A Chennai and Hyderabad bus journey varies between 08 to 11 hours covering a distance of approximately 670 km. The Chennai to Hyderebad by road via Vijayawada is one of the most preferred routes for a bus journey that has 4 lanes and proper tolls through NH-5 (Chennai to Vijayawada) that branch up to NH 65 (Vijayawada to Hyderabad). The road is smooth with less traffic except for a few kilometres of stretch near junctions in Vijayawada. The first bus to start from Chennai is APSRTC at 06:15 pm and the lowest fare is INR 724 for a non-AC super luxury bus. The last bus, a Volvo multi-axle sleeper AC (2+1), by Orange Travels departs at 10:30 pm from Koyambedu and costs about INR 1400.
Chennai to Hyderabad Bus Booking
Visit Yatra’s official website to make a Chennai to Hyderabad bus ticket booking. Click on the Bus icon and fill in all details in the fields and proceed by clicking on the “Search Buses” button. It will direct you to another with the complete list of bus operating on your selected route. Meanwhile, all the information related to Chennai to Hyderabad bus timings, ticket price, and travel time will be visible on your screen. Read all the details of your preferred bus carefully and then click on the “SELECT SEATS” button and then click on the “BOOK SEATS”. Fill in passenger information on the following page and finally confirm your booking. You will receive your confirmed e-ticket on your registered phone number and email id.
Bus Services from Chennai to Hyderabad
Both government and private buses run frequently between the two cities. Some of the top bus operators on Chennai to Hyderabad route are state-government run-buses by APSRTC and TSRTC while private operators are Orange Tours and Travels, Limoliner, Kaveri Travels, Bharati travels to name a few. Buses available between Chennai and Hyderabad are Volvo AC-multi axle semi-sleeper, Volvo AC semi-sleeper, Mercedes semi-sleeper, etc. Several of these buses also provide facilities and amenities such as a blanket, charging point, water bottle, movie, reading light, disposable seat covers, number, pillow, personal TV, snacks, WIFI, etc. For the safety and security of the passengers, there are CCTV installed inside the bus, live bus tracker and emergency contact number. A comfortable road journey can be done in a Volvo bus from Chennai to Hyderabad that comes in a range of on-board facilities. Typically a Chennai to Hyderabad Volvo buses are AC multi-axle sleeper and non-AC seater/sleeper. The Volvo buses also offer blankets, water bottles, wet napkin, movie, WIFI, reading light, charging point among other facilities.
Chennai to Hyderabad Bus Boarding Points
The government-run buses have pick-up points from ISBT in Madhavaram in Chennai, Redhills Bypass-Tiruvallar X Road and Redhills Rollgate-Chennai. However, the private buses have multiple pick up points and passengers can board their buses from some of the popular points in Chennai as listed below.
● TVS Lucas
● Central Railway Station
● Anna Nagar
● Redhills Tollgate
Chennai to Hyderabad Bus Dropping Points
Your drop points in Hyderabad on your Chennai to Hyderabad route includes the following places.
● Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS)
● S R Nagar
● KPHB Colony
● Afzal Gunj
Chennai to Hyderabad Bus Fare
A Chennai to Hyderabad bus ticket price starts from INR 600 and can go up to INR 3000 or above. The Chennai to Hyderabad bus ticket fare may vary from time to time and may depend on the type of bus you want to travel.
Chennai to Hyderabad Bus Time Table
The first bus from Chennai to Hyderabad starts at 05:15 pm operated by APSRTC and is a super luxury type. The last bus departs at 11:30 pm run by private operator Orange Tours and Travels, which is a non-AC semi sleeper type. The total time taken from Chennai to Hyderabad distance by bus may vary between 09 hours and 14 hours, depending on the bus operator and the route. You will get a bus plying between these two cities every 30 minutes.
Chennai to Hyderabad Bus Route
In case you are looking for the cheapest ways on how to reach Hyderabad from Chennai, then taking the bus journey would be your best bet. You would come across nine toll gates and usually, a bus takes about two to three stops while covering the distance of approximtaley 670 km from Chennai to Hyderabad by road. The journey between Chennai to Hyderabad by road is quite smooth. On your Chennai to Hyderabad bus journey, you will cross Nayadupeta, Nellore, Ongole, Guntur, Vijayawada, Kodar and finally arrive in Hyderabad.
Chennai to Hyderabad Bus Travel Time
The average time taken to cover Chennai to Hyderabad distance by bus is approximately 11 hours after making 2-3 brief halts for conveniences, tea or to grab a quick snack.
Restaurants on the Chennai to Hyderabad Bus Route
While travelling from Chennai to Hyderabad by road, you will come across several restaurants and dhabas. However, the bus you intend to travel may usually take one to three stops on the route. For instance, the 07:00 pm the Kaveri Travels bus arrives at the Blue Moon Family Dhaba at midnight and stops for 10 minutes. The restaurant is on the NH-5 beside toll gate in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The Kaveri Travels AC sleeper bus leaving at 07:30 pm takes a 10-minute stop at Munnabhai Dhaba in NH-16. The bus at 07:45 pm by Parveen Travels takes three stops. First, at 09:45 pm for 20 minutes in Munnabhai Dhaba; second at 01:30 am at a coffee shop for refreshments or to grab a quick bite, and lastly a ten minutes stop in New Annapurna Hotel at around 05:15 am for refreshments or washroom break before arriving in Hyderabad’s drop point at Vanasthalipuram. The 06:30 APSRTC bus stops at 10:00 pm in Nellore for a 30 minutes break, while the bus starting at 07:00 pm stops for 15 minutes on arrival at Hotel Venkateshwara (TADA) at around 08:15 pm.
Hotels in Hyderabad
Travellers to the city of Hyderabad can choose from a variety of hotel options to stay. From plush hotels to mid-range hotels, from affordable service apartments to budget homestays. Some of the popular choices include The Park Hyderabad, The Golkonda Hyderabad, Arrow Lake View, Urban Oasis Apartments, Vijaya Lakshmi among others.
Places to Visit in Hyderabad
The capital of Telangana state, Hyderabad has a history that goes back to 500 years and is noted for its monuments. Hyderabad's old city in the south is one of the most historically important zones and here you can see the landmark Charminar which used to be the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and where the Nizam entertained his important guests and visitors. Walk across a few metres from the iconic building and you will reach Chudi Bazaar known for its shops with dazzling bangles of different types and varieties. The Mecca Masjid is also easily accessible from Charminar, which is one of the oldest mosques in the city built with giant granite and has striking Indo-Islamic inspired architecture. A Hyderabad trip is also incomplete without visiting the Golconda Fort, about 10 km to the west of the old city. There is also a light and sound show every evening at the fort that depicts its story. Another popular visit to make when in Hyderabad is to take a one-hour drive from the city to Ramoji Film City. It’s the world’s largest film studio where many Telegu and Hindi films are produced.
FAQ - Bus Ticket Booking from Chennai to Hyderabad
Q. Which buses are GPS enabled?
A: GPS enabled buses on Chennai to Hyderabad route includes non-AC seater/sleeper, AC sleeper, Volvo/Scania multi-axle semi-sleeper/sleeper, Limoliner Volvo multi-axle B9R semi-sleeper, AC sleeper, super-luxury non-AC push back. Operators running these buses are Sri Krishna Travels, Kaveri Travels, Orange Tours and Travels AC among others.
Q. Can I choose my bus boarding point during online booking?
A: Yes, when making an online bus booking with Yatra you do have the option of selecting your preferred pick-up or boarding point on the bus route.
Q. How do I get to Hyderabad by bus from Chennai?
A: There are nearly 64 direct bus plying between Chennai to Hyderabad. The minimum time a bus takes to reach Hyderabad from Chennai is 9h : 45m.
Q. When does the first bus depart from Chennai to Hyderabad?
A: The first bus leaves from Chennai to Hyderabad at 17:30 hours. It is a Non AC, seater-sleeper bus run by Orange Tours and Travels.
Q. When does the last bus depart from Chennai to Hyderabad?
A: The last bus leaves from Chennai to Hyderabad at 22:30 hours. It is a AC, volvo multi axle (2+1) sleeper bus run by Orange Tours and Travels.
Q. What are popular bus operators on Chennai to Hyderabad bus route?
A: Top bus operator on Chennai to Hyderabad routes are APSRTC, TNSTC, Orange Tours and Travels, Limoliner Travels, Shri Krishna Travels, Praveen Travels, Bharthi Travels, and KPN Travels etc.
Q. How much time it takes to travel by bus from Chennai to Hyderabad?
A: Approximately it will take 09:50 hours to reach Chennai to Hyderabad by bus.
Q. What is Chennai to Hyderabad bus fare in SRS Travels?
A: The bus fare for an air-conditioned, Scania Multi Axle, semi sleeper bus by SRS Travels is INR 997.