Kanchipuram- Travel directions, temples and accommodation


Reaching Kanchipuram - TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

Kanchipuram is off the Chennai-Bangalore National highway NH4 at a distance of 70 kms from Chennai. The approximate travel time from Chennai to Kanchipuram is 1.5-2 hours (assuming moderate traffic).

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam is on Salai Street.

Srimatam is at a distance of about 1 km from the Bus terminus and the New Railway Station.





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From Chennai:
Frequent buses (almost once in 15-30 minutes) are available from
a. CMBT, Chennai. Bus Route - 76B
b. Tambaram MEPZ Bus Terminus, Chennai. Bus Route - 79

Buses from Chennai to Cheyyar also ply via Kanchipuram town

On the highway(Kanchipuram Bye-pass): Since Kanchipuram lies just off the Chennai-Bengaluru highway, buses which ply from Chennai to various places through this highway including to Arcot, Vellore, Vaniyambadi, Krishnagiri, Salem, Hosur, Bengaluru etc. do stop on request at KANCHIPURAM BYE PASS (Also known as Meenakshi Medical College Bus Stop) near the exit to Kanchipuram from the Highway. Share autos are available from here to the Kanchipuram town. Private buses from above cities also permit passengers to book and board/alight from this stop.

To Kalpakkam, Trichy, Madurai, and other towns in Tamilandu :TNSTC and SETC buses provide connectivity to Vellore, Chengalpattu, Tindivanam, Vandavasi, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvarur, Nagercoil, Kalpakkam, Trichy, Madurai, and various towns in Tamilnadu

To Tirupati, Anantapur and other towns in Andhra :TNSTC and APSRTC buses provide connectivity to Tirupati, Chittor, and various towns in Andhra

To Bengaluru, and other places in Karnataka:TNSTC and KSRTC buses provide connectivity to Bengaluru and various towns in Karnataka



 KANCHIPURAM TRAIN TIMINGS: (Connectivity with Chennai, Chengalpet, Arakkonam, Tirumalpur, Tirupati, Puducherry)

Source: erail.in


Number Train Name From Dep. To Arr. Travel time M T W T F S S
40901 CGL TMLP LOCAL CGL 05.15 CJ 05.59 00.44 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40801 MSB CJ FAST MSB 05.40 CJ 08.15 02.35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40701 MSB TMLP LOCAL MSB 07.05 CJ 09.33 02.28 Y Y Y Y Y Y x
40751 MSB TMLP LOCAL MSB 07.05 CJ 09.33 02.28 x x x x x x Y
56006 CGL AJJ PASS CGL 08.20 CJ 09.03 00.43 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
66041 MSB TMLP LOCAL MSB 09.50 CJ 12.23 02.33 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40755 MSB TMLP LOCAL MSB 13.30 CJ 16.04 02.34 x x x x x x Y
40705 MSB TMLP LOCAL MSB 13.35 CJ 16.03 02.28 Y Y Y Y Y Y x
40803 MSB CJ FAST MSB 15.25 CJ 18.15 02.50 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40757 MSB TMLP LOCAL MSB 18.00 CJ 20.11 02.11 x x x x x x Y
40707 MSB TMLP FAST MSB 18.13 CJ 20.11 01.58 Y Y Y Y Y Y x
56042 PDY TPTY PASS CGL 18.15 CJ 19.02 00.47 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40561 MSB CGL LOCAL MSB 18.40 CJ 21.40 03.00 Y Y Y Y Y Y x
40709 MSB TMLP LOCAL MSB 19.09 CJ 21.43 02.34 Y Y Y Y Y Y x
40759 MSB TMLP LOCAL MSB 19.10 CJ 21.43 02.33 x x x x x x Y
40761 MSB TMLP LOCAL MSB 20.20 CJ 22.31 02.11 x x x x x x Y
40711 MSB TMLP FAST MSB 20.20 CJ 22.31 02.11 Y Y Y Y Y Y x
56004 CGL AJJ PASS CGL 20.25 CJ 21.10 00.45 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Select trains do not operate on holidays. Pl. confirm exact day schedule before planning your trip.


  Nagerkoil to Mumbai Via Kanchipuram (Thursdays and Sundays)
Mumbai to Nagerkoil Via Kanchipuram (Wednesdays and Sundays)

Train name (no.) passing via 
Arrives Departs Stop time M T W T F S S
Madurai Express (11043) 00:13 00:15 2 min N N N N Y N N
Nagarcoil Express (16351) 12:58 13:00 2 min N Y N N N Y N
Ncj Mumbai Express (16352) 18:28 18:30 2 min N N N Y N N Y
Lokamanya Tt Express (11044) 03:43 03:45 2 min N N N N N Y N

Source: Cleartrip

(Pl. confirm exact timings and fare before your journey)

A railway ticket reservation counter operates from the New Railway Station.


The closest airport is the Chennai Meenambakkam Airport. The airport is at a distance of 61 kms from Kanchipuram. Route Map from Airport to Kanchipuram