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About TNSTC | Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation

Total Number of Buses Offered by TNSTC: 21,744

Total Number of Routes Served by TNSTC: 5,190

Founded in: 1972

Also known: as Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation 

Owned by: Government of Tamil Nadu 

Headquarters: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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

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How to Book an TNSTC bus ticket online on redBus?

TNSTC online ticket booking | Step-by-step Guide
  • From the top of this page, enter your 'source' and 'destination' cities. After feeding your travel details, mention the date of journey, and click on 'search'.
  • A list of TNSTC buses will be shown. You will need to select a bus & seat 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.
  • If you have an offer code, add the same and proceed to the payment section. Once the payment is made, you will receive an e-ticket or m-ticket on your registered mobile number/ email ID.

TNSTC Online Reservation

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

TNSTC is the passenger's preferred choice when availing of online bus travel services due to its punctual bus services. All the buses are equipped with the necessary amenities to provide passengers with a safe and comfortable travel experience. It also provides one of the most affordable bus services in Tamil Nadu. You can easily make TNSTC online bus booking with India's most trusted service provider, redBus, without standing in long queues at the TNSTC bus stops.

Amenities on TNSTC Buses

TNSTC prioritizes the safety and comfort of its passengers. All the buses have the necessary travel amenities to make the journey comfortable, safe, and memorable. The list of amenities might differ depending on the type of bus or accommodation booked by the passenger. Generally, the buses with more amenities have a higher fare than those with a broad 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, TNSTC 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 over 41,000 buses in its fleet, covering more than 5,100 travel routes daily. The shortest travel route is between Madurai and Tiruchirapalli, and the longest is between Bangalore and Tiruchirapalli. Here is a list of some popular travel routes 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
  • Chennai to Kanyakumari

To find the TNSTC bus timings for your particular travel route quickly, you can use the redBus application or website, which is the official bus ticket booking partner with Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation:

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 routes, 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 daily to serve passengers in Tamil Nadu and the neighbouring states. TNSC has a vast 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 popular cities the buses cover include Chennai, Madurai, Bangalore, Kozhikode, etc. In addition, the TNSTC buses also offer bus services to some of India's most famous pilgrimage sites. This makes travelling a whole lot easier for the devotees. Here is a list of some popular pilgrimage destinations covered by TNSTC buses.

  • Madurai
  • Tirunelveli
  • Vellore
  • Tirupathi
  • Kanchipuram
  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Kanya Kumari

TNSTC Bus Offers and Discounts 

Use the code FIRST to get a 10% discount up to Rs 150 + Rs 100 cashback on bus tickets. This offer is exclusively accessible to first-time users and is valid for a minimum ticket value of Rs 200. The offer is only valid once per the customer's email address or mobile phone number. This offer is only available to logged-in users who confirm their mobile number using an OTP .within 48 working hours of the date of the ride; the cashback will be credited to your redBus wallet. The offer cash is valid for six months from the date it is credited to the wallet, after which it will expire and be ineligible. The redBus deal is valid across all channels.

TNSTC Bus Services

TNSTC has a good frequency of buses that run all throughout the day ensuring safety and comfort of passengers. TNSTC staff are known for assisting passengers consistently. Travellers prefer TNSTC due to its convenient and on time bus services across various routes.

TNSTC Bus Types

The various types of buses run by TNSTC are:

  • A/C Sleeper (2+1)
  • A/C Seater / Sleeper (2+1)
  • A/C Seater (2+2)
  • NON A/C Sleeper (2+1)
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Book TNSTC Online Bus Tickets

Booking TNSTC online bus tickets from redBus is fast and simple. You can book TNSTC ticket by choosing online secured payment options at any time. Every traveller is eligible to ongoing offers and cash backs.

Frequently Asked Questions on TNSTC Bus

What are the types of buses offered by TNSTC?
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.
Are TNSTC bus services available on the Tamil Nadu- Puducherry routes?
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.
Does the TNSTC offer special buses during festivals?
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).
What is the Total Number of Routes covered by TNSTC on daily basis?
TNSTC covers 5190 routes (approx.) on daily basis.
What is the total number of Night Service Buses run by TNSTC?
There are 2570 Night Service Buses run by TNSTC.
What is the shortest & the longest route covered by TNSTC?
Shortest route is Madurai to Tiruchirapalli and Longest route is Bangalore to Tiruchirapalli
Are TNSTC buses available during Pongal?
Yes, indeed. TNSTC to operate over 16,000 buses for Pongal festival in 2022. A total of 6,468 special buses will be operated from other cities, taking the total number of such buses to 16,768 during the festive period.
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