni can be comfortable and easy as there are many types of buses available for travellers. Different type of buses are available in this route like Non A/C Seater, Non A/C Seater, Non A/C Seater, Non A/C Semisleeper, Non A/C Seater & Sleeper. Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Chennai to Velankanni has become very easy.
Chennai, earlier known as Madras or Madarasapatinam, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is located along the Coromandel Coast in the eastern coast of India, off the Bay of Bengal. It is a renowned centre of culture and heritage. Chennai is also an important centre of education and is home to many famous academic institutions. Chennai is a well-known centre of Carnatic music, and it has a lively theatre backdrop as well. It is famous for housing several illustrious Bharata Natyam (traditional dance form of Tamil Nadu) schools and academies. The Tamil film industry, the second largest film industry in India, is based in Chennai. Chennai is well connected with other important cities of India and abroad. The most popular means of travel to Chennai is roadways and there are many bus services available to various towns like Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Tiruvananthapuram among others.
I am a female passenger reserved the seat in advance. The accompanying seat was forcefully seated with a male passenger by the driver/conductor, as it was not yet reserved. Even after many attempts, I was told to move to last row seat if not willing to sit with a male passenger. I was told the other seat can not be left vacant just because a female is sitting in one seat with reservation. Only after I raised my voice and refused to move to last seat, the male was asked to vacate from my nearby seat and replaced by another female. Driver/Conductor behaved like thugs. It was a nightmare.
Only a shoulder bag kind of luggage can be kept in the portion allotted for keeping the luggages. Many of the luggages are kept on the floor only. The facility provided for keeping the water bottles or other small items are not in good condition. Departure time was delayed by half-an-hour. Unfortunately, I have booked my ticket for the return journey on the same Travels. In Karaikal, the bus stopped for more than half-an-hour without informing the passengers the reasons for such waiting. In future, I never prefer this Travels.
Rathimeena as usual maintained their Quality Standards. The only thing missing in this bus was the Blanket or Bedsheet which could have been provided for Sleeper Passengers. When buses are providing blankets for Sitting Passengers, This should only increase the experience of the passengers.