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RouteFirst BusLast Bus
Tiruchirapalli to Chennai06:3023:50BOOK NOW
Velankanni to Chennai06:0023:30BOOK NOW
Chennai to Kumbakonam00:0023:45BOOK NOW
Chennai to Tirunelveli09:3022:50BOOK NOW
Madurai to Chennai05:3023:55BOOK NOW
Mattuthavani to Koyambedu05:3023:55BOOK NOW
Chennai to Salem04:3023:55BOOK NOW
Koyambedu to Salem New Bus Stand04:3023:55BOOK NOW
Chennai to Tiruchirapalli00:0023:55BOOK NOW
Chennai to Velankanni07:4523:30BOOK NOW
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About TNSTC

Total Number of Buses Offered by TNSTC: 21,744

Total Number of Routes Served by TNSTC: 5,190

Founded in: 1972

Owned by: Government of Tamil Nadu 

Headquarter: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Areas Served by TNSTC: Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Puducherry

TNSTC Bus Details

Q: What is the Total Number of Routes covered by TNSTC on daily basis?
A: TNSTC covers 5190 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
Q: What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by TNSTC?
A: There are 2570 Night Service Buses run by TNSTC.
Q: What is the shortest & the longest route covered by TNSTC?
A: Shortest route is Madurai to Tiruchirapalli and Longest route is Bangalore to Tiruchirapalli

Covid 19 Travel Advisory for TNSTC Buses

Key points to keep in mind while planning a trip with TNSTC

Covid 19 Travel Advisory for TNSTC BusesCheck out travel restrictions that apply to your source and destination.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for TNSTC BusesBook bus tickets online in advance to avoid any physical contact.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for TNSTC BusesCarry your personal hygiene items like hand sanitizer, tissues, and soap.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for TNSTC BusesWear a mask all the time while you are on the TNSTC bus.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for TNSTC BusesTNSTC may not be providing you a linen or blanket, so make sure to pack yours during a long trip.
Covid 19 Travel Advisory for TNSTC BusesDue to temperature checks and precautionary measures, buses may get delayed. Save some additional time for your trip

TNSTC Online Reservation

The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) was founded in 1972 with the intent to connect all major towns and cities by boosting the transportation service. The TNSTC has a massive fleet of buses, more than 41,000 that serves all major towns and cities within Tamilnadu and the neighbouring states. The buses cover more than 5,100 travel routes on a daily basis.


TNSTC is the preferred choice by passengers when it comes to availing bus travel services due to its punctual bus services. All the buses are equipped with necessary amenities to provide a safe and comfortable travel experience to the passengers. It also provides one of the most affordable bus services in the state of Tamil Nadu. You can easily make TNSTC online booking using a trusted service provider like redBus.


Amenities on TNSTC

TNSTC doesn’t compromise with the safety and comfort of its passengers. All the buses are equipped with necessary travel amenities to make the journey comfortable, safe and memorable. The list of amenities might differ depending upon the type of bus or accommodation booked by the passenger. Generally, the buses with more amenities have a higher fare compared to those with a general set of amenities. Here is a list of amenities that you can expect while travelling from a TNSTC bus.

  • Charging Facility
  • Water bottles
  • Fan/ Air conditioner
  • Central Television
  • Reading/ Night lamp

In addition to this, buses also feature amenities such as blankets, disposable seat covers, CCTV, etc.


Popular Travel Routes Covered by TNSTC Buses

The Tamil Nadu State Transportation Corporation (TNSTC) has more than 41,000 buses in its fleet that cover more than 5,100 travel routes on a daily basis. The shortest travel route is between Madurai to Tiruchirapalli and the longest route is between Bangalore to Tiruchirapalli. Here is a list of some of the popular travel routes for which you can make TNSTC online booking.

  • Tiruchirapalli to Chennai
  • Velankanni to Chennai
  • Chennai to Kumbakonam
  • Chennai to Tirunelveli
  • Mattuthavani to Koyambedu
  • Madurai to Chennai
  • Koyambedu to Shanthinagar
  • Chennai to Bangalore
  • Chennai to Kumbakonam

To find the TNSTC bus timings for your particular travel route quickly you can use the redBus application or website.


Types of TNSTC Buses

The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation has a wide range of buses to offer to its passengers. The availability of these buses is contingent on factors such as travel route, timings, budget and accommodation type. You can make TNSTC online booking and find out the availability of the buses for your route. Some of the popular bus types that TNSTC has included are:

  • Ultra Deluxe
  • A/C Sleeper (2+1)
  • A/C Seater (2+1)
  • A/C Seater (2+2)
  • Classic
  • Non-A/C Sleeper (2+1)
  • Deluxe


Popular Cities Covered By TNSTC Buses

TNSTC buses cover more than 5,190 travel routes on a daily basis to serve passengers travelling within Tamil Nadu and the neighbouring states. TNSC has a huge fleet that helps to provide a higher frequency for the majority of travel routes. You can easily check the TNSTC bus timetable online using redBus. Some of the most popular cities covered by the TNSTC buses include the following.

  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Chennai
  • Usilampatti
  • Kozhikode
  • Tiruvannamalai
  • Aruppukottai
  • Madurai
  • Bangalore
  • Velankanni


Popular Pilgrimage Destinations with TNSTC

TNSTC buses cover all major towns and cities within the state of Tamil Nadu and the nearby regions. Some of the popular cities covered by the buses include Chennai, Madurai, Bangalore, Kozhikode, etc. In addition to this, the TNSTC buses also offer bus services to some of the most popular pilgrimage sites in India. This makes travelling a whole lot easier for the devotees. Here is a list of some of the popular pilgrimage destinations covered by TNSTC buses.

  • Madurai
  • Tirunelveli
  • Vellore
  • Tirupathi
  • Kanchipuram
  • Mahabaleshwar

How to Book a TNSTC bus ticket online?

The easiest way to make a TNSTC bus booking is by using the redBus portal. You can make TNSTC online ticket booking either using the redBus website or through the mobile application in just a few clicks. Here is how you can book a TNSTC online bus ticket.

  • Enter your travel route details in the “From” and “To” section on the top of this page.
  • After entering your travel details you will need to mention the date of journey
  • Now you just have to click on the “Search” button on the right
  • You will need to select a seat on TNSTC bus as per your preference and availability
  • Now click on the “Proceed to Book” button
  • You will have to enter personal details in the “Passenger Info” & “Contact Info” section
  • You can enter an Offer Code that you have before proceeding to the payment section

The above-mentioned steps will help to make TNSTC bus booking online using redBus. After completing this, you will have to pay the required sum for bus fare and confirm your online bookings. The ticket will be sent on your mobile number and email address mentioned in the contact information section provided earlier. You can even opt for travel insurance with redBus, this insurance covers accidents and loss of luggage for a very nominal fee.

TNSTC | Tamil Nadu Lockdown Travel Guidelines

Sr. No.TitleInformation
1Lockdown ValidityUntil further notice
2Complete LockdownNo
3Relaxation TimingsNA
4Interstate travel restrictionsNo
5Intrastate travel restrictionsNo
6RT-PCR RequirementNo
7E-Pass RequirementYes
8Other RequirementsArogya Setu App

FAQs

Q: What are the types of buses offered by TNSTC?
A: The TNSTC offers the following types of buses which they can book through the TNSTC online booking portal Non-AC Sleeper Buses, AC Sleeper Buses, Air Conditioned Buses, Deluxe Buses, Ultra Deluxe Buses, and Ultra Deluxe Buses with Toilets.
Q: Are TNSTC bus services available on the Tamil Nadu- Puducherry routes?
A: Yes, state-run road transport corporations and private bus operators have resumed all bus services between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry after the Tamil Nadu government gave the necessary permission. The most important routes would include Puducherry to Cuddalore, Puducherry to Villupuram, and Puducherry to Tindivanam.
Q: Does the TNSTC offer special buses during festivals?
A: Yes, TNSTC does offer special buses during all the important festive seasons for the convenience of the passengers. These routes include Chennai to Velankanni (27th August- 9th September, every year), Chennai to Palani, Chennai to Rameswaram, Chennai to Guruvayur, and Chennai to Sabarimala (December and January, every year).
Q: What is the Total Number of Routes covered by TNSTC on daily basis?
A: TNSTC covers 5190 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
Q: What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by TNSTC?
A: There are 2570 Night Service Buses run by TNSTC.
Q: What is the shortest & the longest route covered by TNSTC?
A: Shortest route is Madurai to Tiruchirapalli and Longest route is Bangalore to Tiruchirapalli

TNSTC Bus Types

The various types of buses run by TNSTC are:

  • ULTRA DELUXE
  • A/C Sleeper (2+1)
  • A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+1)
  • A/C Seater (2+2)
  • CLASSIC
  • NON A/C Sleeper (2+1)
  • DELUXE
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