SETC (State Express Transport Corporation) Online Booking

About SETC
Availability of an adequate, economic, safe and comfortable passenger transport facility provides the essential connectivity to distant places and is indispensable to the development of any country. The State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) is the state-run Transport Corporation of Tamil Nadu. Formerly known as the Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation, SETC runs long distance express services exceeding 300 km and above throughout the state of Tamil Nadu as well as to the adjoining states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and the Union Territory of Pondicherry. In 1975, the Government of Tamil Nadu started a separate transport corporation for operation of long distance bus services to connect Chennai with the other districts of Tamil Nadu State and was named as Pallavan Transport Corporation. Pallavan Transport Corporation was later named as Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation and was bifurcated into J Jayalalitha Transport Corporation and Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation. J Jayalalitha Transport Corporation was later renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Transport Corporation. In 1996 Rajiv Gandhi Transport Corporation and Thiruvalluvar Transport Corporation were merged to form SETC.
SETC Routes
SETC has a fleet of about 1000 buses that include various types of buses in the likes of Deluxe Buses, Ultra Deluxe Buses, Air Condition Buses and Volvo Buses. Other than the popular routes of SETC that connect the capital city of Chennai to Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Bangalore, Thoothukudi, Trivandrum, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore, Tirupathi and Cochin, this transport corporation has also buses connecting lager towns to the smaller towns like Theni, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Nagore, Villupuram, Vellore, Ariyalur, Perambalur and Sivaganga. SETC also operates special buses during festival seasons from Chennai to Velankanni, Palani, Guruvayur, Rameswaram, Tirupathi and Sabarimala. SETC provides reservation on all of its routes at the many reservation counters. Tickets can also be booked online at An efficient and properly coordinated road transport services, SETC has positioned itself with a name for reliability and safety.
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SETC bus types

  • SETC semi-deluxe buses
  • SETC super-deluxe buses
  • SETC ultra-deluxe buses
  • SETC air-conditioned buses