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Chennai Bus Tickets

Chennai city is rich in historical monuments that remind the architectural skills of the British Era. While being one of the busiest cities in the country, it has a major portion of the automobile industry of India. As it houses the IT companies and the various industries, there is a steady stream of commuters to the city. Chennai bus station CMBT stays busy throughout the year with heavy bookings on the bus to Chennai as well as for any bus from Chennai to other cities and states.


Important routes to and from Chennai


  • Chennai-Salem: The distance between Chennai and Salem is just over 342 km taking 4-5 hours and the base ticket rate is around Rs.260 in TNSTC and Rs. 500 in private buses.
  • Chennai-Coimbatore: It takes about 7-8 hours to cover a distance of 510 km with bus ticket rates starting at Rs. 510 in RTC buses and Rs. 700 for private AC buses.
  • Chennai-Madurai: The distance between these two cities of Tamil Nadu is 460kms which is covered in about 8 hours with a minimum bus fare starting from Rs. 450 in TNSTC and Rs.500 in private buses.
  • Chennai-Erode: This bus route is approximately 410 km, covered in 6-8 hordes depending on the operator with a base fare starting at Rs. 407 in RTC buses and Rs. 666 for AC private buses.
  • Chennai-Tiruchirapalli: The distance of 329 km from Chennai to Tiruchirapalli could be covered in 5-6 hours with a minimal bus fare of Rs. 330 in RTC and Rs. 660 in private AC buses.

Popular Buses to and from Chennai


  • Universal Travels
    Address in the city: No:70, Omni Bus Stand Koyambedu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,Pin: 600107
    Contact No: 9842221926
    Average ticket price: Rs. 420


    Their most popular operating routes from Chennai are Pondicherry, Chidambaram, and Velankanni. The basic amenities available include water bottles, a blanket, mobile charging port, reclining seats, LCD TV, etc.
  • Parveen Travels
    Address in the city: AB Towers, #148, Perambur Barracks Road, Purasawalkam, Chennai - 600 007, Tamil Nadu, South India.
    Contact No: +91 44 2661 5200 / 98409 62199
    Average bus fare: Rs. 550


    The popular destinations for their services are Madurai, Coimbatore, Aluva, Villupuram, Tindivanam, etc. Their services include a mobile charging port, blanket, hand sanitizers, reading lights, live tracking of the bus.
  • National Travels Chennai
    Address in the city: Shop No:10, Omni Bus Terminals, Koyembedu,chennai-600 107,
    Contact No: 044 24793244/9841584482/9841584410
    Average bus fare: Rs. 450


    Their popular routes from Chennai are to Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, and Salem. The expected amenities are water bottles, blankets, pillows, reading lights, charging ports, tracking, etc.
  • SRM Travels
    Address in the city: SRM Transport India Pvt Ltd, No.3 Veerasamy Street, West Mambalam, Chennai-33
    Contact No: 9840211094
    Average bus fare: 331


    The operator provides all the basic amenities and WiFi facility inside the buses. The most popular routes by this operator are Madurai, Thiruchirappalli, and Tirunelveli.
  • MGM Travels
    Address in the city: Shop No:13, OmniBus Terminus, Koyambedu, Chennai – 600 107.
    Contact No: 044 2479 1310
    Average Fare: Rs. 600-700


    The popular operating routes for this travel are to Namagiripettai, Attur, and Rasipuram. The bus comes with all the basic amenities with AC/Non-Ac options.

Boarding and Dropping Points


The common boarding and dropping points in Chennai city are:

  • Koyambedu
  • Adyar
  • Airport bus stand
  • Anna Arch
  • Ashok Nagar
  • Kathipara
  • Guindy

There are other points which often differ with the bus operator. A cab or auto would take you to the nearest boarding point from the city centers.


Important Locations to visit


  • Marina Beach: The longest beach in the country would be perfect for an evening getaway.
  • Santhome Cathedral: Built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus, this Cathedral made by Portuguese is one of the must-visit spots in the city.
  • Fort St. George: The fort is where the current state legislative assembly is housed.
  • MGR Film City: A recently built film city in memory of actor MGR, this is a popular tourist spot for all.

Chennai Covid-19 Travel Guidelines


Passengers traveling to Chennai need to follow certain guidelines due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Even when the nationwide lockdown is over, the state governments have been releasing new travel guidelines in order to curb the spread of Coronavirus considering the recent spike of Covid-19 cases. Those looking to travel to Chennai must consider the following guidelines:

  • No restrictions for intrastate travel within Tamil Nadu.
  • Epass has been mandated for travellers entering into Tamil Nadu.


Is it safe to visit Chennai right now?

Chennai city on its path of recovery and a very less number of COVID-19 positive cases. As precautionary measures, bus operators are providing hand sanitizers to the passengers and are currently avoiding the provision of pillows and blankets inside the bus. The TNSTC buses are plying in all the routes from the city to other parts of the state so it is easier to commute within the city. People traveling to Chennai can check the latest COVID-19 updates from the redBus online portal’s individual state webpage for more details.

Chennai bus tickets are easily available online and are not tough to get. There are multiple bus operators that operate thousands of buses in a single day across the state and to the neighboring states as well. Most of the buses have a 2+1 seating arrangement and include the needed amenities. The buses operate under the strict guidelines for preventive measures so that the passengers can rest assured about their safety at all times.

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