The distance between these two cities is around 720Kms, and can be reached in approximately 12hrs .Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Sathankulam and Chennai. SRS Travels is a major operator along this route. The first SRS Travels bus starts at 06:00 PM, and you can easily access buses till 06:00 PM. Minimum fare for bus travel along this route is Rs.650, and the maximum fare is close to Rs.750.
SRS Travels provide a number of options in the type of buses like Non A/C Seater & Sleeper for your to choose from.
Chennai, earlier known as Madras or Madarasapatinam, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is located along the Coromandel Coast in the eastern coast of India, off the Bay of Bengal. It is a renowned centre of culture and heritage. Chennai is also an important centre of education and is home to many famous academic institutions. Chennai is a well-known centre of Carnatic music, and it has a lively theatre backdrop as well. It is famous for housing several illustrious Bharata Natyam (traditional dance form of Tamil Nadu) schools and academies. The Tamil film industry, the second largest film industry in India, is based in Chennai. Chennai is well connected with other important cities of India and abroad. The most popular means of travel to Chennai is roadways and there are many bus services available to various towns like Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Tiruvananthapuram among others.
Bus traveled mostly on inner broken roads (Tirunelveli, Kovilpatti, Madurai and some unknown places) rather than NHs. Driver is more old sentimental staff (should not ask destination time to him as he is driver and responsible for all). I could not get my tentative destination time from staff even ask only by my mouth. Because of that, i could not book a taxi in tambaram from my phone. I also wanted to know whether it is coming through Tambaram or direct Koyambedu through bypass. I get reply only "Ellam avan Seyal (God only decides)".
the bus is on Time, but the quality of bus is less
Driver was not atall respond properly.Driver was answering our questions with irritation always.poor experience
1500 rupees for back seat without pushback is unacceptable. Its better to reduce the amount for passengers without push back facility. Its an 12 hours journey.