Chennai to Kumbakonam Bus

Chennai to Kumbakonam Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus Ticket Price
6 hrs 56 mins
INR 200.00

Chennai to Kumbakonam Bus Distance

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Chennai to Kumbakonam Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Rathimeena Travels A 14:30 22:30 6 hrs 37 mins
Tranz king travels 13:00 22:45 6 hrs 37 mins
YBM Travels(BLM) 10:00 23:00 6 hrs 0 mins
Rathimeena Travels C 23:05 23:05 5 hrs 55 mins
Shanmuga Travels (VIP) 11:00 22:30 7 hrs 30 mins

Chennai to Kumbakonam Bus Ticket Price

The minimum bus ticket price from Chennai to Kumbakonam is INR 200.00. You can avail exclusive offers, deals & discounts and get the cheapest bus tickets online with redBus for both private and government bus operators. Bus ticket prices for Chennai to Kumbakonam vary based on the distance, operator, bus type, amenities provided and also the travel season. Bus fare can be higher for top end buses like volvo, mercedes multi-axle sleeper buses. New users can use coupon code FIRST to get upto Rs 250 OFF on their first booking. redBus offers wallet cashback that can be redeemed by frequent travelers on every booking with a validity of 6 months from the day money is credited into the wallet. You can check all the offers & deals currently live for new & existing customers and select the best one applicable for your booking.

Chennai to Kumbakonam Bus Distance & Duration

The average duration of buses from Chennai to Kumbakonam is 6 hrs 56 mins. However, you can expect variations in the time taken due to route, traffic, weather conditions or other circumstances. The minimum journey duration for a bus from Chennai to Kumbakonam is 05:30. Passengers travelling by bus from Chennai to Kumbakonam cover a distance of approximately 297 kms. The first bus for Kumbakonam from Chennai leaves at 07:00 and the last bus leaves Chennai at 23:05

How to Book Bus Tickets Online for Chennai to Kumbakonam on redBus

Booking a bus from Chennai to Kumbakonam with redBus is easy, safe, fast & convenient. redBus offers a user-friendly interface where you can book a bus ticket in simple steps. To book bus tickets online, download the redBus android or iOS mobile application or visit the redBus website.  

Follow these steps to book bus tickets from Chennai to Kumbakonam:  

Step 1: Visit the redBus website or open the android/iOS app

Step 2: Enter your source, destination and journey date and click on ‘Search Buses’  

Step 3: All the available bus services from Chennai to Kumbakonam will be listed along with the bus timings, seat availability, ticket prices, images, boarding points, amenities and more. You can apply filters to see buses of your choice based on ratings, departure/arrival times, bus types like volvo/sleeper/ac/non-ac, boarding/dropping points, operators and more 

Step 4: Choose your bus, select a seat and enter the boarding and dropping points 

Step 5: Enter passenger details and contact information, then click ‘Proceed to Pay’ 

Step 6: Complete the payment process online on redBus to confirm your bus ticket 

Step 7: Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive your Chennai to Kumbakonam e-ticket/M-ticket. You can show your m-ticket at the time of boarding and enjoy a hassle-free journey

Government, RTC and State Transport Bus Services & Timings

redBus is an official partner for about 26 RTCs, State/Government transport and roadway bus corporations that offer reliable and affordable bus services with timings throughout the day. These buses provide essential connectivity between 15,000 cities and more than 5 lac routes across India. Some of the top government operators partnering with redBus are APSRTC, TSRTC, RSRTC, KSRTC (Kerala), UPSRTC and more. These RTC buses run from some of the top bus terminals in each city like Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) in Hyderabad, Koyambedu in Chennai, Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) in Delhi, Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) in Vijayawada, Sindhi Camp in Jaipur and many more. Some of the RTCs offer concessions to passengers based on age, gender, education making it a preferred mode of travel for senior citizens, students and ladies. Many state transport corporations also run special pilgrimage and tour package services to historical places, places of worship for leisure trips with friends and family.

Top Boarding and Dropping Points for Chennai and Kumbakonam

When it comes to boarding and dropping points in Chennai and Kumbakonam, you have various convenient options to choose from depending on where you are located. The top private and government bus operators' services start from the top bus terminals located centrally in a city and also halt at several points enroute the destination to facilitate easy boarding and dropping experience for travellers. Most of the boarding points have the necessary amenities for passengers like waiting rooms, washrooms, cafes, restaurants, wi-fi, charging points and more. Some boarding/dropping points are located with good connectivity to local transport means like auto, cab, metro and buses. With redbus' live bus tracking feature you can track where the bus is located and accordingly plan to reach the boarding point on time. By sharing the live bus location with your family, you can have a safe travel experience.

Some of the top Boarding Points in Chennai are Adyar, Ambattur, Anna Nagar, Anna University, Arumbakkam, Ashok Pillar, Central Railway Station, Chengalpattu, Chrompet, Egmore. Some of the top Dropping Points in Kumbakonam are Kamaraj Road, New Bus Stand, Others.

Popular Bus Operators on Chennai to Kumbakonam Route

With a network of 4,500+ private bus operators and 26+ official state transport partnerships, redBus offers a large fleet of buses to choose from across all the cities in India. There are a total of 31 bus operators on this route. Some of the popular operators running bus services from Chennai to Kumbakonam are:

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    Chennai to Kumbakonam Bus Seat Availability

    You can check real-time availability of seats for buses running from Chennai to Kumbakonam route. You can navigate to the seats section for any bus service to view the number of available seats, seat types and price. You can select among different seat types like seater, sleeper, semi-sleeper in the lower or upper decks and proceed with bus ticket booking. You can get a guaranteed seat based on your preference and travel plans. During peak travel seasons like summer holidays, festivals, national holidays and long weekends, you can get an assured seat of your choice by booking in advance so you can travel with a peace of mind.

    FAQS for Chennai to Kumbakonam bus ticket booking

    Are buses available from Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    Yes, the number of buses available from Chennai to Kumbakonam are 57. Also, there are 31 operators making trips from Chennai to Kumbakonam.

    What is the cheapest bus ticket price from Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    The cheapest bus ticket price from Chennai to Kumbakonam is INR 200.00

    How can I book bus tickets online from Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    You can visit redBus website or download the app, select bus and seats, choose boarding and dropping points, enter passenger details, proceed to the payment section to confirm your bus ticket booking.

    What is the maximum bus ticket fare for Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    The maximum bus ticket fare for a journey from Chennai to Kumbakonam is INR 3999.00

    When do the first and last Chennai to Kumbakonam bus leave?

    The departure time of the first bus from Chennai to Kumbakonam is at 07:00, while the last bus is at 23:05.

    Can I get the total distance covered from Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    The total distance covered from Chennai to Kumbakonam is 297 kms.

    What is the minimum journey duration from Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    The minimum journey duration from Chennai to Kumbakonam could take around 05:30 hours by bus. However, the duration from Chennai to Kumbakonam also depends on factors such as distance, road conditions, and traffic.

    From which boarding points do buses depart from Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    The common boarding points for buses from Chennai to Kumbakonam are Adyar, Ambattur, Anna Nagar, Anna University, Arumbakkam, Ashok Pillar, Central Railway Station, Chengalpattu, Chrompet, Egmore.

    What are the dropping points in Kumbakonam for buses from Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    The common dropping points in Kumbakonam for buses from Chennai to Kumbakonam are Kamaraj Road, New Bus Stand, Others.

    Who are the popular bus operators from Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    The popular bus operators serving from Chennai to Kumbakonam are Rathimeena Travels A, Shanmuga Travels (VIP), Tranz king travels, YBM Travels(BLM), DELTAKING TRAVELS.

    What are the bus types running from Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    The bus types running from Chennai to Kumbakonam route are NON A/C Seater (2+2), A/C Sleeper (2+1), NON A/C Seater Push Back (2+2), NON A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2), Volvo A/C Seater (2+2). So, whether you are looking for a basic or luxury ride, there’s something for passengers.

    What is the customer care number for Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    For any customer support or complaints regarding bus booking, you can visit

    How can I pay for bus tickets from Chennai to Kumbakonam?

    redBus offer various payment options for bus ticket booking for Chennai to Kumbakonam like redBus Wallet, Credit and debit cards. Also, you can make payments using UPI such as Gpay, PhonePe, and Amazon Pay, wallets payments like Paytm and amazon pay, net banking, and buy now and pay later options like Simpl

    How can I cancel or reschedule my Chennai to Kumbakonam bus ticket?

    You can cancel Chennai to Kumbakonam bus tickets online through redBus or from the app. Also, you can contact customer service for any cancellations query. Cancellations will incur charges as outlined on the ticket.

    Chennai to Kumbakonam Online Bus Booking on redBus

    redBus is India's most trusted online bus ticket booking brand with 3.6 Cr customers served across markets like India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Peru, Colombia and more. redBus' mobile application is the top downloaded bus booking app with 5 Cr+ downloads, 4.5 star rating and 24 lac reviews. You can compare bus services, timings, prices, availability and travel without anxiety if you're traveling alone or with family. Volvo, Mercedes multi-axle buses are more popular among travelers for their comfort, safety specially for long distance or night bus journeys.

    redBus is the official partner for 4500+ private & 26+ RTCs/State transport corporations serving on ~4.5 lac bus routes across India. redBus is an Authorised IRCTC Partner offering train ticket booking as well. You can also book metro rail tickets, autos in select cities where it is available currently.

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    redDeals are discounts offered by top bus operators exclusively on redBus. The redDeal discount amount which ranges from a minimum of 5% to a maximum of 25% is in addition to any other discount applicable at the time of booking your online bus ticket. So with redDeals you can be assured of not just safe & comfortable travel but also of the cheapest travel option at any time. Different types of redDeals offered by operators include Return trip offer, Early bird offer, Last minute offer, Trial offer, Festive/Holiday offer and more. Booking online bus tickets with redDeals is easy. They have flexible cancellation and reschedule policies - Flexi Ticket.

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    Top Bus Types Available for Buses from Chennai to Kumbakonam

    Some of the bus types available for travel from Chennai to Kumbakonam are :

    • NON A/C Seater (2+2)
    • A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • NON A/C Seater Push Back (2+2)
    • NON A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo A/C Seater (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+1)
    • A/C Seater (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater Push Back (2+1)
    • NON A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+1)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Seater (2+2)
    • Volvo A/C Seater Pushback (2+2)
    • A/C Seater Push Back (2+2)
    • NON A/C Hi-Tech Push Back (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Isuzu A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • DELUXE
    • Scania Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater (2+1)
    • Multi-Axle A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • Volvo Multi-Axle A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Luxura A/C Sleeper (2+1)
    • Mercedes Multi-Axle Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • A/C Seater (2+1)
    • Bharat Benz A/C Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater PushBack (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater / Semi Sleeper (2+2)
    • NON A/C Sleeper (1+2)
    • NON A/C Push Back (2+2)
    • NON A/C Seater (1+1+1)
    • A/C Classy Seater (2+2)
    • NON A/C Airbus (2+2)
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    Benefits of booking Chennai to Kumbakonam bus on redBus

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    FlexiTicket: Flexible Cancellation & Reschedule Policies

    redBus offers traveler friendly cancellation and reschedule policies for its users. With the Flexiticket feature applicable on some of the top services, you can get amazing benefits on date change and cancellation. You can change your travel date for free up to 8 hours before departure or get a minimum 50% refund if you cancel your ticket at least 12 hours before the departure time. If you cancel within 0-12 hours before departure time, cancellation charges will be applicable as per the operator's policy. Watch out for the 'FlexiTicket' logo on the bus service to avail this benefit.

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    About Chennai

    • Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is a vibrant and bustling coastal city located in the southern part of India. It serves as the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and is one of the largest cultural, economic, and educational centers in South India. Here's an overview of Chennai:
    • City and Geography:Chennai is situated along the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal and boasts a long coastline. The city is known for its tropical climate, with hot and humid summers and occasional monsoon rains. Chennai's geography includes not only urban areas but also beautiful beaches and green spaces.
    • Culture and Language:Tamil is the official language of Chennai and Tamil Nadu, and it plays a central role in the city's culture. The culture of Chennai is deeply rooted in Tamil traditions, and the city celebrates various Tamil festivals with great fervor. Classical Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam dance, both of which originated in Tamil Nadu, are integral to Chennai's cultural heritage.
    • Art and Handicraft:Chennai is a hub for traditional and contemporary Indian art. The city is home to numerous art galleries, cultural centers, and museums showcasing a wide range of artistic expressions. Tamil Nadu is known for its rich tradition of handwoven silk sarees, intricately carved stone sculptures, and Tanjore paintings, and you can find these handicrafts in Chennai.
    • Food:Chennai is a paradise for food lovers, especially those who enjoy South Indian cuisine. The city is renowned for its dosas, idlis, vadas, and aromatic filter coffee. Chettinad cuisine, known for its spicy flavors, is also a specialty of Chennai. The city's street food scene is vibrant, with popular items like murukku sandwich and bajji stalls.
    • History and Famous Places to Visit in Chennai:
      • Marina Beach: One of the longest urban beaches in the world, perfect for a leisurely stroll.
      • Kapaleeshwarar Temple: A historic Hindu temple renowned for its Dravidian architecture.
      • Fort St. George: A British-era fort that houses the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and a museum.
      • San Thome Basilica: A Roman Catholic basilica built over the tomb of St. Thomas the Apostle.
      • Government Museum: A museum featuring a diverse collection of art, archaeology, and natural history exhibits.
      • Vivekananda House: A historic building where Swami Vivekananda stayed and delivered his famous Chicago speech.
    • Best Time to Visit:The best time to visit Chennai is during the winter months, from November to February, when the weather is relatively cooler and more pleasant for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
    • Connectivity:Chennai is well-connected by air, rail, and road.
    • Air Connectivity: Chennai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in India, offering domestic and international flights.
    • Railway Connectivity: Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore are the major railway stations, with trains connecting the city to all parts of India.
    • Bus Connectivity: Chennai has an extensive network of local buses and is connected to nearby towns and cities through a well-maintained road network.
    • Nearest Cities and Bus Stands:Neighboring cities include Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, and Tiruvallur. Chennai has several bus terminals, including the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT), facilitating travel to different states and regions.
    • Chennai is a city that beautifully combines its ancient heritage with modernity. Whether you're exploring its historic temples, enjoying South Indian delicacies, or immersing yourself in its vibrant arts and culture, Chennai offers a diverse and enriching experience in the heart of Tamil Nadu.

    About Kumbakonam

    • Kumbakonam, a picturesque town located in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, ancient temples, and traditional way of life. Nestled amidst the lush Cauvery Delta, Kumbakonam is steeped in history and spirituality. Here's an overview of Kumbakonam:
    • City and Geography: Kumbakonam is situated in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. It is known for its scenic landscape, with fertile agricultural lands and the meandering Cauvery River nearby. The town experiences a tropical climate, with hot summers and occasional monsoon rains.
    • Culture and Language:Tamil is the predominant language spoken in Kumbakonam, and it serves as a key element of the town's cultural fabric. The culture of Kumbakonam is deeply rooted in its ancient traditions, and the town celebrates various Tamil festivals, temple rituals, and classical music and dance performances.
    • Art and Handicraft:Kumbakonam has a thriving culture of traditional art and crafts, with a focus on temple architecture and sculptures. The town is known for its bronze idols, intricately carved stone sculptures, and Tanjore paintings. Artisans here continue to practice these traditional crafts, preserving the town's artistic heritage.
    • Food:South Indian cuisine takes center stage in Kumbakonam. The town is famous for its delectable dosas, idlis, vadas, and sambar, all prepared in authentic Tamil Nadu style. Kumbakonam is also renowned for its filter coffee, which is a must-try for visitors.
    • History and Famous Places to Visit:
      • Temples: Kumbakonam is often referred to as the "Temple Town" due to its numerous ancient temples. Some of the most notable ones include the Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Sarangapani Temple, and Ramaswamy Temple.
      • Mahamaham Tank: This large temple tank is considered sacred, and a grand festival called the Mahamaham festival is celebrated here once every 12 years.
      • Darasuram Airavatesvara Temple: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple is known for its exquisite architecture and intricate carvings.
      • Kumbakonam Public Museum: A museum housing a collection of sculptures, coins, and artifacts from the region's history.
      • Swamimalai Murugan Temple: A prominent temple dedicated to Lord Muruga, located on a hill.
    • Best Time to Visit:The ideal time to visit Kumbakonam is during the winter months, from November to February, when the weather is relatively cooler and more conducive to exploring the temples and cultural sites.
    • Connectivity:Kumbakonam is well-connected by road and rail.
    • Railway Connectivity: Kumbakonam Railway Station is a major railway junction, providing train services to various parts of Tamil Nadu and neighboring states.
    • Bus Connectivity: The town has a comprehensive network of local buses and is connected to nearby towns and cities through a well-maintained road network.
    • Nearest Cities and Bus Stands:Neighboring cities include Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, and Chidambaram. Kumbakonam has its own bus terminus, Kumbakonam Central Bus Stand, which facilitates travel to different destinations within Tamil Nadu.
    • Kumbakonam is a town that embodies the spiritual and cultural essence of Tamil Nadu. Whether you're exploring its ancient temples, savoring South Indian flavors, or admiring its traditional arts and crafts, Kumbakonam offers a unique and enriching experience in the heart of Tamil Nadu's temple heritage. So what are you waiting for? Book your bus tickets on redBus.

    Travel Tips for Passengers Travelling from Chennai to Kumbakonam

    Here are some travel guidelines to keep in mind for Chennai to Kumbakonam bus journey.

    • Ensure to book your tickets in advance, either online or at the bus station. It will help you secure your seat to avoid last-minute hassles.
    • Try to arrive at the boarding point at least 15-30 minutes before the departure time and use the live bus tracking feature so that you don’t miss the bus.
    • Carry a valid photo ID proof such as Aadhar card, passport, or driver's license, as it may be required during ticket verification.
    • Check the luggage policies set by the bus operator and carry accordingly to avoid excess baggage charges or inconvenience to other passengers.
    • Listen to the instructions given by the bus staff regarding boarding and safety protocols, and cooperate with them at all times.
    • Avoid crowding near the entrance or exit of the bus and maintain a safe distance from other passengers.
    • Carry essential items such as water, snacks, medications, and other travel-related things to keep yourself comfortable during the journey.
    • To travel to/from the boarding/dropping points, you can buy metro tickets or book an auto on the redBus app. Metro ticket booking is currently available only in Chennai & Kochi, and auto booking is available only in Bangalore.

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